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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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Ebola study projects spread of virus on overseas flights
Wall Street Journal | October 21, 2014
Up to three Ebola-infected people could embark on overseas flights every month from the three most-affected African countries, according to a new study that projected travel patterns based on infection rates and recent flight schedules.
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Nigeria is free of Ebola, health officials declare
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nigeria has been declared free of Ebola transmission, according to health officials, making it the second West African nation to have successfully contained the deadly virus, which has killed more than 4,500 and continues to spread elsewhere in the region.
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More African nations curtail travel to Ebola-stricken countries
Associated Press | October 18, 2014
The director of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan cancelled a scheduled press conference in Ghana Saturday. Chan and WHO have come under scrutiny following an internal document obtained by the Associated Press which said the health organization did not respond adequately to contain the...
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Canada will send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO
Associated Press | October 18, 2014
The Canadian government said that it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.
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Obama: U.S. can't cut itself off from West Africa
Associated Press | October 18, 2014
President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in.
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Ebola preparedness: The fire this time
By Merrill Goozner | October 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. healthcare system badly fumbled its first unexpected encounter with the deadly Ebola virus. One misdiagnosed patient is dead, two nurses who treated him are sick, and hundreds of people may have been exposed to the virus. Panic is spreading.
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Stryker's revenue climbs but taxes eat at profits
By Bob Herman | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medical-device maker Stryker Corp. posted big gains in third-quarter sales across all of its business lines, but an overseas tax maneuver dug into the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company's bottom line.
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Spain tests four with fever for Ebola, isolates jet
Associated Press | October 16, 2014
Four people with fever considered at risk for Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid's airport as a precaution, officials said.
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Digital doctors: China sees tech cure for healthcare woes
Reuters | October 16, 2014
Digital technology—from electronic patient records to remote healthcare—is already widely used in developed markets such as the U.S. and Europe, but the sheer size and scale of China offer a huge opportunity for tech firms and a big challenge for doctors, who say China lags far behind.
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