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Chicago hotel shuts fountain, spa after fatal Legionnaires' outbreakupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 22:27:00

The JW Marriott Chicago hotel said Friday it has removed its lobby fountain and closed parts of its luxury spa after health authorities determined them to be the likely source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has now killed three people.

Legionnaires' disease outbreak kills 2 at Chicago hotelupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 16:10:00

A Chicago hotel has closed and drained its pool, hot tub and fountain in response to the deaths of two people who contracted the flu-like Legionnaires' disease, authorities said Monday.

Cholera outbreak over, Cuban government saysupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 12:51:00

Cuba's government declared Tuesday that health workers had eradicated a cholera outbreak that infected 417 people and killed three, according to a statement from the country's Health Ministry.

West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S. updated: Wed Aug 22 2012 15:47:00

The recent West Nile virus outbreak is the largest ever seen in the United States, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S.updated: Wed Aug 22 2012 15:47:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has an update on the West Nile virus outbreak.

Ebola outbreak kills 10 in Congoupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 11:53:00

The Ebola virus has killed 10 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Deadly Ebola virus strikes Congoupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 11:53:00

At least ninie people have died in an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

West Nile blamed in death of Illinois man as U.S. battles virus updated: Sun Aug 19 2012 18:16:00

An Illinois man died from West Nile complications over the weekend as the United States battles its biggest spike in the virus since 2004.

West Nile fatalities increaseupdated: Sun Aug 19 2012 18:16:00

West Nile Virus causes a third death in North Texas

N.C. farm recalls cantaloupes, melons amid listeria concernsupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 17:29:00

Burch Farms has recalled all cantaloupes and honeydew melons it grew this year because of possible listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

Swine flu cases appear in four statesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 16:30:00

A new strain of swine flu is in pigs in four states, according to the CDC. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more.

CDC: Cases of new swine flu strain risingupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 16:30:00

A new strain of swine flu in humans continues to spread, health officials said Thursday, with more than 100 cases reported.

Deadly Ebola virus spreads in Ugandaupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 06:13:00

Dr. Olimpia De La Rosa sheds some light on the deadly Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 16 people in Uganda.

CDC: Increase seen in new swine flu strainupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 20:12:00

Health officials have seen an uptick in cases of a new strain of swine flu in humans.

Ebola outbreak suspected among Uganda prisonersupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 11:46:00

The hospital at the center of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda is now dealing with 30 suspected cases, including five from Kibaale prison, Dr. Dan Kyamanywa said Thursday.

Ugandan officials try to isolate Ebolaupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 11:46:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on government efforts to stamp out an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda.

Ugandan officials, international experts tackle Ebola outbreak that's killed 14updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:14:00

Teams in Uganda are trying to track down anyone who came into contact with patients infected with the Ebola virus, which has killed at least 14 people there this month, authorities said Monday.

Deadly Ebola virus hits Ugandaupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 08:14:00

International health experts are among those investigating an Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

Could the Ebola outbreak spread to the US?updated: Tue Jul 31 2012 15:11:00

Fourteen people have died so far from the Ebola outbreak that began earlier this month in Western Uganda. According to the World Health Organization, the first case is believed to be from the Nyanswiga village in Nyamarunda, a sub-county of the Kibaale district of Uganda.

Ebola outbreak in Western Ugandaupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 15:11:00

Fourteen people have died from the Ebola outbreak in Western Uganda. David Mckenzie reports.

Judge rules in favor of sterilized womenupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 12:18:00

Some HIV-positive mothers sued Namibia for sterilizing them without informed consent. CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports.

Namibian women were sterilized without consent, judge rulesupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 12:18:00

A judge ruled Monday that three HIV-positive women in Namibia were sterilized without their informed consent, their lawyer said.

Bird flu has jumped to baby seals, scientists discoverupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 11:57:00

A new strain of avian flu that jumped from birds to mammals is responsible for the death of more than 160 seals off the New England coast last year, scientists announced Tuesday.

Bird flu research publishedupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 11:57:00

Research about the deadly bird flu virus was published in a scientific journal. Elizabeth Cohen explains.

Deadly Ebola virus kills 14 in Uganda updated: Sat Jul 28 2012 17:43:00

The lethal Ebola virus has left at least 14 people dead in western Uganda this month, according to Health Ministry officials, after local reports of a "strange disease" swept through the region.

Bin Laden raid hurts polio campaignupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 17:40:00

Pakistan's faltering fight to end a crippling disease is now hurt by the raid on the OBL compound. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.

Why polio hasn't gone away yetupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 17:40:00

Two little girls in matching gingham jumpers -- Pam is crouching and pulling on her sister Patricia's leg brace -- appeared in a poster for the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in the early 1950s. They'd both recovered from polio.

Talk of 'cure' at historic AIDS conferenceupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 10:59:00

This week, the world's largest gathering of AIDS doctors and experts is converging on Washington for the 19th International AIDS Conference. It marks the first time in 22 years that the biannual event will be held on U.S. soil, possible only because a 25-year-old travel ban preventing HIV-positive people from entering the country was lifted by President Barack Obama in 2009 and went into effect a year later.

The AIDS Quilt, and hoping for 'The Last One'updated: Mon Jul 23 2012 08:52:00

It is by no accident that the AIDS Memorial Quilt -- which now measures more than 50 miles laid side by side and weighs 54 tons -- is gracing the National Mall in Washington this weekend as the global HIV and AIDS community gathers nearby for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012).

Save lives: End the HIV stigmaupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 11:20:00

As a gay black man who came of age just before the 1969 Stonewall riots, I've seen far too many examples of the inequalities that exist in America. But I'm also highly encouraged by recent developments: same-sex marriage support from President Barack Obama and the NAACP, and a wave of federal court rulings -- from the Defense of Marriage Act being deemed unconstitutional to the rejection of California's Proposition 8 -- that have opened a promising new chapter in the gay rights movement.

Taliban's vaccine ban may affect 280,000 childrenupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 05:13:00

A ban on polio vaccinations imposed by the Taliban could affect about 280,000 children living in tribal areas of northwest Pakistan, according to estimates from the World Health Organization.

Fauci: New HIV drug 'important milestone'updated: Mon Jul 16 2012 21:19:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to a doctor about Truvada, a new drug approved to prevent HIV infection.

Panel recommends approving Truvada to prevent HIV infection updated: Mon Jul 16 2012 21:19:00

A drug already approved for treatment of AIDS might one day be approved for prevention of the deadly disease in individuals at high risk.

Understanding flesh-eating bacteriaupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 10:52:00

Brooke Baldwin and Elizabeth Cohen talk to a victim of flesh-eating bacteria.

Vaccines don't have to hurt as muchupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 07:11:00

A new study looks at ways to comfort babies when they are being vaccinated.

Opting out of vaccinations could get tougher in Californiaupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 07:11:00

The re-emergence of some vaccine-preventable diseases has prompted the California legislature to consider a bill that would make it more difficult for parents to opt out of vaccinating their kids.

Battling flesh-eating bacteriaupdated: Fri May 25 2012 07:41:00

Andrew Spencer reports on two women fighting flesh-eating bacteria and a survivor that wants to share her story of hope

Surviving a flesh-eating diseaseupdated: Wed May 23 2012 07:26:00

Percy von Lipinski stood on a chair as he decorated his family's Christmas tree. While hanging a German glass ornament, he lost his balance and grabbed a branch, pricking his left hand on a pine needle as he regained his footing.

Second case of flesh-eating bacteriaupdated: Wed May 23 2012 07:26:00

A woman in South Carolina is the second reported case of a flesh-eating bacteria. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Red onions recalled over contamination riskupdated: Sat May 19 2012 22:14:00

Gills Onions recalled 2,360 pounds of diced red onions because of possible listeria contamination, the California-based company said Saturday.

Flesh-eating bacteria hits second victimupdated: Thu May 17 2012 12:23:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen on how a new mom in South Carolina was diagnosed with flesh-eating bacteria after giving birth.

Over-the-counter rapid home HIV test a step closer to realityupdated: Tue May 15 2012 20:12:00

Consumers may soon be able to test themselves for HIV and quickly learn the results in privacy of their own homes following unanimous approval recommendation from a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Tuesday.

Science journal could give recipe for deadly avian flu virus updated: Sun May 13 2012 10:53:00

A science journal is poised to publish a study that some experts believe could give a recipe to bioterrorists.

Officials seek source of salmonella outbreakupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 18:54:00

Federal and state health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in 19 states and the District of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

John Meletse: HIV in the deaf communityupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 06:48:00

John Meletse is deaf, gay and HIV positive. He's is inspiring the deaf community to communicate openly about sex.

Deaf, gay and HIV positive activist battles against stigmaupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 06:48:00

It's been 11 years since John Meletse, a deaf, gay South African man, first learned he was HIV positive.

Cáncer de cuello uterinoupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 07:59:00

El doctor Baffi nos habla de lo factores que pueden aumentar el riesgo de padecer cáncer de cuello uterino.

No more annual Pap smear: New cervical cancer screening guidelines updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 07:59:00

Q: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is releasing new guidelines on cervical cancer screenings. What's changed?

Bird flu tests seen as terror threatupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 10:11:00

The U.S. government wants medical journals to withhold bird flu test information over fear of bio-terror threats.

Report: Chinese man dies of bird fluupdated: Sat Dec 31 2011 07:00:00

A 39-year-old man in southern China died Saturday from what appears to be a contagious strain of avian flu, state media reported Saturday.

Report: Chinese man likely infected with bird fluupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 18:27:00

A 39-year-old man in a southern Chinese hospital is suffering from what appears to be a contagious strain of avian flu, state media reported Friday.

Victims of Myanmar's HIV/AIDS struggleupdated: Sun Dec 18 2011 21:46:00

Ma Soe Soe Kyi's skeletal frame is visible above her blanket; she is too weak to keep her eyes open. Her husband waves away the flies and looks on helplessly.

North Carolina poultry company recalls cooked chickenupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 17:36:00

A North Carolina poultry company is recalling approximately 4,000 pounds of cooked chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

CNNMoney: Lice business makes a killingupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 12:19:00

Who says being nitpicking doesn't pay off.

School rejects HIV applicantupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 23:02:00

Anderson Cooper is "Keeping Them Honest," as a school rejects a child simply because he has HIV.

HIV in the South: Not close to zeroupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 17:31:00

This week, we hosted a renowned expert in HIV/AIDS care currently practicing at a hospital known for serving the poor and vulnerable in New York.

Explain it to me: AIDSupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 16:46:00

Thirty years after AIDS was first recognized by the CDC, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how far we've come to finding a cure.

Where everyone wants to work with HIVupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 16:46:00

Marianne Swanson closes her eyes, with smoky gray circles beneath her long lashes, as she counts the number of pills she takes every day for HIV: "One, two, three, four" in the morning, and three more at night.

HIV/AIDS epidemic 30 years laterupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 06:15:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen on the status of the HIV/AIDS epidemic 30 years after the disease was discovered.

Obama pledges additional $50 million to fight AIDS updated: Fri Dec 02 2011 06:15:00

An additional $50 million is going toward treatment and medical facilities across the United States to help combat the AIDS virus, President Barack Obama announced Thursday during a Washington event marking World AIDS day.

Kenneth Cole's wake-up callupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 14:13:00

CNN's Monita Rajpal speaks to designer Kenneth Cole who is raising awareness of AIDS.

West must not give up on AIDS fightupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 14:13:00

It should be time to celebrate key milestones in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Recently, the United Nations announced that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths fell to their lowest levels since the epidemic's peak. Today, 6.6 million people in low- and middle-income countries are on life-saving antiretroviral therapy, and people with HIV are living longer.

Help moms in life or death AIDS fight updated: Thu Dec 01 2011 12:31:00

Eight years ago, I suffered a life-threatening complication after delivering my daughter. I was fortunate to have access to health care providers who managed the situation. The experience set me on a path to ensure that geography alone no longer determines whether or not childbirth is deadly for women and infants.

Red ribbon: Celebrating 20 years of the iconic AIDS symbol updated: Thu Dec 01 2011 11:29:00

Something about the redness of the red ribbon continues to haunt me. I have had many dreams of it: one is a bonfire of ribbons. Red like blood, red like passion and anger, and red like love.

China elderly facing HIV/AIDS crisisupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 03:50:00

When an old widower from the central Chinese city of Wuhan went into hospital last summer because of a persistent high fever, he was diagnosed with the AIDS virus -- and made national news.

Fighting the battle against HIV/AIDSupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 07:03:00

Dr. Valerie Delpech of the UK Health Protection Agency discusses the challenges of tackling HIV/AIDS.

Pieces of Crystal: Homeless and HIV-positive in Atlantaupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 07:03:00

Her blue-green eyes are as clear as her name would suggest, but her wants and needs are muddy as she walks with aching joints on the streets of Atlanta, trying to resist the urge to get high.

As HIV epidemic grows, Florida city grapples with fear and denialupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 11:28:00

When the topic of HIV/AIDS enters a conversation, Earl Thompson hears that it's "just what gays get."

Haiti cholera victims demand U.N. compensation updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 18:46:00

More than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims have filed a petition with the United Nations, demanding millions of dollars in compensation for their suffering in an epidemic widely blamed on Nepalese peacekeepers, the victims' lawyers said Tuesday.

Do flu shots increase Alzheimer's risk?updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 07:32:00

Do flu shots make you susceptible to Alzheimer's?

Listeria victim's wife: It's 'pure hell'updated: Thu Nov 03 2011 07:58:00

CNN's Lisa Sylvester has the latest on a listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe that has killed more than a dozen people.

Fate of Bush-era program a matter of life or deathupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 08:33:00

The stakes in the current budget battles are enormous. As the super-committee deliberates over how to reduce the deficit and other congressional committees struggle to cut spending, the fate of important programs hangs in the balance.

5,000 pounds of pine nuts recalled updated: Sun Oct 30 2011 17:28:00

The Wegmans supermarket chain is recalling 5,000 pounds of Turkish pine nuts because of possible salmonella contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

N.C. State Fair suspected in E. coli outbreakupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 20:28:00

Ten cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed and another 16 cases are under investigation in what may be a growing disease outbreak that appears to be linked to the North Carolina State Fair, state public health officials said Friday.

Cause of listeria in cantaloupe discoveredupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 08:24:00

The cause of the deadly listeria cantaloupe outbreak has been announced. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Death toll from tainted cantaloupes hits 28updated: Wed Oct 26 2011 08:24:00

The number of deaths linked to cantaloupes contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has risen to 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Perry responds to Bachmann HPV claimsupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 00:56:00

Gov. Rick Perry responds to claims made by Rep. Michele Bachmann about the HPV vaccine and mental retardation.

CDC committee recommends boys receive HPV vaccineupdated: Wed Oct 26 2011 00:56:00

A federal government advisory committee voted Tuesday to recommend that males ages 11 to 21 be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, which is blamed for thousands of cases of cancer among women and men.

Breakthrough malaria vaccine tantalizingly closeupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 11:27:00

A malaria vaccine has eluded scientists for decades, but preliminary results from a phase 3 clinical trial in Africa are providing hope.

Malaria vaccine trial promisingupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 11:27:00

A trial study finds a malaria vaccine appears to cut infections by half in a one-year period.

Death toll from tainted cantaloupes rises to 23updated: Thu Oct 13 2011 07:17:00

The number of deaths linked to cantaloupes contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has risen to 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday.

Death toll now 18 from tainted cantaloupesupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 05:42:00

The number of deaths linked to cantaloupe contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria has risen to 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Even compliant parents doubt vaccine safetyupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 09:55:00

A new study finds that 28% of parents following the CDC-recommended schedule for childhood vaccinations think it would be safer to delay the shots until children are older.

Truth Squad: Did Perry's HPV vaccination claim ring true? updated: Fri Sep 23 2011 18:45:00

Texas Gov. Rick Perry responded to Rep. Michele Bachmann's criticism of his short-lived 2007 executive order requiring girls to get a vaccination for human papillomavirus, during Thursday night's Republican presidential candidates' debate in Orlando. Bachmann said a drug company that produced the vaccination hired his former chief of staff to lobby him.

Truth Squad: Did Bachmann's HPV vaccination claim ring true? updated: Fri Sep 23 2011 10:38:00

Rep. Michele Bachmann continued to criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry's short-lived 2007 executive order requiring girls to get a vaccination for human papillomavirus, during Thursday night's Republican presidential candidates' debate in Orlando.

New polio outbreak hits Chinaupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 06:33:00

An outbreak of polio has been confirmed in China for the first time since 1999, leaving one person dead and hospitalizing another nine, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

HPV vaccine, Merck and Rick Perry's moneyupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 17:01:00

On Monday night at the CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate in Tampa, Florida, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas suggested that he couldn't be bought for a campaign contribution of $5,000. That raises the question: Is there a price at which Perry's loyalty is for sale?

Bachmann rips Perry on HPV orderupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 17:01:00

Gov. Rick Perry admits an executive order requiring 11 and 12-year-old girls to be vaccinated against HPV was a mistake.

The science behind HPV vaccineupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 10:44:00

Elizabeth Cohen explains the science behind the HPV vaccine, a topic that tripped up Rick Perry at the Tea Party debate.

Science shows HPV vaccine safe, beneficialupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 10:44:00

During the recent Republican presidential debate, the issue of vaccinating girls against human papillomavirus, or HPV, came up several times, and some statements have been made that may concern parents of children scheduled to receive the vaccine.

15 people infected with Listeria after eating Colorado cantaloupesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 17:08:00

Fifteen people in four states have been infected with Listeria monocytogenes, linked to eating contaminated cantaloupes from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado, federal authorities said Tuesday.

Michele Bachmann takes on Perry over HPVupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 15:15:00

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann accuses Rick Perry of helping drug companies with the HPV vaccine.

Rep. Michele Bachmann's HPV claimupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 11:47:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper looks into Rep. Michele Bachmann's suggestion that the HPV vaccine is dangerous.

MRSA: Protect your kid from a superbugupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 09:27:00

A few months before her second birthday, a small bump about the size of a pimple appeared on Audriana Willman's right leg. Her parents, Andrew and Chelsea, noticed the boil in the evening, as they prepared their daughter for bed.

U.N. warns on mutant strain of bird flu virusupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 05:43:00

The United Nations warned Monday of a possible resurgence of the deadly avian flu virus, saying there are indications a mutant strain may be spreading in Asia.

2009: Bird flu deaths in Chinaupdated: Tue Aug 30 2011 05:43:00

In 2009, CNN's John Vause reported on concerns in mainland China over bird flu.

Is it too early to get the flu vaccine?updated: Mon Aug 22 2011 07:14:00

My doctor's office started offering this season's flu vaccine in early August. Should I get it now or wait until closer to flu season?

Cholera kills nearly 500 in Cameroon since August 1, officials sayupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 13:22:00

Public health officials say nearly 500 people have died of cholera in Cameroon this month, and 13,000 cases have been reported in the country this year.

Through ink and blood, acceptanceupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 01:23:00

Michael Lee Howard, like many HIV-positive men, lives with a biohazard tattoo. He explains the significance of his "ink."

Tattoos: A journey of HIV acceptanceupdated: Thu Aug 11 2011 01:23:00

As he puts a straw in his fruit smoothie, Michael Lee Howard accidentally knocks over the cup, spilling the seaweed-colored liquid. "Well, it happens," he says. As he collects the smoothie overflow in the plastic lid, he exposes the tattoos on his wrists: a biohazard symbol on the right and a radiation symbol on the left.

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