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Untested Ebola Drugs Begin Trials in West Africa

Reuters/January 6, 2015 By James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) – Medical charities say they have started trials of untested drug treatments on Ebola patients in Liberia and Guinea for the first time in an effort to control an epidemic that … Continue reading

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100 soldiers begin Ebola quarantine at Lewis-McChord

By Adam Ashton, The (Tacoma, Wash.) News Tribune (TNS); Published: January 2, 2015 (Tribune Content Agency) — A group of 100 soldiers returning to the States from an Ebola-response mission in West Africa arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Friday to … Continue reading

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US medical worker exposed to Ebola overseas arrives in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American health care worker who experienced high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has arrived at a Nebraska hospital for observation. The patient landed in Omaha Sunday afternoon. Paramedics wearing full-body protective … Continue reading

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Ebola in Britain: Why was the sick nurse allowed to fly (from Heathrow to Glasgow, Scotland)?

By Robert Mendick and Matthew Holehouse 8:02PM GMT 30 Dec 2014 The British nurse being treated for Ebola should never have been allowed to leave Heathrow after displaying symptoms of the deadly disease at the airport, the Government’s chief medical … Continue reading

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Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow hospital

A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in hospital in Glasgow. The woman, who arrived from Sierra Leone on Sunday night, is in isolation at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital. … Continue reading

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Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 7,588 – WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) – The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading … Continue reading

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Flu outbreak spreading rapidly in U.S. In part because this year’s vaccine is only “30 percent well-matched”.

Flu season is picking up steam just in time to ruin a lot of people’s holidays. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports widespread flu activity in 29 states, primarily in the South and Midwest. That’s twice as … Continue reading

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