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Stepped Up Ebola Screening Starts At 4 US Airports

Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey, are scheduled to start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening program.

10/16/2014

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 Director: US Government Wasn’t Aggressive Enough In Managing, Containing Ebola At Dallas Hospital

In the days after the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was resolute in his confidence about hospitals’ ability to manage the virus.

10/15/2014

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Study: Smoking Causes 14 Million Medical Conditions In US Yearly

Smoking causes about 14 million major medical conditions to adults in the US every year, a new study finds.

10/14/2014

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, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: Rapid Response Team For Any New Ebola Cases

The government will send a rapid response team to any hospital in the country that diagnoses another Ebola patient, to make sure the local health workers can provide care safely.

10/14/2014

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg delivers his address to participants during the launch promoting the Internet.org app in Jakarta on Oct. 13, 2014. (credit: ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Donating $25 Million To CDC To Help Fight Ebola

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic.

10/14/2014

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)

Therapist: We Could See People With ‘Hypochondria Or Paranoia Take Extreme Precautionary Measures’ Over Ebola

Despite there only being two confirmed cases of Ebola inside the United States, fear has been spreading across the nation.

10/14/2014

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 Warning There Could Be Up To 10,000 New Ebola Cases Weekly

The World Health Organization is projecting up to 10,000 new Ebola cases weekly by the end of November.

10/14/2014

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, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Director: ‘The Enemy Here Is Ebola’

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that the U.S. must “rethink” its approach to handling Ebola infections after a Dallas hospital worker contracted the deadly disease.

10/13/2014

An airport worker wears a protective face mask in the arrivals area of the Los Angeles International Airport as the U.S. announced increased passenger screenings against the Ebola virus on Oct. 9, 2014. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: We Can’t Get Ebola Risk To Zero No Matter How Many Airport Screening Procedures Are Put In Place

Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

10/13/2014

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)

Doctor: ‘Challenge Is Formidable’ For Small Hospitals To Take Care Of Ebola Patients

A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus, as health officials insist is possible.

10/13/2014

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