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N.Y. physician now fourth Ebola case diagnosed in U.S., preliminary test shows
By Adam Rubenfire and John N. Frank | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A doctor in New York is now the first Ebola case in the country's largest city, according to results of a preliminary test done Thursday. He is the fourth confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and the first outside Texas where patient one, Thomas Eric Duncan, died from the disease earlier...
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Clumsy Ebola response tests nation's faith in public health leaders | Experts urge stronger leadership from the White House and health officials.
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American public's deep fears about Ebola and U.S. politicians' inflammatory rhetoric following the three U.S. cases in Dallas have prompted public health experts to think about how the country might respond to a more serious infectious disease pandemic, and what lessons can be learned from the...
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Dallas nurse Vinson recovering from Ebola, family says
By Adam Rubenfire | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan, has improved enough that she was approved for transfer out of isolation at Emory University Hospital, her family said late Wednesday.
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CDC to monitor travelers from Ebola-affected countries
By Steven Ross Johnson and Adam Rubenfire | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Individuals traveling from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be actively monitored for Ebola symptoms for 21 days after they enter the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
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Ebola vaccine trials could start in Africa in January
USA Today | October 22, 2014
Trials of Ebola vaccines could begin as early as January in the West African countries most affected by the virus, a World Health Organization official said Tuesday. Although there are no approved vaccines or treatments for Ebola, experts have said that vaccines are the best hope of getting the...
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Nurse Pham's dog tests negative for Ebola virus
By Harris Meyer | October 22, 2014
Dog lovers worldwide got good news Wednesday when Dallas nurse Nina Pham's King Charles spaniel was pronounced free of the Ebola virus that infected his owner, according to the Associated Press.
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Banned drugs still turning up in weight-loss supplements
National Public Radio | October 22, 2014
Americans spend about $4 billion a year on weight-loss supplements. And the Food and Drug Administration spends a lot of effort policing distributors who market fraudulent products that are tainted with unsafe, banned drugs. But a study published Tuesday finds that buyers should beware: Just...
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Two people under observation for Ebola in Chicago
By John N. Frank | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Two people who flew into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday are being monitored for Ebola, according to information released by the Chicago Department of Public Health.
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Could robots aid in the Ebola fight?
CNet | October 21, 2014
Early next month, robotics experts and medical and relief workers will convene at a workshop on safety robotics for Ebola workers to explore the use of robots to help minimize human contact with the fast-spreading virus.
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Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear
Associated Press | October 21, 2014
Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already...
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