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OCT 20, 2014 - Health Canal

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OCT 20, 2014 - Huffington Post

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White House Halts Funding On Risky Flu Studies

CHICAGO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The White House has temporarily stopped funding new research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the government is assessing the potential risks and benefits of so-called "gain-of-function" studies. The U.S. government said it will ...

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OCT 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Kay Hagan: Obama Should 'Immediately' Impose Ebola Flight Ban

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on Friday called on President Barack Obama to impose a temporary travel ban on non-U.S. citizens from countries in West Africa that have been affected by the Ebola virus, urging the administration to take action "immediately." "I have said for weeks that travel restrictions should be one part of a broad strategy to prevent ...

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OCT 17, 2014 - Washington Times

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GOP adviser sees problems with Ebola travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former HHS secretary under President George W. Bush says he sees "lots of problems" with using travel bans to contain diseases like Ebola. Republican Mike Leavitt was in charge of bird flu preparedness under Bush. He says that at the time, officials studied a travel ban ...

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OCT 16, 2014 - Health Canal

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UR Researchers Recruiting Older Adults to Test H7N9 Bird Flu Vaccines

Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry are recruiting volunteers between the ages of 50 and 70 to test a vaccine for H7N9, the bird flu virus that first surfaced in China in 2013 and has been on the radar of infectious disease specialists and public health officials ever since.

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