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  • More than 200 Boca firefighters undergo Ebola training, just in case

    More than 200 Boca firefighters undergo Ebola training, just in case
    They looked like they were on the set of a science-fiction movie — these two men in large, baggy white suits. A tube secured to one firefighter's face ran down to what looked like a waist pack. Both firefighters wore bright blue gloves, with...
  • Corbett: Stay calm about Ebola

    Corbett: Stay calm about Ebola
    HARRISBURG — Three Pennsylvania residents were on the Cleveland-to-Dallas flight with a nurse who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient in a Texas hospital, Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday. The flight was five days ago, Corbett said, and the...
  • Free women's health screenings in Hampton

    Free women's health screenings in Hampton
    All uninsured women over the age of 18 in Hampton can schedule an appointment with the Hampton Health Department at 757-727-1172 for free health services on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Services: Gynecological exam, Pap test, clinical breast exam, free mammogram...
  • Florida Hospital Ebola team tries new protective gear

    Florida Hospital Ebola team tries new protective gear
    Florida Hospital's Ebola team held a training on Thursday to learn how to put on and take off new protective gear that they will use in case of a suspected case, the hospital announced on Friday. The team includes nearly 100 people from hospital areas...
  • Mexico bans cruise ship with Texas passenger under Ebola watch

    Mexican authorities, concerned with the spread of Ebola, have banned a Carnival cruise ship carrying a Dallas healthcare worker who is in isolation on the ship but showing no symptoms of the virus, Carnival officials said Friday. The ship was not...
  • In Dallas, fear of Ebola seeps into daily routines

    In Dallas, fear of Ebola seeps into daily routines
    The deadly Ebola virus has struck three people all living within a few miles of one another — and of Christine Carey. Since the first patient was diagnosed Sept. 30, Carey has been attending news conferences and pestering public officials to...
  • Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy

    Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy
    The federal government effectively began to restrict the care of Ebola patients to hospitals with special bio-containment units Thursday, and the Obama administration labored to reassure jittery Americans and increasingly skeptical lawmakers that public...
  • Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar', opposes travel ban

    Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar', opposes travel ban
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States, but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. Obama's administration is...
  • Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas

    Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas
    The first Texas nurse to contract Ebola, Nina Pham, left the Dallas hospital where she has been receiving treatment for the virus this week for a flight to a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland, officials said Thursday. Pham, 26, is the...
  • Chicago is a rat's kind of town

    Chicago is a rat's kind of town
    Congratulations, Chicago. You are the vermin Triple Crown winner. Orkin, the Atlanta-based pest control company, released a list earlier this week with the Chicago area as the No. 1 U.S. location for rats. The exciting news comes on the heels of...
  • State budget cuts don't spare mental health

     State budget cuts don't spare mental health
    Virginia's mental health services took their share of losses from Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget cuts, announced Wednesday. The cuts are spread across agencies, including the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the state's mental...