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Study: Ebola Virus Still Infectious Week After DeathThe Ebola virus may still be be infectious up to a full week after a person infected with it has died, a new study has found.
CDC Head 'Encouraged' By Ebola Spending PlanA top health official says he's "encouraged" by a $5.4 billion spending plan proposed by Congress to fight Ebola.
American Coming To U.S. To Be Evaluated For EbolaEmory University Hospital confirms it will receive an American health-care worker in West Africa who may have been infected with Ebola.
Report: Ebola Spreading In Sierra Leone 9 Times Faster Than In SeptemberA new report by the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) said that the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is spreading up to nine times faster than just two months ago.
Doctor: It's 'Quite Possible That Every Major City Will See At Least A Handful' Of Ebola CasesTop medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.
CDC Issues Updated Ebola Guidelines Recommending High-Risk People Avoid Commercial Travel, Large GatheringsU.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.
WHO: True Ebola Death Toll Could Be Nearing 15,000The World Health Organization believes the true death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could be nearing 15,000.
Doctor: Monitoring At Airports Can't Stop Ebola From Coming InAll 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.
Fort Stewart Deploying 32 Soldiers To Fight EbolaThe Army says 32 soldiers based in southeast Georgia are scheduled to deploy next month to help West Africa fight the Ebola outbreak.
CDC Releases New Guidelines For Health Workers Treating Ebola PatientsFederal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.
Urgent-Care Clinics Not Equipped To Treat EbolaWhen 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.
Stepped Up Ebola Screening Starts At 4 US AirportsCustoms 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.
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