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White House: Klain The Right Person For Ebola Czar

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Ron Klain is the right person to coordinate the government's response to the Ebola crisis. Earnest says Klain's lack of a medical background and the fact that he's a veteran political insider and one-time chief of staff for Vice President Joe Biden and former VP Al…

Health Expert Offers Guidelines For Sick Kids And School

Posted On October 17, 2014

(Seattle, WA) -- With health officials predicting a tough flu season, you may want some guidelines on when your kid is sick enough to stay home from school. Pediatrician Zak Zarbock has a red-light, yellow-light, green-light system. Here are some red-light symptoms.   Yellow-light symptoms include no fever for 24 hours, only sporadic coughs and…

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…