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  1. Ebola Q&A: Details of case diagnosed in DallasRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Paradise Post

    U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Texas health officials said there were no other suspected cases in the state, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immediately sought to calm fears that one case would spread widely. "Ebola can be scary.


  2. Dallas Ebola Scare: U.S. health experts in Dallas reviewing potential Ebola exposureRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | Medical Daily

    U.S. health experts in Dallas on Wednesday were examining how many people may have been exposed to Ebola, just one day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the United States, the nation's top public health official said. The review came after health officials on Tuesday said a man who flew from Liberia to Texas had Ebola, the first confirmation that the outbreak devastating West Africa has reached the United States.


  3. CDC director confident the U.S. can stop Ebola 'in its tracks'Read the original story

    21 min ago | Washington Times

    The director of the Centers for Disease Control said Wednesday he has no doubt the U.S. can stop the Ebola virus "in its tracks," after officials revealed that a man in the Dallas area has the dreaded infection that's ravaged West Africa. Dr. Thomas Frieden said officials will retrace "every step" and instance in which the infected patient might have had direct physical contact with somebody after he became infectious, likely around Sept.


  4. An exterior photograph showing Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.Read the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

    A man at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Now, health officials are searching for people who came in contact with the man.


  5. Report: First U.S. Ebola patient is a foreign nationalRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago |

    But four or five days later on the 24th of September, he began to develop symptoms. The next steps are basically threefold.


  6. First Ebola Case Found In USRead the original story

    31 min ago | Pam's House Blend

    A man who took a flight from Liberia to Dallas, Texas has tested positive for the Ebola virus according to the Center for Disease control. Though there has been an Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa there is little reason to believe that, as things currently stand, there is a reason to worry about an outbreak in the US.


  7. CDC confirms first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S., possible second patient being monitoredRead the original story

    38 min ago |

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a patient who has Ebola virus disease is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. This is the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. The unidentified patient left Monrovia, Liberia, Sept.


  8. Ebola in Dallas is a soap opera - the real drama's in AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    40 min ago | The Globe and Mail

    Ebola is a problem - no, a crisis - in West Africa and that's where attention and public health efforts need to be concentrated. Until the outbreak is contained at the source, it will continue to pop up in places like the United States, Europe and maybe even Canada.


  9. Cobb officials: No need to panic over Texas Ebola caseRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago |

    Although federal officials confirmed the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday, local officials say there is no need to panic in Cobb.


  10. US Ebola Patient in Serious ConditionRead the original story w/Photo

    41 min ago | WHO-TV Des Moines

    A man who had Ebola but didn't know it walked into a Dallas emergency room September 26. Although his symptoms could have indicated Ebola among other things, no one at the hospital asked him if he had recently traveled, a source close to the case told CNN. The man, who had just flown from Liberia to the States didn't offer the information either, the source said, and the man left the hospital.


  11. CDC Chief: Ebola Is 'A Scary Disease'Read the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | News Max

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden described Ebola as "scary," and said he understood the concerns people had about the virus after the announcement of the first diagnosed case in the United States. The CDC announced Tuesday that a man traveling Sept.


  12. Why You Should Stay Away From the Ebola Frenzy in Biotech StocksRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago |

    NEW YORK -- Ebola is here, so for daytraders of biotech and drug stocks, Wednesday is going to be their Best. Day. Ever.


  13. First U.S. case of Ebola diagnosed in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Medical News

    The patient, who reportedly took a Sept. 20 commercial flight from Liberia to Dallas, represents the first case in the current outbreak diagnosed outside of Africa.


  14. Nobel Laureates condemn South Africa visa denial to Dalai LamaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Star Online

    Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa's refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace conference and said they would boycott the event. The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India and is at loggerheads with China over Tibet, had been hoping to join a Nobel peace conference in Cape Town on Oct. 13. This is the third time South Africa has refused the Dalai Lama a visa in the last five years, according to his representative, and has intensified speculation about China's influence over the country.


  15. New York's hospital of immigrants reveals stories of hope, tearsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CNN

    Original photographs of the patients and doctors of the hospital have been pasted on the crumbling walls, windows and doors. The hospital stopped operating in 1954.


  16. Canada's health ministers to discuss Ebola at Banff, Alta., meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | CBC News

    Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada's chief public health officer, will discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa today at the meeting of federal, provincial and territorial health ministers in Banff, Alta. On Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the United States.


  17. No Way to Screen for Ebola at AirportsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News Max

    The Ebola screening measures started this summer by the Nigerian government at the country's international airports, and another in South Africa, are ineffective and will not do much to detect the deadly virus, according to Nigerian airport authorities are checking passengers arriving from Sierra Leone for fever, since that could be an indicator.


  18. Ebola in US: No additional suspected cases identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Crofs Blogs

    Spokeswoman Erikka Neroes said investigators, who are interviewing people in contact with the confirmed case, have found no one else exhibiting symptoms. But investigators are still in the process of interviewing family members and others.


  19. Questions mount over failure to spot US Ebola patientRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Questions mounted Wednesday over why US doctors failed to immediately identify a patient who sought care for symptoms of Ebola, exposing others for four full days before he was isolated. The man, whose identity and nationality have not been released, had recently traveled from Liberia, a nation at the center of West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, to Texas in order to visit members of his family.


  20. Successful SA Innovation Summit in Cape TownRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Bizcommunity

    Cape Town recently hosted the seventh SA Innovation Summit, which attracted over 700 innovators, investors and scholars and an additional 650 delegates from all over Southern Africa who watched the seminars from video streams. This was the first time it hosted the summit and the organisers have confirmed that it will be held there in 2015.