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Welcome to the Go Ask Alice! Health in the News section!  We hope you will stay awhile.

To help you stay connected to the latest research findings and breakthroughs in the field of health, the health promotion specialists at Alice! will be posting relevant and timely news stories to this section.  Browse the page to stay current on health developments or click the links to find out more.  Alice! will be sure to keep you posted! Please come back often.

Date: August 6, 2014 – Ebola virus continues to spread in Africa, death toll rises.

The Ebola virus, or Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), has been in the news recently as the current outbreak in West Africa continues to pose a great risk to those exposed. The outbreak is centered on three countries in West Africa: Sierra Leone, New Guinea, and Liberia. Though there have been two Americans treated in the U.S. after having contracted the disease in Africa, the possibility of the virus spreading in the US is unlikely. For more information about the virus visit the Center for Disease Control site, which gives detailed information about transmission, prevention, and travel alerts.