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Top 10 most pressing worldwide issues in 2015 Special

The predictions are not based on gazing into a crystal ball. Instead, research and insights from experts make the most urgent issues facing the world in 2015 crystal clear.

U.S. quarantines cruise ship, passengers on arrival in California

San Pedro - U.S. health officials quarantined a Carnival Corp. cruise ship Sunday after it arrived in California with 172 passengers and crew members suffering from norovirus.

Op-Ed: We can't even believe what the CDC tells us anymore

Confusion now reigns over how Ebola is spread, and it's apparent not even the experts know for sure. The CDC effectively lost face with the public when they changed the wording on their website, saying "no evidence" Ebola is spread by coughs or sneezes.

The Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency

Washington - World leaders declared the Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency in years, as President Barack Obama vowed a "much more aggressive" response to the spreading virus, which has killed nearly 4,500 people.

Op-Ed: The real Ebola threat for the U.S. is our Southern border

Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, says the real threat from the Ebola virus coming into the U.S. is not by international flights. The threat would be if Ebola breaks out in Central America.

Enterovirus D68: Safeguards for protecting you and your child

There are over 100 different kinds of non-polio enteroviruses in the world today. They cause 10 to 15 million infections in the U.S. every year, ranging from the common cold to gastrointestinal illnesses to meningitis.

Health care system in collapse as Ebola death toll passes 3,000

As fast as clinics are built, they are filled up, leaving scores of the sick and dying to sit or crouch on the ground outside the gates. Ebola is turning into an insurmountable obstacle as health care workers labor day and night, fighting a losing battle.

Almost 2 million young adults have chlamydia in U.S.

Nearly two million young adults aged 14 to 39 in the U.S. have the sexually transmitted disease (STD) chlamydia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials also report that most people don't know they are infected.

U.S. waistlines just keep growing

Despite the best efforts of health professionals, Americans’ waistlines continue to expand, with women outpacing men. Slightly more than half of all Americans are now considered abdominally obese, according to a new study.

Virus striking Midwest may be tip of the iceberg, CDC reports

Kansas City - A peculiar flu-like virus that afflicts the respiratory system is sickening hundreds of children across the US Midwest, sending them to emergency rooms and clinics in at least ten states, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC Survey: Nearly 1 in 5 women have been raped in the U.S.

Nearly one in five women in the U.S. are raped at some point in their life, according to a report that was released on Friday.

China company's Ebola test kit wins production approval

China's Academy of Military Medical Sciences announced on Thursday they received approval for the mass production of an Ebola field-test kit. The test kit will be produced by Shenzhen Puruikang Biotech Co., Ltd. at their Wuhan, Hubei province facility.

CDC bird flu contamination caused by man rushing to a meeting

Atlanta - New evidence suggests that a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientist who accidentally leaked H5N1 into a benign strain of avian influenza may have been rushing off to a meeting.

Op-Ed: New U.S. body to evaluate antimicrobial products

London Colney - Antibacterial resistance is a growing global problem. According to the most recent statistics from the CDC, at least 2 million people acquire serious infections with bacteria that are resistant to one or more of antibacterial drugs.

Op-Ed: Ebola no world threat despite media hysteria

Atlanta - Hundreds, even thousands of Africans would have died of Ebola and it barely would have made sound bite. Now the mainstream media and citizen journalist Internet sites are warning the world to prepare for the apocalypse.

The FDA pushes purposed rule to regulate more tobacco products

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported there are over 215 complaints each month about electric cigarettes.

Top CDC anthrax researcher resigns

Atlanta - The former head of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention biosecurity laboratory has left his post following a safety review of U.S. government labs.

CDC resumes dealing with hazardous materials

Atlanta - A high-security tuberculosis lab at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is to return to transferring hazardous materials.

U.S. government seeks to increase biosecurity

Washington - After a several incidents leading to laboratory closures and a moratorium on the transfer of dangerous biological agents, U.S. labs are reassessing safety threats.

Survey shows land lines becoming a thing of the past

The reliable old telephone land line is quickly becoming a relic. A new survey states that 4 out of 10 American homes have only cell phones.

U.S. CDC halts hazardous material transfers

Atlanta - Following recent high-profile safety lapses in government labs, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed a moratorium on movement of all hazardous biological materials.

CDC anthrax researcher is reassigned

Atlanta - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention takes its first disciplinary action in the wake of the biosecurity oversight that potentially exposed 75 agency scientists to anthrax. The head of the laboratory has been "reassigned."

75 lab workers at the CDC may be infected with anthrax

Atlanta - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Thursday that around 75 lab workers in Atlanta may have been infected with anthrax. An investigation into the incident is apparently ongoing.

Health product Chia powder causing salmonellosis in U.S., Canada

A health food powder added to smoothies and snacks called Chia seed powder has been found to contain Salmonella. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention believes the tainted powder has caused at least 21 illnesses in the U.S.

Consumers sue over drug-resistant Salmonella in meat

Washington - A consumer group is set to sue the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is for putting the public's health at risk by allowing meat with antibiotic-resistant strains of Salmonella to be sold to in stores.

Op-Ed: No solution in sight for salmonella outbreak in U.S.

The safety of the poultry we buy in the grocery store is of the utmost concern to consumers, and it should be of concern to the government and the companies that process the chickens. But somewhere along the line, things have gotten out of control.

Study shows thousands of U.S. toddlers medicated for ADHD

Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than 10,000 two- and three-year-olds, especially in poor families, being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, violating established medical guidelines.

MERS hits US where it could hurt most

MERS, the often fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, has just struck the United States for the second time. And it has struck in a place that may be one of the most vulnerable--Florida.

California dreamin'? Not enough, say sleep experts

According to the latest data published by the CDC, 24.9 percent of Californians report getting an insufficient amount of sleep on a regular basis.

First U.S. case of deadly MERS virus confirmed - CDC

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is working to educate and not alarm the public amid the first confirmed case of MERS in the United States.
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CDC officials are fine and Ebola patients are doing well. No outbreak has happened.
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Colonies of pathogenic bacteria growing on an agar culture plate - Salmonella enterica (serovar typhimurium)
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A CDC scientist uses a pipette to transfer H7N9 virus into vials for sharing with partner laboratories for public health research purposes.
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Health care worker at the Lawton Indian Hospital, in Oklahoma gets his flu shot.
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CDC map of reported cases of West Nile virus
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Workers wearing protective clothing to guard against contamination from hazardous waste.
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A sneeze in progress
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Center of Diseasae Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia (United States).
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CDC brings its scientists to the battle lines in western Africa.
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Hand sanitizers are not as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy
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CDC: You are the one who manages your diabetes day by day. Talk to your doctor about how you can best care for your diabetes to stay healthy
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Biosafety level 4 hazmat suit: researcher is working with the Ebola virus.
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A CDC map of reported Bubonic Plague cases.
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This is an adult beef tapeworm, Humans become infected by ingesting raw or undercooked infected meat. In the human intestine, the cysticercus develops over 2 mo. into an adult tapeworm, which can survive for years, attaching to, and residing in the small intestine.
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U. S. map for Weekly Influenza Activity, produced by the CDC. Week ending December 28, 2013.
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