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  • Arresting Ebola Carriers Will Not Curb Virus

    Arresting Ebola Carriers Will Not Curb Virus
    In 1983, before the HIV virus was identified, a young woman in New Haven was diagnosed with an apparent case of AIDS. Carlotta Locklear was a commercial sex worker who was struggling with a heroin addiction and had an infant child. She was also the center...
  • Gearing up for the Ebola threat: Front & Center

    Last week, officials delayed a flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Tampa because a passenger complained of Ebola-like symptoms. Officials transferred other travelers to another plane, disinfected the first plane, and tested the passenger. It was a false...
  • Stop politicizing Ebola response; focus on what works

    The following editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sunday, Oct. 19: It was inevitable that the Ebola outbreak would be politicized in the United States. That's what we do we trivialize important issues. But the important decisions...
  • U.S. officials who promised new Ebola guidelines set news conference

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control set a news teleconference for 7 p.m. ET (2300 GMT)on Monday, having promised earlier in the day to issue new Ebola guidelines. (Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb; Editing by Howard Goller)
  • Can the U.S. healthcare system do as well against Ebola as Nigeria's just did?

    Two. That’s the total number of known Ebola cases in the United States today — the two infected nurses from Dallas’ Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Nina Pham and Amber Vincent. That’s two cases in a country of 319 million...
  • Cuba pledges more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in Africa

    GENEVA The announcement Monday by Cuba that it will send an additional 91 medical staff to help contain the Ebola virus outbreak surging across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea brings the island nation's contribution of people fighting the epidemic to 256...
  • Calm down, America, Ebola isn't about to kill us all

    A Texas university refuses to accept students from Nigeria, where there were a couple dozen Ebola cases before the disease was quickly stopped. Louisiana refuses to allow incinerated trash from the treatment of Texas' first Ebola victim, Thomas Eric...
  • CDC calls for better training with protective gear in new Ebola guidelines

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday it has set up new guidelines for health workers taking care of patients infected with Ebola that require better training in taking off and putting on protective suits....
  • Critical period begins for Akron-area contacts of Texas nurse with ebola

    AKRON, Ohio Summit County, Ohio, residents who spent time with a Texas nurse days before she tested positive for Ebola are now entering the average incubation period for the deadly viral disease. On average, people who contract Ebola show symptoms of...
  • First round of possible Ebola contacts cleared from isolation

    DALLAS The countdown has begun. With the first round of possible Ebola contacts cleared from isolation Monday, all eyes are on Nov. 7. That is when the remaining 120 people in the Dallas Fort Worth area will complete their time, Dallas Mayor Mike...
  • Airlines have not updated ticketing policies for possible Ebola carriers, survey shows

    WASHINGTON A week after Dallas nurse Amber Vinson boarded a plane in Ohio, airlines haven't made it any easier for people who fear they might be carrying Ebola to rebook. A survey of major airlines and some smaller carriers found that none have updated...