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Dallas Ebola Case: Experts Say 9 People At Highest Risk Of Contact

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Health experts are "fairly certain" that nine people had enough direct contact with an Ebola patient that they could potentially have been infected. None of them have shown symptoms, the CDC says.

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Two For One: Subsidies Help Food Stamp Recipients Buy Fresh Food

Saturday, October 04, 2014

There a big new pot of government money available for programs that boost the buying power of food stamps. But there's a catch: The cash has to spent on local fruit and vegetables.

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A First: Uterus Transplant Gives Parents A Healthy Baby

Saturday, October 04, 2014

The new mother, 36, had been born without a uterus, so another woman, 61, donated her womb several years after she had gone through menopause.

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CDC Says 10 At Serious Risk Of Ebola After Dallas Case

Saturday, October 04, 2014

The first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus while in the U.S. is being treated in Dallas. Correspondent Wade Goodwyn tells NPR's Scott Simon how the Dallas community is reacting.

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Why Ebola Is Not A Threat To The U.S.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Ebola has come to the United States. NPR's Scott Simon talks to physician and infectious disease specialist Kent Sepkowitz about the CDC's handling of Ebola, and why Americans are in little danger.

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A Virologist Takes You Inside The Ebola Protective Suit

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Virus hunter Joseph Fair speaks about the needs and challenges ahead for containing the outbreak, and why he thinks things will get worse before they get better.

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A Montana Doctor Is Humbled By A Month Of Treating Ebola Patients

Saturday, October 04, 2014

George Risi spent a month in Sierra Leone. The infectious disease specialist cared for more than 300 patients. About 100 died. Nothing could have prepared him for the experience.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: Home-Cooking, Hollywood Horror, and Great Ideas

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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All Things Considered

After Losing Parents To Ebola, Orphans Face Stigma

Friday, October 03, 2014

UNICEF estimates that thousands of children in West Africa have lost parents to Ebola. Convincing communities to accept and care for these children isn't always easy.

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All Things Considered

Ebola Waiting Game Continues In Dallas

Friday, October 03, 2014

Crews are cleaning and removing soiled linens and other items from the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying. Four people had been living there, under orders to stay put for observation.

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All Things Considered

A Simple Question Can Stop Ebola: How Do You Feel?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Modern medicine offers no easy way to spot Ebola early. The key to preventing an outbreak is still old-fashioned detective work.

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PRI's The World

Precautions against Ebola are simple, but hard to guarantee every single time

Friday, October 03, 2014

American hospitals and health care are considered more advanced relative to West African countries. But preventive measures can sometimes fall by the wayside, even in the most well-developed medical systems — and stopping those lapses will be key to stopping Ebola.

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All Things Considered

Your Questions About Ebola, Answered

Friday, October 03, 2014

We answer listener-submitted questions about the Ebola outbreak, including how it's transmitted and how doctors can test for it.

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Here's How An Ebola Quarantine Works In The U.S.

Friday, October 03, 2014

The family that hosted Ebola patient Thomas Duncan in Dallas is under quarantine. It's a time-honored public health tool to stop the spread of infectious disease. But it can be abused.

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PRI's The World

Liberian Americans react to Ebola — and hostility — with ramped-up aid efforts

Friday, October 03, 2014

The news of a US-based case of Ebola has led to hostility against many Liberians and other Africans in the United States. But Liberian Americans are focusing on delivering aid, in many forms, to families affected by the Ebola crisis back home.

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Is Enterovirus D68 Behind The Mysterious Paralysis In Children?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Several dozen children in California and Colorado have suffered paralyzed limbs, which doctors speculate could be caused by the respiratory virus EV-68. But we're a long way from knowing for sure.

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Dallas Health Officials Lower Ebola 'Contact Traces' To 50

Friday, October 03, 2014

A doctor at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas says the list of "contact traces" has been narrowed and that "will be followed on a daily basis" to check for symptoms.

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The Takeaway

Dallas Mayor Faces Tough Questions Over Ebola

Friday, October 03, 2014

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings explains why there has been a delay in cleaning and sanitizing the apartment where Thomas Duncan stayed for four days before he went to the hospital.

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Norway Is Great For Older Folks — And So Are Bolivia And Rwanda

Friday, October 03, 2014

In a survey of 96 countries on how their over-60 citizens fare, some rankings were completely predictable: Norway was first and Afghanistan was last. In between, there are a number of surprises.

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The Takeaway

As Ebola Spreads, New Drug Offers Hope

Friday, October 03, 2014

There is some good news in the fight against Ebola: A promising Ebola-treatment drug made with the help of genetically engineered tobacco plants. 

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