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Obama announces increased U.S. efforts against Ebola
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
President Barack Obama has outlined a heightened U.S. effort to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
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Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday
By Reuters | September 15, 2014
President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost the country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
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Our misplaced disease preparedness priorities
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
For years, infectious-disease specialists have warned public health officials to begin preparing for unexpected outbreaks of microbial infections due to climate change.
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Ebola response will be subject of Senate hearing Tuesday
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The international challenges presented by the African Ebola epidemic will be the subject of a Senate hearing Tuesday examining what role the U.S. should play.
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Infected American gets blood from Ebola survivor
By Associated Press | September 12, 2014
An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and Nebraska doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.
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Ebola fight gets $50 million from Gates Foundation
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
On the heels of a request from the White House for $88 million in funding to fight the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to commit $50 million toward efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
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Fourth U.S. aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta
By Associated Press | September 09, 2014
The fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus arrived Tuesday morning to a mostly calm scene at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where two others have been successfully treated.
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U.S. military to set up field hospital in Ebola-stricken Liberia
By Reuters | September 08, 2014
The Pentagon will send a 25-bed field hospital to Liberia to help provide medical care for health workers trying to contain the fast spreading Ebola virus that has killed 2,100 people in West Africa.
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Wife, son of Ebola patient visit Nebraska center
By Associated Press | September 07, 2014
text goes hereA doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia visited Saturday with two of his family members at the Nebraska hospital where he's receiving treatment, a spokesman said.
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WHO: Use Ebola survivors' blood to treat patients
By Associated Press | September 07, 2014
Desperate to restore hope amid the Ebola crisis, the World Health Organization said Friday it would accelerate the use of experimental treatments and vaccines to contain the expanding epidemic in West Africa.
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