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  • Canadian Ebola vaccine to be tested in Europe, Gabon, Kenya

    LONDON (Reuters) - Trials of an experimental vaccine developed by the Canadian government and licensed to NewLink Genetics will begin swiftly in healthy volunteers in Europe, Gabon and Kenya, under a program with funding from the Wellcome Trust. A $5...
  • Maine to go to court over quarantine of nurse who treated Ebola patients

    Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Wednesday he will seek legal authority to enforce the quarantine of a Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and returned home after being held at a New Jersey hospital. The governor issued the...
  • Kass: Democratic candidates have an Ebola problem

     Kass: Democratic candidates have an Ebola problem
    The Sexy Ebola Nurse costume with thigh-high stockings revealing ample flesh above the knee — yellow boots optional — is here just in time for the November midterm elections, and for just $60. And it may be worn as a Halloween costume too....
  • Egypt clears Gaza border area to create security buffer

    ISMALIA Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt began clearing residents from its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to create a buffer zone following some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year. A day after being...
  • Libyan PM says ready for talks with parallel government rivals

    KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Libya's internationally-recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said on Wednesday he was ready for peace talks with rivals controlling the capital Tripoli and questioning his legitimacy if all sides made concessions. The North...
  • Health care professionals discuss Ebola at Da Vinci forum

    Health care professionals discuss Ebola at Da Vinci forum
    Pennsylvania is one of six states with health care facilities receiving Center for Disease Control and Prevention-sanctioned training to respond to any cases of Ebola virus, according to panelists who convened to discuss the illness and local...
  • Zambia's Scott becomes Africa's first white leader in 20 years

    Zambia's Scott becomes Africa's first white leader in 20 years
    LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's Guy Scott became Africa's first white head of state in 20 years on Wednesday after the president, "King Cobra" Michael Sata, died in a London hospital aged 77. Scott, a Cambridge-educated economist born in Zambia to Scottish...
  • Why Ebola quarantine is bad policy: From the front lines

    In my mind I didn't call it self-quarantine. I called it my "period of seclusion." But by the time Day 21 ticked by at the end of Monday, with no rush of fever nor corresponding rush of terror since leaving Liberia, I had begun to worry that this self-...
  • University of North Carolina bans student travel to countries affected by Ebola

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said on Wednesday that students will now be prohibited from school-related travel to three West African countries due to concerns about the Ebola outbreak. Faculty and staff...
  • Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program

    Federal Reserve votes to end bond-buying stimulus program
    Federal Reserve policymakers voted Wednesday to end the central bank's controversial bond-buying stimulus program, determining the economy is strong enough to remove the unprecedented support. The Fed also kept its benchmark short-term interest rate...
  • John Kass: Democratic candidates have an Ebola problem

    The Sexy Ebola Nurse costume with thigh-high stockings revealing ample flesh above the knee -- yellow boots optional -- is here just in time for the November midterm elections, and for just $60. And it may be worn as a Halloween costume too. This Sexy...