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  • Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo is now virus-free; Nina Pham improving

    American journalist Ashoka Mukpo no longer has Ebola, health officials announced Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Texas nurse and Ebola patient Nina Pham's condition was upgraded to "good" from "fair," and Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the opening of a...
  • Behind State's 'Stringent' Ebola Guidelines, Quarantine Not Automatic

    Behind State's 'Stringent' Ebola Guidelines, Quarantine Not Automatic
    New state Ebola guidelines require that even those returning from West African travel with no symptoms to go through a 21-day quarantine, but the state health commissioner said that, in reality, she would have the discretion to decide whether such a...
  • Obama authorizes National Guard for Ebola mission in West Africa

    Obama authorizes National Guard for Ebola mission in West Africa
    President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home. Obama's move came after lawmakers held a...
  • Arrestee's Ebola claim was false, sheriff says

    Arrestee's Ebola claim was false, sheriff says
    Broward County's busiest court was disrupted Friday and its biggest jail was locked down for four hours after a judge cleared a courtroom because an arrestee allegedly told police he had Ebola. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue hazmat responders wearing...
  • Jesse Saperstein shares successes for becoming fearless with Asperger's syndrome

    Jesse Saperstein's life can be divided into two parts. In his youth, he blurted out inappropriate comments, he had outbursts of anger and struggled terribly with new situations. He didn't see a future for himself. But in the second half of his life as...
  • Flu season here; health officials urge vaccine

    Flu season here; health officials urge vaccine
    Flu season has officially begun, and though the risk of catching the disease is low this early in the season, health officials emphasize that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot as soon as possible. "Now is a great time to get vaccinated...
  • 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...
  • Lyme walk held to help raise awareness about the disease

    Two women who have been personally touched by Lyme disease organized a Lyme Walk, held Oct. 18 on the Hebron/Colchester portion of the Airline Trail, designed to raise awareness regarding the disease. Diana Young's son Brenden was in his senior year at...
  • 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...
  • Violence against women emerges as key campaign issue in Alaska

    The woman was terrified her boyfriend would find her. He had beaten her up, torn her phone from the wall. He was after her. He had a gun. So she pounded on her apartment manager's door. The 17-year-old who answered let her in and dialed 911. "I...
  • Rodricks finds the wrong villain in Ebola research debate

    Rodricks finds the wrong villain in Ebola research debate
    Dan Rodricks is, as the saying goes, entitled to his own opinions, but not his own facts. In "Vigilance for viruses comes at a cost" (Oct. 19), Mr. Rodricks recites one scientist's complaint (in a Huffington Post interview) that research support from...