Scientists have found that tracking visits to Wikipedia articles about some diseases can spot when outbreaks are happening.
Also true: No one knows exactly how many there are. Why is it so hard to count in a public health crisis? Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Monrovia.
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“I feel very isolated and rejected and powerless,” the young woman told BuzzFeed News.
“I think the first thing we should do is be honest about the disease and I think President Obama’s administration has so tried to downplay the transmissibility of this,” Paul said.
Officials distributed information at hundreds of apartments in Dallas after three people were diagnosed with Ebola.
In exclusive interviews with BuzzFeed News, two Dallas residents who live next to Ebola patients described what it was like when hazmat crews descended on their buildings.
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Enterovirus 68 is suspected of sickening children in more than 40 states, and has now been linked to four deaths, though its exact role still remains unknown.
A CDC official said the alarming spike in children suffering from the illness in at least 10 states could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases.”
The ongoing Ebola epidemic in west Africa had killed 729 people as of the end of July.
Update: A dose of “experimental serum” will be used on Nancy Writebol, a North Carolina-based missionary who contracted the deadly virus in Liberia.
So, uh, you might want to take your contacts out.
The so-called “Mississippi Baby” was born in 2010 and went years without detectable levels of HIV. However, during a checkup this month doctors once again found the virus.
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Health authorities struggle to control the worst outbreak of Ebola on record.
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“Tough times don’t last, tough people do.”
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A mumps outbreak shows the importance of vaccination — and reveals the standard dose may not be enough.
This is Avery, she’s 5-months-old and has already accomplished more in her short life than many of us who have the gift of time. Avery Canahuati of Bellaire, Texas was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), an incurable genetic disease that most sufferers don’t survive past the age of two. Avery’s parents, Mike and Laura, started a blog — written in her voice — called Avery’s Bucket List. Here are a few accomplishments Avery’s already checked off her list. UPDATE: Sadly, Avery has passed away.
There are 42 so-called disease clusters in 13 U.S. states, showing incidence of numerous types of cancer, birth defects and other chronic illnesses.
F**ck Cancer, a non-profit foundation, has launched a month-long campaign called F-tember. The campaign raises awareness by asking folks to donate their Facebook and Twitter statuses to the cause. Fighting cancer with social media…way to go!
In helping raise awareness about the types of cancer that target women, The Hangover star and Amanda’s No. 1 crush filmed a PSA for The Noreen Fraser Foundation.
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A muffled house beat. Sweaty, naked bodies. A man, thrusting away from behind. Boobs. And then…Hitler’s mustache? It’s all to drive home the message for World AIDS Day 2009: “AIDS is a mass murderer.” Heavy stuff.
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Life can be rough when you live every day like it’s a video game.
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