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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

“America Sends 5,000 Body Bags”

Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/09/17

America sends 5,000 body bags and 160,000 hazmat suits to Africa to help with the Ebola Virus

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Senator: Take Ebola Threat As Serious As ISIS

Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/09/17

Associated Press

Senator Lamar Alexander called the Ebola threat as serious as the threat from Islamic State militants during a hearing in which Senators heard from an Ebola survivor, Dr. Kent Brantly, and others working to stem the deadly outbreak. (Sept. 16)

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Obama Orders Military Response to Ebola

Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/09/17

Associated Press

Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that the outbreak is spiraling out of control. (Sept. 16)

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What the world is doing to stop Ebola

Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/09/17

President Obama has announced that thousands of U.S. troops will head to West Africa to lead the fight against Ebola, in addition to the $175 million already spent. But what is the rest of the world doing? Here are some of the publicly announced plans from other nations.

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Obama to Visit Atlanta Health Ctr. to Talk Ebola

Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/09/16

Associated Press

President Barack Obama will travel tomorrow to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Obama will be in Atlanta on Tuesday. (Sept. 15)

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Sick kids flooding ER’s

Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/09/15

CNN

Dr. Mary Anne Jackson of Children’s Mercy hospital speaks with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta about battling Enterovirus.

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Obama Plans to Boost U.S. Effort to Mitigate Ebola Outbreak

Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/09/15

Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama plans to dramatically boost the U.S. effort to reduce the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As of Sept. 12, the latest outbreak has resulted in 2,400 deaths and more than 4,700 people have been infected. (Photo: Getty Images)

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U.S. offers support to fragile health systems to fight Ebola

Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/09/11

PBS NewsHour: The number of deaths from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has now surpassed 2,300. To combat the epidemic, the U.S. has pledged funds, research and additional medical resources. Judy Woodruff sits down with Nancy Lindborg of the U.S. Agency for International Development for a detailed look at what the U.S. is providing.

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Rare respiratory virus hospitalizes hundreds of kids in U.S.

Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/09/11

PBS NewsHour: A respiratory virus has infected hundreds of children in the U.S., sending them to emergency rooms across the country. The rare strain causes asthma-like symptoms and can exacerbate the disease. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Gregory Conners of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Missouri.

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Doctor: Poor Protective Gear Hurts Ebola Fight

Posted by Quemela Savage on 2014/09/11

Associated Press:
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Dan Lucey is just back from Sierra Leone, where he treated Ebola patients and experienced firsthand the extensive challenges facing health care workers. (Sept. 11)

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