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Cases Expected To Spike Amid Backlog

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Undated) -- Families with young children are cautioned to take a possible spike in Enterovirus cases with a grain of salt. This year, D-68 has been the most common type of enterovirus identified, with cases in more than 40 states. The CDC says it's now using a new, faster lab test to get through a…

Ebola Patient’s Uncle Speaks

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Undated) -- The uncle of the second Dallas nurse to contract Ebola says his niece wouldn't have gotten on a plane if she thought she was sick.   Lawrence Vinson tells ABC's "Good Morning America" his niece Amber Vinson is doing "fairly well." Vinson says his niece didn't start feeling sick until Tuesday, which was…

Steps To Reduce Home Fire Deaths

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Undated) -- Nationwide more than 23-hundred people die and nearly 13-thousand are injured in home fires each year. While changing smoke detector batteries is an important part of fire safety, Anne Marie Borrego with the American Red Cross says your family's escape plan is just as important.   This month, the Red Cross kicked off…

Ebola-Stricken Nurse In “Fair” Condition At Maryland’s NIH

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- A Dallas nurse infected with Ebola is in fair condition after being moved to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.  The NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci [[ FOW-chee ]] says Nina Pham [[ fam ]] is "quite stable and resting comfortably" after being flown from Texas last night.  He said she…

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…