With this week's sudden drop in temperatures, and based on statistical data gathered in past years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday said that many cases of influenza may be expected in the near future.
A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a U.S.-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill."
Travelers from Mali will be subject to the same screening and monitoring that was ordered for people arriving from three other Ebola-affected countries, U.S. health officials said Sunday.
A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated.
Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday it would begin unprecedented trials within a month on Ebola drugs and blood from survivors using patients in West Africa.
The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday confirmed with mainland Chinese authorities that an H7N9 avian flu case has surfaced in Jiangsu Province (江蘇省), and issued a level two travel alert for this area -- advising citizens to stay away from the affected regions.
A U.S. judge ruled Friday that a nurse quarantined by her home state after treating Ebola patients in Africa could leave home and frequent public places, saying she was not infectious.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with Ebola, and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk. But some state governors and even an Army commander have gone beyond that guidance.
A man in his 40s arrived at Haneda Airport from London with a fever on Monday afternoon, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry. In light of concerns over the Ebola outbreak, he will be screened for any signs of the virus.
New York state Sunday eased its rules for how those arriving from Ebola-stricken West Africa must be treated, ending a mandatory isolation period for people who had no contact with an infected patient.