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  • Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    FREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) — The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go. "Have you been around someone who died? Ever...

  • Child dies from complications of enterovirus

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Health Department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S. Health officials said Wednesday that the child died last week of a staph infection associated with the...

  • Team seeks anyone who encountered Ebola patient

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation's top disease-fighting agency said Wednesday. The team from the Centers for Disease Control is in...

  • Samaritan's Purse to provide Ebola relief supplies

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based Christian relief organization is flying about 100 tons of supplies to west African nations struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, outlined the mission at a...

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania ___ ARE HEDGE FUNDS REALLY SUCH A GREAT INVESTMENT FOR PENNSYLVANIA PENSIONS? The hedge fund business is a great deal for those who run hedge funds. Typically, the managers charge a fee of "2 and 20" - 2 percent of the value of the assets they're...

  • Perry plans Dallas news conference on Ebola case

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry has scheduled a news conference at a Dallas hospital where a man with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. remains in isolation. Perry plans to speak at noon CDT Wednesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He'll be joined by Dr. David Lakey,...

  • Massachusetts hospital staffing law takes effect

    Published: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A new state law sets strict limits on the number of patients that registered nurses who work in hospital intensive care units can be assigned to at a given time. The law, approved by the Legislature in June, took effect this week in Massachusetts. It requires that...

  • EMS crew exposed to Ebola victim tests negative

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Three members of the ambulance crew that transported a man diagnosed with Ebola to a Dallas hospital have tested negative for the virus and are restricted to their homes as health officials monitor their conditions. Dallas city spokeswoman Sana Syed (SUN'-ah say-ED')...

  • Fort Carson soldiers head to Africa to assist in Ebola crisis

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 32 min ago

    Fort Carson soldiers are headed to Africa to assist in the Ebola crisis. In a statement from Sen. Michael Bennet, he said 160 Fort Carson soldiers will go Liberia in late October to supervise the construction of Ebola treatment units. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed the...

  • Despite low risk, Denver doctors, hospitals prepare for Ebola cases

    ABC7
    Updated: 39 min ago

    DENVER - Metro Denver healthcare providers stress the risk of an average citizen getting Ebola is very low. Yet, many facilities including Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Hospital have protocol in place to treat potential Ebola patients. The readiness...

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