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At CDC, Scientists Fight To Halt A Deadly Outbreak

Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the staff on the front lines fighting a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis: A scientist in a white lab coat peers through a microscope at fungi on a glass slide. In another room, another researcher uses what looks like a long, pointed eye dropper to suck up DNA samples that will be tested for the suspect fungus.

10/14/2012

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Centers For Disease Control: More Than 90 People Sick With Meningitis

As of Sunday, the death toll from the meningitis outbreak stands at seven.

10/08/2012

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Maryland Weighs In As The 21st Heaviest State

Breaking it down by fat. A study by the Centers for Disease Control has ranked the 50 states by obesity levels.

08/14/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

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Hopkins Youth Violence Center Receives $1.3M Grant

Maryland lawmakers say a Johns Hopkins youth violence prevention center has received a $1.3 million grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control.

09/16/2011