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30 MINS AGO - Huffington Post

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Drug That Lost High-Stakes Political Fight For Funding Now Being Used Against Ebola

WASHINGTON -- An experimental drug now being used by the U.S. government to treat Ebola patients lost a high-stakes battle for federal funding several years ago. The politically connected drug company that won the dispute, meanwhile, filed for bankruptcy in September. Had a global Ebola outbreak not followed, the affair would be just one more eyebrow-raising indication of the influence ...

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OCT 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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CDC Chief Faulted Over Confusing Ebola Messages

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The widening circle of people potentially exposed to Ebola in the United States is calling into question how well Dr. Thomas Frieden, the lead U.S. public health advisor, has communicated the risks of the deadly virus, according to crisis management and infectious disease experts. When the first diagnosis of Ebola on ...

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OCT 06, 2014 - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Questions and offers at N.J. meeting on enterovirus

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. - One man asked whether officials would test for "hot spots," as was done in 2001 after samples of anthrax were sent through the mail.

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OCT 01, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How Hospitals Should Prepare For A Potential Ebola Patient

Back in August, it only took Mt. Sinai Hospital workers in New York seven minutes to isolate and start treating a man who they suspected of having Ebola. Other U.S. hospitals have also speedily screened and tested suspected Ebola patients, all without incident. The contrast between those other hospitals' responses and the actions of workers at at Texas Health Presbyterian ...

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OCT 01, 2014 - Washington Times

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After first Ebola case, fears turn to U.S. pandemic preparedness

The confirmation Tuesday of the first Ebola case on U.S. soil emerges against a backdrop of increasing concern in America's medical community that preparedness for a pandemic has stagnated or slipped in recent years because of tough economic times and increasing malaise since the 2001 anthrax threat. The Centers for ...

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