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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 24, 2014


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Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

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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Ebola case in NYC brings demands for quarantines
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 4:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa — and why stronger steps aren't being taken to quarantine medical workers.

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Republicans question federal response on Ebola
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 4:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they criticized the federal response to the outbreak and questioned top officials' credibility.

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Ebola jitters for some _ but not all _ New Yorkers
Posted: October 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about the odds of the disease spreading.

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WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 4:02 pm

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.

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WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

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Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 3:00 pm

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened nearly 1,000 people.

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Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 11:00 am

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of new cases to 220, a record figure that authorities blame on attacks by insurgents targeting vaccination teams.

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Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 10:00 am

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in the capital be cremated, authorities have determined.

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