Health

Nurse’s Boyfriend Also Agrees To Voluntary Isolation In Maine

October 28, 2014
This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (University of Texas at Arlington via AP)

Kaci Wilcox’s boyfriend has also agreed to isolate himself, now that the couple is reunited. He is a nursing student in Fort Kent, Maine.

Montana Veterans Catch A Ride To The VA

October 28, 2014
Pictured is the VA clinic in Havre, Montana. (montana.va.gov)

Deep in the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in rural Montana, it’s difficult for the region’s 300 veterans to get to the hospital.

Will Ebola, Terror Attacks Roil Election?

October 27, 2014

NPR’s Ron Elving explores how Ebola has overshadowed many political issues and how it will affect elections.

Federal And State Officials At Odds Over Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

October 27, 2014
This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (University of Texas at Arlington via AP)

Kaci Hickox was the first person forced into a mandatory quarantine in the state. She has complained about her treatment.

Brian Lehrer: New Yorkers ‘Pretty Chill’ About Ebola Case

October 24, 2014
A police officer guards the entrance to Bellevue Hospital on October 24, 2014 in New York, the morning after it was confirmed that Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors Without Borders, who recently returned to New York from West Africa tested positive for Ebola. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

The WNYC host told us how the city is handling its first Ebola case, and how residents are reacting.

Should Ebola Doctors Be Quarantined After Returning To U.S.?

October 24, 2014
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) President of NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation Dr. Ram Raju, NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, Mayor Bill DeBlasio of New York City, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York and Acting Commissioner of the Department of Health Dr. Howard Zucker speak at a press conference October 23, 2014 in New York City. The conference addressed Dr. Craig Spencer, who had returned to New York City from Guinea where he was working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients. Spencer had been quarantined after showing symptoms consistent with the virus and was taken to Bellevue hospital to undergo testing. According to reports, test results have confirmed that Spencer has contracted the Ebola virus. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Dr. Craig Spencer rode the subway, went bowling and took a taxi before reporting he had a fever yesterday morning.

Officials Urge Calm After First Ebola Case Diagnosed In NYC

October 24, 2014
A health alert is displayed at the entrance to Bellevue Hospital October 23, 2014, in New York City. After returning to New York City from Guinea where he was working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, Dr. Craig Spencer was quarantined after showing symptoms consistent with the virus. Spencer was taken to Bellevue hospital to undergo testing. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Dr. Craig Spencer, who had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, is in an isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital.

Uninsured Patients In Texas Turn To Walmart

October 23, 2014
Walmart recently opened a Care Clinic in Copperas Cove, Texas, near the Fort Hood military base. (Veronica Zaragovia/KUT)

Near the Fort Hood military base, Walmart recently opened a Care Clinic that has everything a typical doctor’s office has – except a doctor.

Kansas City – A Homefront In The Fight Against Ebola

October 23, 2014
Liberians worship at the Konobo language service at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Kansas City's historic northeast neighborhood.(Sylvia Maria Gross/KCUR)

Whether here or in West Africa, Ebola comes with a stigma. That’s something many West Africans living in the U.S. are finding out.

Reporter’s Notebook: Back From Monrovia

October 22, 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)

NPR’s Jason Beaubien has just returned from his third visit to Liberia’s capital, covering the Ebola outbreak.

The Case For A U.S. Surgeon General During Ebola Outbreak

October 21, 2014
In this Jan. 18, 2008 photo, former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona speaks during a news conference in Austin, Texas. (Harry Cabluck/AP)

Would the U.S. be handling the outbreak differently it had a surgeon general? We ask former Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

Are Airlines Doing Enough To Protect Cleaning Staff From Ebola?

October 21, 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)

Labor union SEIU has expressed concerns about how airlines are training the crews that clean planes at airports.

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.

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