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  • Potential Ebola Drug Target Identified in Mouse Study

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers working with rodents say they’ve pinpointed a potential target for drugs to fight Ebola. Studies with mice revealed that a protein called Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) plays a critical role in Ebola’s ability to infect a host. Drugs that block this protein might prove effective against the deadly disease, according [...]

  • U.S. Traveler Returning From Liberia Dies of Lassa Fever: CDC

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A man who returned to the United States after traveling to Liberia in West Africa has died of Lassa fever, federal health officials reported. Lassa fever is a viral disease that’s common in West Africa but rarely seen in the United States. This is only the sixth known case [...]

  • Pet Geckos May Pose Health Risk

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Your pet gecko might make you sick, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed fecal samples from Indonesian tokay geckos — an imported species popular as pets in the United States. They found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the intestines that may pose a health threat to owners. “The study shows how importing [...]

  • Stomach Bug Traced to Swimming in Contaminated Lake Water

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness that was traced back to an Oregon lake has led U.S. health officials to issue guidelines on swimming hygiene. Seventy people who swam at a lake near Portland last July were sickened by norovirus — commonly known as the “cruise ship bug” because of [...]

  • U.S. Making Headway Against Salmonella, E. coli: CDC

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Contaminated food sickens millions of Americans each year, but the types of bacteria causing the majority of illnesses have changed in recent years, health officials said Thursday. The incidence of reported infections with E. coli O157 and a common strain of Salmonella bacteria decreased by about [...]

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