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Obama warns against strict quarantines for Ebola workers

October 30, 2014
Nancy Youssef, Lesley Clark, Tony Pugh | McClatchy Newspapers
President Barack Obama called for health care workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa to be treated as “the heroes that they are,” amid continuing confusion and public anxiety over state health measures that call for some to be confined to their homes.
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Can the U.S. healthcare system do as well against Ebola as Nigeria's just did?

October 22, 2014
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Two. That’s the total number of known Ebola cases in the United States today — the two infected nurses from Dallas’ Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Nina Pham and Amber Vincent.
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Klain to Take Reins of Ebola Effort on Wednesday

October 21, 2014
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama’s choice to lead the government’s Ebola response will begin work Wednesday, more than a month after Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian traveler infected with the disease, arrived in Dallas and subsequently transmitted the virus to two of nurses before his death.
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In Homeland, Liberia Native Finds Resilience Amid Horror

October 20, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
Liberians have become accustomed to living with demons. Long before Ebola arrived, the people here endured 14 years of civil war, one that snuffed out 200,000 lives and ignited acts of barbarism that laid waste to the country. The war produced mad generals who led ritual sacrifices of children before going into battle, naked except for shoes and a gun. It produced amphetamine-fueled 10-year-old fighters wielding M16s while toting teddy bear backpacks, and rapists who wore Halloween masks and wedding gowns.
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Lawmakers call health agencies to account for Ebola mistakes

October 17, 2014
Growing anxiety over Ebola in the U.S. prompted a House hearing to question the nation's top health officials. Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner and others suggested that limits be placed on travelers coming from West Africa, but a White House spokesman dismissed the idea of a travel ban. Gwen Ifill reports.
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Ebola’s Cultural Casualty: Hugs in Hands-On Liberia

October 6, 2014
Helene Cooper | The New York Times
It is hard enough to push away family and friends, shunning an embrace or even a shake of the hand to protect yourself from Ebola.
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Obama Calls Ebola Outbreak Potential Global Security Threat

September 17, 2014
Alex Wayne, Angela Greiling Keane | Bloomberg News
President Barack Obama said the Ebola outbreak in western Africa is spiraling out of control and the U.S. must take the lead in delivering supplies and medical personnel to stem its spread.
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U.S. to Commit Up to 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola in Africa

September 16, 2014
Helene Cooper, Michael D. Shear, Denise Grady | The New York Times
Under pressure to do more to confront the Ebola outbreak sweeping across West Africa, President Obama on Tuesday is to announce an expansion of military and medical resources to combat the spread of the deadly virus, administration officials said.
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