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Tobacco Plants May Help Fight Ebola, Flu & More

Tobacco Plants May Help Fight Ebola, Flu & More

AP (Aug. 15, 2014) — The Ebola outbreak is focusing attention on a burgeoning field of biomedicine called "pharming," in which tobacco plants are used to create vaccines and drugs that may help fight disease. (Aug. 15) Video provided by AP
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CDC Issues Highest Level Alert For Ebola Outbreak

CDC Issues Highest Level Alert For Ebola Outbreak

Newsy (Aug. 8, 2014) — As criticism grows about the international community's slow response to the West African Ebola outbreak, the CDC is moving to contain the disease. Video provided by Newsy
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At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey

At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey

AP (July 30, 2014) — At least 20 New Jersey residents have tested positive for chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. (July 30) Video provided by AP
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Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus

Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus

AP (July 30, 2014) — Scientists in Texas are studying the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people across West Africa this year. Right now, the disease has no vaccine and no specific treatment, with a fatality rate of at least 60 percent. (July 30) Video provided by AP
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