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Ebola response leaves Georgia network confident

ATLANTA - Georgia's response to the Ebola epidemic last year left the state with a stronger network of hospitals, practitioners and other medical infrastructure that will serve as preparation for future disasters.
Test shows Ga. patient has plague

ATLANTA -- Public health officials said Wednesday that initial tests have identified a case of plague in Georgia.
2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

ATLANTA - An American aid worker infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday in Atlanta, joining a second patient being given an experimental treatment.
Water may be vehicle for South Carolina hospital infection

...infection may have contributed to the deaths of three patients, The Greenville News reported. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the bacteria are found normally in soil and dust. Dr. Joe Perz says it's also found in...
California chefs, bartenders fight new law, common in most states, that bans bare-hand contact

Chefs in California oppose a law that bans bare-hand contact and state legislators are considering a reversal before fines start this summer.
Ga. panel backs autism coverage requirement

ATLANTA -- The state Senate Insurance and Labor Committee approved Thursday three bills related to health care, including one that mandates private insurance coverage for treatment of children with autism.
Business news

...2 million people in the U.S. and contribute to 23,000 deaths each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In other newsBANK OF AMERICA will spend $9.33 billion to resolve a dispute over mortgage securities...
California bill requiring gloves in restaurant kitchens, bars is repealed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday that he had signed a measure that repeals a state regulation requiring restaurant employees to use gloves or utensils to handle food going straight to diners' plates.
US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA - The first Ebola victim to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at Emory University Hospital.
Ga. low in breastfeeding, report says

ATLANTA -- Georgia still lags behind the national averages on infant breastfeeding rates.