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Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

4 hours 53 mins ago
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 the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola. Full Story
News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

6 hours 50 mins ago
No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. The epidemic did not even figure on the agenda of a session on peace and security at the Pan-African Parliament in South Africa last week. Angry legislators from Sierra Leone and Liberia said they feel abandoned. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the 53-nation African Union, said this week at a meeting with the U.N. secretary-general and the World Bank president in Ethiopia that Ebola "caught us by surprise." Full Story
Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

9 hours 11 mins ago
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. Full Story
Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

10 hours 51 mins ago
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. Full Story
Court order temporarily restricts nurse's movement

Court order temporarily restricts nurse's movement

11 hours 32 mins ago
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox's movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state's quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Full Story

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Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse

Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse

12 hours 21 mins ago
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Full Story
Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

13 hours 38 mins ago
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola. Full Story
WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

WHO issues new guidance on Ebola protective gear

16 hours 8 mins ago
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher measures such as doubling up on gloves and making sure the mouth, nose and eyes are better protected from contaminated droplets and fluids. Full Story