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  • With Ebola, it's better to screen outbound flights, study suggests

    The deceased Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan is unlikely to be the last person to carry the Ebola virus out of one of three West African countries, a new study suggests. Given current infection rates in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, a team of Canadian...
  • Critical period begins for Akron-area contacts of Texas nurse with ebola

    AKRON, Ohio Summit County, Ohio, residents who spent time with a Texas nurse days before she tested positive for Ebola are now entering the average incubation period for the deadly viral disease. On average, people who contract Ebola show symptoms of...
  • First round of possible Ebola contacts cleared from isolation

    DALLAS The countdown has begun. With the first round of possible Ebola contacts cleared from isolation Monday, all eyes are on Nov. 7. That is when the remaining 120 people in the Dallas Fort Worth area will complete their time, Dallas Mayor Mike...
  • New Ebola protection guidelines leave no bare skin

    After pointed criticism from healthcare workers and relatives of an Ebola-infected nurse, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines Monday for hospital protective gear. The guidelines, which were scheduled to be posted...
  • U.S. ramps up Ebola response using military

    U.S. ramps up Ebola response using military
    The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free. The government's new ...
  • Langley airmen return home after Ebola mission

    Langley airmen return home after Ebola mission
    HAMPTON — Airmen from Langley Air Force Base who deployed to West Africa last month as part of an international effort to contain the spread of Ebola there returned home early Monday morning. A base spokesman said the 633rd Medical Group...
  • WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

    LAGOS/LUXEMBOURG With no new confirmed cases reported for 42 days, which is twice the incubation period for the deadly Ebola virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday declared Nigeria free of Ebola transmission. "This is a spectacular...
  • As quarantine ends, Ebola victim's fiancee praises nurses

    One day before Thomas Eric Duncan’s friends and family were to get out of quarantine, his fiancee said they remain healthy, but that she aches for the two nurses who contracted Ebola after caring for him. Louise Troh issued a statement Sunday...
  • Virginia pork producers enjoy high profits while battling epidemic

    Virginia pork producers enjoy high profits while battling epidemic
    It's fast, strikes without warning and has wreaked havoc on the nation's hogs. A virus first identified in the U.S. last year has killed millions of young hogs, putting the pork industry into flux and leaving Americans paying a premium for ham and bacon....
  • U.S. issues new ebola protocals for health workers

    DALLAS - The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free. The government'...
  • Federal Funding For Cancer Research Plummets In State

    Connecticut's share of funding from the National Cancer Institute has dropped 19 percent since 2010 – a steeper decline than many other states, an analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) data show. Federal cancer institute funding to...