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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

WASHINGTON (WNEW/AP) — House Republicans demanded a travel ban from Ebola-ravaged West Africa Thursday, calling it the only sure way to protect Americans from the virus’s deadly reach. Administration officials resisted, as anxiety over the disease raced through the country and rattled the White House and Capitol Hill. At a tense congressional hearing, the head of ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease. The developments constitute a modest success in an otherwise bleak situation. Officials credit ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A contractor for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is livid that his supervisor forced him to remove a mask and gloves he wore to work Wednesday. “One of the supervisors told me I wasn’t allowed to wear that because it’ll cause a panic for people and they’ll start tripping out and stuff,” said Pablo ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new Drexel study published in the journal PLOS One suggests 21 days might not be a long enough quarantine period for those who have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The research, which was conducted by Professor Charles Haas, PhD, and used data from both previous outbreaks and the first nine months ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

NEW YORK – Joan Rivers’ final cause of death has been determined, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner told FOX411 on Thursday. The comedian died on Sept. 4 at the age of 81 after “a predictable complication” during a medical procedure resulted in a loss of oxygen that led to brain damage, ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TMZ: NBC Medical Correspondent Nancy Snyderman caused a maid to get fired ... and it's all because Nancy violated her Ebola quarantine by taking a drive to a local restaurant. Turns out the chef at The Peasant Grill near Princeton, NJ -- where Nancy went last week to grab some grub -- is the brother of ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) — “If the president will not act, then leaders of Congress should reconvene Congress,” Sen. Ted Cruz, a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, tellsBloomberg’s Jonathan Allen. • Says U.S. Ebola policy “seems to be driven from the White House,” which hasn’t acted urgently enough on threat • “It seems to be dictated by politics ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via NBC NEWS: President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order Thursday paving the way for the deployment of National Guard forces to Liberia to help contain the Ebola outbreak there, sources told NBC News. The sources said that eight engineers and logistical specialists from the Guard, both active-duty and reservists, would probably be included ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE DAILY BEAST: With the Ebola panic, there’s a serious problem in Africa, but as far as the ‘round-the-clock coverage in America is concerned, do you feel it’s overblown? It strikes me as reinforcing the xenophobic, Old World line of thinking that Africa is the “Dark Continent” where diseases emanate from. No, I disagree. And I’m ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WASHINGTON TIMES: The Centers for Disease Control told the incoming Obama administration in 2008 that it should establish 18 regional disease detection centers around the world to adequately safeguard the U.S. from emerging health threats like Ebola, according to an agency memo. But six years later, as the government struggles to contain the fallout from a ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via CBS NEWS: In the case of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who flew commercially as she was becoming ill with Ebola, one health official said "somebody dropped the ball." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Vinson called the agency several times before flying, saying that she had a fever with a temperature of ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

DALLAS (AP) — 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. Among those nurses was Nina Pham, 26, who has been hospitalized ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) - Inside the Corgenix lab in Broomfield, revolutionary research is taking place on Ebola. Scientists at the company are working on a new test — called a lateral flow dipstick type test — that can identify Ebola in 10 minutes, much faster than current methods that can take three days to diagnose. “I think ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- The leader of the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia issued an order Wednesday to immediately bar entry to travelers coming from three West African nations overwhelmed with Ebola epidemics. Prime Minister Kenny Anthony announced that all visitors from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are prohibited from entering St. Lucia until further ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

More ABC news videos | ABC Health News Vinson will be flown to Atlanta for treatment at Emory University. Excerpted from ABC News: The Dallas nurse who traveled to Ohio before being diagnosed with Ebola had flown to Cleveland to prepare for her wedding, Cleveland officials said today. Amber Vinson, 29, a nurse at the Dallas hospital ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Washington (CNN) -- In an unprecedented move to protect U.S. troops that might be exposed to Ebola, U.S. military commanders are being given the authority to quarantine troops for 21 days at a Defense Department facility where they will be monitored for signs of the disease and treated if they do contract the virus, a ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WEEKLY STANDARD: Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings said Ebola "may get worse before it gets better." "But," the public official promised, "it will get better." "There are two things that I harken back to this. The only way that we are going to beat this is person by person, moment by moment, detail by detail. We have ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via BreitbartTV: A statement from National Nurses United on the treatment of Dallas Ebola patient said that “nurses were asked to call the Infectious Disease Department” to learn the policies on how to treat Duncan. The statement, which was played in its entirety on CNN on Wednesday morning, also reports that Ebola training at the ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

The yellow fever mosquito, shown in a file photo, has been found in Commerce and Pico Rivera. It is capable of transmitting viruses including dengue and yellow fever, but officials say those viruses aren't currently present in L.A. County. (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Via LA TIMES: A new aggressive daytime-biting mosquito capable of transmitting debilitating and possibly ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hollywood Reporter: Journalists are accustomed to putting themselves in dangerous situations. But with the Ebola virus crisis in West Africa has come widespread trepidation among the public as well as the colleagues of reporters covering the story in Liberia. Infected NBC News freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo has been quarantined and is receiving treatment ...

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