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After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
NEW YORK (AP) -- A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began....

1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali

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BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead....

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case....




Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency....

Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty, an unintended consequence of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated....

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear....

AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far....

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
ATLANTA (AP) -- All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country....

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first case, a doctor who had treated a patient with the disease in west Africa....

Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks
DALLAS (AP) -- Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president....