Ebola stayed in the semen of one man for 565 days

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned late Tuesday that Ebola lingers in semen much longer than previously believed, underscoring how much we still don't understand about the virus. Researchers initially thought that once people survived Ebola they were immune and could no longer get sick and transmit the virus to others, as is the case with many other infectious diseases we're […]Related:These futuristic contact lenses dispense drugs while you wear themMore parents believe vaccines are ‘unnecessary,’ while a mumps outbreak growsSingapore Zika cases rise to 56 at one construction site; Malaysia starts border screening
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A child from Florida is the first person to die of the flu this season. The child was unvaccinated with no known underlying medical conditions. But a new survey shows more parents don't see the benefits of the flu vaccine. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula has more.
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Congo has confirmed 33 cases of Ebola virus in the past week, of whom 24 died, the health ministry said on Monday.
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BOSTON (CBS) – As we head into the heart of flu season, Dr. Mallika Marshall provides the facts you need to know to keep you and your family safe. The time to get vaccinated against the flu is now. The vaccine is widely available at doctor’s offices and pharmacies and it take a couple of weeks to build immunity to the flu and the flu season has started. Massachusetts has seen at least 80 lab-confirmed cases of influenza so far, which is typical for this time of year. Plus, a child in Florida has already died from the flu. She was healthy but had not been vaccinated. Getting the flu shot is the best way to prote...
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as rate of new cases has doubled
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A child in Florida who wasn't vaccinated has died from getting the flu.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their pregnancy this morning as they kicked off their 16-day, foreign tour.
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives.
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Government staff in the central African country will be trained how to spot, treat and prevent Ebola amid fears people crossing the border from the DRC could bring the deadly virus with them.
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Personnel from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who have been stationed in the Democratic of Congo to help control the ongoing Ebola outbreak have been pulled back from the worst impacted areas due to safety concerns, a US government official familiar with the situation told CNN Monday.
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When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed a little over six years ago, it brought with it the promise of health insurance for all Americans. It also sought to begin to shift the paradigm for health care in this country, emphasizing value over volume, and recognizing the importance of prevention coupled with appropriate access to care. By now, it is well known that repealing the ACA could leave nearly 20 million Americans uninsured and simultaneously result in millions of job losses across the country. An associated cost that has been less discussed, but no less relevant, is what repeal could mean for the nation’s...
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