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The latest updates about efforts to combat the Ebola virus.

The latest updates about efforts to combat the Ebola virus.
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The latest updates about efforts to combat the Ebola virus.

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To Quarantine or Not Quarantine

10/26/2014
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After announcing a strict quarantine last Friday for people returning from West Africa, Governor Cuomo softened his policy Sunday, saying patients could return to their homes during the 21-day period. And Monday morning New Jersey Governor Christie said nurse Kaci Hickox, who has spoken out about her treatment under quarantine, would be able to travel home soon. Fred Mogul, WNYC health reporter, and Brigid Bergin, WNYC political reporter, discuss the nature of the quarantine, and the...

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Breaking News Consumers Handbook: Infectious Diseases Edition

10/23/2014
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Panic over the Ebola virus in the U.S. has dominated headlines and cable news. So, we put together a template to help the discerning news consumer see through the media's over-the-top coverage. It's our Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition. (On The Media, WNYC, 10/24/2014)

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New Yorkers Not at Risk from Ebola Patient, Officials Say

10/23/2014
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged New Yorkers not to be alarmed by the diagnosis of a doctor with Ebola. (WNYC News, 10/24/2014)

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New York Doctor Sick with Ebola

10/23/2014
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New York has recorded its first diagnosed case of Ebola, with a 33-year-old doctor testing positive to the deadly virus. Health officials say they've learnt from mistakes made earlier in Dallas, Texas. Dr Craig Spencer recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea for Medecins Sans Frontieres. (PM, ABC, 10/23/2014)

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Nigeria Joins Senegal in Gaining 'Ebola-Free' Status

10/19/2014
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Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about how Nigeria and Senegal were able to rid their countries of Ebola, despite the ongoing outbreak in West Africa. (Morning Edition, NPR, 10/20/2014)

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Optimism Over New Experimental Ebola Vaccine

10/19/2014
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An experimental vaccine for Ebola may be a step closer to human use after the Canadian government shipped hundreds of doses to the World Health Organization on Monday. (PM, ABC, 10/20/2014)

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Fears of U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

10/16/2014
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Congressional Republicans continue to call for a ban on travel from the West African nations caught up in the Ebola outbreak. The Obama administration, however, remains firm in opposing a travel ban. (Morning Edition, NPR, 10/17/2014)

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Miscommunication and Misinformation in Ebola Cases in Dallas

10/15/2014
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The Washington Post's Amy Nutt is in Dallas and says health officials are guilty of miscommunication and misinformation. (Checkpoint, RNZ, 8/16/2014)

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Covering an Epidemic

10/15/2014
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Lenny Bernstein, a health reporter for the Washington Post, recently returned from a 12 day reporting trip to Liberia. Brooke talks with Bernstein about what it was like covering the biggest Ebola outbreak in history. (On the Media, WNYC, 10/10/2014)

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Answering Your Questions About Ebola Treatments And Vaccines

10/15/2014
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All Things Considered asked listeners to send in their questions about Ebola treatment, drugs and vaccines. Here's a lightly edited summary of the conversation about the results, with questions posed by host Melissa Block and answers from NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris. (All Things Considered, NPR, 10/10/2014)

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How Ebola Works

10/15/2014
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A disease that was discovered and contained to Central Africa in the 1970s has revived and spread in 2014. Now there is an Ebola outbreak that has moved across borders and science still has no cure for it. (Stuff You Should Know, How Stuff Works, 8/14/2014)

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