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New Ebola outbreak confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo

The response to the presumptive positive outbreak of Ebola in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will be "highly complex", according to a senior public health expert at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

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Drain the pools of water: West Nile reaches record high in Pa.

According to the Department of Public Health and Environment, the Mead resident became ill on July 27 and was hospitalized the next day. Less than 1 percent of those people contracting the virus will develop severe symptoms. Most infected people don't exhibit any symptoms but if you do you should see a healthcare professional immediately. Things like bird baths should be changed at least weekly.

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FDA warns 'vaginal rejuvenation' treatments may pose safety risks

The FDA said it was "deeply concerned" people were being injured with these procedures. MONDAY, July 30, 2018 (HealthDay News ) - Despite their growing popularity, there's no evidence that so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" procedures are either safe or effective, the U.S.

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Public housing goes smoke-free nationwide

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development created a no-smoking policy to stop the spread of second hand smoke in multi-unit buildings that went into effect today. Residents are fuming at the new policies stating it's not fair they will be monitored in their homes. "So, they had 45 days to talk about it". The U.S.

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Man has limbs amputated after dog lick led to severe blood infection

Greg Manteufel went to the emergency room last month after experiencing flu-like symptoms , WITI reported . His wife Dawn told the station: "It hit him with a vengeance. In fact, up to 74 percent of dogs and up to 57 percent of cats have Capnocytophaga detected in their mouths. Within a week of being in the hospital, doctors first amputated Greg's feet and then his legs up to his kneecaps.

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NY launching $5M effort to eliminate hepatitis C

A large turnout of public representing all walks of life was witnessed at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Friday to avail the free screening and diagnostic facilities for Hepatitis as a part of World Hepatitis Day .