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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 22, 2014

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Key features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring

CHICAGO (AP) — Rigorous monitoring of travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus from spreading in the United States.

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Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

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US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers.

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WHO: Ebola responsible for 4,877 deaths
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

LONDON (AP) — Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and widespread" in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

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CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Significantly expanding their vigilance, federal health officials said Wednesday that they would begin monitoring all travelers — even Americans — who come to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations for 21 days.

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German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 1:01 pm

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Wednesday accepted a German pharmaceutical company's appeal against a ruling that had ordered it to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide.

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