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Syrian Activists Say Chlorine Gas Attack Kills 6 in Idlib Province

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Anti-government activists in Syria said Tuesday that a chlorine bomb attack by government forces on a northwestern village overnight had killed six people and filled clinics with choking victims.

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WHO and World Food Programme join forces to reach zero Ebola cases

WHO and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases  Read More »

Findings of Tulane Biosecurity Breach Investigation

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have completed their joint investigation into how the Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria may have been inadvertently transferred from a secure, select agent laboratory into animals from  Read More »

American Ebola Patient Admitted to NIH Maryland Hospital

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today admitted an American healthcare worker who has tested positive for Ebola virus disease to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit (SCSU) in Bethesda, Md.