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CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

1 OF 13. A mask-wearing man, who refused to give his name, walks past an apartment building where a child was taken the the hospital to be tested for Ebola in the Bronx borough of New York October 27, 2014. (Reuters) – Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines [...]

Nurse, Tested Negative for Ebola, Criticizes Her Quarantine

 Ms. Hickox, 33, was placed in quarantine under a new policy announced on Friday by the governors of New York and New Jersey. All people entering the United States through Newark Liberty and Kennedy Airports will now be quarantined for 21 days if they had direct contact with Ebola patients in [...]

NJ, NY order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

NEW YORK – Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa. The [...]

New York Officials Urge Calm Amid Ebola Diagnosis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Planned to Ride Subway; New Yorkers Express Anxiety or Nonchalance Physician Craig Spencer is the fourth patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., this time in New York City. WSJ’s Melanie West reports. Photo: AP New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo planned to ride the New [...]

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers’ fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day. “We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed” by the [...]

Aid group: Ebola contagion risk can’t be zero

CONAKRY, GUINEA — Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola’s spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while working in Guinea and went to New York City. In another example of how the disease [...]

Patient #4 — From Guinea to the U.S.: Timeline of first Ebola patient in New York City

(CNN) — A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola — the first case of the deadly virus in New York City and the fourth diagnosed in the United States. Here is a timeline of Craig Spencer’s movements since he got back from the West African nation: When did he return [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola In NYC

NEW YORK – The first case of Ebola arrived in New York City on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that a doctor who recently returned from West Africa, working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, had tested positive for the infection. “There is no reason [...]

UN: We Botched Response to the Ebola Outbreak

Medical staff in protective gear escort Nina Pham, exiting the ambulance, to a nearby aircraft at Love Field, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of [...]

Doctors Without Borders loses 9 medics to Ebola

Source By LYNSEY CHUTEL Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) – International aid organization Doctors Without Borders said that 16 of its staff members have been infected with Ebola and nine of them have died. Speaking at a press conference in Johannesburg Tuesday, the head of Doctors Without [...]

How the World Let the Ebola Epidemic Spiral Out of Control

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak. From   A health worker loads a suspected Ebola patient into the back of an ambulance in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, September 24, 2014. [...]
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