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  • Surgeon with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

    November 15, 2014 4:50 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska Saturday for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated. Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, landed at Eppley Airfield in... more »
  • Health worker 2nd in US to test positive for Ebola

    October 12, 2014 2:02 PM

    DALLAS (AP) - A Texas health care worker tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized patient who later died from the virus, health officials said Sunday. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the... more »
  • Ashes of Ebola victim's belongings to be buried in Louisiana

    October 11, 2014 2:28 PM

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - The ashes of items taken from the Dallas apartment where a man became ill with the Ebola virus will be taken to a Louisiana hazardous waste landfill for burial. The linen, bedding and carpet taken from the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan first got sick... more »
  • Ebola apartment items hauled away to be destroyed

    October 4, 2014 10:10 PM

    DALLAS (AP) - The items removed by a decontamination crew from the Dallas apartment where an Ebola patient was staying have been hauled away for disposal. Dallas city spokeswoman Sana Syed said that about 30 barrels were filled Friday with items including bed sheets, towels and three mattresses used by... more »
  • Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

    August 17, 2014 12:59 PM

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses. The violence in the West Point slum occurred late Saturday and was led by residents angry that... more »
  • 25 years ago, a different Ebola outbreak in Va.

    August 10, 2014 3:08 PM

    RESTON, Va. (AP) - It had all the makings of a public-health horror story: an outbreak of a wildly deadly virus on the doorstep of the nation's capital, with dozens of lab monkeys dead, multiple people testing positive, and no precedent in this country on how to contain it. Americans'... more »
  • US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

    August 9, 2014 2:04 PM

    BOSTON (AP) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally announced the epidemic. HealthMap uses algorithms to scour... more »
  • US doctor with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

    August 2, 2014 1:40 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, first landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country, officials say. A private plane outfitted with a special,... more »

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