Category: Health

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Ebola vaccine possibly ready for testing on humans years ago, sat on shelf

Canadian and American scientists reported years ago that they had created a vaccine that would protect monkeys from the deadly Ebola virus, 100 percen...
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Obama expresses cautiously, more confident about U.S. Ebola situation

United States President Barack Obama expressed cautious optimism regarding the Ebola situation in the country on Wednesday. This was following th...
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Nearly three-fourths of Americans support travel ban from Ebola-hit countries

A new poll by Reuters/Ipsos shows that almost three-fourths of Americans are in favor of a ban on civilian flights in and out of the West African coun...
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Ebola waste poses challenge to U.S. hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was technically correct when it guaranteed people this month that most hospitals in the U.S. coul...
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What CDC Can Do To Fight Ebola

The Ebola epidemic in Africa and fears of it spreading in the U.S. have turned the nation's attention to the federal government's front-line public he...
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GOPs criticize Ebola response Czar, appointee gets support

Republican lawmakers are criticizing the Obama administration for appointing former vice presidential aide Ron Klain as the Ebola response manager, bu...
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Obama to appoint Ron Klain Ebola ‘Czar’, opposes travel ban

United States president Barack Obama will name Ron Klain Ebola "czar" to systematize the fight against the deadly virus in the United States, but he s...
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U.S. establishes Ebola “Swat team” to help within hours of a case

The United States is forming a quick-response team to provide assistance to hospitals "within hours" whenever an Ebola case surfaces, Centers for Dise...
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Nurse with Ebola well, NBC correspondent apologizes for violating quarantine

The Dallas nurse infected with Ebola is doing well while NBC medical correspondent issued a public apology for violating quarantine.
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Dallas hospital worker tests positive for Ebola

A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker, who cared for Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebola infection last week, was tested po...