Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 323 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 19-Nov-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 20-Nov-2003
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Ebola outbreak kills 11 in Congo; WHO sends task force
The World Health Organization has dispatched an epidemic response team to the Republic of the Congo, where 11 people have died in an apparent outbreak of the Ebola virus.  more

Polio vaccine may unleash disease, researchers say
The vaccine against polio could spawn new strains of the disease, according to researchers at Moscow State University cited in the 17 November issue of Nature.  more


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' (NIAID) Ebola vaccine enters human trial
The first human trial of a vaccine designed to prevent Ebola infection opened today. Scientists from the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), designed the vaccine, which was administered to a volunteer at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda. The vaccine does not contain any infectious material from the Ebola virus.  more

Half of physicians in the U.S. favor legislation to establish national health insurance
Nearly half of physicians in the United States favor governmental legislation to establish national health insurance, with the strongest support coming from pediatricians, psychiatrists and general internists.  more

High nuclear grade associated with recurrence of in situ breast lesions
Women with ductal carcinoma in situ, a non-invasive form of breast cancer, are more likely to experience a recurrence after treatment if their DCIS is of a high nuclear grade or is detected by palpation during a breast examination, according to a study in the November 19 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  more

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