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Ebola network of 35 hospitals established in 12 states, D.C.

Ebola network of 35 hospitals established in 12 states, D.C.

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 02, 2014

Thirty-five hospitals across the country now are designated as Ebola treatment centers, with more hospitals to be named in the coming weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

House panels hear experts' analysis of Ebola response

House panels hear experts' analysis of Ebola response

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 15, 2014

Two House subcommittees will host Ebola-related hearings this week. The Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a session Nov. 18 examining the public health response to the Ebola outbreak.

CDC introduces new Ebola risk and response levels for travelers

CDC introduces new Ebola risk and response levels for travelers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 27, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday issued new guidance for travelers returning to the U.S. from West Africa amid criticism over the measures some states have taken in implementing mandatory quarantines of returning healthcare workers.

Clumsy Ebola response tests country's faith in health leaders

Clumsy Ebola response tests country's faith in health leaders

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 25, 2014

The American public's deep fears about Ebola and 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...

New Ebola protocols will cost hospitals more

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 25, 2014

Many are welcoming the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's tighter safety guidelines for treating Ebola patients. But meeting those standards may pose financial challenges for hospitals.

Clumsy Ebola response tests nation's faith in public health leaders

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 22, 2014

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...

Hospitals may struggle to execute CDC's stronger Ebola standards

Hospitals may struggle to execute CDC's stronger Ebola standards

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 21, 2014

Healthcare experts are calling the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's tighter guidelines for treating Ebola patients welcome but also long overdue. And meeting the standards may pose financial challenges for many facilities.

Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital

By Associated Press  |  October 19, 2014

Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But despite all the warnings that the deadly virus could arrive unannounced at an American hospital, for days after the admission, his caregivers are vulnerable.

CDC, hospitals hit reset on Ebola preparedness

CDC, hospitals hit reset on Ebola preparedness

By Beth Kutscher , Adam Rubenfire and Andis Robeznieks  |  October 18, 2014

Hospitals across the country are stepping up their preparedness and staff training for the possible arrival of Ebola cases at their doorsteps in the wake of failures in handling Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Obama names Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'

Obama names Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'

By Adam Rubenfire , John N. Frank and Virgil Dickson  |  October 18, 2014

Facing mounting political pressure to name an Ebola czar, President Barack Obama last Friday appointed former senior White House aide Ron Klain as the administration's response leader for the Ebola outbreak.

Obama urges calm as critics call for more action on Ebola

Obama urges calm as critics call for more action on Ebola

By Gregg Blesch  |  October 17, 2014

President Barack Obama sought to restore calm Thursday evening to a nation and healthcare system rattled by a seemingly fast-growing threat from a disease that looked remote and manageable less than three weeks earlier.

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