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  • Stopping Ebola in the U.S.: A lesson from Dallas

    Stopping Ebola in the U.S.: A lesson from Dallas
    After four health care workers with Ebola were flown from West Africa to the United States for care last month, the first case in the U.S. has been diagnosed in a Liberian man visiting Dallas. While it's extremely unlikely this case will lead to a widespread outbreak, it causes concern amid reports the patient may have had direct or indirect contact with some 100 people before he was placed in isolation.
  • More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money

    More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money
    In the hotel industry, being green sometimes means ripping out the greenery. The Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City Hotel is removing draping ivy plants from the balconies of all 361 rooms, replacing them with drought-tolerant succulents. The...

    Warning on returning from Ebola-affected countries

    In an Oct. 24 travel warning, the U.S. State Department explains that the Department of Homeland Security will now require travelers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will need to fly through New York's Kennedy; Newark, N.J.; Washington Dulles;...

    Active volcano prompts concern in central mountains of Costa Rica

    Active volcano prompts concern in central mountains of Costa Rica
    French Polynesia: Health officials reported the first cases of locally transmitted chikungunya in Tahiti, as well as on Austral and Palliser islands. Chikungunya symptoms include fever and joint pain, headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or rash. The...

    Insurers roll out travel coverage related to Ebola

    InsureMyTrip, a travel insurance comparison website based in Warwick, R.I., said Monday it will offer a Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. program to better protect travelers whose plans change because of the deadly Ebola outbreak. Effective immediately...