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  Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US  President Obama has expressed cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules were introduced in the country   No US travel ban over Ebola - Obama  US President Barack Obama has ruled out imposing a travel ban on Ebola-hit countries of West Africa   Obama: Ebola risk very low in US
  Obama pushes for more Zika funding in US  President Barack Obama has criticised the US Congress for failing to back his request for a $1.9bn fund to combat the spreading Zika virus   World 'dangerously unprepared' for future pandemics  The president of the World Bank has warned that the world is 'dangerously unprepared' for future deadly pandemics like the Ebola outbreak   Obama calls for $6bn US Ebola cash  US President Barack Obama has renewed calls for Congress to approve $6bn in emergency aid to fight the outbreak in West Africa   US advises against Ebola isolation

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  US health officials will actively monitor health workers who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa, under new rules
  US President has played down the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the US, saying the risk of Americans getting the virus was 'extremely low'

  President Barack Obama has called the West Africa Ebola outbreak 'a threat to global security' as he announced a larger US role in fighting the virus
Sep.15   Barack Obama 'to pledge US troops to fight virus'  US President Barack Obama is to announce plans on Tuesday to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say Sep.5 Deadly plague and botulism microbes found in US lab  A number of long-forgotten deadly microbes have been uncovered in US government laboratories Aug.27   Ebola outbreak: US official says epidemic will worsen   The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it gets better, according to the top US public health official Aug.7 Tom Frieden 'confident' US will not see Ebola outbreak  The head of the US infectious disease agency has said he is 'confident' the US will not suffer a large outbreak of the deadly virus Ebola Aug.3 US to send 50 experts to fight Ebola   The US has announced plans to send at least 50 public health experts to West Africa to help fight the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola Jul.8 'Forgotten' US smallpox found in box Map of Bethesda Maryland USA  Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box have been discovered by a government scientist at a research centre

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Oct.24   US declares swine flu 'emergency'
  resident Barack Obama has declared swine flu a national emergency and signed the proclamation concerning the 2009 H1N1 outbreak
May.4   'H1N1 flu no worse than regular flu'  Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano: The virus appears to be no more dangerous than the regular flu virus that makes its rounds each year

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Mar.23 FDA suspects cantaloupe, salmonella link  The FDA issued the alert for melons from Agropecuaria Montelibano. Grocers are advised to remove from their stock Mar.10 Gulf War illness 'chemical link'  There is evidence linking chronic health problems suffered by the veterans to exposure to pesticides and nerve agents

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Feb.14   Man Cheney shot has heart attack  Texas: Harry Whittington, 78, suffered a heartbeat irregularity caused by a pellet lodged in his heart

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Oct.6   Official: World not ready for flu
  Mike Leavitt, the U.S. secretary of health says the world is 'woefully unprepared' to respond to a pandemic
Oct.5 Bush military bird flu role slammed

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Dec.15   Colin Powell has cancer operation  Secretary of State has been admitted to hospital for prostate cancer surgery

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Oct.23   Dead postal workers had anthrax  U.S. Congress: Both men worked at the post office that sorted mail for the Congress

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