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  • Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months. Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent...

  • Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the...

  • Mental health exam for man in Japan flight assault

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hilo man charged with sexually assaulting a woman aboard a Japan Airlines flight will undergo a mental health evaluation. Michael Tanouye was ordered to remain held without bail at a detention hearing Tuesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang also granted his...

  • Brown meets with health care experts about Ebola

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown met with state agency heads, labor unions and leaders in the health care industry Tuesday to address Ebola preparedness at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout California. RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of the state's largest...

  • Prescott VA hospital detects Legionnaires' disease

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says it will flush and decontaminate the water system of its Prescott hospital after detecting the bacterium that causes the potentially fatal Legionnaires' disease. VA spokeswoman Mary Dillinger said the agency...

  • Jurors picked for doctor's cyanide poisoning trial

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawyers in the trial of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with killing his neurologist wife with cyanide have picked eight men and four women to serve as the jury. Allegheny County prosecutors and attorneys for Dr. Robert Ferrante, 65, are...

  • Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist being treated for Ebola is now free of the virus and will be released soon, the Omaha hospital where he is being treated said Tuesday. A recent test showed Ashoka Mukpo's blood is negative for the virus, according to the Nebraska Medical...

  • Arizona governor creates Ebola preparedness panel

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has created a committee of health experts to develop and implement a plan to ensure the state is prepared if an outbreak of Ebola or other infectious diseases occurs. Tuesday's executive order from the Republican governor creates the Governor's...

  • Texas names 2 units to treat future Ebola patients

    Yesterday

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas, which saw the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and two more since then, has designated two containment facilities in Galveston and a Dallas suburb to treat any future patients. Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that the facilities, with specially trained staff...

  • Cherokee Nation to open $5M drug treatment center

    Yesterday

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is opening a new $5 million substance abuse treatment center in Tahlequah. Tribal officials will conduct a grand opening Monday for the new Jack Brown Center, which helps treat Native American youth for drug and alcohol addiction. The tribe...

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