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  • Dallas hospital caught in spotlight in Ebola case

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Five things to know about Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient died: EMERGENCY ROOM WEAKNESSES Presbyterian's emergency department failed to meet five national benchmarks of patient care, according to the hospital's...

  • Rams safety McDonald held out with concussion

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams safety T.J. McDonald did not practice due to concussion-like symptoms. McDonald's presence was a bit of a surprise on the injury report Wednesday, given coach Jeff Fisher made no mention of it and McDonald played every snap in last week's victory over...

  • Officials vaccinating raccoons in northeast Ala.

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department Public Health is partnering with federal officials to vaccinate raccoons against rabies in northeast Alabama. State officials said in a statement Wednesday that they're working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ___ Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing...

  • 457 test negative for Ebola at NY-area airports

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the agency that operates the New York area's major airports said Wednesday no one screened for the Ebola virus has tested positive since the program began this month and, as an extra precautionary measure, he has ordered stricter cleaning...

  • Gov. Christie announces Ebola joint response team

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — No one in New Jersey has been diagnosed with Ebola, but Gov. Chris Christie says the state is prepared for anything that comes its way but urged caution against overhyping the threat. Christie on Wednesday announced the creation of a joint response team to...

  • Ebola monitoring in Md. to depend on circumstances

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are working on a plan to monitor every person who returns to Maryland from countries stricken by Ebola, but the extent of the monitoring will depend on individual circumstances, the state's health secretary said Wednesday. Dr. Joshua Sharfstein said...

  • US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital will soon be heading home to Rhode Island but can expect months of fatigue and weakness, hospital officials said Wednesday. Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted the virus while working in Liberia...

  • Pennsylvania in Ebola-monitor program

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania health officials said Wednesday they will have protocols in place within days for a new federal program that asks travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa to monitor themselves for symptoms of the deadly virus. The state is among the first six in the...

  • Key features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rigorous monitoring of travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus from spreading in the United States. Key features announced Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: WHO WILL BE MONITORED?...

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