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Ebola Patients Create 440-Gallons Of Medical Waste Per Day

Ebola patients treated in the United States create a staggering amount of medical waste, and some states aren’t sure how to deal with it.

11 hours ago

Liberian health workers don full protection outfits at an NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, on October 18, 2014. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

New Ebola Guidelines For Health Care Workers Include Buddy System, Protective Gear With ‘No Skin Showing’

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear “with no skin showing,” a top federal health official said.

16 hours ago

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Bay Area Scientists Work On Test To Find Ebola Virus Early

It will take a monumental effort to stop the Ebola outbreak in its tracks, but scientists in the Bay Area are working on a new way to detect the virus before it can spread.

10/17/2014

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

EBOLA REALITY CHECK: With Ebola Outbreak Hype Gripping America, Some Facts To Put It All In Perspective

It could be the fear of a hemorrhagic fever escaping from Africa, attacking the very heartland of America. It could be pictures of victims bleeding from every part of their body, writing in pain. The disease is fearsome, but beyond the sensational headlines, a little perspective may help calm fears.

10/17/2014

An airport worker wears a protective face mask in the arrivals area of the Los Angeles International Airport as the US announced increased passenger screenings against the Ebola Virus on October 9, 2014.  Five United States airports (although not LAX) will step-up airport screening measures to look for passengers carrying Ebola, as the deadly virus killed a man in Texas and the worldwide toll neared 3,900. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola Outbreak Prompts SF 911 Operators To Ask New Questions And Follow New Procedures

If someone calls 911 and they say I’m very sick, I have a high fever, I’m throwing up, that immediately triggers the protocol in the system.

10/16/2014

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7 Flights Made Before Ebola Victim’s Frontier Airlines Jet Decontaminated, Complete List Of Flight Numbers Impacts Over 750 People

Frontier Airlines is replacing seat covers, carpeting, and air filters around the seat where the Ebola victim traveled, and now revealed the jet made seven flights before being pulled out of service for proper sterilization.

10/16/2014

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SFO Assures Passengers Airport Ready If Ebola Screenings Become Necessary

San Francisco International Airport officials asserted Thursday they stand ready to implement enhanced screening measures for the Ebola virus if the government directs them to.

10/16/2014

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‘No Chance Of Ebola’ School Officials Say After SoCal College Quarantine

School Officials are cordoning off an area of the Southwestern College Campus after reports that a student who may have been in contact with someone from the same flight as the most recent U.S. ebola patient has vomited in class.

10/16/2014

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US Steps Up Response As Ebola Worries Grow

The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation’s public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus.

10/16/2014

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Bay Area Nurses’ Union Sends Letter to Pres. Obama Urging Ebola Safety Mandate

The largest union of registered nurses in the United States, headquartered in Oakland, is calling on President Obama to mandate uniform standards and protocols for the treatment of Ebola.

10/16/2014

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