Julio Garcia

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The 'lost' poetry of World War One

Siegfried Sassoon is one of the defining war poets of World War I, but earlier voices have been lost<p><b>The centenary of World War One means the work of the British war poets has been much quoted of late. But the reputation of writers critical of the war, such as Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen,</b> …

World War One: How 250,000 Belgium refugees didn't leave a trace

<b>The UK was home to 250,000 Belgian refugees during World War One, the largest single influx in the country's history. So why did they vanish with little trace?</b><p>Little could have prepared Folkestone for 14 October 1914. The bustling Kent port was used to comings and goings, but not the arrival of …

This Week in World War I, September 19-25, 1914

Ottoman Empire's Declaration of War, 1914<p><b>The World at War</b><p>World War I saw conflict across the breadth of the Middle East, from the Sinai to the Persian Gulf in the south, and in Anatolia and the Caucasus in the north. Conflict also erupted in East, South and West Africa as well as East Asia and the …

Ebola: What drugs are in the works

Scientists racing to develop something that will stop the largest Ebola epidemic in history are trying a variety of experimental drugs on patients.<p>Without a cure, the disease has killed at least 3,431 people and infected 7,470 at last count.<p>The first person known to have been diagnosed with the …

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen

Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation's top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze.<p>"It's the single greatest concern I've ever had in …

Obama to boost screening for Ebola

President Barack Obama said Monday that the government will increase airport screening of passengers coming from the West African countries affected by an Ebola epidemic.<p>National security, homeland security and senior health officials briefed the president on the continuing U.S. response to that …

US health providers expand their Ebola precautions

NEW YORK (AP) — Public hospitals in New York City are so concerned about Ebola, they've secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into …

Ebola Vaccine, Experts Say, May Be Necessary To Stop Ebola In West Africa

TORONTO - As West Africa's Ebola outbreak continues to rage, some experts are coming to the conclusion that it may take large amounts of vaccines and …

How not to catch Ebola

<b>As the outbreak continues to spread, the fear of catching the disease is rising.</b><p>Experts are learning more about how to contain the virus that has infected around 7,500 people in West Africa.<p>The race is on to stop this deadly disease that kills more than half of those it infects.<p>Here's what is known.<p>…

Every Newly Emerging Disease Like Ebola Begins With a Mystery

One crucial factor in the epidemic spread of Ebola is poverty, says author of a new book about the disease.<p>Though Ebola is unlikely to gain a substantial foothold in the United States, even after the first U.S. diagnosis of an Ebola case this week, author David Quammen argues that our common …

The U.S. Military's War on Ebola

The American mission in Liberia will take 4,000 troops, cost $750 million, and could last more than a year.<p>The U.S. military campaign to help eradicate Ebola from West Africa sounds anything but surgical. It will take–for now–nearly 4,000 American troops, cost $750 million, and it could last a year …

Questions raised about safety measures used for Ebola cases in Spain

Questions were raised Tuesday about the quality of the protective equipment and training received by Spanish medical personnel caring for Ebola patients as three people were placed in quarantine for possible exposure to the virus.<p>Spain's Health Ministry announced Monday that a nursing assistant at …

U.S. Hospitals Alert to Ebola Threat, CDC Says

Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan remains in critical but stable condition at a Texas hospital, officials said Tuesday. "He is on a ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis. His liver function, which declined over the weekend, has improved, but doctors caution that this could vary in coming days," …

Coast Guard Sector Issues New Ebola Protocol

One U.S. Coast Guard sector says it will contact ships that have recently been to Ebola-affected countries to ask whether passengers have symptoms of the virus before they’re allowed into port. It issued a bulletin to the maritime community in Long Island Sound, which includes parts of New York and …