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JUL 03, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills California Woman

A 21-year-old woman from Bishop, California, has reportedly died from a rare but devastating infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba. Inyo County public health officials told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the woman died on June 20 after being infected by Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic amoeba usually found in warm freshwater and soil. The woman, whose identity has not been revealed ...

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JUL 03, 2015 - Huffington Post

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U.S. Confirms First Measles Death Since 2003

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman lacked some of the measles' common symptoms, such as a rash, so the infection was not discovered until an autopsy, Washington State Department of ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Washington state reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years

(Reuters) - A previously undetected measles infection was found by an autopsy to be the underlying cause of a Washington state woman's death this spring, marking the first known U.S. fatality from the disease in 12 years, public health officials said on Thursday. The woman from Clallam County, in the northwestern corner of the state, was most likely exposed to ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Washington Times

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Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state health officials say measles caused the death of a woman from the northwest part of the state in the spring - the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in Washington since 1990. The measles infection was discovered during an autopsy. ...

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JUL 02, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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J&J vaccine completely prevented HIV in half of monkeys in trial

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - An experimental Johnson & Johnson vaccine completely prevented HIV infection in half of monkeys that got the shot and then were exposed to high doses of an aggressive virus, results that spurred the company to test the vaccine in people, academic and company researchers said on Thursday. It is the first time since Merck's ...

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