Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Obama

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is "spiraling out of control" and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday.

American doctor cured of Ebola meets Obama

An American doctor cured of Ebola met President Barack Obama Tuesday, as the US leader hammered out a strategy to curtail the deadly epidemic ravaging west Africa.

Obama expands US fight against Ebola

Congress could approve an USD 88 million request by President Barack Obama to back expanded efforts to combat Ebola as soon as this week, in a sign of rising US concern over the epidemic.

US confirms its first case of MERS virus

US health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious Middle East virus. The man fell ill after arriving in the US about a week ago from Saudi Arabia where he is a health care worker.

Haiti cholera matches South Asian strain: US

A cholera outbreak that has killed more than 300 people in Haiti matches strains commonly found in South Asia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

Nigeria`s lead poison outbreak unprecedented: CDC

An outbreak of lead poisoning linked to illegal gold mining that left more 160 people dead in Nigeria is unprecedented, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

CDC uses shopper-card data to trace salmonella

The investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention successfully used a new tool for the first time — the shopper cards that millions of Americans swipe every time they buy groceries.

US flu vaccination off to slow start

Vaccination against the H1N1 swine flu is off to a slow start in the United States, but states have ordered more than 2 million doses of mostly nasal spray for the first patients, a top health official said on Tuesday.

No flu vaccines before mid-October: CDC

Scientific advisers to President Obama may have asked govt to speed up availability of swine flu vaccines, but they are unlikely to be ready before Oct.

US life expectancy touches a high of 78 years

US life expectancy has risen to a new high, now standing at nearly 78 years, the government reported Wednesday.