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D.C. Council to listen to testimony on the city's preparedness for Ebola.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

3 Hospitals Designated for Md. Ebola Patients

Maryland officials say anyone who’s diagnosed with Ebola in the state would be treated at one of three hospitals — one of them in Washington — if a federal facility is not available.

10/23/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on the Canadian Parliament shooting after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Oct. 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘We’re Cautiously Optimistic’ About Containing Ebola In US

President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.

10/23/2014

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Poll: Nearly Half Of Americans Don’t Think Their Local Hospital Could Safely Treat Ebola Case

Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they’re not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

10/23/2014

The CDC says the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola took a flight the day before she started to show symptoms. (Photo on right: Handout/Photo on left: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ebola Monitoring in Md. to Depend on Circumstances

Health officials are working on a plan to monitor every person who returns to Maryland from countries stricken by Ebola, but the extent of the monitoring will depend on individual circumstances, the state’s health secretary said Wednesday.

10/22/2014

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CDC to Revise Ebola Protocol, Services Ready Team

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

10/19/2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to students at the College of Charleston during a town hall meeting on Sept. 30, 2014 in Charleston, S.C. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

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.

10/17/2014

'Whiz Kid' CDC Director Warned Harvard Medical Students: 'Overconfidence Can Kill'  (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

‘Whiz Kid’ CDC Director Warned Harvard Medical Students: ‘Overconfidence Can Kill’

Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America’s top infectious disease expert told a group of Harvard students in a commencement speech to always second-guess their assumptions because “overconfidence can kill.”

10/17/2014

A Frontier Airlines plane taxis the runway at Cleveland Hopkins Airport on Oct. 15, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: Michael Francis McElroy/Getty Images)

Expert: Can’t Rule Out Ebola Worry Could Cause Drop In Airline Traffic

News that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying.

10/16/2014

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus on Sept. 30, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

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 hospital workers who treated the Ebola patient on the no-fly list.

10/16/2014

Dulles International Airport. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Dulles Begins Screening for Ebola Virus

Customs and health officials at Dulles International Airport are scheduled to begin screening arriving travelers from three West African countries.

10/16/2014

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