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With nearly 900 in Africa dead from the Ebola virus, concerns about the virus spreading beyond the African borders continue to rise. According to a New York Times article, a man exhibiting symptoms of the disease was admitted to Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital, after returning from a trip to West...
According to a Reuters article, Hepatitis C may become a “rare” disease in the United States in the coming decades. About 1 in 100 people in the U.S. have Hep C, though a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests this number will fall to 1 in 1,500 by 2036. Currently, 3.2...
As calls for a solution to the threatening Ebola virus grow increasingly urgent, the U.S. government is seeking to fast-track a vaccine by as early as 2015, a New York Times article reports. A vaccine that has proven efficacious in monkeys is set to be tested in humans next month, but many obstacles,...