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US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Amy Mullins, center, Kendra Stewart, right, and Randy Joslin join other Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital workers looking on during the reading of a statement outside their hospital, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Dallas. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was treated at Texas Health Presbyterian …

October 21, 2014 5:15 pm
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

A sign's wording is changed in front of L.L. Hotchkiss School Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Dallas. Some elementary school students on the the Ebola isolations list have returned to the school after completing a 21-day period of monitoring. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

October 21, 2014 5:15 pm
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, left, speaks as Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, center, and Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services Zachary Thompson look on during a news conference Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Dallas. Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period p…

October 21, 2014 5:15 pm
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Dallas Catholic Bishop Kevin Farrell speaks to reporters outside the the Diocese of Dallas Catholic Conference and Formation Center, where Louise Troh and family have been staying in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Dallas. Officials said that 43 of 48 people on an …

October 21, 2014 5:15 pm
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

A woman walks by the front of L.L. Hotchkiss School Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Dallas. Some students on the the Ebola isolations list have returned to the school after completing a 21-day period of monitoring. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

October 21, 2014 5:15 pm
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Christine Wade, a registered nurse at the University of Texas Medical Branch, greets Carnival Magic passengers disembarking in Galveston, Texas on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Nurses met passengers with Ebola virus fact sheets and to answer any questions. A Dallas health care worker was in volunta…

October 21, 2014 5:15 pm
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

October 21, 2014 5:15 pm
US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

WASHINGTON | Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports.

October 21, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Pence, Rokita demand Ebola travel ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence insists Indiana health officials are prepared should a Hoosier be infected by Ebola, but nevertheless wants the federal government to bar travelers from West Africa from entering the United States.

October 20, 2014 12:14 pm Related
Dallas nurse with Ebola gets blood from survivor

Dallas nurse with Ebola gets blood from survivor

DALLAS | A Dallas nurse infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat the virus.

October 14, 2014 11:45 am Related

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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

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

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Purdue murder and stiffer sentences

October 04, 2014 12:00 am

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up, according to an analysis published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.

September 23, 2014 8:15 am
Hoosiers tell feds HIP 2.0 not good enough

Hoosiers tell feds HIP 2.0 not good enough

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers overwhelmingly told federal health officials they oppose Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion for low-income residents.

September 22, 2014 9:00 pm Related

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

September 16, 2014 4:58 pm Related

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should a…

September 15, 2014 8:10 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Long-term forecast gets cold shoulder

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Truly 'ban' smoking in Indiana

In January 2012, anti-smoking advocates were touting the results of a just-completed poll — and hoping the Indiana General Assembly would pass a statewide workplace smoking ban.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

AGs ask for tough e-cigarette regulations

INDIANAPOLIS | The attorneys general of Indiana and Illinois are seeking to deter youth smoking through strict regulations on the marketing, advertising and use of flavors in electronic cigarettes.

August 12, 2014 6:45 pm
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