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  • CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed. Dr....

  • Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests with the disease repatriated from West Africa has managed to beat it after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid and has no traces of the virus in her bloodstream, according to test...

  • UGA postpones visit from Liberian journalist

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ebola concerns have prompted the University of Georgia to postpone a guest lecture by a Liberian journalist. Officials said in a release that Washington Post reporter Todd Frankel will replace Wade C.L. Williams as a guest speaker during a lecture on the crisis at...

  • Georgia Gov. Deal forming Ebola response team

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is assembling a group of experts to serve on a newly created Ebola response team. Deal said in a statement Sunday that he'll sign an executive order to create the group, which will be tasked with evaluating Georgia's emergency management...

  • Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker

    Associated Press
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    GALVESTON, Texas — A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare. A lab supervisor who handled a...

  • Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger's home under armed guard. Troh's confinement was ending Sunday night,...

  • NYC to prepare workers for possible Ebola cases

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will offer specialized training on how to handle Ebola cases to the city workers who could be at the front lines if the deadly disease were found in the country's largest city. Top city officials will meet with the leadership of the Municipal Labor...

  • Network seeks to expand health initiatives

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A coalition working to reduce the prevalence of obesity and chronic disease in New Hampshire wants to expand its community work while also pushing for change at the state level. Healthy Eating Active Living NH recently released its second statewide action plan,...

  • Official: Keep schools open despite Ebola scare

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas health commissioner says concerns over the spread of Ebola should not result in schools closing or the cancellation of school events. Commissioner David Lakey issued a statement Sunday saying "there is no reason for schools to close ..." He says...

  • Colorado Springs' nonprofit's tiny horses yield big benefits

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    If you happened to be driving down a certain cul-de-sac on the east side of Colorado Springs around 2 p.m. on a recent Tuesday, you would have encountered an odd scene: four women and three miniature horses playing kickball. Technically, the humans were playing kickball. The horses,...

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