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  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

    ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States...
  • Proposed Ebola travel ban divides relief groups at epidemic's core

    Relief groups providing care at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic are at odds over the merits of banning travel from the three West African nations hardest hit by the often fatal virus. A top official with Samaritan's Purse whichgained national...
  • U.S. Ebola response chief seeks to reverse mistakes, step up response

    CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain faces a long to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis...
  • Ebola patient Amber Vinson's family disputes CDC story, gets a lawyer

    Health officials gave Texas nurse Amber Vinson permission to fly to Ohio and back even though she voiced concern about Ebola, her relatives said Sunday, adding that they have retained a high-profile attorney. Their statement contradicted a Centers for...
  • Mikulski sets Senate Ebola hearing two days after elections

    WASHINGTON As the threat of the Ebola virus appears to be easing, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., announced she would hold a hearing on the issue two days after voters are scheduled to go to the polls. The hearing...
  • Rubio to propose Ebola visa ban

    Rubio to propose Ebola visa ban
    Joining several other Florida lawmakers who earlier advocated some sort of travel ban, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio today announced he intends to introduce a bill to impose a temporary ban on new visas for nationals of the countries of Liberia, Guinea and...
  • 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...
  • Obama's Ebola czar is a government insider with no medical background

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday named a former longtime top aide to coordinate the government's efforts to combat Ebola, a veteran insider with experience in navigating the government bureaucracy but also a man with no medical background. Ron...
  • O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland

    O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland
    President Barack Obama appointed an "Ebola czar" Friday to lead the nation's response to the deadly virus, as Gov. Martin O'Malley sought to allay the public's fears after an infected Texas nurse was brought to Bethesda for treatment. Meanwhile, Johns...
  • Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas

    Lehigh Valley lawmakers urge limits on travel from Ebola areas
    – Most Lehigh Valley federal lawmakers are joining a chorus of concerns about how federal officials are responding to the Ebola crisis, calling for restricting travel from the affected countries and better coordination among agencies. Republican...