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  • Lab technician: Intense but fulfilling job

    Denisa Mateev said her job as a hospital laboratory associate can be rewarding -- and intense. "There's no room for error, as we deal with something most precious: human life," she said. "So when you come into work, you don't just give 100 percent, but...
  • Ebola in the U.S.: 1,000 people under some level of watch

    Whether by land, sea or air, the fear of Ebola has been spreading at a pace far faster than the growth in the number of people diagnosed with the disease. In recent days, the number of people who have been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms has...
  • San Diego college students get antibiotics after one dies of meningitis

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Free antibiotics have been given out to more than 400 San Diego State University students potentially exposed to bacterial meningitis from a campus sorority member who died of the disease early on Friday, campus and public health...
  • State Takes Lead With Ebola Precautions

    State Takes Lead With Ebola Precautions
    As health professionals nationwide prepare for the possibility of more cases of Ebola, other states would be advised to adopt Connecticut's precautions for dealing with the disease. Under guidelines announced this week by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, anyone...
  • O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland

    O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland
    President Barack Obama appointed an "Ebola czar" Friday to lead the nation's response to the deadly virus, as Gov. Martin O'Malley sought to allay the public's fears after an infected Texas nurse was brought to Bethesda for treatment. Meanwhile, Johns...
  • San Diego State student with meningitis remains on life support

    San Diego State student with meningitis remains on life support
    The 18-year-old student at San Diego State University stricken with meningococcal meningitis remains on life support as doctors look for possible “recipients [for] some of her vital organs,” the university said late Friday. A statement...
  • Dallas bids farewell to Ebola-infected nurse: 'We love you, Nina'

    Dallas bids farewell to Ebola-infected nurse: 'We love you, Nina'
    Nina Pham is accustomed to caring for patients in isolation — people with tuberculosis, pneumonia, flu, MRSA. Late last month she was summoned by the medical team caring for the nation’s first Ebola patient and, as she later told a colleague,...
  • Lawmakers criticize Dallas medical officials for errors in handling Ebola

    WASHINGTON Members of a U.S. House subcommittee sharply criticized national and Dallas medical officials Thursday for errors in the Ebola crisis that they say have eroded public trust in the hospital system. Fumbles by the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Scientists must work with facts and question status quo

    DALLAS Unknowns are scary and our repertoire on Ebola is far from complete. Viruses can mutate and outwit us. But some things we do know: The average incubation period for Ebola is eight to 10 days, the longest incubation period is 21 days, and patients...
  • Two steps behind on Ebola

    Two steps behind on Ebola
    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal officials tried Thursday to convince a skeptical U.S. House committee — and millions of worried Americans — they they've got a grip on Ebola in this country. They...
  • CDC lowers temperature threshold for Ebola fever

    Without explanation, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lowered its threshold for suspecting that someone might be infected with Ebola from 101.5 degrees to 100.4. The presence of fever remains the indication most relied upon...