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The world's leading medical organizations are sounding the alarm over an outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has now spread to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Of the 3,500 confirmed cases, 1,500 people have died.

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Health officials have linked at least 30 cases of hepatitis A across five states to a food product that's sold at Costco. And they are bracing for that number to increase.

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The compounding pharmacy at the center of a meningitis outbreak that has put 14,000 patients at risk was not following the requirements of its license when it shipped more than 17,000 vials of a contaminated steroid to pain clinics in 23 states, a spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health says.

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