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Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

Updated: 10/25/2014 - Friends and co-workers described the physician being treated for Ebola in New York City as a globe-trotting do-gooder who couldn't stay away from the fight against the dangerous disease. Story includes Spencer's timeline of activity.

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CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

Updated: 10/22/2014 - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.

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Clinic in a Can helping with Ebola crisis

Updated: 10/21/2014 - Clinic in a Can is building eight special Ebola treatment clinics. They hope to ship them to Liberia to help get the Ebola crisis under control.

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Contacts of first Dallas Ebola patient count down to all clear

Posted: 10/19/2014 - All of the 48 people who had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States will no longer have to be monitored for the virus at the end of the day today, the Dallas official spearheading the county response said.

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Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

Posted: 10/19/2014 - President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season.

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Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

Posted: 10/18/2014 - The largest U.S. gay-rights organization has endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and is calling on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.

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Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

Posted: 10/18/2014 - Calls from lawmakers are growing for a ban on travel from West Africa in response to the Ebola epidemic. Experts say it's a bad idea that could backfire.

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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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