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  • Stopping Ebola in the U.S.: A lesson from Dallas

    Stopping Ebola in the U.S.: A lesson from Dallas
    After four health care workers with Ebola were flown from West Africa to the United States for care last month, the first case in the U.S. has been diagnosed in a Liberian man visiting Dallas. While it's extremely unlikely this case will lead to a...
  • American life expectancy hits record high

    American life expectancy hits record high
    Hey America, we're living longer than ever. Life expectancy in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, with the average American topping out at 78.8 years in 2012, according to research released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center...
  • Washington, D.C. hospital admits patient with possible Ebola symptoms

    Washington, D.C. hospital admits patient with possible Ebola symptoms
    Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. has admitted a patient with possible symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus "in an abundance of caution," it said in a statement on Friday. The patient, who had recently traveled to Nigeria, is in stable...
  • Malloy Says Connecticut Hospitals Equipped For Ebola Patients, But Outbreak Unlikely

    Malloy Says Connecticut Hospitals Equipped For Ebola Patients, But Outbreak Unlikely
    HARTFORD - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday that Connecticut hospitals are prepared to diagnose and care for any potential Ebola infected patient, but cautioned that the risk of an outbreak in the U.S. or Connecticut was "very low." Malloy said...
  • Fight Ebola before it spreads in US

    Fight Ebola before it spreads in US
    The first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States, and Americans can assume it won't be the last without vigilance to keep the disease out. President Barack Obama is right — this is a national security issue and merits a response equal...
  • Dallas officials say they had to order Ebola family to stay home

    Dallas officials say they had to order Ebola family to stay home
    Dallas officials said that relatives of the man infected with Ebola left their apartment after agreeing not to, which prompted officials to issue a confinement order overnight. “They were noncompliant with the request to stay home,” Dallas...
  • Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?

    Ebola scare: How clean are airline cabins?
    United Airlines, flown by the Dallas Ebola patient to the U.S., cites medical experts that there was "zero risk of transmission" on the flights. Despite the reassurances, the Ebola case has focused attention on the procedures airlines use to keep cabins...
  • First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.: Here's why you don't need to panic

    With officials confirming the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States, and the first case diagnosed outside of Africa during this outbreak, some Americans continue to express fear that the deadly disease -- which is believed to have killed at...
  • Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola

    Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola
    Orlando International Airport paramedics examined a sick passenger on an incoming Southwest Airlines flight from Houston earlier this afternoon, but he was not suffering from Ebola. The passenger, who was not named, had visited Kenya in August,...
  • More than a decade later, SARS offers lessons on Ebola

    More than a decade later, SARS offers lessons on Ebola
    It was a novel virus whose early symptoms could easily be mistaken for a dozen other common afflictions. With no treatment or vaccine in hand, it bubbled up — and quickly mushroomed — in a group of poor, populous countries. Healthcare...
  • United contacting passengers, testing crew on flights with Ebola patient

    United contacting passengers, testing crew on flights with Ebola patient
    United Airlines is contacting passengers who flew on two flights that carried a Liberian man infected with Ebola and is offering Ebola screening for flight attendants on those flights. The airline that carried Thomas Eric Duncan from Brussels to...