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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 25, 2014

Health

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Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start.

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Saturday 10/25/2014
Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday.

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Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.

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Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola.

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WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

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Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.

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World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000.

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Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 4:00 am

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

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Friday 10/24/2014
NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 12:05 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.

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