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  • Ebola must be stopped at source, not via travel bans: World Bank's Kim

    Ebola must be stopped at source, not via travel bans: World Bank's Kim
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Closing national borders to people from countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak is "not an effective strategy" for stopping the deadly disease, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. There is only one way to end...
  • Md. caregivers seek more training, protection after Ebola spreads to 2 Texas nurses

    Md. caregivers seek more training, protection after Ebola spreads to 2 Texas nurses
    When a Liberian man brought Ebola to Dallas late last month, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden boldly predicted that the U.S. would "stop it in its tracks." But the spread of the virus to two nurses who cared for the man raises new questions about how...
  • Chronology: Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    Chronology: Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
    (Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed nearly 4,500 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a...
  • Priest, air passenger among six hospitalized in Spain for Ebola tests

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish authorities reported four new patients with suspected Ebola symptoms on Thursday, including a feverish passenger who started shaking on an Air France flight to Madrid and a Spanish priest who had recently been in Liberia. Three...
  • Soon-to-be-homeless cats need help

    Soon-to-be-homeless cats need help
    The case of several cats that needed homes because their elderly owner had to move has taken a serious turn. The owner, an 80-year-old Chicago woman who kept two dozen cats, has been hospitalized. The building she was living in was purchased months...
  • Lawmakers blast government handling of Ebola on American soil

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday blasted the Obama administration's handling of Ebola on American soil, warning that public trust is waning after two nurses caring for a Liberian man with the disease contracted the virus. "The trust...
  • 'The problem of Ebola is in three countries in Africa,' WHO official says

    Amid continuing consternation about the spread of the Ebola virus to two nurses in a Texas hospital from a Liberian patient, the World Health Organization on Thursday sought to keep the focus on West Africa's burgeoning and unprecedentedly large Ebola...
  • Ohio Health Department tracing contacts of second nurse with Ebola

    (Reuters) - The Ohio Health Department said it is tracing contacts of a second Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola who flew from Cleveland to Dallas one day before she tested positive for the virus. The department is also working with airline officials...
  • U.S. airline stocks fall on renewed fears of Ebola effect on travel

    U.S. airline stocks fall on renewed fears of Ebola effect on travel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. airline stocks tumbled again on Wednesday on renewed fears of a drop-off in air travel spurred by reports that a second Texas nurse had contracted the deadly Ebola virus and traveled on a U.S. airline flight. Shares of United...
  • Majority of Americans believe Ebola spreads through air: poll

    BOSTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans believe the Ebola virus can be spread by sneezing or coughing and more than a third fear that they or someone in their immediate family may contract the deadly disease in the next year, according to a Harvard...
  • Amid latest U.S. Ebola infection, L.A. County says it's prepared

    Amid latest U.S. Ebola infection, L.A. County says it's prepared
    On the same day the U.S. awoke to reports of a second nurse in Texas testing positive for Ebola, public health officials Wednesday sought to reassure Los Angeles County residents that they were prepared to face the deadly virus should it arrive in the...