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A Strong Voice From The Ebola Front: Lorenzo Dorr

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Drugs are in short supply. So is protective gear. Muddy roads may be impassable. But community health worker Lorenzo Dorr continues his efforts to keep Ebola in check in remote parts of Liberia.

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WNYC News

JFK, Newark Liberty Airports To Increase Ebola Screening

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa who arrive at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic.

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The Takeaway

The Family Secrets of the AIDS Epidemic

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Whitney Joiner's father died of AIDS in 1992. In the 20 years since, she's been trying to uncover family secrets about her father's past. 

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All Things Considered

Five U.S. Airports To Start Screening West African Passengers For Ebola

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Increased screenings will start this weekend at New York's JFK, then start next week at four other international airports in Newark, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.

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All Things Considered

CDC Issues New Ebola Screening Protocols For U.S. Airports

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Passengers coming off certain international flights will be given a questionnaire asking them where they've traveled and some will have their temperature taken.

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WNYC News

For Sick Travelers from West Africa, Bellevue Could be First Stop

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Long a go-to stop for ill air passengers coming through JFK, Bellevue Hospital is beefing up its capacity, in case one of them has Ebola.

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Operavore

Australian Opera Company Cancels Carmen Over Fears it Promotes Smoking

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The West Australia Opera has said it will not program Carmen in the next two years, over fears that it would threaten $200,000 in sponsorship with a government health agency.
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How To Take A Nobel Prize-Winning Picture

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry went to a team that came up with a way to take a closer look at the secret lives of living cells. It could make biomedical research a lot easier.

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Texas Officials Say They Will Cremate Ebola Patient's Remains

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

As relatives grieve, public health officials are setting in place a plan to safely care for the remains of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Cremation or burial are both acceptable, the CDC says.

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We Don't Know A Lot About Dogs And Ebola — But We Should

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The story of Excalibur, whose Spanish owner has Ebola, raises many questions. Can dogs catch the virus? How would we know if they did? Could they infect humans? We asked a specialist for answers.

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The Takeaway

Fears of Ebola Touch Liberians in U.S.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

A Liberian-American immigrant explains how his community both in the United States and abroad has been affected by the deadly Ebola virus.

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The Takeaway

Dallas Ebola Patient Loses Life to Virus

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Ebola virus has killed more than 3,500 people in West Africa, and the deadly disease has now taken the life of at least one person in the United States.

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Morning Edition

Man Diagnosed With Ebola In Texas Dies In Hospital

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. He died Wednesday morning at the Dallas hospital where he was receiving treatment in critical condition.

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Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan Has Died

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The 42-year-old man who contracted Ebola in Liberia and later traveled to Dallas was the first person to be diagnosed with the virus in the U.S.

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Excalibur, The Dog Exposed To Ebola, Is Euthanized

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The pet belongs to the Spanish nurse who contracted the virus. Authorities are afraid he might have been infected and announced plans to put him down. Dog lovers begged for a reprieve.

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Spanish Nurse Says She Reported Her Ebola Symptoms Several Times

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

A Spanish-language newspaper reports that Teresa Romero Ramos told authorities on three separate occasions before her quarantine that she had a fever.

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The Takeaway

America's Next Debt Crisis: Medical Costs

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

With the pace of medical costs on track to outpace real GDP and wage growth, a real medical debt crisis appears to be looming ahead.

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Morning Edition

CDC Sets Up Mock Ebola Ward Set Up In Alabama

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a training program for health workers headed for West Africa to help with the outbreak. They're running it at a former Army base in Anniston.

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Morning Edition

Why One Public Health Expert Thinks Airport Ebola Screening Won't Work

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The U.S. will soon set up screening procedures, according to the CDC. But one expert questions the usefulness of screens. And history backs him up.

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Morning Edition

Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.

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