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White House questions new Ebola rules, nurse plans to sue | Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has told states that have imposed mandatory quarantines for some travellers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the policy could impede the fight against the disease, while the first health worker isolated under the rules plans to sue.<p>Kaci Hickox, a nurse …

Health Director Rips Christie And Cuomo's Ebola Quarantine After Nightmarish First Case

"As a scientist and as a health person, if I were asked, I would not have recommended that," Fauci said Sunday morning on ABC's "This Week."<p>The policy, which was put into place by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, requires that any person returning to the US who has had …

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Top US Health Official Blasts 'Draconian' Ebola Quarantines

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Quarantines imposed on travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa could discourage American health workers from going there to help fight the epidemic, a senior U.S. medical official said on Sunday, warning such measures were "a little bit …

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Top U.S. health official warns of risks from Ebola quarantines | Reuters

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Quarantines imposed on travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa are a “little bit draconian,” a senior U.S. health official charged on Sunday, saying they could discourage American health workers from going to the region to help fight the epidemic.<p>…

Australian Ebola response 'shambles': AMA

Australia's response to Ebola has been a shambles, says the head of the country's medical association who's calling on the government to develop and …

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Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones | Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday.<p>The …

Can You Contract Ebola at a Show? We Asked a Smart Person

Are you gonna die because you shared that beer with someone? We get to the bottom of this.<p>This week, as the epidemic known as CMJ plagued upon New York City, infecting the city with hordes of buzz bands and concert-going tourists, a more detrimental epidemic also made its big city debut: Ebola. The …

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‘No shortage of volunteers’ for clinical trial of Canadian-made Ebola vaccine

The risk of contracting Ebola virus in suburban Washington, D.C., is vanishingly low. In fact, with the recovery and Friday's release from hospital there of Dallas nurse Nina Pham, it is actually nil.<p>But that fact isn't deterring people from stepping forward to volunteer for one of 78 spots in two …

Ebola outbreak: Millions of doses of vaccines planned by 2015

As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines, and hope to have millions of experimental doses by next year.<p>There is currently no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which continues to spread in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.<p>The virus …