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McCain: Ebola Czar Should Be Appointed

Posted On October 12, 2014

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Senator John McCain wants to see an official leader Americans can look in the fight against Ebola.   On CNN's "State of the Union," the Arizona Republican called for a czar to be appointed. He said the announcement that a nurse who cared for the first person to die of the disease…

U.S. Airports Start Ebola Screenings

Posted On October 11, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. Airports are beginning to screen travelers at risk for the Ebola virus. The CDC's Dr. Martin Cetron said Saturday the new entry screening procedure will involve interviewing passengers showing signs of a fever or those who have had contact with an Ebola patient. JFK Airport in New York is starting enhanced screening of…

Family: Thomas Duncan Had No Idea He Had Ebola

Posted On October 10, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- A spokesperson for the family of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is promising he didn't know he had the virus.   Saymendy Lloyd says Duncan believed he was helping a pregnant woman suffering a miscarriage in Liberia, not someone who had the deadly disease. Blood tests showing the woman had Ebola weren't released…

Top CDC Official Confident U.S.-Ebola Outbreak Can Be Prevented

Posted On October 10, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- A top CDC official is confident that an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. can be prevented. Testifying in a U.S. House hearing in Dallas, Dr. Toby Merlin said the virus does not pose a significant health threat to the U.S., but says they need to travel to West Africa to kill it.…

Texas Hospital Defends Itself Over Ebola Patient’s Treatment

Posted On October 10, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- The Dallas hospital that treated Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is in defensive mode. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is denying it initially turned the man away because he was a poor African immigrant without health insurance. The hospital released a statement yesterday saying it provided Duncan with the same "high level of attention…