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Mass. reports 1st West Nile Virus case of 2014

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Massachusetts health officials are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile Virus this year. More>>

RI health officials hold meeting to aid Ebola victims Video included

Dr. Michael Fine, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health says information about Ebola is slow to reach the people of West Africa. Dr. Michael Fine, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health says information about Ebola is slow to reach the people of West Africa.
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State health officials meet with members of the Liberian community in Rhode Island and arm them with information about Ebola to send to relatives back in their home country. More>>

2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber, are seen in an undated photo provided by Samaritan's Purse. (AP Photo) Dr. Kent Brantly and his wife, Amber, are seen in an undated photo provided by Samaritan's Purse. (AP Photo)
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Dr. Kent Brantly, (left), an American aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus, has been released from the hospital.
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Remaining mosquitoes test negative for West Nile

Rhode Island environmental officials say the remaining mosquitoes in the most recent batch tested for West Nile virus have showed no further sign of the disease. More>>

Rhode Island reopens 8 beaches to swimming

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Eight beaches in Rhode Island have been reopened to swimming after health officials say tests show they have passed tests for bacteria levels. More>>

400,000 must reapply for health coverage

The state is launching a major effort to reach out to almost 400,000 Massachusetts residents who must reply for health insurance because they were enrolled in temporary plans after the state's health care marketplace... More>>

Rhode Island closes 8 beaches to swimming

Eight beaches in Rhode Island have been closed to swimming after health officials detected high levels of bacteria. More>>

West Nile virus found in Rhode Island mosquitoes

Rhode Island has identified West Nile virus in a mosquito sample for the first time this year. More>>

Join millions of people in more than 300 communities nationwide and take that step with us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Providence RI walk. More>>

EEE detected in mosquito test pool

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been found in a mosquito test pool in Freetown. More>>

2 hospitals distributing Narcan to OD patients Video included

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Care New England Health System says Butler Hospital and Kent Hospital are distributing naloxone, also known as Narcan. More>>

RI ministers' African relatives die of Ebola Video included

The Rev. Sahr Kallon says he lost a cousin to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone. The Rev. Sahr Kallon says he lost a cousin to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
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Two ministers at the Generations for Christ Mission Church in Providence have lost relatives in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Health Check: Hasbro Hospital's Camp Dotty Video included

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You might not think a hospital would be an appropriate or even fun place for a children's camp. But when the camp is at Hasbro Children's Hospital, it makes perfect sense. More>>

Liberians in RI rally at State House for Ebola relief Video included

Liberians in Rhode Island rally at the steps of the Rhode Island State House to show support for the effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and West Africa. Liberians in Rhode Island rally at the steps of the Rhode Island State House to show support for the effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and West Africa.
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Liberians in Rhode Island rally to show support for the effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and West Africa. More>>

Health Check: RI mental health program inspires Video included

National Alliance on Mental Illness in Rhode Island National Alliance on Mental Illness in Rhode Island
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According to the National Institutes of Health, one in four adults experiences mental illness in any given year. More>>

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    Ebola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers

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    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
    Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.
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