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  • Ebola in the U.S.: 1,000 people under some level of watch

    Whether by land, sea or air, the fear of Ebola has been spreading at a pace far faster than the growth in the number of people diagnosed with the disease. In recent days, the number of people who have been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms has...
  • 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...
  • Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy

    Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy
    The federal government effectively began to restrict the care of Ebola patients to hospitals with special bio-containment units Thursday, and the Obama administration labored to reassure jittery Americans and increasingly skeptical lawmakers that public...
  • Ebola fears continue to mount, spill into port business, politics

    Ebola fears continue to mount, spill into port business, politics
    A local longshoremen's union in Baltimore briefly refused to work a ship from West Africa. Questions about a patient's medical transport sparked a fury. And Rep. Andy Harris, a Baltimore County Republican and a doctor, called for a ban on travel from...
  • Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas

    Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas
    The first Texas nurse to contract Ebola, Nina Pham, left the Dallas hospital where she has been receiving treatment for the virus this week for a flight to a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland, officials said Thursday. Pham, 26, is the...
  • Nina Pham, Ebola-infected nurse, sheds happy tears in video

    Nina Pham, Ebola-infected nurse, sheds happy tears in video
    A video of Nina Pham, the first person known to contract Ebola in the United States, shows the Dallas nurse in good, if emotional, spirits. "Don't cry! Don't cry!" a healthcare worker in the room says as Pham, sitting up in her hospital bed and wearing a...
  • CDC lowers temperature threshold for Ebola fever

    Without explanation, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lowered its threshold for suspecting that someone might be infected with Ebola from 101.5 degrees to 100.4. The presence of fever remains the indication most relied upon...
  • Jonah Goldberg: With Ebola crisis, Hollywood movie not so far-fetched, it seems

    Jonah Goldberg: With Ebola crisis, Hollywood movie not so far-fetched, it seems
    While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago." Fortunately, the scene is from a movie, "Contagion," though it's probably close enough to what is...
  • Ebola is much less scary than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?

    While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago." Fortunately, the scene is only from the movie "Contagion," though it's probably close enough to what is...
  • Sharing healthcare data not as easy as it sounds

    To the editor: The article on Big Data's potential to improve healthcare overlooks a fundamental problem: Many of the institutions that hold our most valuable health data are reluctant to share them with one another. ("Big data, meet big money: NIH...
  • Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts

    Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts
    — The first known case of Ebola contracted in the United States is giving urgency to moves by lawmakers to boost funding for a response after years of cuts to federal prevention and research budgets. With health officials raising the prospect of...