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Obama on Ebola fight: US can’t seal itself off

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Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. “We can’t hermetically seal ourselves off,” he declared.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate—WHO

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak in history, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, August 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini)

The rate of new Ebola infections appears to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but the crisis is far from over, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Teen tests negative after Ebola scare in Australia

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Australian authorities said early Monday that a teenager who was in isolation in hospital had tested negative for Ebola after she developed a fever following her arrival from Guinea.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Washington. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Pham's mother Diana, center, and sister Cathy watch. AP Photo

A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Members of the Department of Defense's Ebola Military Medical Support Team go through special training at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Antonio. AP FILE PHOTO

Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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