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  • Experts fault changing U.S. guidelines on Ebola protective gear

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - When Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visited Ebola-stricken sites in West Africa last August, he was dressed in a full protective bodysuit and ventilator. That level of...
  • Exide hazardous waste dripped onto roads from trucks, records show

    Exide hazardous waste dripped onto roads from trucks, records show
    Hazardous waste from an embattled Vernon battery recycler dripped from tractor-trailers onto public roadways last year, according to recently released public documents in which a state environmental inspector called the leaks an "on-going problem" that...
  • With Ebola cases, CDC zeros in on lapses in protocol, protective gear

    With Ebola cases, CDC zeros in on lapses in protocol, protective gear
    Federal health authorities Wednesday appeared to be focusing on apparent lapses in the way a Dallas hospital responded to a Liberian man suffering from symptoms of an Ebola infection, which now has spread to a second healthcare worker at the hospital....
  • Yale-New Haven Patient Tests Negative For Ebola

     Yale-New Haven Patient Tests Negative For Ebola
    NEW HAVEN — When test results came back late Thursday afternoon ruling out Ebola in a Yale doctoral student who fell ill after returning from Liberia, relief washed over officials who hours before had ramped up a full-scale response inside and...
  • Run (and laugh) at 3rd Runner's World Half & Festival

    Run (and laugh) at 3rd Runner's World Half & Festival
    There's nothing funny about running a half marathon. For most people, it takes months of hard work, sweat, aches and pains. And despite the desire to "just finish" a 13.1 mile run, there's the added pressure to meet your training goal or set a...
  • Ebola-infected nurse arrives at Atlanta's Emory hospital for treatment

    One of two Dallas nurses who tested positive for Ebola was transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment late Wednesday, the hospital said.  Amber Vinson, 29, was among those who had treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. She...
  • Health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever: source

    Health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever: source
    A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus....
  • Scott wants CDC to contact more people who flew on same plane as second Ebola patient

    Scott wants CDC to contact more people who flew on same plane as second Ebola patient
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the CDC to contact all passengers who traveled on the same Frontier Airlines plane as the Texas health-care worker who is now the second person to be infected with Ebola after caring for a Liberian patient. The plane made...
  • Americans say avoiding international air travel over Ebola outbreak: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa and infected two U.S. nurses who treated a Liberian Ebola victim in Texas that they are avoiding international...
  • Santa Monica bans e-cigarettes in public places

    Santa Monica became the latest city to strictly regulate where e-cigarettes can be smoked, banning their use in most public places. On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to enact tough restrictions on the devices, essentially treating them like...
  • Quarantines among legal tools available if Ebola outbreak widens

    WASHINGTON As the web of infection widens, questions about the U.S. government's legal authority to contain the Ebola virus are increasing, even as federal officials attempt to keep public panic at bay by diverting the focus from the hypothetical. Beyond...