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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.

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.

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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