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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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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?

10/15/2014

Medical workers of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy hospital in Monrovia put on protective suits prior to carrying bodies of Ebola virus victims on September 6, 2014.   (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

10/14/2014

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) head Dr. Thomas Frieden speaks during a briefing on the Dallas Ebola response at the CDC Headquarters on October 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

CDC: Rapid Response Team Will Be Sent For Any New Ebola Cases

The government will send a rapid response team to any hospital in the country that diagnoses another Ebola patient, to make sure the local health workers can provide care safely.

10/14/2014

Officials from the World Health Organization wear protective clothing on July 28, 2012 as they prepare to enter Kagadi Hospital in Kibale District, about 200 kilometres from Kampala, where an outbreak of Ebola virus started.  (Photo credit: ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Petition Calls On FAA To Ban Flights From Ebola-Stricken Countries

A new petition is calling for the Federal Aviation Administration to ban flights from countries that are stricken with the Ebola virus in West Africa.

10/14/2014

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