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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later....

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends....

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

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FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola....




A look at Ebola guidelines in some states
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus....

Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead....

Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases....

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola - chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug....

Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola....

FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children....

Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely....

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