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Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Procedures Already In Place; CDC Urges U.S. Hospitals To Look For Ebola Symptoms

The CDC urged all hospitals across the U.S. to be on the lookout for patients with Ebola-like symptoms after a Texas nurse contracted the deadly virus. UCSF said hospital workers are regularly trained in infection prevention.

10/13/2014

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Nurses Want More Protection From Ebola Exposure, Say CDC Guidelines Not Sufficient

Nurses in the Bay Area, and all over the nation, are worried that if they have to help treat an Ebola patient, their lives would be in danger because they say the government does not require that they wear the highest level of protective gear.

10/13/2014

Health workers in protective suit put their equipment on, on October 1, 2014 at MSF's (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. Liberia has been hit the hardest by the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,000 people in west Africa. The latest UN data released on September 27, 2014 said 1,830 people have died from the killer virus in Liberia so far, and 3,458 people have been infected.  (Photo PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

East Bay Congressman Swalwell In Dallas For Hearing On How To Curb Ebola Outbreak

East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell will be attending a congressional hearing in Dallas Friday to review international, local and federal responses to the Ebola crisis.

10/10/2014

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CDC Using Twitter To Spread Information On Ebola

Ebola experts at the Centers for Disease Control are using Twitter to inoculate the public against ignorance.

10/08/2014

An Ebola virus virion. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Santa Clara Health Officials Step Up Efforts To Deal With Ebola As Precautionary Measure

Health officials in Santa Clara County are stepping up efforts to detect the Ebola virus and prevent it from spreading after the first Ebola patient was diagnosed in the U.S. last week.

10/07/2014

Dr. Nancy Snyderman when she was a reporter with KPIX 5 in the 1990s. (CBS)

CDC: Former KPIX 5 Reporter Quarantined For Deadly Ebola Virus Is “Risk Free”

A former KPIX 5 reporter who was quarantined after possibly being exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, has been cleared according to the Centers for Disease Control.

10/04/2014

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) talks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) while touring the Stion production facility on October 25, 2010 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senators Boxer, Feinstein Urge Ebola Preparedness At State Hospitals

California’s two senators are asking trade groups representing the state’s hospitals to make sure their members have protocols in place should a patient with Ebola walk through their doors.

10/03/2014

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Dallas Patient Tests Positive For Ebola Virus

A person in Dallas has been confirmed as having the Ebola virus, according to health officials.

09/30/2014

Liberian Red Cross health workers wearing protective suits carry the body of a  victim of the Ebola virus on September 12, 2014 in a district of Monrovia. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Sending 3,000 Military Troops To Help Combat Ebola Epidemic In West Africa

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

09/16/2014

Representatives from CDPH spoke to the media Wednesday about the patient at Kaiser South. (Credit: Peter Roney/CBS13)

Ebola Outbreak: California Patient ‘Low Risk’ For Ebola Virus, Extreme Precautions Taken Anyway

California health officials say it is unlikely the Ebola virus poses a significant public health risk to the state, and the patient being treated in Sacramento for possible exposure is considered low risk.

08/20/2014

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