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March 22, 2016
Fifth person dies in Guinea Ebola flare-up
CONAKRY, March 22 (Reuters) - A fifth person has died of Ebola in southeast Guinea since March 17, a health official told Reuters on Tuesday, raising concerns that a recent flare-up of the deadly virus could spread. The latest case was detected in Macenta prefecture, about 200 kilometers...
March 22, 2016 - 2:42pm
April 2, 2015
Patient tests negative for Ebola at Colorado hospital: officials
(Reuters) - A patient who was being evaluated for possible Ebola at a Colorado hospital has tested negative for the virus, the state's health department said on Thursday. The patient, who was not identified, recently traveled to an Ebola-affected country and was taken to a hospital...
April 2, 2015 - 1:45pm
Patient evaluated for Ebola at Colorado hospital after seeing symptoms
(Reuters) - A patient was being evaluated for Ebola in isolation at a Colorado hospital on Thursday after experiencing symptoms of the disease, health officials said. The patient, who was not identified and was considered low-risk, had recently traveled to an Ebola-affected country...
April 2, 2015 - 9:02am
January 7, 2015
Reader Opinion: Ebola isn't our problem
Ebola is an enormous issue in western Africa right now but our president needs to focus on the problems at home. President Obama recently spent $6 billion to help fight Ebola, but why do we always have to help other countries when we have problems of our own? As a world leader the...
January 7, 2015 - 1:03pm
December 29, 2014
Healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola one day after returning to Scotland
LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - A healthcare worker has been diagnosed with Ebola a day after flying home to Glasgow from Sierra Leone, the Scottish government said on Monday. The patient is being treated in isolation at Glasgow's Gartnavel Hospital, having flown back to Scotland's...
December 29, 2014 - 2:21pm
December 2, 2014
Mayo Clinic among 35 hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers
Dec 2 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials have designated 35 hospitals nationwide as Ebola treatment centers and expects to name more in coming weeks deemed capable of treating patients while minimizing risk to staff, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday. The...
December 2, 2014 - 2:42pm
November 11, 2014
Response to a weekend letter
I would like to respond to an opinion in the weekend edition of the Dispatch, Nov. 9, 2014. Stated: Americans don't like the unemployment rate. Response: The unemployment rate has dropped from 10.1 to 5.9 percent. (What's not to like?) Stated: Americans don't like the economic...
November 11, 2014 - 8:51pm
November 7, 2014
Scientists: Look for Ebola cure in survivors' blood
NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) - A group of scientists including three Nobel laureates in medicine has proposed that U.S. health officials chart a...
November 7, 2014 - 1:38pm
November 3, 2014
Ebola-carrying bats may be heroes as well as villains in outbreak
LONDON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Bats are living up to their frightening reputation in the world's worst Ebola outbreak as prime suspects for spreading the deadly virus to humans, but scientists believe they may also shed valuable light on fighting infection. Bats can carry more than...
November 3, 2014 - 1:22pm
October 29, 2014
How do some patients survive Ebola? Sierra Leone study offers clues
CHICAGO, Oct 29 (Reuters) - An analysis of the first Ebola cases in Sierra Leone helps draw a clearer picture of why some people survive the...
October 29, 2014 - 4:31pm
October 28, 2014
Australia bans travel from West African Ebola-hit countries; U.S. isolates troops
MONROVIA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Australia became the first developed country on Tuesday to shut its borders to citizens of the countries worst-hit...
October 28, 2014 - 3:54pm
Minnesota GOP questions response to Ebola; Democrats avoid politics
As Minnesota officials keep watch for any cases of Ebola in the state, many will also have their eyes on politics. This year's October surprise in the race for governor and the U.S. Senate may be Ebola. There are no confirmed cases in Minnesota and only a few across the country,...
October 28, 2014 - 3:36pm
October 27, 2014
State will carefully monitor recent travelers from Ebola-affected regions
After consulting with a team of experts in public health, medicine, ethics and law, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger Monday announced the framework for Minnesota's plans to monitor the health of any individual returning to Minnesota after...
October 27, 2014 - 8:01pm
October 24, 2014
Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing...
October 24, 2014 - 7:53am
October 22, 2014
Vigilance: Eblola ‘looms large’ for paramedics preparing in Minnesota
When Thomas Eric Duncan fell gravely ill with Ebola symptoms in Texas last month, it wasn't doctors or nurses who treated him first: It was three paramedics from the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, Station 37. Since Duncan's death, hospitals have been the focus of handling Ebola...
October 22, 2014 - 7:54pm