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  • Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The U.N.'s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quarantined in Sierra Leone, to help fight the spread of Ebola. Food supplies are being distributed in the Waterloo district on the outskirts of...

  • More than 100 monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A total of 116 people are being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio following the visit from a Dallas nurse who treated the first patient to die of the virus in the United States and later tested positive herself, health officials said Saturday. Twenty-nine of...

  • CDC sets Ebola training call for Florida hospitals

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a conference call on Ebola preparedness and training with Florida hospitals. Gov. Rick Scott said Saturday that the call scheduled Monday afternoon will provide guidance for proper...

  • Mississippi reports state season's 1st flu case

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Weeks into the flu season, state health officials say a Marshall County teen has Mississippi's first reported flu infection. State Epidemiologist Thomas Dobbs says people should get flu shots now, if they haven't already. He says it usually takes a week or two to...

  • Woman on Ebola watch list falls ill at Dallas train station

    WFAA
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    DALLAS — A woman who was being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus was reported ill at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit White Rock Station Saturday afternoon. DART spokesman Morgan Lyons said the person fell ill with a low-grade fever at the station in Northeast Dallas...

  • Connecticut woman to be honored for work on ACA

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Middletown woman is being honored at the White House for her work helping to enroll people in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. Khadija Gurnah is program manager for the American Muslim Health Professionals' ACA outreach and enrollment...

  • Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The largest U.S. gay-rights organization has endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and is calling on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada...

  • Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa. Now they...

  • Former miler Steve Scott has prostate cancer

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Former miler and Olympian Steve Scott has prostate cancer — 20 years after beating testicular cancer. The 58-year-old track and cross-country coach at Cal State San Marcos was diagnosed in June. Scott is undergoing proton therapy, a form of radiation...

  • Castro: Cuba would cooperate with US against Ebola

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba stands ready to cooperate with the United States in the battle against Ebola, former leader Fidel Castro said in an article published Saturday. Cuba is sending about 460 doctors and nurses to West Africa to help fight Ebola, an effort that was praised on Friday by...

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