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  • RI nurses say they aren't ready for Ebola

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nurses in Rhode Island don't feel adequately prepared to deal with Ebola, according to a union's survey released Monday. The survey found that about 80 percent of health care professionals who responded feel their workplace is unprepared to treat a patient with...

  • Chicago names 4 hospitals readying for Ebola

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four Chicago hospitals have agreed to take on the responsibility of caring for Ebola patients if the deadly virus emerges in the city. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office and the city's health department announced the four hospitals Monday, calling an Ebola diagnosis in the...

  • Ohio panel approves funding for Ebola protection

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative panel in Ohio has approved a funding request to help pay for more protective gear for health care workers if the state has a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola. The Ohio Department of Health requested approval from the state Controlling Board to...

  • Journalist being treated for Ebola still improving

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska doctors treating an American video journalist for Ebola say he could be released by the end of the week if tests show he's free of the deadly virus. Ashoka Mukpo (ah-SHOH'-kuh MUK'-poh) has been treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha since Oct....

  • Lawmakers to feds: Step up Ebola response in Ohio

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio members of Congress are calling on the federal government to step up assistance to state health officials as it revises safety protocols to stem the spread of Ebola. All 16 members of Ohio's House delegation including GOP Speaker John Boehner sent a letter...

  • Jay wrist surgery lone medical issue for Cardinals

    Updated: 23 min ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jon Jay will undergo left wrist surgery later this week, the lone major medical issue facing the St. Louis Cardinals coming off a fourth straight NL Championship Series. MRI exams on Adam Wainwright's sore elbow and Michael Wacha's shoulder both came back clean, and...

  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

    Updated: 24 min ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free Monday, a rare victory in the...

  • UN says worker dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says another of its staffers has died in the Ebola outbreak. A statement by UN Women on Monday said Edmund Bangura-Sesay, a local driver for their office in Sierra Leone, died Saturday. This is the third reported death of a U.N. worker from...

  • Ebola advisory sent to Connecticut state employees

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state employees are being asked to avoid nonessential travel to countries experiencing outbreaks of Ebola. An advisory was sent on Monday to all state agencies. In an alert sent to Department of Transportation employees, workers were urged to avoid...

  • Bartlesville student diagnosed with meningitis

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Officials at Bartlesville Public Schools say a pre-kindergarten student is hospitalized after being diagnosed with meningitis. School spokesman Chris Tanea told reporters Monday that the Wayside Elementary student became ill Friday and was admitted into a...

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