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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, as the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to examine the response to the …

October 19, 2014 1:39 pm
CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team

WASHINGTON | Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

October 19, 2014 1:39 pm
Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa.

October 18, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Piot questioned why it took the World Health Organization five months and 1,000 dea…

October 18, 2014 11:11 am
Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London on Friday. Piot questioned why it took the World Health Organization five months and 1,000 deaths before th…

October 18, 2014 11:11 am
Obama 'not philosphically opposed' to travel plan

Obama 'not philosphically opposed' to travel plan

WASHINGTON | Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone.

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Obama authorizes Guard, reserve call-up for Ebola

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

October 16, 2014 3:42 pm

Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola

DALLAS | As Thomas Eric Duncan's health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient's side.

October 16, 2014 11:35 am

Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

DALLAS | A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and nurses treating him worked without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released by the nation's largest nurses' union.

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US military planes arrive at epicenter of Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia | Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone Thursday with more Marines, as West Africa's leaders pleaded for the world's help in dealing with "a tragedy unforeseen in modern times."

October 09, 2014 5:15 pm Related

Ebola: How it spreads

Here are some facts about how Ebola spreads:

October 09, 2014 4:47 pm

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found.

October 08, 2014 9:46 am

US health providers expand their Ebola precautions

NEW YORK (AP) — Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they've secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how well the triage staffs identify and isolate possible cases.

October 07, 2014 7:16 am

New concern worldwide as nurse in Spain gets Ebola

WASHINGTON | Raising fresh concern around the world, a nurse in Spain on Monday became the first person known to catch Ebola outside the outbreak zone in West Africa. In the U.S., President Barack Obama said the government was considering ordering more careful screening of airline passengers…

October 06, 2014 4:49 pm Related

Spanish nurse is suspected of Ebola infection

MADRID | In what is the first reported incident of Ebola transmission outside Africa, a Spanish nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital tested positive for the disease, Spain's health minister said Monday.

October 06, 2014 1:44 pm Related

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October 04, 2014 12:00 am

NBC cameraman tests positive for Ebola in Liberia

NEW YORK (AP) — An American cameraman helping to cover the Ebola outbreak in Liberia for NBC News has tested positive for the virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment.

October 03, 2014 6:08 am

Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia

DALLAS | The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could…

October 01, 2014 5:45 pm Related
Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

DALLAS | Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

September 30, 2014 6:18 pm Related

Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action.

September 24, 2014 1:00 pm
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