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2005-09-07 14:59:43

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people have died from bacterial infections in Gulf states after Hurricane Katrina, and tests confirm that the water flooding New Orleans is a stew of sewage-borne bacteria, federal officials said on Wednesday.

2005-09-07 13:35:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three people have died from suspected bacterial infections caused by the dirty water that Hurricane Katrina drove ashore last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

2005-09-06 16:12:58

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials disputed criticisms on Tuesday that the government was not prepared to deal with disaster, saying their agencies at least were ready.

2005-09-01 16:49:13

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Experts in sanitation, infectious disease and mosquito-borne illnesses are heading to the Gulf region to help cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the CDC is combing its ranks for doctors who can pitch in.

2005-07-21 16:10:33

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Levels of lead have dropped dramatically, exposure to second-hand smoke is down and most women are not burdened by unsafe levels of mercury, according to the latest U.S. government survey on chemical exposures.

2005-07-19 17:29:19

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials affirmed the safety of vaccines on Tuesday in an unusual news conference called to counter a growing movement alleging that vaccines can cause autism.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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