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Michaeleen Doucleff

Michaeleen Doucleff appears in the following:

Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?

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Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Monday, August 18, 2014

Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.

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Ebola Outbreak Is A Global Health Emergency, WHO Says

Friday, August 08, 2014

Ebola is spreading faster than efforts to stop it in West Africa, the World Health Organization says. Places hardest hit don't have enough doctors, nurses and medical equipment to contain the virus.

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Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads Across Southeast Asia

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The most effective drug we have against malaria is losing its potency in Southeast Asia. Doctors can still cure most forms of the disease, but it takes longer and more medications.

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Doctor With Ebola Is Improving, As Nigeria Reports Second Case

Monday, August 04, 2014

Dr. Kent Brantly, the first person to be treated for Ebola in the U.S., arrived in Atlanta Saturday, while the outbreak in West Africa continues to spread. Nigeria says a doctor there has the virus.

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Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

Friday, August 01, 2014

Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?

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Fist Bumps Pass Along Fewer Germs Than Handshakes

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

That strong, sturdy handshake your grandpa taught you isn't the cleanest way to greet someone, scientists say. So should doctors and nurses in hospitals start bumping fists?

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2 Americans Catch Ebola In Liberia, As Nigeria Reports First Case

Monday, July 28, 2014

The largest Ebola outbreak in history continues to grow. There have been more than 1,200 cases reported. And the virus has likely spread to Africa's most populous city, Lagos.

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Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties

Monday, July 28, 2014

A U.S. company that supplies meat to fast-food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed some of the products were mishandled and had expired.

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How Protecting Wildlife Helps Stop Child Labor And Slavery

Monday, July 28, 2014

Food in supermarkets is increasingly connected to child labor and trafficking. Many laws aimed at ending these abuses overlook a key source of the problem: the rapid decline of fish and fauna.

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Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.

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A Doctor Leading The Fight Against Ebola Has Caught The Virus

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hailed as a "national hero," Dr. Sheik Umar Khan has treated more than 100 Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Now the 39-year-old is fighting for his life in an isolation ward.

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Experimental Cocktail May Speed Up Cure Of Drug-Resistant TB

Monday, July 21, 2014

Over the past few decades, tuberculosis has evolved into dangerous forms that can't be killed by traditional antibiotics. But there's a new weapon in the pipeline to wipe out the deadly infection.

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Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Americans throw out a lot of food. And a lot of meat. That means our waste has a bigger impact on the global food supply than vegetarian discards. Why? Blame it on hidden calories.

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Dogs Carry Kissing Bug Disease In Texas And Latin America

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

From shelter mutts to show dogs, Texas canines are getting a parasite that causes heart problems in people. Dogs don't spread the parasite directly to humans. But they help to make it more prevalent.

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Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight

Monday, July 14, 2014

We all think of airplanes as hotbeds for diseases. But how easily do pathogens spread on jets? One travel doctor explains what he does to keep from bringing home microbial stowaways.

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Last-Resort Antibiotics In Jeopardy As Use Rises Globally

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Antibiotic sales in clinics and pharmacies around the world rose by more than a third over a decade. Now drugs reserved for the most dangerous bacteria are at risk of losing their effectiveness.

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Going, Going, Almost Gone: A Worm Verges On Extinction

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The world is tantalizingly close to wiping out Guinea worm, a 3-foot-long parasite that emerges from a blister in the skin. Only 17 cases have occurred so far this year. Next year there could be zero.

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As Ebola Cases Spike, WHO Asks For More Money And Help

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to grow in West Africa. Even as health leaders met to figure out how to stop the virus, the number of cases surged — by nearly 20 percent in a week.

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Skip The Stirrups: Doctors Rethink Yearly Pelvic Exams

Monday, June 30, 2014

The American College of Physicians says annual pelvic exams aren't necessary for healthy women and could be harmful. But not all doctors agree, and the new recommendation is stirring up debate.

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