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NEW YORK (AP) — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York's Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Federal...
DETROIT (AP) — A 21-month-old girl is the first person in Michigan to die from the virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country, state health officials said Saturday. Madeline Reid died Friday afternoon from enterovirus D68, according to Children's...
Despite five days of intensive treatment, Thomas Eric Duncan's condition was deteriorating. Then, suddenly on the afternoon of Oct. 2, came a hopeful sign. Duncan was hungry. Nurses at a Texas hospital raised the 45-year-old welder from Liberia into a sitting position and gave...
The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died Wednesday, more than a week after public-health authorities confirmed he had the disease. Thomas Eric Duncan had traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he fell ill and was taken to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital...
Despite five days of intensive treatment, Thomas Eric Duncan's condition was deteriorating. By the morning of Oct. 2, nurses noticed blood in the Liberian man's urine, and his stools were getting darker. Lab tests revealed worrisome signs of liver and kidney failure. Doctors...
NEW YORK (AP) — A stepped-up screening program that checks the temperature of travelers arriving from West Africa is starting at New York's Kennedy International Airport, part of an ongoing effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has so far killed more than 4,000 people. The...
New Jersey officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola after they say a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated. The order went into effect Friday night. Officials with the state Health...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials said Friday that they have confirmed 32 cases of a virus that can cause serious respiratory illness — more than double the figure from a week earlier. However, the state Department of Public Health said there doesn't appear...
American Marines scrambled to add Ebola treatment beds in Liberia on Friday, while the U.S. and Britain readied new disease screenings for passengers arriving at their airports from West Africa. Doctors tried out experimental drugs in a global battle against the deadly sickness...