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Ebola epidemic could cost Africa $33 billion, says World Bank

Matt BradwellWASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) — The World Bank warned the economic impact of Ebola could cost up to $ 33 billion and leave worse lasting damages if world leaders fail to respond to the crisis. Top News – UPI.com

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Sierra Leone strike halts burial of Ebola dead

A British Army medic attached to 22 Field Hospital participates in an exercise at the Army Medical Services Training Centre near York, northern England, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. More 100 British Army medics will travel to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola crisis, where they will staff a field hospital set up specifically to treat medical personnel who have ...

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Ebola panic is getting pretty racist

The first time a reporter asked a CDC representative whether Thomas Duncan — the first patient to receive an Ebola diagnosis in the US — was an American citizen, the question seemed pretty tame. One could excuse it as a general inquiry about the Duncan’s nationality during the first press conference announcing his diagnosis. But after the CDC declined to answer, ...

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1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US dead

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died. Wendell Watson of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday morning. Duncan arrived in Dallas Sept. 20 from Liberia and fell ill a few days later. He was sent home after an initial visit to the emergency room, ...

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For The First Time, Someone Has Contracted Ebola Outside Of West Africa

For the first time, a person has contracted the Ebola virus outside of West Africa — a nurse working at a Madrid hospital where two other Ebola patients were treated after contracting the disease in Africa, CNN is reporting. The unnamed nurse was part of a team that treated two Ebola patients — missionary Manuel García Viejo and priest August ...

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Jaguars apologize for mascot’s bad ebola joke

The Jaguars are very sorry about that ebola joke. On Sunday, Jaguars mascot Jaxson DeVille made a bad ebola joke. On Monday, the Jaguars apologized in an email statement. “Improvisation and humor have both been key elements to the character of Jaxson DeVille, especially when he performs at home games,” Jaguars President Mark Lamping said. “On Sunday, the person who has ...

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Ebola Virus Outbreak: U.S. Nurses Say They Are Ill Prepared, Untrained To Handle Patients

American nurses say that they are untrained and unprepared to handle patients suffering from Ebola in emergency rooms across the country. Some of them have gone to their bosses, asking for more training and information on how to protect their families from developing the deadly disease. This contradicts statements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other ...

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