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  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    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...

  • WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    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...

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

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    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...

  • Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    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?...

  • A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    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...

  • Alexander, Corker to host Ebola roundtable

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    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...

  • Marshall hosts rural health research day

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    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....

  • Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    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...

  • Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    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....

  • Shaheen, Brown take geography quiz in final debate

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    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...

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