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US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning tha... Full Story

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  • US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
    US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped u.

  • Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown
    Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health teams that went door-to-door in Sierra Leone found 130 confirmed cases of Ebola during a nationwide shutdown to slow the spread of the disease, an official said Tuesday, as authorities consider repeating the unprecedented exercise.

  • Ebola threat to EU is 'low' but readiness needed
    Ebola threat to EU is 'low' but readiness needed

    MILAN (AP) — EU health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is "low" but that they must improve coordination and prevention measures just in case.

  • FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.

  • Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak
    Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak

    LONDON (AP) — Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 — before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scietists have learned so far.

  • TB tests for babies when hospital worker diagnosed

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Health officials in West Texas have begun testing some babies for tuberculosis after the revelation that more than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital were exposed to a worker found to have the disease.

  • Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases
    Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic.

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    SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it health care law numerology.

  • Man bitten by Ebola patient flown to Switzerland

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say a male nurse who was bitten by an Ebola patient while working in West Africa has been flown to Switzerland as a precaution.

  • Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide
    Spain: Ebola test drug out of supply worldwide

    MADRID (AP) — Doctors treating a Spanish priest who was repatriated from West Africa on Monday after being diagnosed with the Ebola virus said there were no samples of experimental drug ZMapp available in the world right now, and they were considering alternative treatments.

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