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Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

73 mins ago
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — All but daring Maine health authorities to go to court to have her confined, nurse Kaci Hickox went out on a bike ride Thursday in defiance of the state's voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients. Full Story
News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

20 mins ago
The Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Health experts say putting people into quarantine can be appropriate on a case-by-case basis. Experts have criticized Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey for announcing quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa, where the Ebola virus is raging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced less restrictive guidelines with different recommendations aimed at different groups. Meanwhile, the Pentagon announced plans to go further than the CDC guidelines and put troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa in quarantine for 21 days — the incubation period for Ebola. Full Story
Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

58 mins ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said. Full Story
Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

2 hours 8 mins ago
CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. Full Story
US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola

3 hours 45 mins ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever." Full Story

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Liberia official: 'Good progress' against Ebola

Liberia official: 'Good progress' against Ebola

9 hours 16 mins ago
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's assistant minister of health says he agrees with a World Health Organization analysis that the rate of transmission of Ebola appears to be slowing in the West African nation. Full Story
Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine

Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine

11 hours 27 mins ago
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission. Full Story
Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

11 hours 59 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Full Story