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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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Training changes as US troops head to West Africa

Updated: 10/14/2014 - U.S. troops preparing for deployment in Liberia to help fight Ebola are trading their rifles and body armor for rubber gloves, white germ-proof suits and gas masks.

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Expert rejects evidence of life in brain-dead girl

Posted: 10/08/2014 - A court-appointed expert says he sees no evidence to convince him that a 13-year-old girl he and two other doctors declared brain-dead 10 months ago is in fact alive.

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Obama: New Ebola measures add layer of protection

Updated: 10/14/2014 - President Barack Obama says new screening measures at key international airports are "just belt-and-suspenders" to add a layer of protection to measures already employed.

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Federal official: Fever screening at 5 US airports

Updated: 10/14/2014 - The government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic.

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