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Spanish Dog Raises Questions About Ebola And Animals

October 8, 2014
Animal Rights activists stand outside a block of apartments where a Spanish nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus lives on October 7, 2014 in Alcorcon, near Madrid, Spain. (Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

Animal rights activists are protesting plans to euthanize a dog that had contact with a nurse’s aid in Spain who is infected with Ebola.

Dallas Ebola Patient Dies

October 8, 2014
A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is seen where patient Thomas Eric Duncan is being treated for the Ebola virus on October 4, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The patient who had traveled from Liberia to Dallas marks the first case of this strain of Ebola that has been diagnosed outside of West Africa. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient in the U.S. diagnosed with Ebola, has died.

Texas Gov. Creates Task Force To Address Ebola, Infectious Diseases

October 6, 2014
A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is seen where patient Thomas Eric Duncan is being treated for the Ebola virus on October 4, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. The patient who had traveled from Liberia to Dallas marks the first case of this strain of Ebola that has been diagnosed outside of West Africa. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

CDC Director Thomas Frieden says he is confident that health officials will curb the spread of Ebola in Dallas.

Enterovirus Connected To Five Deaths

October 6, 2014

Hundreds of children in at least 43 states have been hospitalized with enterovirus, some of them requiring intensive care.

Questions Abound Over Ebola Protocol In Dallas

October 3, 2014
Volunteers from the Red Cross deliver blankets and other supplies to a unit at the Ivy Apartments, where the confirmed Ebola virus patient was staying, on October 2, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Questions about public health plans to prevent the spread of the virus abound as decontamination efforts proceed.

Texas Officials Monitoring Up To 100 People For Ebola

October 2, 2014
Texas Govenor Rick Perry answers questions related to the first confirmed case of the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on October 1, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Officials are monitoring about 80 people for Ebola. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas health officials say up to 100 people are at risk of Ebola exposure.

New Details On First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola In US

October 1, 2014
The Dallas hospital where the patient whose case is the first Ebola diagnosis confirmed in the U.S. is being treated. (Mike Stone/Getty Images)

The patient says he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting from Liberia.

Could There Be More Travelers With Ebola?

October 1, 2014
An Italian military personnel wearing a protective gets ready to take care of a pretended Ebola victim during a specialized training course for the management and transport of highly contagious patients, in Rome's Pratica di Mare military airport in Pomezia on September 24, 2014. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

How could travel effect the spread of the Ebola virus?

First Ebola Case In US Raising Questions

October 1, 2014

Health officials are tracking anyone else who may have come in close contact with the first patient in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola.

Scientists Change Memories With Hope Of Treating Brain Disorders

September 30, 2014
This optogenetic device uses light to activate specific brain cells. (Courtesy McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT)

Scientists are now able to manipulate memory in profound ways that may lead to new treatments for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Thousands Could Lose Affordable Care Act Coverage

September 30, 2014

Individuals who are currently receiving coverage but have failed to present the necessary documents verifying income and citizenship will be cut off.

Severe Black Lung Rebounds Among Miners

September 26, 2014
The incidence of black lung disease is back up to levels seen in the 1970s. (Chuck Holton/Flickr)

The most severe kind of black lung almost disappeared from Appalachia after regulations went into effect. But now it is on the rise again.

U.S. Ebola Effort Focuses On Treatment Facilities, Training

September 25, 2014
3,000 U.S. troops are going to Monrovia, Liberia, to assist with the effort to curb the Ebola outbreak in the region. Pictured, health workers carry the body of a woman that they suspect died from the Ebola virus in Monrovia on Wed. Sept. 10, 2014. (Abbas Dulleh/AP)

The White House is sending 3,000 U.S. troops to Monrovia, Liberia, to help assist in the effort to contain the Ebola crisis in the region.

Leprosy No Longer A Death Sentence

September 24, 2014
Debbie Mata is one of the few leprosy nurses in the country. (Filipa Rodrigues /KUT)

Texas has the second most reported cases of leprosy in the United States, but the disease is no longer a death sentence.

Writer Esmeralda Santiago On Relearning How To Read

September 24, 2014
Writer Esmeralda Santiago had to learn how to read again after suffering a stroke. (esmeraldasantiago.com)

When Esmeralda Santiago lost the ability to read because of a stroke, she drew on memories of learning English as an immigrant to help her with her recovery.

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