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Dallas Won’t Kill Ebola Patient’s Dog

Posted On October 13, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- Officials in Dallas don't plan on killing an Ebola patient's dog. Reporter Taylor Millard says they don't think the dog has the virus.   Mayor Mike Rawlings tells "USA Today" the dog is still in the woman's apartment and will be sent to another location to await its owner's recovery. That health…

Mandatory Quarantine For NBC News Crew

Posted On October 13, 2014

(New York, NY) -- What had been a voluntary quarantine is now mandatory for an NBC news crew and they can thank Dr. Nancy Snyderman. The network's medical correspondent was spotted getting takeout at a restaurant near her New Jersey home, violating a voluntary quarantine after the crew was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola…

NYC Hosts Medical Marijuana Expo

Posted On October 13, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Advocates of medical marijuana hope it will soon become New York City's next big business. Dan Humiston of the International Cannabis Association says he wants to educate people about medical marijuana.   Humiston was among dozens of exhibitors at a cannabis convention in the Big Apple yesterday. New York has become…

U.S. Airports Starting Ebola Screenings

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. Airports are starting screenings of travelers at risk for the Ebola virus. At a news conference Saturday, CDC Global Migration and Quarantine Director Dr. Martin Cetron says the new entry screening procedure will involve interviewing passengers showing signs of a fever or having contact with an Ebola patient and sending them off…

Frieden: “Innocent Slip” Can Lead To Ebola Infection

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- Procedures and protocols are being examined at the Dallas hospital where a nurse is now infected with Ebola.   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden announced Sunday morning that the woman appears to have gotten the virus through an "innocent slip" in dealing with protective equipment. The nurse…