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  • As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was little sign of panic. Dr. Craig...
  • CDC guidelines 'insufficient' for New York population density: Cuomo

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal guidelines for screening and monitoring travelers from Ebola-affected countries are "insufficient" for the New York City region with its extreme population density, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday. As part of...
  • New York City to check daily with people returning from West Africa

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's health department will actively monitor anyone who arrives in the city from one of the three West African countries affected by Ebola, Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Friday. He said health officials...
  • NY doctor with Ebola a serious student with funny side, friends say

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The young doctor diagnosed with Ebola in New York City is a big-hearted man with a serious interest in international emergency medicine and a flair for languages, yet his friends call him "a goofball." Craig Spencer, originally...
  • Chicago offers Ebola guidance to health care workers

    Chicago offers Ebola guidance to health care workers
    After handling its first suspected Ebola patients — who turned out not to have the virus — Chicago health officials are taking additional steps to prepare health care workers for potential cases. Though Mayor Rahm Emanuel again emphasized...
  • Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel

    ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year. The violence prompted...
  • A few Ebola cases terrify US, a predictably American response

    DALLAS For Triston Crowl, 20, the arrival of teams dressed in yellow hazmat suits looking for Ebola in his Dallas neighborhood helicopters flying overhead felt like living the opening scene of a movie that wouldn't end well. "People were freaking out,"...
  • Mali's first Ebola case, a two-year-old girl, dies: officials

    BAMAKO (Reuters) - A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned that many people had potentially been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill....
  • Champ and Chump: Tim Franklin & Joseph L. Britton

    Champ Tim Franklin: A former Sentinel editor, now president of the Poynter Institute, he provided a much-needed antidote for Ebola hysteria this week. A visit to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg by 12 African journalists was canceled. Why?...
  • Mali monitors 43 people as it tackles its first case of Ebola

    Mali monitors 43 people as it tackles its first case of Ebola
    Health authorities in Mali are monitoring 43 people known to have been in contact with a 2-year-old girl, the West African nation's first Ebola case. As Malian officials scrambled to head off the threat, authorities in neighboring Ivory Coast were...
  • New York officials reassure city as man tests positive for Ebola

    New York officials reassure city as man tests positive for Ebola
    Ebola turned up in the nation’s largest city Thursday when a Manhattan doctor who had treated victims of the deadly virus in Africa tested positive for it, less than a month after Ebola killed one person and sickened two nurses in Texas. The...