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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. The...
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...
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.
The move goes beyond precautions recommended by the Obama administration for civilians, although Pres…
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 th…
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 is…
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...
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.S. are extremely low. He argued that the U...

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