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  • Obama unveils his Ebola response

    WASHINGTON -- Harry Truman's old adage, "The buck stops here," has been confirmed, at least politically, in President Obama's highly visible response to the Ebola crisis. His lengthy talk on the subject televised from the Oval Office was clearly devised...
  • CDC to issue Ebola guidelines for healthcare workers as soon as today

     
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue new guidelines for healthcare workers handling Ebola patients as soon as Saturday, the agency confirmed to the Los Angeles Times....
  • White House names Ebola czar as it steps up response

    With Americans' fears over random Ebola exposure fueled anew by scares on a cruise ship and a tour bus, the Obama administration moved Friday to fight accusations of incompetence from around Washington and on the campaign trail ahead of the midterm...
  • Do you trust your government on Ebola?

    Do you trust your government on Ebola?
    As I write this column, two health care workers in Dallas have come down with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled from West Africa and died from the disease. By the time you read it, there may be more cases. Still, there's no need...
  • Saving lives can mean facing death for health-care pros

    With a cough, everything changed. Carmelo Licitra was a physician treating a man ravaged by HIV. Then a coughing jag gripped the patient, drawing blood. Some of it splashed in Licitra's eyes. In an instant, the doctor swapped his white coat for...
  • Fauci acknowledges that Ebola guidelines failed to protect caregivers

    A top federal health official conceded Sunday that the government-recommended protective gear worn by nurses and doctors caring for patients sickened by Ebola has been inadequate to protect caregivers from infection. The official, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci,...
  • A political crisis called Ebola

    A political crisis called Ebola
    Until last week, Ebola was merely a humanitarian disaster and a threat to global health. Now it's a U.S. political crisis too. And that's not just because of the heightened vitriol between the two parties in an election year. The Obama administration's...
  • Illinois launches new Ebola hotline, task force

    Illinois launches new Ebola hotline, task force
    The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday the launch of a new Ebola hotline and plans to create an Ebola task force consisting of health care and emergency response departments. Department Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck also said that by...
  • It's in Hampton's budget: $97,666 for immunization services

    HAMPTON — Flu season is just beginning nationwide, meaning immunization clinics will be popping up throughout Hampton Roads. The city of Hampton has budgeted $97,666 for immunization services during the 2015 fiscal year. The service is...
  • What does it mean to be on new Ebola restrictions?

    Texas health officials are asking 75 healthcare workers who were exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, to sign a document that outlines restrictions on their travel and movement. Basically, about all they can do...
  • Ebola Scams: Spreading Rapidly

    Ebola Scams: Spreading Rapidly
    If it's in the news, it's scam-worthy. Scammers are cashing in on fears following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, selling products online claiming to cure or prevent the virus. None of these products, from herbal oils to snake venom, works. The...