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Councilman Mike Fagan questions need for vaccines

Three days after the Spokane Regional Health District asked every adult and child in the region to get vaccinated against measles, health board member and Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan …


Councilman Fagan spreads vaccine conspiracy; blames illegal immigrants

Three days after the Spokane Regional Health District asked every adult and child in the region to get vaccinated against measles, health board member and Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan …


Lab tech possibly exposed to Ebola

ATLANTA (AP) — A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an …


Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

CONAKRY, Guinea — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood …


Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

OMAHA, Neb. — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said.


Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol recalls treatment, recovery

Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol doesn’t remember much about her air-ambulance ride from Liberia to Atlanta. But she remembers a medic in Monrovia who put his hands on her face and …


Nurse: No option but to fight Ebola quarantine

FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who successfully fought Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients said she had no option but to challenge how medical …


Dana Milbank: Conservatives take roundabout route to accurate Obama appraisal

In July, when House Republicans voted to sue the president, they spoke of the urgent need to stop “tyranny” at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. “Our freedom is in …


Doctor monitoring himself for Ebola upon return

A Thurston County resident who returned from spending three weeks in Liberia and didn’t come in contact with anyone with Ebola has agreed to self-monitor for fever and other symptoms …


Doctor recently back from Guinea tests positive for Ebola in New York

NEW YORK — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa was being tested Thursday for the virus.


Sacred Heart patient didn’t meet Ebola criteria

A patient who arrived at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s emergency department Friday night had a fever and flulike symptoms, and was worried she had Ebola. She might have shaken …


Inland Northwest delegates differ on Ebola travel ban

Republican House members from the Inland Northwest say the United States should consider travel restrictions for West African countries to guard against the spread of Ebola, but their Democratic challengers …


WHO: Nigeria’s Ebola outbreak is officially over

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Monday in a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria’s containment of …


48 set to be cleared in Dallas after Ebola monitoring

By Monday morning, 48 of the people in Dallas who are being monitored for Ebola symptoms will be cleared to resume their lives, after a tense three weeks for them …


Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the …


CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

WASHINGTON — Top federal health officials said today that the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital clearly indicates a breach …


Ebola-stricken nations plead for world’s help

MONROVIA, Liberia – Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone Thursday with more Marines, as West Africa’s leaders pleaded for the world’s help in dealing with a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 8, 2014, 2:50 p.m.

US orders agents to monitor travelers for Ebola

WASHINGTON — The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday despite intense but delayed treatment, and the government announced it was expanding airport examinations to guard against …


First U.S. Ebola patient dies in Dallas

DALLAS — A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.


Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms

DALLAS — Health officials in Texas have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man who brought Ebola into the U.S. …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 30, 2014, 2:37 p.m.

First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States

Federal health officials confirm the first Ebola case has been diagnosed in the United States.


U.S. Ebola patient recovers from virus

OMAHA, Neb. — After three weeks in isolation, an American doctor who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa says he’s grateful for the specialized care that allowed him to …


Georgetown physician stresses safety on the front lines of Ebola

WASHINGTON, D.C.– He’s traveled to the sites of worrisome outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, MERS. But the Ebola outbreak that’s spiraled out of control in West Africa presents new challenges …


Local universities screen students who traveled to Ebola-plagued countries

As students return to colleges and universities, school officials locally say they’ve followed federal guidelines to prevent the spread of Ebola and believe there’s little risk on campus. The Centers …


Local college officials not worried about risk of Ebola on campus

As students return to colleges and universities, school officials locally say they’ve followed federal guidelines for screening students traveling from West African countries because of the Ebola outbreak there. But …


Senegal Ebola case ‘a top priority emergency’

DAKAR, Senegal — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is “a top priority emergency,” the World Health Organization said today, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in …


American Ebola doc: ’I am thrilled to be alive’

ATLANTA — Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that …


Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian officials faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful.


American doctor with Ebola arrives in U.S.

The first person infected with Ebola to be brought to the United States from Africa was safely escorted into a specialized isolation unit Saturday at one of the nation’s best …