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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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Vital Signs
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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Civic technologists take aim at Ebola with data
Capital New York | October 22, 2014
Over one hundred civic technologists gathered in New York's Flatiron District on Saturday for an Ebola Open Data Jam, to help counter the outbreak using data collection and analysis, a project that drew participants with backgrounds in city and state government. Much of the event focused on aiding...
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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 crisis draws experimental drugs, along with ethical concerns
By Jaimy Lee | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A few pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers are evaluating the best ways to get their experimental Ebola drugs in the hands of doctors even as experts raise questions about the ethics and science behind using drugs that haven't gone through a randomized clinical trial.
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Texas establishes Ebola treatment facility
By Adam Rubenfire | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Three major healthcare providers in North Texas will contribute to a designated facility for Ebola and infectious disease patients in the region, Gov. Rick Perry's office said Tuesday.
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Hospitals may struggle to execute CDC's stronger Ebola standards
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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.
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