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Government Healthcare Website Being Rebuilt

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Undated) -- The Affordable Care Act's website is being rebuilt. Previewing the site to reporters Wednesday, federal health officials say they've done some reconfiguring of it to avoid a repeat of last year's troubling launch. Healthcare.gov did not work for nearly half of the first open enrollment window and had many steps which made it…

WHO: No Evidence Ebola Slowing In West Africa

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Undated) -- The World Health Organization insists there's still no evidence the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is being brought under control. The statement contradicts comments made Tuesday by CDC Director Doctor Thomas Frieden who said there had been progress made against the outbreak in West Africa. Frieden said that a district in Liberia that…

U.S. Tightens Port Entry Procedures In Response To Ebola Outbreak

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Undated) -- The United States is tightening port entry procedures as it looks to control the spread of Ebola. The latest outbreak of the deadly virus has killed nearly 39-hundred people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard said it would begin screening people coming into the U.S. via ships from…

Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Dies In Dallas

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- The first person ever diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil is dead. Dr. Martin "Marty" Makary from Johns Hopkins says his medical facility is prepared for the worst.   Thomas Duncan had been undergoing treatment at a Dallas hospital. He'd arrived in Texas last month from Liberia to visit family. Dr. Martin…

U.S. Medical Workers Getting Crash Course On Ebola Treatment

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Anniston, AL) -- American health care professionals are getting a crash course in treating Ebola patients on the front lines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the course for doctors, nurses and health care workers. About 40 people a week are going through the three-day program at an old Army base in Anniston,…