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  • Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
    (Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Interactive graphic on Ebola: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/...
  • Rwanda suspends BBC's local radio service over genocide documentary

    KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwanda has suspended the BBC's local radio service after the broadcaster aired a documentary that questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide, the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority said on Friday. "Rwanda: The Untold Story,"...
  • 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....
  • Mali's first Ebola case, a two-yr-old girl, dies: official

    BAMAKO (Reuters) - A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first confirmed case of Ebola has died, a local health official said on Friday. The health official, who asked not to be named, said she died in the western Malian town of Kayes at around 1600 GMT....
  • Republicans take aim at U.S. Ebola response after fourth case emerges

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans with an eye on next month's congressional elections ratcheted up their criticism of President Barack Obama's response to Ebola on Friday after the emergence of a fourth U.S. case heightened public anxiety about the...
  • U.S. considering quarantine for returning Ebola health workers: CDC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering quarantining healthcare workers returning to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated Ebola patients there tested positive for the virus....
  • From West Africa To Atlanta, Tolland Nurse On The Front Lines Of Ebola Fight

    From West Africa To Atlanta, Tolland Nurse On The Front Lines Of Ebola Fight
    The children, sick with Ebola and often orphaned, are the most haunting memory that nurse Jane Boggini brought home to Tolland from Sierra Leone, where she recently spent six weeks taking care of patients with the deadly disease. It helped to touch them,...
  • New York Ebola patient is awake and talking with relatives

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being treated for Ebola in a New York City hospital is awake and talking to family and friends on a cell phone, the city's health commissioner said on Friday. Dr. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old New Yorker who was recently...
  • Heathcare worker at Newark airport to be quarantined on Ebola fears

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor...
  • Scott wants all Ebola volunteers monitored for 21 days

    Scott wants all Ebola volunteers monitored for 21 days
    Gov. Rick Scott is asking the federal government to standardize the Ebola screening protocol for all volunteers who return from the affected West African countries, and monitor them for fever and symptoms for 21 days. The statement was issued after a...
  • U.S. takes more steps to guard against new Ebola cases

    Pressed to tighten border screening for travelers potentially exposed to Ebola, federal health officials took more steps Wednesday to monitor people coming into the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the outbreak....