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  • Ebola should not spawn more useless 'security theater'

    Who would have thought that Doctors Without Borders would need a public relations boost? The organization's medical personnel traverse the world, often at great personal risk, to maintain hospitals and clinics in the midst of wars, famines and epidemics....
  • Individual genetic differences may affect Ebola survival: study

    Scientists have been puzzling for years over why some people survive Ebola while many others perish. A new study provides strong evidence that individual genetic differences play a major role in whether people die from the disease. Researchers at the...
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride

    Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for...
  • Pictures in the News | October 24, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where patient Nina Pham is hugged by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, outside of National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Pham, the...
  • The Morning Call archery photo contest is open now

    Dunkleberger's Sports Outfitters in Stroudsburg and Brodheadsville is sponsoring the Top Archery Harvest Contest in The Morning Call. The archery-only harvest photography contest began last Friday and runs through Nov. 10. It's open to entrants who...
  • Ebola safeguards are being taken, Southland health officials say

    Ebola safeguards are being taken, Southland health officials say
    The paramedics at Los Angeles Fire Station 51 got the call Tuesday night: A traveler, just off an evening flight, was ill in an airport terminal and needed medical care. The patient had flown in from a U.S. airport, the crew learned, but had initially...
  • Yale Concludes Ebola Researchers Don't Need To Sequester Themselves

    Yale Concludes Ebola Researchers Don't Need To Sequester Themselves
    Two Yale students who have returned home from researching the Ebola outbreak in Liberia will not sequester themselves for three weeks as originally planned, the university's school of public health said in a letter to students and staff Monday. The...
  • Sick passenger who prompted Ebola scare at LAX recently visited Africa

    Sick passenger who prompted Ebola scare at LAX recently visited Africa
    Health officials determined the sick passenger who sparked an Ebola scare Sunday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport did not have the disease but had recently visited Africa. A female passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 703 that had...
  • Windsor mother and son team starts Lyme disease non-profit organization

    Darren Waterhouse doesn't remember for sure when he was first bitten by a tick. He thinks it was when he a teenager. He was working outdoors for the summer and became ill. "I became really, really tired, lethargic and achy," he said. His mother took him...
  • America's epidemic of fear over Ebola

    America's epidemic  of fear over Ebola
    It's unfashionable to express sympathy for politicians these days, but spare an ounce of charity for all those officeholders trying to come up with reassuring responses to the terrifying — but so far, exaggerated — problem of Ebola in the...
  • State orders quarantine for workers who had contact with Ebola

    State orders quarantine for workers who had contact with Ebola
    California's top health officer has ordered a 21-day home quarantine for all returning medical workers or travelers who have had contact with a confirmed case of Ebola in West Africa, and invoked the possibility of imprisonment and fines if the...