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  • Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their...

  • 4 Minnesota hospitals tabbed to treat Ebola cases

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Four hospitals in Minnesota have been designated as treatment centers for any confirmed Ebola cases in the state, the Minnesota Hospital Association said Friday. They are the University of Minnesota Medical Center's West Bank campus in Minneapolis, Mayo Clinic...

  • Ebola jitters for some _ but not all _ New Yorkers

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about the odds of the disease spreading. Still, they found themselves...

  • New Hampshire doctor heading to Liberia to help

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's deputy epidemiologist is heading to Liberia to train medical workers on how to protect against the Ebola virus. Besides her state position, Dr. Elizabeth Talbot is an infectious-disease doctor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and an associate professor of...

  • WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday. The U.N. agency is treating the situation...

  • As Ebola reaches New York, what you need to know

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Now that a doctor in New York has been diagnosed with Ebola, health officials are once again stressing that the virus poses little risk in the U.S. Some questions and answers about Ebola: WHAT IS EBOLA? Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a rare and deadly disease caused by a...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press"...

  • Bernalillo County woman contracts West Nile virus

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials say the first clinical case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in Bernalillo County. They say a 45-year-old woman was hospitalized briefly with the more severe neuro-invasive form of West Nile, but now is recovering. Bernalillo County has...

  • College player fights tumor for moment on court

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain...

  • Spending on 2 health initiatives tops $100 million

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two health care-related initiatives on the November ballot have generated more than $100 million in spending, with insurers and doctors leading the fight to defeat both, according to campaign finance reports filed late Thursday. Opponents of Proposition 45,...

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