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WHO: Ebola Death Toll Tops 120

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is up to at least 121. WHO says health ministries in Guinea, Liberia and other affected countries have reported about 200 confirmed or suspected cases of the virus. The vast majority of victims are in Guinea, where officials have reported 168 cases, including 108 deaths. Liberia reports 13 deaths from the disease. News reports Tuesday said Gambian authorities have ordered airlines not to pick up passengers from affected countries. Last week, WHO Assistant...

Virus reported aboard Canadian passenger train

We are following an incident aboard a Via Rail Canada passenger train traveling from Vancouver, BC to Toronto, Ontario Canada involving the death of one elderly passenger and the reported illness of at least three others. The train, containing 200 passengers and a crew of 13, departed Vancouver on December 25, 2012 and was scheduled to arrive in Toronto at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 29.

Meningitis-linked steroid may have affected 13,000 people in U.S.: CDC

Some 13,000 people in 23 U.S. states may have received steroid injections linked to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed eight people, but far fewer are likely