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U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response


CHICAGO/WASHINGTON - U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost.

Medications mistakes common among young children

NEW YORK - Roughly every eight minutes from 2002 through 2012, a child in the U.S. experienced a medication mistake, according to a new study of calls to poison control hotlines.

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Has sugar lost its sweet spot? Paraguayan plant upends market

NEW YORK - The maker of America's top sugar brand Domino Sugar is launching its first no-calorie "natural" sweetener extracted from the stevia plant in Paraguay, the strongest sign yet that the upstart product is threatening to eat into raw-sugar demand.

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U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines, watch lists to shrink

GALVESTON Texas - The United States will issue strict new guidelines telling American health workers to cover their skin and hair when dealing with Ebola patients, a top health official said on Sunday, while some of the dozens of people being watched for possible exposure to the virus are expected to be cleared. | Video

Politics, U.S., 19 Oct 2014

New Ebola guidelines will be more stringent: U.S. health official

WASHINGTON - New guidelines being developed for U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients will be more stringent and will direct workers to make sure their skin and hair are fully covered, a top U.S. health official said Sunday.

19 Oct 2014

Spanish Ebola nurse appears clear of disease, says government

MADRID - The Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for two infected priests in a Madrid hospital, becoming the first person to contract the virus outside West Africa, appears to have overcome the deadly disease, the government said on Sunday. | Video

19 Oct 2014

Pentagon to create medical support team for U.S. Ebola response

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to be able to provide emergency help in the event of an Ebola crisis in the United States, a Pentagon spokesman said on Sunday.

Politics 19 Oct 2014

Dallas officials urge calm in city on edge over Ebola

DALLAS - Texas officials are still working to contain the public's fear of Ebola even as dozens of people who may have had contact with a Liberian man who died from the virus are soon expected to be released from a 21-day monitoring period.

U.S., 19 Oct 2014

Liberian leader say Ebola risks 'lost generation', urges action

DAKAR - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa risks unleashing an economic catastrophe that will leave a "lost generation" of young West Africans, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Sunday, urging stronger international action.

World, Africa 19 Oct 2014

Sick woman at Dallas train station not on Ebola watchlist: official

- A Dallas bus and train station was closed on Saturday after a report that a woman fell ill at the facility, but the transit authority denied an earlier report that the woman had been on a watchlist for possible exposure to Ebola.

U.S. 18 Oct 2014