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Dallas Nurse With Ebola Moved To Maryland

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Bethesda, MD) -- A Dallas nurse who's now an Ebola patient is at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland for treatment. Nina Pham was the first of two nurses diagnosed with Ebola after treating patient Thomas Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Duncan died last week. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas released video…

Frontier Airlines Notifying Passengers On Flights Linked To Nurse With Ebola

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Undated) -- Frontier Airlines is notifying hundreds of people who might be linked to a nurse diagnosed with Ebola. The airline says as many as 800 passengers could be linked to nurse Amber Vinson, who made a round trip between Dallas and Cleveland. In addition to the people who were on Vinson's flights earlier this…

Spider Burrows Into Australian Man During Vacation

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Undated) -- An Australian man says he came back from Bali with an unwanted souvenir. According to Australian news website "WA Today," a tropical spider reportedly burrowed into Dylan Thomas' skin during a recent vacation. Apparently, the critter got underneath his skin through an appendix surgery scar on his abdomen. Dylan knew something was wrong…

CDC: Enterovirus-68-Like Illness On Decline In 32 States

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- A new report shows cases of enterovirus-68 may be on the decline. According to the CDC, reports of enterovirus-68-like illness are down in 32 states and the District of Columbia. A dozen states report increasing or elevated activity. Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, New York and New Jersey are among the states that…

Dallas County Will Not Issue Disaster Declaration

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- Dallas County leaders have decided against issuing a disaster declaration due to the Ebola virus. Commissioners considered the request Thursday afternoon, but in the end said it would likely do more harm than good. Instead, they agreed to place travel restrictions on any of the healthcare workers who may have come into…