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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

28 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends. Full Story
APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

2 hours 37 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. Full Story
Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

4 hours 14 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
Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

7 hours 59 mins ago
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others. Full Story
Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

10 hours 50 mins ago
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others. Full Story

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News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

11 hours 58 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 case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

13 hours 34 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola. Full Story
Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

13 hours 34 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely. Full Story