Infectious disease

UMd. Event Highlights Infectious Disease ResearchSome of the nation's leading infectious-disease fighters are speaking at an event in Baltimore highlighting efforts to stop the spread of Ebola and AIDS.
Md. Hospitals Bracing For Local Ebola Cases, Retraining StaffWhile officials in Texas scramble to get a handle on the latest case of Ebola, there, hospitals in Maryland are bracing and preparing in case someone with Ebola walks into a local emergency room.
Md. Researchers Test Vaccine Ahead Of Potential Bird Flu PandemicA new strain of bird flu has researchers rushing to find a vaccine. Unlike earlier strains, this new one appears capable of mutating into a deadly pandemic.
Study: Ebola Treatment Grown In Tobbaco Shows PromiseA new study authored by Army scientists at Fort Detrick reports that a treatment grown in tobacco plants cured three of seven monkeys that developed symptoms from the deadly Ebola virus.
16 Meningitis Outbreak Cases Reported In Md.; Death Total Rises To 19The number of cases linked to a meningitis outbreak continues to rise. Nationwide, four more deaths have been reported since just Tuesday, bringing the total to 19, including one Marylander.
Army Shows Off Renovated Biodefense Lab In Md.The Army is showing off the latest technology in biological weapons defense research at Fort Detrick in Frederick.
Md. Health Officials Investigating Measles Exposure In Catonsville, Easton & BaltimoreThere's a confirmed case of the measles in Maryland and the health department is warning others could have been exposed.
Flu Season Is Not Quite Over In Md.Spring may be right around the corner, but the flu is hitting its peak in Maryland. Right now doctors are getting flooded with sick patients.
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