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  • 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...
  • Australia's CSL, Ansell join global medical response to Ebola

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian biotech firm CSL Ltd, the world's second-biggest blood products maker, said on Friday it's working on a plasma product to treat Ebola following a request from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, part of a growing...
  • Nigeria announces truce with Boko Haram; fate of schoolgirls unclear

    Nigeria announces truce with Boko Haram; fate of schoolgirls unclear
    Nigerian officials Friday announced they had agreed to a cease-fire with Boko Haram, but their statements left confusion over the fate of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militant group in April. Defense chief of staff Alex Badeh announced the truce,...
  • Ebola didn't have to kill my uncle, Thomas Eric Duncan

    On Thursday, Sept. 25, my uncle Thomas Eric Duncan went to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He had a high fever and stomach pains. He told the nurse he had recently been in Liberia. But he was a man of color with no health insurance and no means...
  • We asked you: Should the U.S. restrict travel to guard against Ebola?

    Block W. African travel After the death of Thomas Duncan last week, it is time to block the travel of all people to the United States from the Western African countries until Ebola is no longer an epidemic Meredith Cohen Orlando Trouble coming...
  • Preliminary tests show Yale student does not have Ebola

    NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Preliminary tests show that a Yale University graduate student evaluated at a Connecticut hospital for Ebola-like symptoms does not have the disease, the hospital said in a statement on Thursday. The patient is one of two Yale...
  • Experts try to tamp fears of airline Ebola risk

    WASHINGTON Video cameras at Liberia's Monrovia airport showed Patrick Sawyer lying on his stomach to ease his discomfort on July 23 before he boarded the first of two flights that would carry him and the deadly Ebola virus to Nigeria. Sawyer, a Liberian-...
  • Obama authorizes military reservists for Ebola mission in Africa

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama authorized the use of American military reservists on Thursday to support humanitarian aid efforts against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In a letter to leaders of the U.S. Congress, Obama said he had...
  • Nelson calls for Ebola chief, 'war room'

    Nelson calls for Ebola chief, 'war room'
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson wants a temporary White House Ebola chief in a situation room directing traffic and coordinating responses to Ebola cases in the United States. Nelson, a Democrat from Orlando who earlier this month called on the White House to...
  • U.N. Ebola trust fund gets $100,000, almost $1 billion needed

    UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A United Nations trust fund seeking nearly $1 billion for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs to fight Ebola in West Africa has received a deposit of just $100,000 nearly a month after it was set up. The...
  • Guyana says it is barring citizens from four African countries to fend off Ebola

    GEORGETOWN (Reuters) - Guyana said on Thursday it has denied entry to citizens from four Ebola-hit West African nations for the past five weeks, in an effort to stop the disease from entering the small South American nation. Guyana stopped issuing...