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Indonesia Halts US Beef Imports

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesia has suspended imports of U.S. beef after a case of mad cow disease was discovered in California. Vice Agriculture Minister Rusman Heriawan says the indefinite suspension took effect Thursday. Indonesia imports most of its beef from Australia and New Zealand, with only a small amount from the United States. In South Korea, a major […]

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USDA Confirms Case of Mad Cow Disease in California

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Two South Korean retailers have discontinued selling U.S.-imported beef after a new case of mad cow disease was discovered in the United States. John Clifford, the chief veterinary officer for the U.S. Agriculture Department, announced the discovery Tuesday. “The animal was a dairy cow from the state of California. Our laboratory confirmed the findings and […]

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USDA Confirms Case of Mad Cow Disease in California

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Agriculture Department has confirmed a case of mad cow disease, the nation’s fourth, in a dairy cow from central California. Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford said Tuesday that at no time was human health at risk. He said the affected cow was never meant to be slaughtered for meat and that milk does […]

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Red Cross Fights Disease in Vietnam

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Vietnam Red Cross has launched a public education campaign to fight the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease in Vietnam. The organization issued an emergency appeal Tuesday for nearly $1 million in international donations to help fund a campaign aimed at more than 750,000 people in 13 provinces. The Red Cross says there […]

New Steps to Fight Alzheimer’s in US

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is taking new steps to fight Alzheimer’s, the incurable brain-wasting disease that affects millions of Americans. The government is making $50 million available immediately for cutting-edge research on Alzheimer’s, and will boost research funding by $80 million in the 2013 fiscal year, which begins in October. Tuesday’s announcement in Washington said an […]

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Fund to Battle AIDS, Malaria, TB Gets $750 Million

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, which is credited with saving millions of lives, is slated to get $750 million to continue its work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation renewed its commitment to the fund on Thursday during an annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Microsoft founder […]

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Fund to Battle AIDS, Malaria, TB Gets $750 Million

Posted January 26th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, which is credited with saving millions of lives, is slated to get $750 million to continue its work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation renewed its commitment to the fund on Thursday during an annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The global […]

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Kenya Rules Out Ebola in Woman’s Death

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Kenyan government has ruled out Ebola in the death of a woman in Nairobi, calming fears around the country about the highly-contagious virus. During a press conference on Friday, public health director Dr. Shanaz Shariff said medical tests showed the woman did not die from the Ebola virus or any viral hemorrhagic fever. Doctors […]

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Kenyan Hospital on Alert After Woman Dies of Hemorrhagic Fever Symptoms

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s largest referral hospital is on high alert after a woman with symptoms of hemorrhagic fever died on arrival at the Nairobi facility, where she had been rushed for treatment. Doctors say 29-year old Gladys Muthoni was bleeding from the nose, ears and mouth when she arrived at Kenyatta National Hospital in a taxi at […]

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WHO Summit Tackles Noninfectious Diseases

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations holds a high-level two-day meeting beginning Monday in New York intended on tackling non-communicable diseases such as heart and lung disease, cancer and diabetes. The World Health Organization says developing nations can prevent and treat millions of cases of these non-communicable diseases for as little as $1.20 per person per year. The […]

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