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Enterovirus on the High Desert

Possible enterovirus cases still await confirmation

St. Charles Bend said Friday it has treated two young children with symptoms of the unusual enterovirus D68, a severe respiratory illness. It's not clear yet if they did indeed suffer from the virus.

Ebola drug ZMapp

Public Health Agency of Canada

FDA expands use of experimental Ebola drug

An experimental Ebola drug that's still in development may now be used to treat more people with the disease, according to Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Bend joins in climate change marches

Climate change action urged in Bend, worldwide

Dozens of protesters staged a climate change march through Bend on Sunday, joining thousands of others around the world demanding action to reduce carbon emissions and head off what they believe will be environmental calamity..

Ebola virus

CDC

Ebola lockdown workers find dozens of cases

One hundred thirty new cases of Ebola were identified during a three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, Stephen Gaojia, the country's head of emergency operations, said Monday.

Officials are awaiting tests on another 39 potential cases, he said. During th...

TB, tuberculosis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital

More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis, commonly called TB, at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, according to the city's Department of Public Health.

Jen Corn

Courtesy Jen Corn

Power walker loses 150 pounds

In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been.

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

Brent Swails/CNN

Sierra Leone ends 3-day Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone lifted Sunday a nationwide lockdown, which had been put in place to help stop the spread of Ebola.

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

Brent Swails/CNN

Fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded

The Ebola virus has already killed thousands in West Africa, an immeasurable loss for many families. As medical workers try to quell its spread, global organizations are calculating the economic impact of the disease.

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