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  • Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus

    Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus
    Ebola's exponential growth and extraterritorial reach has caused commentators across the ideological spectrum — from former U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Anthony Zinni to the Daily Kos — to describe the spread of the virus as an “...
  • Passengers delayed at John Wayne airport as sick child is treated

    The evacuation of a toddler suspected of having meningitis caused delays for other passengers disembarking a flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, to John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Friday afternoon, authorities said. A 2-year-old girl with...
  • Hopkins picked to create Ebola training tool

    Hopkins picked to create Ebola training tool
    Federal health regulators picked Johns Hopkins Medicine on Friday to lead development of a Web-based tool to train doctors, nurses and other health care workers on the protocols they should follow when treating patients with, or at risk of contracting,...
  • As a doctor fights Ebola, a nurse beats the deadly virus

    WASHINGTON The dangers confronting health care workers who treat Ebola patients took center stage Friday in the nation's capital and in America's largest city. While doctors in New York City closely monitored the condition of Dr. Craig Spencer, the...
  • A few Ebola cases terrify US, a predictably American response

    DALLAS For Triston Crowl, 20, the arrival of teams dressed in yellow hazmat suits looking for Ebola in his Dallas neighborhood helicopters flying overhead felt like living the opening scene of a movie that wouldn't end well. "People were freaking out,"...
  • Mali's first Ebola case, a two-year-old girl, dies: officials

    BAMAKO (Reuters) - A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned that many people had potentially been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill....
  • Dallas nurses free of Ebola virus

    DALLAS Nina Pham, the Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola, is now "virus-free," according to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. And officials also confirm that her colleague Amber Vinson has also tested free of the...
  • As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was little sign of panic. Dr. Craig...
  • U.S. considering quarantine for returning Ebola health workers: CDC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering quarantining healthcare workers returning to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated Ebola patients there tested positive for the virus....
  • Republicans take aim at U.S. Ebola response after fourth case emerges

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans with an eye on next month's congressional elections ratcheted up their criticism of President Barack Obama's response to Ebola on Friday after the emergence of a fourth U.S. case heightened public anxiety about the...
  • Dallas nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus: hospital

    (Reuters) - A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, Emory University Hospital in Atlanta said on Friday. Amber Vinson, one of two nurses from a Dallas hospital infected with Ebola after treating the first patient diagnosed...