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More than a nurse: Who is Ebola patient Nina Pham? - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- She tackled one of the toughest jobs any nurse could take on -- treating a highly contagious Ebola patient. And somehow along the way, she contracted the deadly virus herself.<p>Now, Nina Pham tries to recover in the same Dallas hospital where she works.<p>Here's what we know about the …

‘A teenage girl bled to death over two days’: Ebola nurses describe life and death on the frontline

Bridget Mulrooney, 36<br>American nurse working for the International Medical Corps in Bong County, Liberia<p>I was working as a travel nurse at a children’s hospital in California when I got an email from International Medical Corps asking if I was interested in deploying to Liberia to help fight Ebola. …

Sick journalist to get blood from Ebola survivor

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West Africa with the disease.<p>The Nebraska Medical Center said Wednesday that it called Dr. Kent Brantly on Tuesday to tell him his blood type …

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Sierra Leone: strike leaves Ebola dead in streets

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Burial teams responsible for collecting the corpses of Ebola victims in Sierra Leone returned to work Wednesday, one day after going on strike because of a delay in receiving hazard pay.<p>Members of the teams receive $100 a week on top of their regular salary for working …

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.

WHO: Spain's Ebola case won't be last in Europe

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nursing assistant may be the first person in the ongoing epidemic to catch Ebola outside of Africa, but she probably won't be the last, experts warn.<p>Still, even as more people with Ebola arrive on European shores, the continent's sophisticated health systems, legions of …

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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'Save Excalibur' fails: Madrid euthanizes Ebola patient's dog

Madrid health authorities have put down Ebola patient Teresa Romero Ramos' dog, Excalibur, despite protests to save the animal's life.<p>The dog was sedated before being euthanized, according to health authorities. Its body was moved, following protocol, to a place where it could be …

World Bank rings alarm over £20bn worst-case Ebola scenario

Spread of deadly virus would set African economies back years, body predicts<p>The spread of the deadly Ebola virus could result in a £20bn hit to economies in Africa and cause turmoil in financial markets, experts have warned.<p>The <b>World Bank</b> on Wednesday outlined a worst-case scenario that would see …

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Ebola patient waited days for medicine

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, received an experimental medicine nearly a week after being admitted into the hospital -- a far longer wait than experienced by four other Ebola patients treated in the United States.<p>Those patients -- two each at …

China, Russia and US test the boundaries of international airspace

A recent spate of dangerous mid-air encounters between American military aircraft and Chinese and Russian planes over the Pacific Ocean are the result of increasingly assertive strategies by both US adversaries to project power far beyond their borders, according to the top US Air Force commander …

Powerful Video Shows Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

The fear and chaos wrought by West Africa's Ebola outbreak is powerfully illustrated in a Reuters video released on Tuesday of an infected patient on the run through Liberia's capital city.<p>The man fled a quarantine center in Monrovia in search of food, sending ripples of panic through the crowded …

Bikini barista-stand owner faces prostitution charge

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The owner of bikini coffee stands in Washington state banked more than $2 million in just three years because her baristas were also selling sex acts, according to local prosecutors.<p>Snohomish County prosecutors charged Carmela Panico, a 52-year-old former nude dancer, with …

US drops humanitarian aid in besieged Iraq town Amerli

Amerli, home to Shia Turkmen, has been surrounded by Isil militants for more than two months and residents have been left without food<p>The US military on Saturday dropped humanitarian aid to the besieged Iraqi town of Amerli, home to thousands of Shia Turkmen cut off by jihadist rebels from …

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Senegal Monitors Contacts of First Ebola Patient

Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and …

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Ancient rock churches put Ethiopia back on tourist map

The world heritage site of Lalibela is key to Addis Ababa's plans to banish images of famine and boost visitor numbers<p>Kiya Gezahegne joined an unruly, jostling throng surrounding a priest who wielded a 12th-century gold and bronze cross, one of the most sacred artefacts in Ethiopia. A young man …

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With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

One byproduct of the recurring battles between Israel and its Arab neighbors is that Israel has developed a homegrown weapons industry that addresses its very specific needs.<p>Over the decades, this has included a number of cutting-edge technologies, from drones to night-vision equipment, which have …

Brain-Destroying Amoeba Rattles Louisiana Parish: What You Should Know

The announcement early Thursday that a rare but potentially deadly brain-destroying amoeba was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana has put a community on edge and stoked fears straight out of zombie fiction.<p>The microscopic menace, <i>Naegleria fowleri</i>, craves warm freshwater and thrives in hot …

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Indian youths breakdancing to escape life in the slums

Life can be tough growing up in one of India's sprawling urban slums, but many young people are finding a form of escape through hip hop and breakdancing.<p>For some, it is more than just a hobby - it could mean the chance to compete for cash and fame or even star in Bollywood films.<p>Sunaina Gulati …

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6-Year-Old Breakdancer Demolishes Her Opponent In Competition

Even if you've been practicing and practicing your headspins, you still might not match up to miniature breakdancer "Bgirl Terra."<p>At just six years old, she's already part of the UK break dancing troupe Soul Mavericks, and is wowing crowds with her fearless moves.<p>The video above is from the Chelles …