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Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine In Maine

A nurse who promised to defy Maine's quarantine for health care workers who've treated Ebola patients has followed through on her vow.

Kaci Hickox left her Fort Kent home with her boyfriend on Thursday and went for a bike ride, trailed by reporters and a state police cruiser

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Hagel Approves 21-Day Ebola Quarantine For Troops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days

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Dr. Thomas Frieden / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images
Dr. Thomas Frieden / Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

CDC Issues New Guidelines For Healthcare Workers

The CDC is releasing new guidelines involving healthcare workers who return from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa. CDC Director Tom Frieden said a more "active monitoring" program is being implemented in six states

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Dr. Anthony Fauci / Getty Images

Officials Debate Isolation For Healthcare Workers Who Treat Ebola Patients

A top federal health official says it's not necessary to quarantine all health care workers who treated Ebola patients in West Africa.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says active monitoring can accomplish the same thing, because people infected with Ebola don't become contagious until they start showing symptoms

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Texas Hospital Changes Protocols Because Of Ebola Case

Changes are coming to the Dallas hospital where three people were diagnosed with Ebola.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas announced today it was upgrading medical record software to make sure nurses and doctors know the travel history of a patient

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Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images

Doctor In New York City Diagnosed With Ebola

New York City has its first diagnosed case of Ebola. The doctor who was hospitalized today with Ebola-like symptoms has tested positive for the virus.

The patient has been identified as Craig Spencer, a physician who works for Doctors Without Borders

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New York's JFK Airport Begins Screening Passengers For Ebola Virus

Passenger At Newark Liberty Checked For Ebola

A passenger from Liberia who arrived at Newark-Liberty Airport Tuesday afternoon is in isolation at University Hospital being evaluated for Ebola.

Officials say the man traveled from Liberia to Brussels before flying into Newark on United Flight 998

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Journalist Feels Fortunate To Recover From Ebola

An American video journalist with Ebola says he feels lucky to be recovering from the deadly virus, but it's humbling to think about how many people have died from the disease in West Africa.

Ashoka Mukpo made several comments about Ebola on Twitter Monday

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New Protocols Announced For Treating Ebola Patients

The CDC is pushing new guidelines for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients.

CDC director Tom Frieden announced three new procedures that he says should increase the margin of safety for those workers

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Ebola-Stricken Doctors In Nigeria Say Fluids Saved their Lives

Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria are crediting heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives.

The World Health Organization today declared Nigeria to be free of Ebola -- a rare victory against the disease that is ravaging West Africa

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