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Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) attends a Birthday Bash for Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) on Oct. 25, 2014 in Clive, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Christie: CDC’s New Ebola Policies ‘Incredibly Confusing’

Gov. Chris Christie is holding firm on the quarantine policy that New Jersey has implemented in a bid to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

10/28/2014

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, listens while President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Oct. 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Issues Updated Ebola Guidelines Recommending High-Risk People Avoid Commercial Travel, Large Gatherings

U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms.

10/28/2014

A senior citizen works on a laptop. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Experts: No Proof ‘Brain Training’ Games Work

There is no evidence that playing brain games actually help people enhance their intelligence, according to a statement put out by 69 scientists from around the world.

10/23/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

WHO: True Ebola Death Toll Could Be Nearing 15,000

The World Health Organization believes the true death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could be nearing 15,000.

10/23/2014

Passengers arrive at Los Angeles International Airport as fear of the Ebola virus continues to grow in the U.S. on Oct. 17, 2014. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctor: Monitoring At Airports Can’t Stop Ebola From Coming In

All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

10/23/2014

Volunteers in protective suit carry for burial the body of a person who died from Ebola in Waterloo, some 30 kilometers southeast of Freetown, on Oct. 7, 2014. (credit: FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Fort Stewart Deploying 32 Soldiers To Fight Ebola

The Army says 32 soldiers based in southeast Georgia are scheduled to deploy next month to help West Africa fight the Ebola outbreak.

10/22/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

CDC Releases New Guidelines For Health Workers Treating Ebola Patients

Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

10/21/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Urgent-Care Clinics Not Equipped To Treat Ebola

When a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn’t rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic.

10/20/2014

CDC Director Testifies At Special House Hearing On Ebola Outbreak

CDC To Revise Ebola Protocol, Pentagon Preps Team

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 […]

10/19/2014

A worker guards the entrance of the Ebola treatment center of aid agency Doctors Without Borders on Oct. 3, 2014 where NBC cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who has been infected with the Ebola virus is being treated. (credit: PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola: Is It Time to Panic?

With new reports of the Ebola outbreak, coupled with a CDC director who has admitted that the proper precautions were not taken, and flights continuing to come from Liberia, do you feel there is a […]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2014

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