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Christine Milne says Australia must stop dragging its heels on Ebola

The Greens leader, Christine Milne, says the Australian government must respond to the call for help from African governments to tackle Ebola on the continent. Milne says the government is still dragging its heels despite the Australian Medical Association's assertion that the government's response …

How crowdsourcing and supercomputing are helping Sierra Leone combat its Ebola epidemic

For US social media users, it’s been impossible to escape loony Ebola misconceptions (the virus is airborne) and inane preventative measures (e.g. uninstalling Uber, shunning hipster bowlers). But if an Ebola outbreak really does hit the US, this collection of misconceptions could actually prove …

Ebola: US ambassador hits out at countries failing to help west Africa

The US ambassador to the United Nations has criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she begins a tour of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.<p>Samantha Power said before arriving in Guinea on Sunday that too many leaders were praising the …

Australia seeks hospital back-up for volunteers in Ebola-hit countries

The Abbott government is considering whether western-run field hospitals in west Africa would have the capacity to cater for any Australian health volunteers who contract Ebola, and what quarantine rules should apply to workers when they return home.<p>Australia has previously resisted calls to send …

Report: 5 Year Old Hospitalized In NYC With Possible Ebola Symptoms

WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - A 5-year-old boy who arrived from Guinea was being observed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City for possible Ebola symptoms, media reports said on Monday.<p>The boy, who arrived in the United States on Saturday, had a 103 degree Fahrenheit (39 degrees …

My body was 'at war' with virus, says journalist infected by Ebola

An American journalist who contracted Ebola in Liberia has been describing his ordeal to the Associated Press.<p>Ashoka Mukpo contracted the virus while working as a freelance cameraman for several media outlets, including the NBC network.<p>He is recovering at home in Rhode Island now after being …

Ebola: Teenager in Australia Cleared

Government to Send Health team to West Africa<p>CANBERRA, Australia—Australian health authorities have cleared an 18-year old woman of Ebola after she arrived in the country from West Africa and reported a fever during the weekend, the country’s health minister said Monday.<p>The woman, who wasn’t named, …

Ebola Forces African Hospital to Revamp, Retrain

Sierra Leone Clinic Changes Layout, Protocols to Protect Health Workers<p>FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—The woman who came through the hospital’s metal gates wobbly and feverish posed a mortal threat to the very people poised to help her, yet now the Rokupa Government Hospital had a new defense against the …

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Ebola Teams Train To Respond To New U.S. Cases At A Moment's Notice

The CDC and Pentagon are both training "go-teams" that can be on the ground within days of an Ebola diagnosis in the U.S. Team members learn about containing infection and dealing with the stress, but it's unclear how these crews will work with each other.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>Health care …

All Ebola Is Local

What New York and Dallas' dramatically different responses tell us.<p>When Thomas Eric Duncan was sickened with what turned out to be Ebola that he had contracted in Liberia, he did what most people with illnesses do—he sought out local medical care. That was a mistake—in Dallas anyway. It turned out …

Ebola Virus 'A Million Years Old And Has Interacted With Mammals For A Long Time'

The Ebola virus is at least 16-23 million years old and has been interacting with mammals over a very long time, according to research conducted on …

Ebola-quarantined U.S. nurse to sue in test of states' policies

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Jersey’s mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa will likely face its first legal test this week, after a lawyer for a quarantined nurse said she would file a federal lawsuit within days.<p>Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks during …

Ebola: Some U.S. states announce mandatory quarantines -- now what?

A weekend of back-and-forth between two governors, the federal government and a nurse about mandatory quarantines left more questions than answers.<p>At the heart of the debate: Would such quarantines on health workers who just came back from treating Ebola patients in West Africa help prevent the …

When it comes to Ebola, how much risk is too much?

Taking care of sick people has always involved personal risk. From plague to tuberculosis to smallpox to SARS, health-care workers have put …

IBM puts its supercomputing skills to work in fight against Ebola

As part of the ongoing battle against Ebola, IBM has launched a new system to help identify locations where the disease is taking hold, enabling aid …

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CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states.<p>Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. …

Ebola gets political: Gov. Christie defends quarantine - CNN.com

<b>Washington (CNN)</b> -- Gov. Chris Christie's office said Monday that the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital is being allowed to transfer to Maine, the latest development in a medical and political saga regarding possible cases of Ebola in the U.S., and how politicians in charge are …

New York governor spells out new rules on Ebola quarantine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday spelled out the specifics of a new policy to quarantine some people returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa, saying the state wanted to protect public safety while encouraging medical workers to go and fight against disease.<p>Governor of …

U.S. CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states.<p>Dr. Thomas …

Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, six soldiers killed

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Six Lebanese soldiers were killed as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighbouring Syria began.<p>Soldiers exchanged heavy fire with the gunmen - …

Lebanon army fights gunmen in Tripoli, six soldiers killed

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Six Lebanese soldiers were killed as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighbouring Syria began.<p>Soldiers exchanged heavy fire with the gunmen - …

Lebanon army steps up Tripoli battle against militants

<b>The Lebanese army has launched a fierce assault against Sunni militants in Tripoli, forcing a retreat from the Old City on a third day of fighting.</b><p>The battle has now shifted to a Sunni neighbourhood, where the army is using tanks and armoured vehicles.<p>At least five soldiers and two civilians have …

Awesome Screenshot Captures Webpages As Screenshots with an iOS 8 Extension – MacStories

Available for free on the App Store, Awesome Screenshot lets you capture screenshots of webpages from Safari through an action extension. The idea is a great one – I've always looked for a more integrated way of capturing webpages directly in Safari for iOS – but the execution has a couple of flaws …

iOS 8 How-to: Create the Medical ID

New in iOS 8 you are able to create a Medical ID in the Health App. Even though the rest of the Health app is down, the Medical ID is fully functioning. The Medical ID is important because in case of an emergency, medical responders can look at your phone and know any allergies or medical …