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Dr. Aileen Marty (Source: CBS4)

FIU Expert Joins Ebola War In Africa

An infectious disease expert from Florida International University who was asked to join an international team of experts working to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa left Miami on Thursday for Nigeria to work with a World Health Organization outbreak alert and response team.

08/16/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

Dr. Aileen Marty (Source: CBS4)

FIU Expert To Join Ebola War In Africa

An infectious disease expert from Florida International University has been summoned to join the battle against the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Dr. Aileen Marty was officially called to action Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is expected she will be flying overseas within the next few days to join in the effort to contain the outbreak that has killed upwards of 1,000 people, including scores of health care providers.

08/06/2014

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Florida Man Convicted In Case Of Terror Group Travel

A South Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison for lying to FBI agents about his attempts to travel to Africa to join a violent terrorist organization.

07/27/2014

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Guilty Plea Set In FBI Chat Room Terror Case

A man accused of supporting terrorism is set to plead guilty Friday at a change-of-plea hearing in Miami.

07/11/2014

Closer view of an Aedes Aegypti mosquito (dengue fer vector) inside a house in Santa Barbara neighborhood north outskirst Guatemala city on July 11, 2013. Guatemalan government keep a strategic plan for the prevention and control of dengue. AFP PHOTO/Johan ORDONEZ (Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Officials Urge Greater Protection From Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes

The mosquito season is in kicking into high gear in Florida and state health officials are warning residents to protect themselves.

06/15/2014

Michael Sabato, environmental specialist; Omar Garcia, environmental specialist, with Raider; Bryan Benson, environmental manager; Jodi Daugherty, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Larry Bynum, environmental specialist, with Bear.  (Source: Florida Department of Agriculture)

Black Labs Graduate Giant African Snail Sniffing School

A couple of new defenses against the Giant African Land Snails that have taken over parts of Miami will be sniffing out the invasive creatures.

05/23/2014

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NOAA Predicts Near-Normal To Less Active Hurricane Season

The 2014 Hurricane season is looking to be less active in the Atlantic , according to a new report.

05/22/2014

Participants display placards during a vigil in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2014 organized by Amnesty International in support of the abducted Nigerian school girls and their families. Nigeria's military was warned of an attack on a school in which more than 200 girls were abducted by Islamists but failed to act for nearly five hours, Amnesty International said on May 9. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Source: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Rally Held In South Florida For Nigerian Schoolgirls

A rally for Nigerian schoolgirls was held Saturday morning in South Florida.

05/17/2014

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Health Dept.: Beware Of Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Fever

The season for mosquitoes will be in full force within a matter of weeks. Ahead of that, the Florida Department of Health is advising residents and visitors to be aware of chikungunya fever.

05/16/2014

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