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Deal issues Ebola traveler restrictions

...are sick and you have direct contact with them or their body fluids. It is not nearly as contagious as the flu, the common cold, measles or many other infectious diseases. We have to tailor our approach to the science of Ebola."Those symptoms...
Several monitored in Texas Ebola case

...the bus, you are not exposed," Frieden said. "This is not like flu. It is not like measles. It is not like the common cold. It is not as spreadable, it is not as infectious as some of those conditions."The Dallas patient began feeling...
Limiting colds can raise productivity

...productivity.According to the National Institutes of Health, every year there are more than 1 billion cases of the common cold in the United States. The flu affects 5 percent to 20 percent of Americans every year, with the peak season starting...
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The cost of efficiency

...than those who have the least number of friends.Studies have even shown you have a better chance of preventing the common cold when you have a circle of friends around you.There's a real danger, though, that while growing the number of your...
Friday the 13th has bad reputation

...whatever 'cure' worked last time doesn't help at all, leading said biology to conclude that: The only cure for the common cold is to let it run its course. Other than rest and liquids, time seems to be the only cure that works -- every time...
Lawmakers consider building meth database

...who buys certain kinds of cold medicine and when. That's because pseudoephedrine, one of the main agents in many common cold remedies, is also a key ingredient in home-cooked meth that has ravaged parts of rural Georgia. In 2005, lawmakers...
Researchers hope virus leads to cancer vaccine

...advantages over other approaches that used different virus delivery vehicles, such as the adenovirus that causes many common colds. The problem with using that virus is half of the population already have a neutralizing antibody to the adenovirus...
Across Georgia

...dirt road. Mutated cold virus blamed for 10 deaths ATLANTA --- U.S. health officials say a mutated version of a common cold virus has caused 10 deaths in the past 18 months. Adenoviruses usually cause respiratory infections that aren't considered...
Sick pupil is tricky situation for parents

...Basically, just think of it as a cold in the eye in most cases." It's "somewhat" contagious, but no more so than the common cold, Dr. White said. "Once school starts and you get kids together in a closer environment, that's when we start...
Area's first retail clinic gives express treatment

...Pregnancy, diabetes or hypertension screening $49 Flu shot $30 Minor burn or sprain $59 Wart removal $69 Infections, common cold, allergies, bronchitis $59 Influenza $95 To view an expanded list, go to