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Critical Care Nurse Writes Open Letter To Ebola Nurse

October 21, 2014
When nurse Kati Kleber of Charlotte, North Carolina, wrote an open letter to Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse who contracted Ebola, it quickly went viral. (nurseeyeroll.com)

When Kati Kleber posted a letter of support for Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse who contracted Ebola, it quickly went viral among nurses.

Louisiana Gov. Issues Executive Order To Better Protect Rape Survivors

October 21, 2014
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is pictured on October 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The move follows revelations that some survivors were being charged thousands of dollars for forensic exams and treatment.

Airline Expert: U.S. Should Enact Ebola-Related Travel Ban

October 20, 2014
A plane arrives at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK ) airport on October 11, 2014 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Polls show the American public supports a travel ban, but federal health officials insist it could worsen the crisis.

Phillip Morris May Enter E-Cigarette Market

October 17, 2014
Most e-cigarettes use liquid nicotine, but tobacco giant Phillip Morris will release a smart e-cigarette, that uses heated tobacco. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Phillip Morris has patent approved for an e-cigarette that uses tobacco and can log the user’s smoking habits to incentivize quitting.

The Economic Impact Of Ebola

October 17, 2014
World leaders meet about the impact of the Ebola crisis, during the IMF World Bank 2014 Annual Meetings on October 9, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The World Bank estimates Ebola could drain $32.6 billion from the global economy if it spreads beyond Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

USAID: Challenges And Small Victories In Liberia

October 17, 2014
This Oct. 14 picture from USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)'s Twitter account shows Ben Hemingway visiting a Ebola treatment unit in Liberia. (USAID OFDA/Twitter)

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,500 people in the region with an estimated 8,900 more people currently infected.

Three Ohio Schools Close Over Ebola Fears

October 16, 2014
A sign marks the entrance to Cleveland Hopkins Airport on October 15, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. Recently diagnosed Ebola patient, health care worker Amber Vinson, traveled on Frontier Airlines from Dallas to Cleveland with a low fever on October 10, and returned to Dallas on October 13. (Michael Francis McElroy/Getty Images)

Officials in Cleveland are tracking down those who may have come into contact with Amber Joy Vinson, the second Dallas nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola.

CDC Director Faces Tough Questions At Ebola Hearing

October 16, 2014
Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden will face a Congressional panel today over how the CDC has handled Ebola. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

CDC director Tom Frieden will face a Congressional committee over how the CDC has handled Ebola.

How Well Is The Media Covering Ebola?

October 15, 2014
Dr. Nancy Snyderman reporting on the scene in West Africa (NBC News)

David Folkenflik discusses how the media have been covering Ebola as NBC’s Nancy Snyderman takes heat for breaking a voluntary quarantine.

Hospital Worker Diagnosed With Ebola Traveled On Plane

October 15, 2014
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins answers questions at the podium during a press conference held at the Dallas County Commissioners Court concerning the second health care worker to contract Ebola. (Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Health officials are alerting airline passengers who were on the same flight as a second Texas healthcare worker who was diagnosed with Ebola.

Rebuilding Liberia’s Devastated Health System

October 15, 2014
Aid workers from the Liberian Medical Renaissance League stage an Ebola awareness event on October 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.(John Moore/Getty Images)

The nonprofit Management Sciences for Health is setting up community care centers and medicine shops to move Ebola patients out of hospitals.

Atul Gawande’s Prescription For A Better Way To Die

October 15, 2014
(mikekingphoto/Flickr)

In his new book “Being Mortal,” surgeon Atul Gawande looks at how doctors and other health care workers can improve end of life and elder care.

Early Intervention For Toddlers With Autism Showing Signs Of Success

October 14, 2014
A program at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis provides early intervention for children diagnosed with autism. (Courtesy Mercy Children's Hospital)

Doctors say that children as young as 12 months can be diagnosed with autism, and that early treatment can help reverse the condition.

Ebola Transmission Raises Questions About Hospital Protocol

October 14, 2014
Hazmat workers walk down a drive towards the back of an apartment where a second person diagnosed with the Ebola virus resides on October 13, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is facing scrutiny over why it did not monitor healthcare workers who helped treat an Ebola patient. One nurse has contracted the virus.

Spanish Government Faces Protests, Criticism Over Ebola Response

October 14, 2014
Health workers protest against WHO protocols outside Carlos III Hospital where Ebola infected Spanish nurse Teresa Romero is being treated in Madrid on October 14, 2014. (Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty Images)

Spain’s government is scrambling to quell anger over alleged safety blunders in the case of an assistant nurse infected with Ebola.

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