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Airline cabin cleaners walk off jobs over Ebola fears at New York airport

About 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off their jobs at New York’s LaGuardia airport on Thursday, to protest what they say are working conditions that do not protect against potential Ebola contraction.<p>“When I do bathroom, I come in contact with tampons which I have to grab with my hand, with a …

Hospital Releases Details Surrounding Dallas Ebola Patient's Death

The hospital that cared for Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died on Wednesday morning at 7:51 a.m. CT, has revealed specific details surrounding his death and treatment options.<p>Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said that Duncan's heart stopped on Wednesday morning. Duncan had, …

Texas Ebola cases expose troubling contrasts and spark fears of race divide

Frisco, a prosperous and bland modern suburb 25 miles north of downtown Dallas, is normally chiefly known as the home of Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas and the RoughRiders minor league baseball team.<p>But for a time on Wednesday it was the epicentre of the rolling-news universe, as events at an …

Ebola crisis leaves Dallas a city on edge

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas is a city on edge as public-health officials wait to see if any of the people who may have been exposed to Ebola develop …

Questions and answers on dogs and Ebola risks

Monkeys, bats and a menagerie of animals can spread Ebola. Now there's worry that dogs — or one dog in particular — might spread it, too. Officials …

Why The NBC Cameraman Who Contracted Ebola Will Receive The Blood Of An Ebola Survivor

<b>Whether the transfusions will actually help is a matter of considerable uncertainty.</b><p>A small number of patients have been treated with experimental drugs like ZMapp, but the efficacy of those drugs is still unknown. (Stores of ZMapp have already been exhausted.) As Ebola spreads, the blood of …

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Fears of Ebola Touch Liberians in U.S.

A Liberian-American immigrant explains how his community both in the United States and abroad has been affected by the deadly Ebola virus.

Ebola drug maker Chimerix's stock tumbles after Dallas patient dies

Shares of Chimerix Inc., the maker of an experimental drug to combat<p>Ebola, sank Wednesday after the death in Dallas of a patient with the disease who received the medicine.<p>About two hours after officials announced the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Durham, N.C., company's stock was trading at …

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Officials to take temperature of travelers from Ebola-stricken countries at 5 US airports

Travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa will start to have their temperatures taken upon arrival at five U.S. airports as part of extra screening measures being implemented in the coming days, officials said Wednesday.<p>[audio-clip]<p>The new procedures will begin Saturday at New …

Texas Officials Say They Will Cremate Ebola Patient's Remains

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. As relatives and friends grieve and plan an evening service for the 42-year-old man, public health officials are putting in action plans to safely …

Doctors unsure why only certain Ebola patients bleed

One of Ebola's most notorious symptoms is bleeding from places like the nose and mouth, but such bleeding has only occurred in a minority of cases in the current outbreak.<p>It remains a mystery why some people experience this bleeding while others don't. The bleeding, which is properly called …

The Tragic Story Behind The Dallas Ebola Patient Who Just Died

According to details reported by Kevin Sack in The New York Times, he had just reunited with Louise Troh, the mother of his son, after a 16-year separation. She had moved to Dallas; Duncan lived in a rented room an hour from the center of Monrovia, Liberia's crowded capital, where he worked as a …

Here's How Many Americans Have Died From Top Causes Since The First Reported Case Of US Ebola

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person in the US to be confirmed with Ebola, just died from the horrific illness.<p>We estimated the approximate number of deaths in the US from various causes in the eight days between Sept. 30, when the CDC confirmed that Duncan had Ebola, and Oct. 8, when he died:<p>We …

Five US airports to begin Ebola screenings for west Africa arrivals

Passengers travelling from west Africa will face additional Ebola screenings at five US airports, the White House said on Wednesday, amid mounting concern that not enough controls were in place to prevent the deadly disease from entering the US.<p>The additional screenings will be carried out by …

Texas Man With Possible Ebola Exposure Tests Negative

<b>UPDATE:</b> 10/9: Michael Monnig, the Dallas County Sheriff's Office employee who was taken to the hospital Wednesday amid fears of Ebola virus exposure, tested negative for the virus, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced Thursday.<p>Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where …

First Ebola, now Marburg. Here’s why deadly viruses are on the rise in Africa

As the Ebola virus ravages western and central Africa, one of its virulent cousins has turned up in the opposite corner of the continent. Ugandan authorities report that a healthcare worker in Kampala, the country’s capital, died on Sep. 28 of Marburg virus, a hemorrhagic fever with similar …

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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 …

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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 …

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," …

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Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed

U.S. officials leading the fight against history's worst outbreak of<p>Ebolahave said they know the ways the virus is spread and how to stop it. They say that unless an air traveler from disease-ravaged West Africa has a fever of at least 101.5 degrees or other symptoms, co-passengers are not at …

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Runaway Doctors and Missing Supplies Cripple Care in Ebola-Hit Liberia

Even in parts of Liberia where Ebola hasn’t been spreading, frightened doctors have run away and villages lack basic clean, running water, a team of U.S. government experts reported Tuesday.<p>The report paints a grim picture of even the luckiest parts of Liberia, the country hardest hit by the …

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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 virus: Patients turned away at Sierra Leone treatment centres

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa despite foreign aid and assistance.<p>Doctors are warning there is now only a small window of opportunity left in order to "avoid catastrophe".<p>There is also a warning from researchers plotting the potential path of the virus, that an infected person could touch …

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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 …

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>…

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Ebola funding falling short - CNN Video

Tracing Ebola victim's contacts - CNN Video