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Jail Inmate Tested For Ebola

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Marietta, GA) -- The director of the Georgia Department of Health says tests are still being performed on an Atlanta-area inmate who showed symptoms similar to Ebola. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald says the man was instantly quarantined this morning when the Cobb County Jail intake department noticed that he'd traveled to Africa, and was showing flu-like…

Senior Government Leaders Offer Assurances On Ebola

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama's top homeland security adviser says the U.S. government will continue to lead a coordinated international response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.   In a White House briefing Friday afternoon, Lisa Monaco said the U.S. government is prepared to deal with Ebola in the U.S. U.S. Health Secretary Sylvia…

CDC Tracking People Who Have Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Undated) -- The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is taking steps to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. David Lakey with the Texas Department of State Health and Dr. Beth Bell with the CDC say people who have had contact with Thomas Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola on…

Domestic Violence Summit Set For Today At Paramount Studios

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Hollywood, CA) -- The hot topic of domestic violence will be tackled later today by health officials, celebrities and others in Los Angeles. A day-long summit on domestic violence will take place at Paramount Studios. The event presented by The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation will feature Robin's husband "Dr. Phil" McGraw, along with NFL player…

CDC Confident In Stopping Ebola

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Undated) -- The CDC continues to be confident in stopping Ebola before an outbreak in the U.S.   CDC Director Doctor Tom Frieden says the best way to lessen the risk of the virus in the U.S. is to stop it in Africa. He says closing off the borders wouldn't only be unsuccessful, but it…