letter from Dept of Public Health

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner and State Health Officer of the Georgia Department of Public Health, and Brian Kemp, the Secretary of State, sent emails to all professional licensed nurses in the state of Georgia today. The lengthy email contains detailed information about Ebola transmission, clinical guidance, and specific health risks to health care workers and patients.

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August Alsina

Up-and-coming R&B singer August Alsina is still hospitalized at a NY area hospital after passing out and falling off stage during a concert on Monday. Alsina, 22, is in an ICU being treated for multiple seizures, according to published reports.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta interrogates CDC director

CNN's chief medical reporter Dr. Sanjay Gupta interrogated the director of the CDC for bringing two American health care workers who have been infected with Ebola to Emory Hospital in Atlanta.

Dr. Gupta asked CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden if it was medically reasonable to evacuate the health care workers from Liberia to the U.S., especially in light of the anthrax lab accidents at the CDC last month.

"You're knowingly bringing Ebola into the United States -- a virus that has not been here," said Dr. Gupta.

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HIV baby A baby girl who was born with HIV and believed to be cured after early treatment is showing new signs of the disease, doctors say.

HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS.

The Mississippi girl, who is now 4-years-old, was re-tested recently. New test results indicate she is not HIV-free.

According to a report on the BBC website, the girl showed no evidence of HIV infection until she was tested last week. She had not received treatment in 2 years.

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Black Male HIV Cases Skyrocket in Chicago

Cases of HIV transmission among promiscuous gay black men have skyrocketed according to a new study.

New cases of HIV have declined steadily over the years among the heterosexual population. But cases of new HIV transmissions among black gay males, particularly in Chicago, have jumped almost 80% during the same time period.

The new statistics are so alarming that black clergy have undertaken a massive campaign to save young black men in sexual crisis.

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Medical Minute: Marfan Syndrome

Baylor men's basketball standout Isaiah Austin will not realize his dream of playing for the NBA.

Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes connective tissue problems due to fibrin weakness. People with Marfan's tend to be tall, with lanky arms and legs. They may also suffer heart defects and serious problems with their lungs and eyes.

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