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Warning Issued About Decorative Contact Lenses

Posted On October 19, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) -- Consumers are being warned about using decorative contact lenses. California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman says there are risks associated with using them.   Chapman says the risks include infection, decreased vision and even blindness. He points out such lenses are very popular at Halloween time with people putting…

Ebola Tops Agenda At Health Summit

Posted On October 19, 2014

(Berlin) -- The city of Berlin hosts the annual World Health Summit this week. Ira Spitzer reports from Berlin.   Play Clip

Dozens On Ebola Watch List Await To Be Cleared

Posted On October 19, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- Dozens of people who may have been in contact with Ebola patient Thomas Duncan are expected to be cleared late tonight. Health officials say up to 48 people will no longer require monitoring for signs of the deadly virus. Duncan was the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United…

Health Officials Testing Nurse’s Dog For Ebola

Posted On October 19, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- Health officials in Dallas are taking samples from the dog that belonged to a nurse who's being treated for Ebola. Nina Pham's King Charles Spaniel, "Bentley," has been held in quarantine since his owner was diagnosed eight days ago. When a nurse in Spain was diagnosed with the disease, her dog was…

Cruise Ship With Dallas Hospital Worker Returns To Texas

Posted On October 19, 2014

(Galveston, TX) -- A Carnival cruise ship passenger at the center of an Ebola scare is back home in Texas with a clean bill of health. The employee of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas is a lab supervisor who had no direct contact with Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, but may have handled one of…