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Dallas Ebola patient in critical condition as two Europeans recover

The condition of Thomas Duncan, the first patient ever to be diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa, was reported to have worsened on Saturday as health officials in Texas said they were closely monitoring nine people who had close contact with him before he was admitted to hospital.<p>Duncan, from …

Inside an Ebola Quarantine: American Doctor Recalls Confinement

The aid workers called their temporary August home “Ebola summer camp”: five RVs parked in the back of their Christian missionary group’s sprawling campus in southwest Charlotte, with orders not to leave until authorities said so.<p>There were 11 of them, including families with children, who’d …

Disease

'They came back with white masks': CDC responds to sick passenger on flight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday quarantined an international flight in New Jersey after a passenger became ill on the plane, authorities said.<p>United Airlines Flight 998 from Brussels, Belgium, touched down at Newark Liberty International Airport at 12:15 p.m.<p>CDC …

Ebola As ISIS Bio-Weapon?

ISIS may already be thinking of using Ebola as a low-tech weapon of bio-terror, says a national security expert, who notes that the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” and terror groups like it wouldn’t even have to weaponize the virus to attempt to wreak strategic global infection.<p>Such groups could …