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Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

There are now 358 cases of Ebola and 213 deaths since the outbreak began in August, according to the nation’s Ministry of Health. Conflict between militant groups and government forces has made it difficult for health workers to access some of the hardest-hit areas. Operations suspended On Friday evening, an armed group tried to attack… Read More »

Zika, West Nile virus reported in Alabama, health department warns

Alabama health officials are investigating “several” reported Zika, West Nile cases in the state.  (iStock) Alabama health officials are investigating multiple reports of Zika and the West Nile virus in the area, the state’s health agency said in a Monday afternoon news release. Shelby County health officials confirmed at least one Zika case in Pelham,… Read More »