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  • How did the 21-day watch list for Ebola symptoms come about?

    How did the 21-day watch list for Ebola symptoms come about?
    Texas officials have announced that dozens of people completed their 21 days of Ebola monitoring, were clear of symptoms and could return to their normal routines.  But how did this key 21-day marker come about?   “After 21 days of being on this...
  • Heightened Ebola screening of travelers from W. African countries to U.S. announced

    Heightened Ebola screening of travelers from W. African countries to U.S. announced
    Tuesday, as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing response to prevent the spread of Ebola to the United States, it announced travel restrictions in the form of additional screening and protective measures at U.S. ports of entry for...
  • Sirleaf pleads for Liberia, and for Africa

    Sirleaf pleads for Liberia, and for Africa
    As the Ebola nightmare continues in Liberia and as we battle to contain the epidemic, it is important to look beyond the immediate crisis. Many more lives will be lost before this dreadful outbreak is beaten, but to properly honor the memory of the...
  • 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...
  • Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases

    Hospitals focus on preparedness as risk of Ebola spread increases
    As health officials fail to contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, recent scares at two Baltimore-area hospitals highlight the need for hospitals here and across the United States to prepare space and equipment for what some consider inevitable — the...
  • Ebola patient on Frontier might have had symptoms on flight

    Ebola patient on Frontier might have had symptoms on flight
    Frontier Airlines Chief Executive David Siegel said late Wednesday that he had ordered the removal of seat covers and carpeting from the plane that carried an Ebola-stricken flier after health officials said she might have had symptoms on the flight....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New Ebola protection guidelines leave no bare skin

    After pointed criticism from healthcare workers and relatives of an Ebola-infected nurse, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines Monday for hospital protective gear. The guidelines, which were scheduled to be posted...
  • Dallas residents emerge from Ebola monitoring, greeted by confusion

    Dallas residents emerge from Ebola monitoring, greeted by confusion
    Monday was supposed to mark the end of 21 days of anxious Ebola monitoring for Youngor Jallah's family of six, when they could emerge from their stuffy two-bedroom apartment and return to comfortable routines. They had been exposed to Jallah's mother'...
  • Fort Eustis soldiers train for Ebola mission

    Fort Eustis soldiers train for Ebola mission
    About 60 soldiers from Fort Eustis are soon headed to West Africa to provide logistical support for the ongoing efforts to stem the Ebola outbreak. While there, they are not expected to come in contact with patients or the virus. On Wednesday, however,...