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  • Preparing for Ebola

    Preparing for Ebola
    The policy announced yesterday by Gov. Martin O’Malley, health secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein and the state’s major hospitals doesn’t call for barring entry to travelers from the affected region, nor does it mandate locking up health care workers in hastily improvised quarantine centers when they return to this country after treating patients there. Instead, the state is planning a measured response to Ebola that, if properly carried out, should effectively contain the threat while quelling public fears surrounding the disease.
  • Hopkins, UM designated to care for Ebola patients in Maryland as N.Y. case emerges

    Hopkins, UM designated to care for Ebola patients in Maryland as N.Y. case emerges
    Maryland health officials designated three hospitals to receive Ebola patients in Maryland — including Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore — changing course from previous plans almost two weeks...

    Md. to impose home quarantine, transit limits on some travelers from Ebola-stricken countries

    Md. to impose home quarantine, transit limits on some travelers from Ebola-stricken countries
    Travelers to Maryland from three West African countries where Ebola continues to spread could be quarantined at home or barred from public transit, depending on their risk of exposure to the deadly virus, under guidelines Gov. Martin O'Malley announced...

    State panel recommends creation of a birth injury fund

    State panel recommends creation of a birth injury fund
    A task force set up by the General Assembly earlier this year has recommended that the state create a fund to help care for babies with suffering neurological injuries during birth, according to a report sent to lawmakers. A no-fault fund, modeled...

    Prosecutors: No charges against Baltimore officer who used Taser on teen

    Prosecutors: No charges against Baltimore officer who used Taser on teen
    Baltimore police officers will not face charges for using a Taser five times on a 19-year-old hospital patient who died in May, city prosecutors said Tuesday. After interviewing witnesses, reviewing the use of the Taser and studying autopsy results, the...