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Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

By Associated Press  |  October 28, 2014

A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.

Obama calls for 'prudent' Ebola monitoring, backs CDC plan

Obama calls for 'prudent' Ebola monitoring, backs CDC plan

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 28, 2014

President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to alleviate growing concerns among healthcare workers that traveling to West Africa to help stem the Ebola outbreak at its source will land them under mandatory quarantine when they return.

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.

Mandatory Ebola quarantines for health workers spark criticism

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 26, 2014

The Ebola diagnosis last Thursday of Dr. Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who returned to the U.S. from Guinea earlier this month, set off mandatory quarantine orders in three states, and stricter monitoring in a fourth, Florida. The inevitable backlash against those quarantines...

CDC demonstrates new Ebola protocols for healthcare workers

CDC demonstrates new Ebola protocols for healthcare workers

By Maureen McKinney  |  October 25, 2014

Don't rush. Take your time. Be careful and deliberate. Federal officials repeated that guidance again and again last week as they reviewed their new, more-stringent Ebola-protection protocols before thousands of healthcare workers in New York City.

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.

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

By Associated Press  |  October 24, 2014

The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

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...

Ebola crisis draws experimental drugs, along with ethical concerns

By Jaimy Lee  |  October 21, 2014

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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