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  • Behind State's 'Stringent' Ebola Guidelines, Quarantine Not Automatic

    Behind State's 'Stringent' Ebola Guidelines, Quarantine Not Automatic
    New state Ebola guidelines require that even those returning from West African travel with no symptoms to go through a 21-day quarantine, but the state health commissioner said that, in reality, she would have the discretion to decide whether such a...
  • Obama, advisers to huddle with new Ebola 'czar' on Wednesday

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his senior advisers will meet on Wednesday with Ron Klain, the new Ebola "czar" charged with coordinating the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has ravaged three countries and alarmed...
  • Tekmira begins limited manufacturing of drug targeting Ebola

    (Reuters) - Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp has begun limited manufacturing of a drug targeting the Ebola-Guinea virus that has killed more than 4,500 people, mostly in West Africa. The pharmaceutical company said on Tuesday that the...
  • Texas officials unveil new measures to fight Ebola

    DALLAS As the number of people being monitored for Ebola continued to shrink in Dallas County, government leaders Tuesday unveiled new measures to try to prevent future crises. Gov. Rick Perry announced two sites, including one in Richardson, where new...
  • Lack of commercial market hurts efforts for Ebola vaccine, experts say

    WASHINGTON Hospital workers battling Ebola in West Africa and Dallas are missing the one weapon that could help them most: a Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment or vaccine. Instead, doctors and nurses rely on experimental drugs and...
  • Tekmira starts limited manufacturing of therapeutic for Ebola

    (Reuters) - Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp has begun limited manufacturing of a therapeutic targeting the Ebola-Guinea virus. The pharmaceutical company said on Tuesday that the new drug, part of its TKM-Ebola program, would be available...
  • Chronology: Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    Chronology: 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. (Graphics: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/ebola/ index.html)...
  • Egypt sentences to death seven suspected members of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced to death seven suspected members of Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis on Tuesday on charges related to attacks on the military in and around Cairo in March which killed nine soldiers, judicial...
  • Pledges to U.N. fund to fight Ebola more than double to $50 million

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Pledges to a United Nations trust fund calling for nearly $1 billion to fight Ebola in West Africa have more than doubled to almost $50 million, days after it was disclosed that only one $100,000 donation had been deposited....
  • Americans back travel ban from Ebola outbreak countries: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly three-fourths of Americans support a ban on civilian air travel in and out of the West African countries that have experienced an Ebola outbreak, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, suggesting growing pressure on President Barack...
  • Curfew in Sierra Leone town after rioting, shooting over Ebola case

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Authorities in Sierra Leone imposed a curfew in the eastern town of Koidu on Tuesday after a dispute between youth and police over a suspected case of Ebola degenerated into gunfire and rioting, officials said. A local civil...