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  • Ebola 'czar' named by White House

    Ebola 'czar' named by White House
    President Obama on Friday tapped longtime Democratic operative Ron Klain to coordinate the federal government’s response to the threat of widespread infection from the Ebola virus. The move came as the president and his administration faced mounting...
  • From Guinea to Dallas: Tracing the Ebola threat

    From Guinea to Dallas: Tracing the Ebola threat
    It began in a village deep in the forests of southeastern Guinea, when a 2-year-old boy named Emile developed a mysterious illness. Nothing, it seemed, could stem the child's fever and vomiting, and he died within days. A week later, the illness...
  • Virginia Peninsula officials ramp up preparedness for Ebola screening

    Virginia Peninsula officials ramp up preparedness for Ebola screening
    Peninsula-area health-care workers and first responders spent the week planning and preparing against the spread of the Ebola virus, with no cases in Virginia so far. Three Ebola cases in Dallas and known negative tests in Richmond and Newport News...
  • CDC approves 2 Ebola-preparedness requests

    CDC approves 2 Ebola-preparedness requests
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved two of Gov. Rick Scott's requests for enhancing Florida's Ebola preparedness efforts: a conference call with health-care workers on best practices and redirecting $7 million in federal-grant...
  • Lehigh Valley breast cancer survivors share a common path

    Lehigh Valley breast cancer survivors share a common path
    Laurie Flynn of Upper Macungie Township has worked for 30 years at Air Products, where she is a senior safety specialist. Roni Fabian of Northampton manages two doctors' offices. On the surface, the women don't seem to have a lot in common. They live in...
  • To fight contagion, U.S. must reset security-liberty balance

    Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop the epidemic "in its tracks." And yet nurses Nina Pham and...
  • America needs straight talk on Ebola to prevent panic

    Let's make a deal: We'll all promise not to panic about Ebola if the experts — especially those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — agree to get their stories straight. They should begin by giving a better explanation of...
  • As 'critical weekend' passes, Ebola anxiety grows

    As 'critical weekend' passes, Ebola anxiety grows
    With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States but dozens of people being monitored in case they contract the disease, President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to give in to "hysteria" about the spread of the virus. As though...
  • 'We can't give in to hysteria,' Obama says of Ebola fears

    Trying to calm an increasingly alarmed public, President Obama on Saturday urged Americans to keep the Texas Ebola cases “in perspective,” as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepared new guidelines for healthcare workers who...
  • Obama unveils his Ebola response

    WASHINGTON -- Harry Truman's old adage, "The buck stops here," has been confirmed, at least politically, in President Obama's highly visible response to the Ebola crisis. His lengthy talk on the subject televised from the Oval Office was clearly devised...
  • White House names Ebola czar as it steps up response

    With Americans' fears over random Ebola exposure fueled anew by scares on a cruise ship and a tour bus, the Obama administration moved Friday to fight accusations of incompetence from around Washington and on the campaign trail ahead of the midterm...