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  • Scott asks CDC to brief Florida hospitals on Ebola

    Scott asks CDC to brief Florida hospitals on Ebola
    The Florida Department of Health has asked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to instruct Florida hospitals on best practices to handle Ebola cases, Gov. Rick Scott announced this afternoon. Scott said he wants the briefing to take...
  • Ebola ruled out as possibility for JFK patient

    Ebola ruled out as possibility for JFK patient
    Palm Beach County health officials followed federal guidelines in ruling out Ebola as a possible diagnosis for a patient transported by ambulance to JFK Medical Center on Wednesday. The woman, who had recently visited Africa, was staying at the Four...
  • Nurses at Dallas hospital describe poor safety measures with Ebola victim

    Nurses at a Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola described a confused and chaotic response to his arrival in the emergency room, alleging in a statement Tuesday that he languished for hours in a room with other patients and that hospital...
  • Error in Dallas may have exposed others to Ebola, CDC chief says

    The misstep that allowed a Texas nurse to contract Ebola while treating a patient may have exposed others to the virus, the nation’s leading healthcare official said Monday as experts stepped up scrutiny of medical workers at the hospital where...
  • Ebola hoax on bus will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Metro says

    Ebola hoax on bus will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, Metro says
    When a man shouted "I have Ebola!" on a Metro bus in Los Angeles on Monday, what followed was more than just a made-for-TV scare. The threat forced officials to quarantine the driver as a precaution and to take the bus out of service while it...
  • Ebola puts Lehigh Valley hospitals on alert

    If you're feeling feverish and achy and go to your doctor's office or a hospital, don't be surprised when they ask if you've recently been to West Africa. You may have the flu — it is flu season, after all — but health care institutions in...
  • Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts

    Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts
    — The first known case of Ebola contracted in the United States is giving urgency to moves by lawmakers to boost funding for a response after years of cuts to federal prevention and research budgets. With health officials raising the prospect of...
  • CPS gave 38 shots for allergic reactions in year

      CPS gave 38 shots for allergic reactions in year
    In the first year that Chicago Public Schools stocked epinephrine injectors at all schools, nurses and other trained workers administered the hormone 38 times, according a study by Northwestern Medicine published Monday in the American Journal of...
  • With Ebola scare, travel industry hits rough patch

    With a series of embarrassing accidents in its wake, the $37.1-billion cruise industry was looking forward to a strong booking season this winter. Instead, cruise operators are facing the same crisis that has shaken the airline industry: Ebola....
  • Florida to spend additional $7 million for Ebola protection

    Florida to spend additional $7 million for Ebola protection
    Florida health officials notified the federal Centers for Disease Control late Tuesday that the state will immediately redirect more than $7 million in government funds to buy additional protective gear to deal with potential Ebola patients. The letter,...
  • Ebola is 'some form of population control,' singer Chris Brown tweets

    Chris Brown might have this whole Ebola situation figured out -- and it's much more serious than anyone thought. "I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. ... getting crazy bruh," the singer said in a tweet...