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American Health Workers Returning Home For Ebola Monitoring

 

Public health officials said Saturday that a number of Americans will return from west Africa to be monitored after possibly being exposed to Ebola.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said several Americans who may have been exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone would be monitored.

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Dr. Nancy Snyderman Leaving NBC News

The doctor is out at NBC News. NBC's Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman is leaving her post after nine years to return to teaching after last year's Ebola scandal.

Snyderman made direct reference to the episode in a statement announcing her resignation Thursday

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President Reports “Enormous Progress” In Fighting Ebola

President Obama is citing enormous progress in the fight against Ebola.

In a White House event, Obama said the U.S. has risen to the challenge. He argued that the U.S. has led the international response to the Ebola crisis through a policy of sound science, not fear

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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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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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Obama Urges More Aggressive Monitoring Of Ebola Patients

President Barack Obama says the U.S. monitoring of Ebola must be "much more aggressive.' He says federal health teams must respond to future cases within 24 hours.

Obama says the second case of an infected nurse in Dallas highlights the need to ramp up efforts to confront the disease that has struck West Africa and has reached U

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Twenty-Six Members Of Congress Want Travel Ban From West Africa

Over two dozen lawmakers on Capitol Hill want travelers from West Africa banned from the U.S. until the Ebola outbreak is under control.

Twenty-three House Republicans and three Democrats have sent a letter to President Obama that asks the State Department to impose a travel ban and restrict visas issued to people from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Obama: Plans For Additional Airline Ebola Screening Now Underway

With Ebola concerns growing, President Obama says plans are underway for additional airline passenger screening in West Africa and the U.S.

After a White House meeting with top health officials, the President again called the Ebola outbreak a significant national security threat

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WHO Predicts Expansion Of Ebola Cases

Over the next six weeks, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could sicken 20-thousand people.

Researchers with the World Health Organization and London's Imperial College say the virus could infect 20-thousand people by the beginning of November, unless intensive control measures are launched

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President Obama Outlines Ebola Strategy

President Obama is pushing an aggressive effort to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Speaking at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the President said the chances of an Ebola outbreak in the U

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