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HIV Epidemic Forces Indiana Governor to Extend the Public Health Emergency

Mike Pence, the governor of Indiana, on Monday issued an order which will be extending the public health emergency. This move is the state’s response to the HIV outbreak which has been rampant since it first broke out in mid-December.

Until Tuesday, it was found that there were approximately 135 cases of the disease of which 129 were confirmed while 6 were in preliminary. This increase in the number has been linked to the increases in injected drug usage. The drug, as it seems, is primarily prescription opioid opana.

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Liberia Witnesses First Major Ebola Vaccine Trials

Many medical communities are working to come up with better answers to Ebola and as per the latest news the first major vaccine trials have begun in Liberia. There are many people that are affected here in Liberia and therefore the scientists want to make sure that they start their trials in the country. To keep the vaccines under control the trials are done under strict security and in a secret location. The aim of the trial is to immunize more than 30,000 volunteers including front-line health workers. Health communities claim that more than 8000 people have died here due to Ebola and in Liberia there were more than 3000 cases reported.

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