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I'll (Gag) Drink To That: Oral Rehydration Key For Ebola Patients

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ebola survivors in Nigeria credit the nasty-tasting oral rehydration solution for their recovery. One doctor wants more attention paid to that kind of low-tech treatment.

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Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well As Trekkers

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it's a job with great risk. After this month's killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.

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Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.

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Family Says Nurse Amber Vinson Is Free Of Ebola

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Amber Vinson, 29, the second of two nurses diagnosed with the disease after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, reportedly had no sign of the virus as of late Tuesday.

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Morning Edition

Ebola Is Keeping Kids From Getting Vaccinated In Liberia

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The rate for routine vaccinations of babies used to be 97 percent. Now the figure is 27 percent. Blame it on the rippling effects of the oubreak.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Gunman, A Spy, and A Fading Memory

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Takeaway explores the attack on the Canadian Parliament, Valerie Plame stops by to discuss the new state of national security, and we examine the life and legacy of Glenn Campbell.

Health Officials Announce New Monitoring For Travelers From West Africa

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.

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Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer.

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All Things Considered

Surrogacy Storm In Thailand: A Rejected Baby, A Busy Babymaker

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Two controversial cases have put a spotlight on surrogacy in Thailand. Now the government is drafting new laws to stop abuse.

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All Things Considered

CDC To Step Up Monitoring Of Travelers From Ebola-Affected Regions

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a plan to start actively monitoring everyone arriving in the U.S. from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

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WNYC News

NJ Hospitals Designated to Take Ebola Patients, if They Come

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the same day University Hospital gets — and discharges — another false case of Ebola, Governor detailed the state's readiness plans.

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PRI's The World

Ebola-related precautions on flights from West Africa get praise from this Liberian

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Liberian Patrice Juah boarded a plane from Monrovia this week to come to the US. When she arrived at Washington's Dulles International aiport, she encountered a host of new screening measures, including a system for 21 days of self-monitoring. She says she came away impressed and reassured

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Poll: Broad Support In U.S. For Ebola Travel Ban

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

An NPR poll finds a clear majority of Americans are worried about Ebola. Fifty-six percent of people are either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about the spread of the Ebola virus to the U.S.

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Transportation Nation

New Airport Ebola Screening: How It Works

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The U.S. is now limiting entry to the U.S. for people from Ebola-affected nations and they'll soon have to self-monitor for symptoms.
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Morning Edition

A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.

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Bad And Good News About The Second Deadliest Infectious Disease

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The number of tuberculosis cases is far higher than previously thought. And Ebola is making some patients stay away from hospitals. Yet the mortality rate is dropping.

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The Takeaway

Following The Money in The War Against Ebola

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The United Nations says nearly $1 billion would be needed to tackle Ebola in West Africa, but only $400 million has been received so far. Where is the money going? 

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Quick Facts About Ebola

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has led to thousands of deaths and a maelstrom of misinformation. Here's a primer on what you need to know about the virus and the response to it.

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Congolese Doctor Denis Mukwege Receives Sakharov Prize

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The gynecological surgeon's Panzi Hospital in eastern DRC has treated thousands of women who were victims of rape.

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WNYC News

'No Indication' of Ebola in Newark Hospital Patient

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A passenger who flew in to Newark Liberty International Airport Tuesday from Liberia via Brussels had been taken in for evaluation.  

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