The test is a yes/no check for enterovirus 68, which since August has been fingered as the cause of hundreds of asthma-like respiratory illnesses in children — some so severe the patients needed a breathing machine.
The World Health Organization, meanwhile, said on Tuesday that West Africa could see up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week within two months,
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A U.S. nurse who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease has received a plasma transfusion donated by a doctor who beat the virus.
Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also has spiked.
Officials say she wore protective gear as she cared for Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital after he was diagnosed with Ebola and put in isolation.
Every U.S. hospital must know how to diagnose Ebola in people who have been in West Africa and be ready to isolate a suspected case the CDC said Monday.
Another federal official has suggested it was worth rethinking whether to send patients to one of the specialized units set up to deal with dangerous germs.
Gov. Mike Pence joined health officials in addressing health care providers across the state through a webinar focused on the deadly virus.
Obama also is having federal authorities take more steps to make sure hospitals and health care providers are ready to follow the proper procedures in dealing with an Ebola patient.
Among the things CDC will investigate is how the workers took off that gear — because removing it incorrectly can lead to a contamination.
University President canceled the spraying after receiving a petition signed by parents and others complaining the spraying would expose children to chemical toxins.