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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

September 22, 2014

Health

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Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A news conference to announce the results of a three-day nationwide shutdown designed to help stop the spread of Ebola has been postponed to give officials who fanned out across the country time to reach the capital.

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Monday 09/22/2014
Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide
Updated: September 22, 2014 - 10:01 am

MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments.

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Sunday 09/21/2014
AP PHOTOS: Pole dancing being used for fitness
Posted: September 21, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills.

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Sierra Leone concludes nationwide Ebola lockdown
Updated: September 21, 2014 - 6:00 pm

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.

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Saturday 09/20/2014
Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.

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Spain repatriates priest with Ebola from Africa
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 4:01 pm

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is preparing to repatriate a priest who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus after working in Sierra Leone.

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Friday 09/19/2014
700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.

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For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 11:00 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

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Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 10:00 pm

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.

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