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Obama commends New Yorkers for calm reaction to Ebola threat


NEW YORK - U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday commended New Yorkers for their calm reaction to the city's first case of Ebola and said that medical authorities were responding effectively to the threat from the deadly virus.

Mali to keep Guinea border open despite Ebola death: president

BAMAKO - Mali will not close its border with neighboring Guinea after a two-year-old girl infected with Ebola was brought across the frontier by her grandmother and died in Mali this week, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said on Saturday.

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Ebola medical worker quarantined in New Jersey tests negative for virus

NEW YORK - A medical worker in New Jersey quarantined after arriving at an airport after treating Ebola victims in West Africa has tested negative for the virus, the state's health department said on Saturday.

Africa 10:16am EDT

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

Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards

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

U.S., Africa 7:39am EDT