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What Miami-Dade County is doing about Zika

August 2, 2016
With 12 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Miami-Dade County, officials are asking residents to take part in mosquito-prevention efforts, including draining standing water and wearing insect repellent. Gwen Ifill speaks with Alina Hudak, Deputy Mayor of Miami-Dade County, for details on the identified cases, what containment measures are being utilized and the “many unknowns” about the disease.
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Pentagon ‘Shocked’ by Anthrax Leak

July 24, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
A Pentagon report blamed bureaucracy for the mix-up that sent live anthrax around the world.
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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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Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges 21-Day Quarantine for Troops Working in Ebola Zone

October 29, 2014
Helene Cooper, Michael D. Shear | The New York Times
Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recommended to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that all members of the armed services working in Ebola-stricken West African countries undergo mandatory 21-day quarantines upon their return to the United States.
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Obama urges praise for U.S. health workers fighting Ebola

October 29, 2014
Christi Parsons, W.J. Hennigan | Tribune Newspapers
President Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to set aside their fears of Ebola and make sure that U.S. healthcare workers who go to West Africa are "applauded, thanked and supported" when they return home.
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White House, states quarrel over power to quarantine

October 28, 2014
Josh Gerstein | Politico
The White House threw a fit this weekend when two governors defied its Ebola policy and ordered mandatory quarantines of aid workers returning from West Africa.
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CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers

October 28, 2014
Christi Parsons, Tina Susman | Los Angeles Times
The federal government announced new guidelines Monday for monitoring healthcare workers returning from West Africa that are far less restrictive than the quarantines that some states put in place for aid workers at risk of contracting Ebola.
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