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Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards

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NEW YORK - A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America's biggest urban center. | Video

Obama: 'We have to be guided by the facts, not fear' on Ebola

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama commended New Yorkers for their calm reaction to the city's first case of Ebola and told Americans in his weekly address that the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear."

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U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team

SAN ANTONIO - As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were in the first stages of training a new rapid-response team that could head to hospitals the next time an outbreak occurs.

24 Oct 2014

Heathcare worker at Newark airport to be quarantined on Ebola fears

NEW YORK - A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday.

U.S., Africa 24 Oct 2014

Ebola medical workers face mandatory quarantine at NYC airports

NEW YORK - All medical workers traveling from Ebola-affected countries to New York City's airports will face a mandatory 21-day quarantine under new screening rules that exceed federal guidelines, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced on Friday.

U.S., 24 Oct 2014

As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

NEW YORK - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was little sign of panic.

U.S. 24 Oct 2014

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus: hospital

- A second Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, Emory University Hospital in Atlanta said on Friday.

24 Oct 2014

Republicans take aim at U.S. Ebola response after fourth case emerges

WASHINGTON - Republicans with an eye on next month’s congressional elections ratcheted up their criticism of President Barack Obama’s response to Ebola on Friday after the emergence of a fourth U.S. case heightened public anxiety about the disease spreading outside of West Africa.

Politics 24 Oct 2014

With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism

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U.S., 24 Oct 2014

Fear and indifference leave West Africa desperate for Ebola staff

DAKAR - When Australia offered more than $2 million last month to the medical charity leading the fight against Ebola in West Africa, Medecins Sans Frontieres bluntly rejected it.

24 Oct 2014