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  • 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...
  • Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy

    Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy
    The federal government effectively began to restrict the care of Ebola patients to hospitals with special bio-containment units Thursday, and the Obama administration labored to reassure jittery Americans and increasingly skeptical lawmakers that public...
  • Dallas hospital shifts blame to CDC on Ebola protocols

    Dallas hospital shifts blame to CDC on Ebola protocols
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas lashed back Thursday at nurses' allegations that it had put workers at risk with shoddy protection policies and sloppy handling of waste while treating a Liberian man who died of the Ebola virus.  Two nurses...
  • Australia's CSL, Ansell join global medical response to Ebola

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian biotech firm CSL Ltd, the world's second-biggest blood products maker, said on Friday it's working on a plasma product to treat Ebola following a request from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, part of a growing...
  • 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...
  • Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas

    Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas
    The first Texas nurse to contract Ebola, Nina Pham, left the Dallas hospital where she has been receiving treatment for the virus this week for a flight to a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland, officials said Thursday. Pham, 26, is the...
  • 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 ...
  • Enfermera de Texas es aislada en crucero por pequeño riesgo de ébola

    Enfermera de Texas es aislada en crucero por pequeño riesgo de ébola
    MIAMI - Una trabajadora de la salud de Texas que podría haber tenido contacto con muestras del primer paciente diagnosticado con ébola en Estados Unidos ha sido aislada en un crucero, pero no está mostrando síntomas de la enfermedad, dijo el viernes el...
  • Ebola vs. civil liberties

    Ebola vs. civil liberties
    WASHINGTON — Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop the epidemic "in its...
  • To stem the threat from Ebola, close our borders now [Letter]

    To stem the threat from Ebola, close our borders now [Letter]
    As a medical researcher, I have long thought that the approach taken by the federal Centers for Disease Control to protect citizens from infection with Ebola is grossly inadequate ("Unprepared against Ebola?" Oct. 13). It appears driven by an...
  • Gov. Scott makes Broward stop to discuss Ebola preparedness

    Gov. Scott makes Broward stop to discuss Ebola preparedness
    Gov. Rick Scott on Friday is scheduled to discuss preparedness for a potential Ebola outbreak and the Centers for Disease Control's response to his request for aid in becoming ready for the deadly disease. Scott will brief the media during a 9 a.m....