Kristin Bontrager

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How Senegal and Nigeria are beating the U.S. at responding to Ebola

It is possible to stop the spread of Ebola, the virus that has decimated the West African economy and caused businesses in Liberia to scramble to …

GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier

Genetically modified organisms are ancient, technologically speaking. Though some consumers may just be discovering that they're in the food system (and getting riled up about labeling them), farmers have had access to them since 1996.<p>But there's a new technology on the scene, adding a twist to the …

Does Enterovirus Cause Paralysis? Doctors Still Mystified

Health news<p>Federal health experts issued another call Friday for doctors and hospitals to be on the lookout for a mysterious symptom that causes muscle weakness in some children who have had recent viral infections.<p>Two reports issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention center on …

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Hazmat crews clean up, quarantined family move out due to Ebola case

A Dallas apartment where the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States had stayed is finally getting a thorough cleaning, days after the diagnosis left four people quarantined there with soiled towels and sweat-stained sheets from the Ebola patient.<p>After some delays, the first of three …

Dallas hospital treating Ebola patient acknowledges 'painful' days

From the moment he arrived Monday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. John Bertrand faced the anxiety of his patients fearful because a man with the deadly Ebola virus was being treated there.<p>The hospital, after all, was where the expectant mothers planned on delivering their babies. One …