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  • Carnival ship with isolated hospital worker on board skipping Mexico stop after Ebola concern

    MIAMI A Carnival ship carrying a health care worker who may have handled lab samples from the deceased Ebola-infected man in Dallas is skipping a planned stop in Cozumel Friday. In a statement, Doral-based Carnival Cruise Lines said the Carnival Magic...
  • The risk Ebola exposed [Editorial]

    The risk Ebola exposed  [Editorial]
    The Centers for Disease Control is urging people not to panic over the pair of nurses who tested positive for Ebola at the hospital in Dallas where an infected man was treated last month. Yet polls show the public isn't buying it — a recent survey...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION DALLAS Nina Pham, the nurse who was infected with Ebola, is in fair condition, "stable and resting comfortably" and is receiving intensive care in a specially equipped isolation ward at the National Institutes of Health near Washington,...
  • No sign that leprosy at Ohio prison has spread: officials

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - There are no signs that leprosy diagnosed in an Ohio inmate had spread to other prisoners or staff, and there is little risk that it has, prison officials said on Friday. The inmate, originally from Micronesia, a region of islands...
  • 3 Pennsylvania residents being monitored for Ebola in Texas

    3 Pennsylvania residents being monitored for Ebola in Texas
    Three Pennsylvanians who were on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who tested positive for Ebola are being monitored in Texas but have a low risk of contracting the virus, state health officials said Friday. "There is no risk that they...
  • U.S. health agency chief faulted over confusing Ebola messages

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The widening circle of people potentially exposed to Ebola in the United States is calling into question how well Dr. Thomas Frieden, the lead U.S. public health advisor, has communicated the risks of the deadly virus, according to...
  • 6 ways to avoid being stupid about Ebola

    Ebola fever in the United States -- the social, not the medical, phenomenon -- is moving toward a climax. Nearly two-thirds of respondents in a fresh Washington Post-ABC News poll said they're "concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic in the United...
  • Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar', opposes travel ban

    Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar', opposes travel ban
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States, but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. Obama's administration is...
  • Ebola fears continue to mount, spill into port business, politics

    Ebola fears continue to mount, spill into port business, politics
    A local longshoremen's union in Baltimore briefly refused to work a ship from West Africa. Questions about a patient's medical transport sparked a fury. And Rep. Andy Harris, a Baltimore County Republican and a doctor, called for a ban on travel from...
  • Texas health worker isolated on cruise ship over possible Ebola contact

    A Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been isolated on a cruise ship despite showing no symptoms of the disease, the Department of State said on Friday. The ...
  • Hundreds more passengers to be notified after Ebola nurse's flights

    Hundreds more passengers to be notified after Ebola nurse's flights
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its search for passengers who traveled on the same flights as a Texas nurse later diagnosed with Ebola, asking Thursday night that anyone who traveled on an Oct. 10 flight from Dallas to...