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  • Neighbors concerned for 1st NYC Ebola patient

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harlem neighbors of a doctor diagnosed as New York City's first Ebola patient are expressing concern for him. Joyce Harrison says she has sympathy for Dr. Craig Spencer and his family. She hopes "they can nip this in the butt." Juan Sanchez, who lives near Spencer's building, says he's not worried but would be if the disease...

  • Cameron: EU has secured 1 billion for Ebola fight

    BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Cameron made the announcement as Friday's self-imposed deadline was drawing close to drastically increase the anti-Ebola funds from Europe. Late...

  • After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

    NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents...

  • College player with brain tumor ready to play

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A clock above the court reminds everyone that it's only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women's basketball players at Division III Mount St. Joseph form a circle near one of the baskets and stretch quietly. Coach Dan Benjamin walks briskly around the court, sipping a Mountain Dew for a little caffeine. He has the two-hour...

  • Draft rules on medical marijuana out for comment

    PHOENIX (AP) — Proposed draft rules for Arizona's medical marijuana program are out for public comment. The state Department of Health Services says the draft rules include court-ordered proposed changes on regulations for licensing of dispensaries but also proposed changes in rules involving patients and caregivers. The proposed changes...

  • Ohio says all hospitals conducted Ebola drills

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Department of Health says all hospitals in the state have completed Ebola preparedness drills. The health department says the response drills have included training in how to manage a suspected Ebola-positive patient and the proper use of personal protective equipment. Even though there have been no confirmed cases...

  • DC Council to examine Ebola preparedness

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will listen to testimony on preparedness for Ebola in the nation's capital. Friday's oversight hearing by the council's health committee will include testimony from District health officials and others. Before the hearing, nurses and firefighters will hold a news conference to call on the council and Mayor...

  • Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government health official is telling Congress that the likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote. But the Health and Human Services official, Dr. Nicole Lurie, assures lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency. Her comments in written testimony for a Friday congressional...

  • Bonds approved for Missouri mental hospital

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri board has approved a bond issuance to finance a new mental health facility at the Fulton State Hospital. The vote this week by the Missouri Development Finance Board authorizes the issuance of $98 million of bonds this year as an initial phase in the financing. By approving the project, the board also...

  • Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

    DALLAS (AP) — In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas. It may not matter much that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas apologized for initially misdiagnosing Thomas Eric Duncan, who was sent home from the ER but...

  • NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city

    NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor's Ebola diagnosis,...

  • Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were already on the ground, with...

  • Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

    NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and recently returned to New York City has become the first person in the city to test positive for the virus and the fourth in the United States. A look at his recent timeline: Oct. 14: Dr. Craig Spencer leaves Guinea, where he had been working with Ebola patients as part of...

  • CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first case, a doctor who had treated a patient with the disease in west Africa. The squads — likened to public health SWAT teams — were set up to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola...

  • Tests show child in Chicago does not have Ebola

    CHICAGO (AP) — Tests have determined that a child who had traveled from Liberia to Chicago does not have Ebola. In a news release Thursday night, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Chicago Ebola Resource Network said preliminary tests — later confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — were negative for Ebola....

  • Ebola: How it spreads

    Some facts about how Ebola spreads: WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS? Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea. HOW DOES EBOLA SPREAD? Through close contact with a symptomatic person's bodily fluids, such as blood, sweat,...

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