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  • Fort Eustis soldiers head to Africa to support those battling Ebola

    Fort Eustis soldiers head to Africa to support those battling Ebola
    About 60 Fort Eustis soldiers said goodbye to their loved ones Wednesday morning during a ceremony at the Anderson Field House as they deploy to West Africa in support of the efforts there to quell the Ebola epidemic. None know when they will return....
  • Maryland to monitor travelers from West Africa for Ebola symptoms as CDC increases surveillance

    Maryland to monitor travelers from West Africa for Ebola symptoms as CDC increases surveillance
    The CDC is ordering Maryland health officials to monitor all travelers entering the state from three West African countries for signs of Ebola as the federal agency is pressed to tighten border screening for the deadly virus. Starting Monday, the...
  • Virginia continuing to prep for Ebola outbreak

    Virginia continuing to prep for Ebola outbreak
    Virginia health officials briefed local government leaders and public health personnel across the state Wednesday on preparations for a possible Ebola outbreak. New travel screening mandates, more protective equipment for hospital workers, and the...
  • Related story: Texas nurse Amber Vinson now free of Ebola virus, family says

    Related story: Texas nurse Amber Vinson now free of Ebola virus, family says
    Ebola is now undetectable in Texas nurse Amber Vinson's body, and she has been approved to leave isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, her family announced Wednesday.  Officials from the hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Ebola treatment center opens its doors in Texas

    DALLAS When the first Ebola patient showed up at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, a warning sounded that other hospitals needed to prepare space for a possible influx of new cases. Methodist Health System quickly identified a place that might...
  • CDC to implement elaborate monitoring for West African visitors

    WASHINGTON The U.S. will soon require every airline passenger from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia who arrives in one of six states to undergo 21 days of official monitoring for symptoms of Ebola. The new initiative, which begins Monday, will require...
  • Ebola in headlines, but flu is bigger worry

    Ebola in headlines, but flu is bigger worry
    Ebola has grabbed national headlines in recent weeks, but it's the time of year when people should be more worried about the flu. Though Ebola's risk to the general public is low, "we shouldn't forget that there are many viruses that cause illnesses...
  • U.S. takes more steps to guard against new Ebola cases

    Pressed to tighten border screening for travelers potentially exposed to Ebola, federal health officials took more steps Wednesday to monitor people coming into the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the outbreak....
  • Ebola virus no longer detected in infected nurse's body, family says

    Ebola virus no longer detected in infected nurse's body, family says
    The family of Amber Vinson, one of two Dallas nurses infected with Ebola, said on Wednesday that tests by medical officials were no longer able to detect the virus in her body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was not immediately available...
  • Dallas nurse being treated in Atlanta is Ebola-free, family says

    FORT WORTH, Texas Dallas nurse Amber Vinson was Ebola-free Wednesday, according to family members in Atlanta, where she is being treated for the virus. Officials at Emory University Hospital, where Vinson is in a biocontainment unit, did not...
  • Pennsylvania to be one of first states with stepped-up Ebola monitoring for travelers from West Africa

    Pennsylvania to be one of first states with stepped-up Ebola monitoring for travelers from West Africa
    Pennsylvania is one of six states that will begin stepped-up monitoring of people entering the United States from the three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Starting Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will...