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  • Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

    Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens
    CHICAGO/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.
  • Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

    FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighbouring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa. The World...

    U.S. advises against non-essential travel to countries hit by Ebola

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday issued a travel advisory against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to curb the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has claimed more...

    Satellite phones proving vital in wilderness

    When fierce winds toppled trees onto two campers huddled in their tent in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness last week, breaking bones, members of their group used a satellite phone to call for help. Though the transmission was garbled, rescuers...

    Adventure on a tugboat, and more trips

     Adventure on a tugboat, and more trips
    A tugboat might not be what you think of when you consider boutique cruising, but that's what Maple Leaf Adventures has in mind for the 2015 season. The company specializes in intimate cruises in British Columbia and Alaska. Joining the 92-foot schooner...