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  • Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia has opened one of its largest Ebola treatment centers yet in Monrovia, bracing for a new wave of infections even as officials express hope the disease is on the decline. The World Health Organization said this week that the rate of infection in Liberia appears to be falling but warned that the response effort...

  • Maine CDC issues hepatitis A alert

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says a worker at a Cumberland County restaurant infected with hepatitis A may have exposed customers. The agency says the worker served food between Sept. 29 and Oct. 11 and after examining the food and beverage preparation practices at the restaurant, it's possible...

  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight...

  • W.Va. receives $1.2M in federal health funding

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is receiving nearly $1.2 million in federal funding for health programs primarily benefiting women and children. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller announced the funding for the state health department's Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health on Thursday. The office will use the funding for...

  • WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher measures such as doubling up on gloves and making sure the mouth, nose and eyes are better protected from contaminated droplets and fluids. But the World Health Agency says the choice of equipment is much...

  • Woman awakens from coma, gives birth in St. Pete

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa woman who was in a coma for several weeks after being hit by a truck in St. Petersburg has given birth to a healthy baby girl. The Tampa Tribune (http://bit.ly/1DD1zVH ) reports 36-year-old Jenny Quiles recently awoke from the coma and on Wednesday gave birth by C-section to 6-pound Angel. Obstetrician...

  • 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 most stringent...

  • A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

    States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus. The CDC says mandatory quarantines of those without symptoms are unnecessarily severe and will discourage...

  • Alexander, Corker to host Ebola roundtable

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Tennessee Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker will host a roundtable discussion in Chattanooga on Ebola preparedness. The event is scheduled for 2 to 3:15 p.m. on Friday at the CHI Memorial Hospital. Alexander and Corker will meet with local health officials and medical experts to discuss how prepared the state...

  • Marshall hosts rural health research day

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is hosting its first Rural Health Research Day. The university says the research day on Friday is intended to showcase the importance of rural health research and health care. The morning-long event begins with a welcome from Jennifer T. Plymale, director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural...

  • Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

    DALLAS (AP) — Louise Troh hoped to be married to Thomas Eric Duncan by now. Instead, she's grieving after his fatal bout with Ebola and trying to help her family refocus on the future. Neither is easy. They are trying to replace their personal belongings that were incinerated when authorities decontaminated the apartment where Duncan stayed....

  • Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — The nurse who's become the public face of health care volunteers who're being scrutinized upon returning from West Africa is doing cleaning and laundry while she waits to learn whether she'll be quarantined until the 21-day incubation period ends on Nov. 10. Kaci Hickox, who returned to the U.S. last week, has been...

  • Shaheen, Brown take geography quiz in final debate

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator now running in New Hampshire, appeared to have a bit trouble with geography in his final debate with Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Thursday. The candidates, both of whom live in eastern New Hampshire, were asked during the WMUR-TV/New Hampshire Union...

  • Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases. The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court, alleges that the multinational company knew for at least a year that its Microcool Breathable High Performance Surgical...

  • Dallas nurse who survived Ebola to get dog back

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog, which has been sequestered since his owner became ill. The King Charles Cavalier spaniel named Bentley is in quarantine at an abandoned Navy base in Dallas. His owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this month. She contracted the virus while...

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 30 Attack on Mary Burke: Consider the source Mary Burke has made her business acumen a central selling point of her campaign for governor — she brags about growing Trek Bicycle Corp.'s European sales from $3 million to $50 million while she ran those operations during the early 1990s — so it's hardly a...

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