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CDC confirms Kansas patient does not have Ebola

Posted: 10/15/2014 - A second lab has confirmed that a Kansas City, Kansas, man who came to University of Kansas Hospital this week with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the deadly disease.

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White House cites 'shortcomings' in Ebola care

Posted: 10/15/2014 - The White House is conceding that there were "shortcomings" in the handling of an Ebola patient's treatment in Texas that ended up with two health care workers testing positive for the disease.

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Brownback: Kansas preparing for potential Ebola

Posted: 10/14/2014 - Gov. Sam Brownback says the federal government is not doing a good-enough job protecting the country against the Ebola virus, requiring the state to step up to protect Kansans.

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CDC: 76 TX health care workers monitored for Ebola

Posted: 10/14/2014 - Officials say they are actively monitoring 76 hospital workers in Dallas who may have had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan or his blood when he was being treated for Ebola.

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Ebola deflating hopes for 3 poor African economies

Updated: 10/14/2014 - The three countries in West Africa that have been hardest-hit by Ebola are seeing their economies knocked back down -- just as they had started to recover from the effects of coups and civil wars.

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UN agency: Ebola cuts food in Sierra Leone

Updated: 10/14/2014 - The head of a United Nations agency says up to 40 percent of farms have been abandoned in areas of Sierra Leone affected the worst by the Ebola outbreak.

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CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

Updated: 10/14/2014 - A top federal health official says the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital shows there was a clear breach of safety protocol.

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Michigan toddler dies from enterovirus D68

Posted: 10/12/2014 - A 21-month-old girl is the first person in Michigan to die from the virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country, state health officials said Saturday.

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WHO: Ebola death toll above 4,000

Updated: 10/14/2014 - The World Health Organization says the number of deaths recorded in the Ebola outbreak has risen above 4,000.

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Researchers begin study of Ebola vaccine in Africa

Updated: 10/14/2014 - The first study of a possible Ebola vaccine is underway in Africa: University of Maryland researchers say three health care workers in Mali received the experimental shots.

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