STAT – As Ebola flares once again, a rapid global response invites cautious hope

In the week since the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new Ebola outbreak, health officials have set in motion a plan to distribute an experimental vaccine, logistics experts have established an airbridge to ferry responders and equipment into the epicenter, and the director-general of the World Health Organization has flown in from Geneva to take stock.

Washington Post – CDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic level

It’s unlikely that anyone currently has edible romaine lettuce that is contaminated with the toxic strain of E. coli bacteria sickening people nationwide since March. That was the message Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and if not exactly a thundering signal of “all clear,” it was pretty close.

Washington Post – First confirmed urban Ebola case is a ‘game changer’ in Congo outbreak

Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola in Mbandaka, a city of 1.2 million, marking the first urban case in the latest outbreak of the disease. The World Health Organization’s lead response official called the development “a game changer.”

AP – A cancer screening flop: Few smokers seek free lung scans

Lung cancer screening has proved to be stunningly unpopular. Five years after government and private insurers started paying for it, less than 2 percent of eligible current and former smokers have sought the free scans, researchers report.

CNN – US Surgeon General says he assisted in medical emergency on Delta flight

The United States surgeon general said on Wednesday that he assisted in a medical emergency on board a Delta flight.