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October 27th, 2014
06:31 PM ET

New CDC guidelines for health care workers returning from Ebola-stricken areas

(CNN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that it does not recommend routine quarantine for health care workers returning from caring for Ebola patients in West Africa. Instead, the CDC is suggesting more "intensive monitoring."

CNN Elizabeth Cohen reports.

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October 23rd, 2014
07:09 PM ET

CDC sending Ebola 'detectives' to New York City

(CNN) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are packing up and getting ready to go to New York City, where a doctor who returned from Guinea ten days ago is showing Ebola symptoms.

In such situations, the CDC usually sends "disease detectives," CNN's senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports.

The so-called detectives will follow up with people the suspected patient had contact with, see if anyone s getting sick, give instructions on how to monitor themselves, and quarantine them if needed.

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October 15th, 2014
06:11 PM ET

Was the second nurse infected with Ebola told not to fly?

(CNN) – A second nurse has been diagnosed with Ebola, after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian citizen who died of the disease last week. Amber Vinson cared for Duncan during his first three days at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, before he was diagnosed with the deadly disease.

Before the 29-year-old nurse was diagnosed on Tuesday, she had traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to prepare for her upcoming wedding, flying aboard Frontier Airlines Flight 1143*.

Given that she was exposed to Ebola, why did Vinson fly? Was she not told she wasn't supposed to get on a commercial airline?

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

*If you traveled on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 on October 13, contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at 1-800-232-4636. 

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October 9th, 2014
07:06 PM ET

Were there deadly delays in Dallas Ebola case?

(CNN) – The family of Thomas Eric Duncan is left with the sadness of losing a loved one, and with the uncertainty over whether Ebola could still strike them again.

Those who knew Duncan, the first Ebola patient to die in the United States, are also left with a lot of questions, like why did he have to die, when every other Ebola patient treated in the U.S. so far survived.

CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports.

 

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October 8th, 2014
05:56 PM ET

CDC: We can't get U.S. Ebola risk to zero

(CNN) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Wednesday that banning all travel to West Africa to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus would cause more problems than it would solve.

"It makes it hard to get health workers in, because they can't get out," he said. "If we make it harder to respond to the outbreak in West Africa, it will spread not only in those three countries (in West Africa hit hardest by Ebola) but to other parts of Africa and ultimately increase the risk here" in the United States.

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