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CDC Tracking People Who Have Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Undated) -- The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is taking steps to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. David Lakey with the Texas Department of State Health and Dr. Beth Bell with the CDC say people who have had contact with Thomas Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola on…

Domestic Violence Summit Set For Today At Paramount Studios

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Hollywood, CA) -- The hot topic of domestic violence will be tackled later today by health officials, celebrities and others in Los Angeles. A day-long summit on domestic violence will take place at Paramount Studios. The event presented by The Robin McGraw Revelation Foundation will feature Robin's husband "Dr. Phil" McGraw, along with NFL player…

CDC Confident In Stopping Ebola

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Undated) -- The CDC continues to be confident in stopping Ebola before an outbreak in the U.S.   CDC Director Doctor Tom Frieden says the best way to lessen the risk of the virus in the U.S. is to stop it in Africa. He says closing off the borders wouldn't only be unsuccessful, but it…

Person With Ebola Symptoms Hospitalized In Utah

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is hospitalized in Salt Lake City. Primary Children's Hospital officials say it is unlikely the person has the virus but they are taking precautionary measures. Officials say the patient had traveled to a country in Africa that does not currently have an Ebola outbreak but…

NYC Health Officials Urge People To Get Shots

Posted On October 03, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett is urging New Yorkers to get flu shots by January, which is peak season for the flu. It comes as an injection or nasal spray and is recommended for nearly everyone ages six-months and up. Dr. Bassett says it's easier than ever to…