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Mali Ebola crisis deepens with doctor’s death

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s emerging Ebola crisis deepened Thursday as the government announced that a doctor had died from the disease, becoming the second health worker fatality linked to a single patient initially thought to have kidney disease. At least five people now have died from Ebola after coming into contact with a 70-year-old [...]

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Surgeon with Ebola coming to US for care

  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said. Dr. Martin Salia was to be taken to Omaha to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center, Sierra [...]

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Should students take heed and get the flu shot?

  by Stephanie Cousins It’s that time of year again. We’re feeling the cool breeze of fall creep upon us. The leaves on the trees are turning bright red, yellow and orange. As most people are getting prepared for the many holidays, others are planning for the dreaded flu season. Flu season usually occurs in [...]

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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends. The Pentagon has put in place the [...]

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Cuba sends 91 more doctors to fight Ebola

  HAVANA (AP) — Every few years Dr. Leonardo Fernandez flies to a nation shaken by natural disaster, political turmoil or disease, leaving his hospital in eastern Cuba for countries that have included Pakistan, Nicaragua and East Timor. On Tuesday, the intensive care specialist was headed to the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic along with [...]

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Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem. Forty-nine confirmed [...]

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Spain places husband of Ebola nurse in quarantine

  MADRID (AP) — Spain has placed in quarantine the husband of a Spanish nurse who has tested positive for the Ebola virus in the first known transmission outside West Africa. Public Health Director Mercedes Vinuesa told Parliament on Tuesday that authorities were drawing up a list of other people who may have had contact [...]

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US military to put up tent at Liberia Ebola clinic

  MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Poor infrastructure, difficulties with equipment and torrential rains have slowed work for the U.S. military’s initial response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but it is now ready to start erecting the main tent for a field hospital in Liberia. Lt. Col. Jason Brown, who was at the [...]

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Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

  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. The priest, Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, was in serious condition [...]

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Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

  CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s government says eight people who were abducted by angry residents while on an Ebola awareness campaign have been found dead. In a government statement released Friday, authorities said that eight bodies had been found following the violent kidnappings in Womey in rural southern Guinea. Among the dead are several [...]

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With surge in Liberia, Ebola case toll above 4,200

  DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting health workers at risk as they struggle to treat an overwhelming number of patients. A higher proportion of health workers has been infected in this outbreak than in any previous one. [...]

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