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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

Texas Health Presbyterian.

Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized patient who later died from the virus, health officials said Sunday.

10/12/2014

Workers in biocontainment suits enter U.S. Airways Flight (Still image from Youtube video by Patrick Narvaez)

Ebola Scare Triggers Full Bio-Containment Suit Response On U.S. Airways Flight

Fears over the deadly Ebola virus are leading to stricter precautions at Bay Area hospitals, at airports across the nation, and overseas, but this flight from Philadelphia to Punta Cana is one of the most frightening examples of precautions, as a full crew in bio-containment suits boarded the plane.

10/09/2014

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

KCBS In Depth: Understanding The Facts About The Ebola Outbreak

KCBS In Depth host Jane McMillan speaks with Dr. Charles Chiu, who is an assistant professor of laboratory and infectious disease medicine at UCSF, about the Ebola outbreak.

10/06/2014

Doctors Seek Higher Fees From Health Insurers

How To Protect Yourself Against Enterovirus— A Doctor Suggests Precautions

Enterovirus has made its way to Northern California, but one doctor says you don’t need to pull your kids out of school and that there are simple ways to protect them and yourself.

10/02/2014

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First Case Of Enterovirus 68 Confirmed In Solano County

The California Department of Public Health reports that eight cases of EV-D68 are on record in California so far this year.

10/02/2014

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Bay Area’s First 2 Cases Of Enterovirus 68 Reported In Alameda County

Health officials have confirmed the Bay Area’s first two cases of the uncommon respiratory infection enterovirus D68 in Alameda County Thursday morning.

10/02/2014

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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

A picture taken on August 25, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia shows nurses wearing a protective suit escorting a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in Monrovia. (ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

3rd American Doctor Contracts Ebola While Working In Liberia

A missionary group says another American doctor has contracted the Ebola virus while working at a hospital in Liberia.

09/02/2014

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