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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.

7 hours ago

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Ebola-Free African Nation To Begin Checking Visiting Americans For Deadly Virus

As the U.S. closed a gap in its Ebola screening, an Ebola-free African country said it would begin checking visiting Americans for the disease.

19 hours ago

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a discussion on the American family and cultural values at Catholic University on July 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio Announces Legislation For Temporary Visa Ban On Ebola-Affected West African Nations

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is introducing legislation to temporarily ban new visas for nationals coming from West African nations where the Ebola outbreak is prevalent.

10/21/2014

President Barack Obama. (credit: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

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.

10/17/2014

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 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: 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 […]

10/17/2014

President Barack Obama. (credit: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

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 Republicans have demanded, would be counterproductive.

10/17/2014

Volunteers pick up bodies of people who died of the Ebola virus, against a 100 U.S. dollar weekly risk-taking compensation, on Oct. 8, 2014 in Freetown. (credit: FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Agriculture Minister: 40 Percent Of Sierra Leone Farmers Have Abandoned Their Farms

Financial aid and global coordination are needed to prevent the Ebola health care crisis from becoming a food emergency, agriculture ministers from West African nations at the center of the Ebola outbreak said Wednesday.

10/16/2014

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

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