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May 12, 2015 10:50 PM Disputes Emerge on African Ebola Drug Trials

With outbreak waning, researchers debate ethics of testing on patients without rigorous controls The Ebola crisis is winding down in West Africa, but the effort to develop drugs to treat the virus hasn’t lost its urgency, dividing scientists over whether it is ethical to test treatments on patients without rigorous research controls. “We couldn’t do this in the U.S., and you couldn’t 22

May 11, 2015 4:59 PM H5N8 bird flu strain found in backyard poultry flock in Indiana: USDA

CHICAGO The highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of bird flu has been confirmed in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana, marking the first time the strain has appeared in the state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement Monday. The strain is the same one that had been previously confirmed in the Pacific flyway, specifically in commercial chicken 33

May 9, 2015 10:23 AM WHO declares Liberia free of Ebola transmission

(CNN)The World Health Organization on Saturday declared "the outbreak of Ebola virus ... in Liberia is over," noting that the West African nation is "free of ... transmission" of the deadly disease. "Forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on 28 March," the WHO said in a statement. "... Interruption of transmission 27

May 8, 2015 11:58 AM Ebola found in doctor’s eye 2 months after blood was clear

Tears and tissue around the outside of his eye did not contain the deadly virus. For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient two months after the virus was gone from his blood. Ebola has infected more than 26,000 people since December 2013 in West Africa. Some survivors have reported eye problems but how often they occur 71

May 7, 2015 5:03 PM Indiana Officials Hopeful HIV Outbreak May Be Nearly Over

A top Indiana health official says the dwindling number of new HIV cases in a rural southern county could mean the state's largest-ever HIV outbreak is ending. Deputy State Health Commissioner Jennifer Walthall said Thursday there have been 149 confirmed HIV cases and one preliminary positive case in Scott County and adjacent areas since December, but only about 16

May 7, 2015 8:44 AM Lego Arnold Schwarzenegger from 'Maggie' is the baddest Arnold of all time

You thought Arnold Schwarzenegger is tough in Maggie? You haven’t seen Lego Arnold wielding an ax. Until now. Just in time for the release of Maggie this weekend, the zombie flick starring Arnold and Abigail Breslin, we get a Lego Maggie trailer. Our review: Arnold has never looked so stoic. The facial hair looks great. And those Lego bricks are really 18

May 5, 2015 2:29 AM Four more outbreaks of bird flu suspected

Wright County records its first case DES MOINES — Four more probable cases of highly pathogenic bird flu in commercial poultry farms were announced Monday by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Wright County in north-central Iowa recorded its first case — a commercial laying operation with 2.8 million hens. Buena Vista County recorded 37

May 5, 2015 12:13 AM Protecting Against Bird Flu

New fears in our region over the bird flu virus spreading across the midwest GEORGE: NEW FEARS IN OUR REGION OVER THE BIRD FLU VIRUS SPREADING ACROSS THE MIDWEST. STEPH: RIGHT NOW, THERE IS A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN IOWA BECAUSE OF THIS AVIAN FLU OUTBREAK AMONG POULTRY AND TURKEY. THIS AFTER MORE THAN 16 MILLION CHICKENS AND TURKEYS ON 21 FARMS HAD TO BE DESTROYED 34

May 4, 2015 5:05 PM Turkey reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak in northern province

PARIS (Reuters) - Turkey has reported an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu virus in a backyard in the northern province of Kastamonu, the first case of the highly pathogenic strain in seven years, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. The Turkish farm ministry said in a report posted on the OIE website that 35 backyard poultry died in the outbreak 38

May 4, 2015 11:08 AM Israeli President Says Jewish Ethiopian Protest Exposes ‘Wound’

Reuven Rivlin was urges Israel to respond to their grievances JERUSALEM—Israel’s ceremonial president said Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews has “exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society” and that the country must respond to their grievances. Reuven Rivlin spoke a day after thousands of people clashed 16