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- Obama's New Ebola 'Czar' Does Not Have Medical, Health Care Background President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights.
- Dallas Health Care Worker Who Handled Lab Specimen From Ebola Patient Quarantined On Caribbean Cruise Ship Obama administration officials said Friday that a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man from Liberia who died of the disease was on a Caribbean cruise ship where she has self-quarantined and was being...
- Rand Paul: Obama Administration Makes Transmission Of Ebola Sound Similar To AIDS U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a group of college students Wednesday the deadly virus Ebola can spread from a person who has the disease to someone standing three feet away and said the White House should be honest about that.
- Report: 75 Hospital Workers Who Came In Contact With Ebola Patient Placed On No-Fly List WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) -- Dozens of Dallas health care workers who came into contact with an Ebola patient who eventually died have reportedly been placed on a no-fly list. WFAA reports that Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has confirmed that 75...
- Obama: I Have No 'Philosophical Objection" To Imposing Travel Ban On West Africa Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort. But he says imposing a travel ban from disease-ravaged West Africa, as...
- U.S. Health Officials Defend Ebola Response Federal health officials said Thursday they still don't know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient, as criticism increased from lawmakers who questioned whether the nation is prepared to stop the deadly virus from spreading in the U.S.
- Canadian Ebola Vaccine Begins Testing at Walter Reed An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the U.S.
- Report: CDC Considering Putting 76 Health Care Workers Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient On No-Fly List The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis. Officials are now reportedly considering putting dozens of...
- What You Need to Know About Ebola How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying you almost certainly won't get it from someone sitting next to you on a plane?
- Airline Stocks Tumbling After News Hospital Worker With Ebola Flew On Commercial Flight Airline stocks are tumbling after news that the second health worker to be diagnosed with Ebola flew on a commercial flight the night before reporting a fever.
- Apple, Facebook Paying To Freeze Eggs Of Female Employees Facebook began covering egg freezing for workers earlier this year, becoming the first major employer on record to do so, according to NBC News, which reports that Apple will add the perk in January.
- WHO: 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week Could Be Seen A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.
- When Does One Glass Of Wine Become One Glass Too Many? It's the way many women relax at the end of a busy day: having a nice glass of wine. But, when does when one glass become one glass too many?
- Study: Later Doctor's Visits Lead To More Prescriptions A visit to the doctor later in the day makes it more likely that a patient will walk away with a prescription antibiotic, according to a new report.
- Funeral Home: CDC Guidelines Require 'Disaster Pouches' For Ebola-Infected Bodies The Ebola virus has only killed one person in the United States, but federal health officials already have issued guidelines for handling infected bodies.