Health Highlights: Jan. 19, 2016

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey Dies at Age 67

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey died Monday in New York City at age 67.

The singer, guitarist and songwriter died from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, according to an announcement on the band’s website, The New York Times reported.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and three children, Taylor, Deacon and Otis.

Frey was born in Detroit on Nov. 6, 1948 and was raised in the suburb of Royal Oak. He started piano lessons at age 5 but switched to guitar after seeing the Beatles perform live in downtown Detroit, The Times reported.

The Eagles were founded in Los Angeles in 1971 by Frey and drummer and singer Don Henley. They were one of the leading American bands of the 1970s but broke up in 1980. Frey then began a solo career that featured a number of hit songs.

The Eagles reformed 14 years later and the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, The Times reported.

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More than 100 People Had Contact With Ebola Victim in Sierra Leone

More than 100 people had contact with a woman in Sierra Leone who died of Ebola last week, and 28 of those people are at high risk, officials say.

Those 28 people have been placed under quarantine, 109 people who had contact with the woman are being assessed, and three others who had contact with her are missing, the Associated Press reported.

The announcement that the 22-year-old woman died of Ebola came a day after the World Health Organization said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was over.

The woman was not properly buried by a burial team, Dr. Foday Dafae, director of Disease, Control and Prevention in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, said Monday, the AP reported.

“We are worried and concerned about this new development,” Ishmael Tarawallie, National Coordinator of Office of National Security, said about the woman’s death, which came as Sierra Leone entered its 68th day of 90 days of heightened surveillance.

“It was not unexpected that a flare-up was possible,” Tarawallie said, the AP reported.

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