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De Blasio: NYC Ready For Ebola Cases

Posted On October 09, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio convened a meeting of the city agencies that would respond to an Ebola outbreak, and says he's confident the city is prepared. Terry Sheridan reports.   Play Clip

U.S. Forces Arrive In Liberia To Help Contain Ebola

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. Marines are arriving in Liberia amid growing calls for more international aid to combat the Ebola virus. American forces are being deployed to the West African nation on a mission to build at least 17 treatment centers with thousands of beds. Meanwhile, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund held a…

Experts Say Flu Virus Poses Far Bigger Threat In U.S. Than Ebola

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Philadelphia, PA) -- The flu and enterovirus 68 pose a far greater risk for Americans than Ebola. That's the opinion of a panel of top infectious disease experts meeting in Philadelphia this week. They note influenza kills as many as 49-thousand Americans each year, yet is preventable. Along with urging everyone to get a flu…

Enterovirus Facts And Prevention

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Detroit, MI) -- It's cold and flu season and now parents across the country are worried about another illness. It's Enterovirus D-68 and Michigan's Dr. Partha Nandi says it's important to use common sense and not become too alarmed because this is not a new type of virus.   He says to keep your child…

Poll: Americans Favor Travel Ban Amid Ebola Outbreak

Posted On October 09, 2014

(Undated) -- Screening airline passengers arriving from parts of west Africa for signs of Ebola isn't enough to satisfy all Americans. An NBC News online survey finds 58 percent of those polled want the U.S. to ban incoming flights from countries where Ebola is running rampant. Only 20 percent said they would be opposed to…