Texas Hospital Confirms 2nd Ebola Case

CNN (Oct. 12, 2014) — A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the hospital said in a statement. Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, … Continue reading »

New Airport Screenings for Ebola

(CNN) — Enhanced screening for Ebola began today at New York’s JFK Airport. The additional protection includes checking passengers for symptoms, asking them questions about their travel history, and taking their temperatures with non-contact infrared thermometers. This is in addition to screenings passengers receive before board flights headed to the U.S. The goal is to … Continue reading »

Ferguson Justice March in St. Louis

(CNN) — In Saint Louis, Missouri, protesters are gathering all weekend to demand justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson. Activists have accused the police force in Ferguson of racial profiling. Protesters want Officer Darren Wilson arrested. Protesters also want the St. Louis County Prosecutor … Continue reading »

Ebola Airport Screenings to Begin

(CNN) — Airports are taking the threat of Ebola very seriously, even though some people are not. Passengers on a U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic broke out their cell phones, as four people in Hazmat suits removed another passenger. They say his joke about having Ebola didn’t go over so well. … Continue reading »

DHS Reviewing Secret Service

(CNN) — The head of the Department of Homeland Security has named a panel to conduct an independent review of the Secret Service. The DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson released a statement saying he’s confident the panel will provide a “Fair, thorough and unbiased assessment.” Johnson says the security of the White House compound is the … Continue reading »

NE Ebola Patient’s Condition Improving

(CNN) — American Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo is responding to treatment. The medical director where Mukpo is being treated said his condition is slightly improved and the American is drinking some Gatorade. That’s a good sign. This is video of the plane that transported Mukpo to Omaha. The photojournalist is receiving an experimental medication that … Continue reading »

World Response to Ebola Increases

(CNN) — The world’s political and financial leaders are scrambling to protect their countries and assets from Ebola. This as medical scientists work on a vaccine and treatment to protect people. A Texas clinic where a sheriff’s deputy was treated for possible Ebola-like symptoms is now closed. The clinic is set to undergo a deep … Continue reading »

ISIS Controls One-Third of Kobani

(CNN) — A Syrian rights groups said ISIS now controls one-third of the Turkish border town of Kobani. That comes as the U.S. Military said it launched eight airstrikes against ISIS targets near the town Wednesday. But the pentagon said airstrikes alone will not save the town from falling to ISIS.

Ebola in Liberia Suspends Election Dates

(CNN) — Ebola is the main focus in Liberia and it’s halting the political process. The President of Liberia suspended Senatorial Elections, so that the country could focus on containing the virus. Liberians were scheduled to vote next week. But politicians fear many will not go to the polls, because of Ebola concerns. No new … Continue reading »

Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits Record High

(CNN) — Americans are living longer than ever, according to a new report on mortality by the CDC and National Center for Health Statistics. The life expectancy in the U.S. is now 78.8 years. That’s an increase of about a month since the 2011 study. Women are expected to live about 81.2 years. For men … Continue reading »

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