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  • CDC Telebriefing on Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    CDC hosted a media telebriefing to discuss the on-going outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. CDC is reminding U.S. healthcare workers of the importance of testing and isolating sick travelers returning from the affected areas.

  • Why the acting Surgeon General thinks skin cancer is a ‘major public health problem’

    Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak wants to shine a spotlight on the nation’s ever-growing number of skin cancer cases, calling it a “major public health problem that requires immediate action.”

  • Hawaii Could Follow California by Repealing Glove Law

    Cost concerns and general opposition may prompt Hawaii to try and follow California by repealing new state health rules requiring food service workers to use utensils or gloves when preparing sushi or other ready-to-eat foods.

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