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CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate

A U.S. health official says the government's worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won't happen. More>>

UPDATE: Ebola patient Dr. Martin Salia dies at Nebraska hospital

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Salia was diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone and was airlifted to Nebraska on Saturday. More>>

After Ebola recovery, NY doctor set to leave hospital

Dr. Craig Spencer Dr. Craig Spencer
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With Dr. Craig Spencer's recovery, there are no Ebola patients currently under treatment in the U.S. But officials continue to monitor hundreds of people. More>>

It's over: Texas' Ebola outbreak has ended

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As of midnight Friday, it was 21 days since anyone got Ebola or was in contact with someone who got Ebola. More>>

Maine nurse Kaci Hickox ordered to stay three feet away from people

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Hickox, who has tested negative for Ebola and has no symptoms, maintains that her rights are being violated by restrictions imposed by Maine authorities. She took a defiant bike ride on Thursday morning. More>>

Nurse Kaci Hickox says she won't be "bullied by politicians”

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Nurse Kaci Hickox — who remains symptom-free after spending three days in a New Jersey isolation tent after flying home from Ebola-stricken West Africa — remains under quarantine at home in Maine. More>>

Doctors say you should be more concerned with the seasonal flu, and less worried about Ebola

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Heathcare workers say we need to shift our concern of Ebola into a much more common and deadly threat, the flu.


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American official: US will fight Ebola long-term

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American ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will be in Sierra Leone on Monday. She met Sunday with religious leaders in Guinea, where the Ebola outbreak was first identified in March. More>>

Virus Free: Ebola-infected nurse Nina Pham to go home

Dallas nurse Nina Pham. Dallas nurse Nina Pham.
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BY MAGGIE FOX, NBC News(NBC News) - Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola as she treated dying patient Thomas Eric Duncan, is free of the virus, National Institutes of Health officials said Friday.Pham, who was diagnosed Oct. 12, was transferred to the NIH hospital outside Washington where there's a special biocontainment unit. Her fellow nurse, Amber Vinson, tested virus-free earlier this week, her family said, but stayed in a special biocontainment unit at Emory University Hospita... More>>

CDC to monitor travelers from Ebola-affected countries after arrival in U.S.

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The program will start in six states: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia. More>>

ATL among 5 airports to receive passengers from Ebola-affected countries

The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening... More>>

Trial Ebola vaccine set for January rollout in West Africa, WHO Says

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The WHO, in consultation with health authorities in the countries most affected by the outbreak of the disease that has killed more than 4,500, will decide on how the experimental vaccine will be distributed and used. More>>

'Zero Risk': Dozens come off Ebola watch list in Texas

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Forty-three people passed through a three-week monitoring period without showing Ebola symptoms. More>>

Ebola nurse Amber Joy Vinson flew to plan wedding

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Vinson flew from Dallas to Cleveland on Wednesday and returned on Monday, boarding a Frontier Airlines yet even though she had a fever of 99.5 degrees. More>>

UPDATE: 2nd health care worker with Ebola being flown to Atlanta

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The announcement came after authorities disclosed that the health care worker flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, before she began to feel ill. More>>

Alexander wants greater Ebola prevention in U.S.

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The threat of a potential Ebola outbreak has many in the United States on edge.
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Ebola-infected nurse is ‘doing well'

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"I'm doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers,” Nina Pham said Tuesday in a statement released by the hospital. More>>

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg kicks in $25 million for Ebola

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced Tuesday they are donating $25 million to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control foundation to fight the Ebola crisis. More>>

WHO: Ebola death rate rises to 70%, could grow to 10,000 new cases a week

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The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70% and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week within two months.
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What we know (and don't) about Ebola

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Revelations that a nurse at a Texas hospital contracted Ebola has fed fears that an outbreak could happen on American soil, despite officials' assurances that the odds remains slim.
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CDC Director on Ebola: 'Even a single infection is unacceptable'

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The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that he was "confident" the spread of Ebola could be stopped, a day after a test confirmed a Dallas nurse had been infected while caring for a Liberian national in her hospital. More>>

National survey of nurses shows heightened Ebola concerns

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The survey also found that 37% of nurses felt their hospital had insufficient supplies for containing the deadly virus, including face shields and goggles or fluid-resistant gowns. More>>

Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

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The development came hours after New York's JFK Airport began an Ebola screening program, taking the temperatures of passengers arriving from three West African Countries. More>>

New York's JFK Airport to Begin Ebola Screening Program

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Stepped up efforts by the U.S. to halt the spread of the Ebola virus will start at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, where teams armed with thermal guns and questionnaires will screen travelers from West African countries hit hardest by the outbreak. More>>

Ebola training part of soldiers' prep for Africa

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Fort Campbell soldiers are being trained on how to avoid the Ebola virus during their upcoming deployment to Liberia.   Media reports say at least 700 members of the 101st Airborne Division will deploy to the African country starting next week as part of the U.S. military's humanitarian mission. The mission is aimed at building Ebola care centers and training health care workers. More>>

1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US dead

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A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died. More>>

More Ebola screening possible for United States

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Ahead of a White House meeting on the Ebola outbreak, federal health officials say the U.S. is weighing whether to institute extra screening at U.S. airports where travelers from Ebola-stricken African nations may be arriving. More>>

UPDATE:Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital

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A specially equipped plane carrying an American photojournalist who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has landed in Nebraska, where he will be treated. More>>

Ebola crisis: How to help

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The Ebola toll has topped 7,000, and it's still getting worse, the World Health Organization says. More>>

Texas hospital error shows need for better Ebola training

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The case of the Dallas hospital that initially sent home a man sickened with Ebola highlights an urgent need for better training — not only for the nurses who are the front-line defense against stopping the spread of any disease, but for all health care personnel. More>>

5 reasons to not panic over Ebola virus

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The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. threatened to turn that whiff of fear into full-blown Ebola hysteria. More>>

Freelance cameraman for NBC News tests positive for Ebola

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An American freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the United States for treatment. More>>

Ebola vaccine: Why it's taking so long

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Safe and effective vaccines are difficult and expensive to develop in the best of times. That process is more challenging in the midst of a growing health crisis. More>>

Timeline: How Ebola made its way to the US

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As many as a hundred people might have come into contact with U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan or one of his family members before he was hospitalized, Dallas County health officials said Thursday.
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Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

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With an Ebola crisis raging in West Africa, passengers leaving Liberia are being screened for fever and are asked if they have had contact with anyone infected. More>>

Doctor dons protective gear in airport Ebola protest

As health officials monitor a Texas patient sickened by Ebola, a Missouri man donned full protective gear at Atlanta's airport to protest the government's response to the outbreak. More>>

Chattanooga hospitals prepared for Ebola virus Video included

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People across the United States are on high alert after the first case of the Ebola virus is confirmed in Texas.  More>>

Outbreak jitters: How can we trust the CDC on Ebola?

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Experts both in and out of the CDC say they know plenty about Ebola, how it spreads and what the danger to the general public is. More>>

What we know about the Texas Ebola patient

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Federal and state health officials say the patient traveled from Liberia on Sept. 19. More>>

CDC confirms first case of Ebola diagnosed in U.S.

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But the CDC says there's "zero risk" the patient may have infected anyone else on his flight to the U.S. and they're confident the virus will not spread widely in the United States. More>>

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  • Local health professionals address Ebola epidemic

    Local health professionals address Ebola epidemic

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-10-15 22:07:41 GMT
    The news of a second person contracting Ebola on U.S. soil has the medical community ramping up its preparedness. Local physicians say while the odds of someone having Ebola in the Tennessee Valley are low, they are still preparing for the possibility.More
    The news of a second person contracting Ebola on U.S. soil has the medical community ramping up its preparedness. Local physicians say while the odds of someone having Ebola in the Tennessee Valley are low, they are still preparing for the possibility.More

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