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Top UN Ebola Official Says New Cases Are Poorly Tracked

Posted: 10/28/2014 - The U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa says authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and in Sierra Leone -- and pinpointing the hot spots in those countries.

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CDC: Voluntary Quarantine Fine for High Ebola Risk

Posted: 10/27/2014 - U.S. health officials on Monday recommended little more than voluntary, at-home quarantine for travelers from West Africa who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola, and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk.

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Governors Defend Ebola Quarantines

Posted: 10/27/2014 - Governors in states that are quarantining health care workers who've had contact with Ebola victims are defending those measures.

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Bacterium in Baby Wipes Prompts Recall

Posted: 10/27/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is sending out a warning to parents to check the brand of baby wipes they are using, especially if you buy them from major retailers like Walgreens or Sam's Club.

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WHO: Five New Ebola Vaccines to Be Tested in March

Posted: 10/24/2014 - The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

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Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

Posted: 10/23/2014 - Halloween is a fun season for trick-or-treaters of all ages. But last year’s Halloween raised fears for parents about candy tampering.

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NV Creates Ebola Task Force

Posted: 10/23/2014 - After receiving direction from Governor Brian Sandoval to create an Ebola Advisory Task Force, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Director, Romaine Gilliland, has announced member appointments.

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CDC: All Coming from Ebola-Stricken Nations to Be Monitored

Updated: 10/22/2014 - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.

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J&J to Spend $200M on Ebola Program

Posted: 10/22/2014 - Johnson & Johnson will start safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.

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CA Governor Meeting With Health Care Experts About Ebola

Posted: 10/21/2014 - Gov. Jerry Brown is meeting with state agency heads, labor unions and leaders in the health care industry to address Ebola preparedness at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout California.

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Homeland Security Orders New Screening for Ebola

Posted: 10/21/2014 - The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening passengers for the deadly disease.

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EU Foreign Ministers Reject Travel Ban

Posted: 10/20/2014 - European officials are rejecting the idea of stopping direct flights from West Africa as a means of stopping the spread of Ebola.

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WHO Chief Promises Transparency on Ebola Failures

Posted: 10/20/2014 - The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.

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Vegas Inmate's Ebola Story Was Fake

Posted: 10/20/2014 - Officials at the Clark County Detention Center say an inmate who claimed he was suffering from Ebola lied about visiting Africa and tested negative for the virus.

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Health District Addressing Ebola Concerns at NV Health Conference

Updated: 10/20/2014 - The Nevada Health Conference kicked off Monday morning at the Atlantis, and that's where a Washoe County Health District officer is presenting an update on the status of the local passenger who shared a flight with infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson.

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First US Ebola Victim Remembered for Compassion

Posted: 10/18/2014 - Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.

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"Noah's Warriors" Help Fernley Family with Mounting Medical Bills

Updated: 10/20/2014 - An 11-year-old boy who was born with a heart defect is preparing for a third life-saving operation. "It sounds cheesy," says 11-year-old Noah Roque, "but we need a lot of support and when people participate it makes me feel good." From a fundraising softball tournament to t-shirt sales, neighbors are pitching in to help Noah's family with those high medical bills.

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Nevada Responds to Ebola Outbreak

Posted: 10/17/2014 - Governor Brian Sandoval has directed the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services through the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tracey Green, to form an advisory task force to oversee preparation activities connected to the Ebola virus.

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