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How one company limited spread of Ebola in its part of Liberia

CDC says strategies used by Firestone might work elsewhere

Innovative measures have limited the spread of Ebola in a part of Liberia where Firestone Liberia Inc. had established an effective health care infrastructure, according to a report in this week’s CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Similar measures may be helpful in slowing the Ebola epidemic in other parts of West Africa.


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WHO moves ahead with global tobacco treaty

"The tobacco industry fights back"

The World Health Organization said tremendous progress was made on its Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at a recent conference in Moscow, despite significant opposition from the tobacco industry.


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CDC releases guidelines for healthcare workers treating Ebola patients

USA Today reports that “Hospital workers treating Ebola patients should wear double sets of gloves, disposable hoods with full face shields and special masks, according to strengthened guidelines issued” last night by the CDC. CDC Director Thomas Frieden “said all health workers also should undergo ‘rigorous training’ and practice in putting on and taking off PPE in a systematic way that reduces their risk of infection.


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Women face higher stroke rates than men

Supermodel and Actress Claudia Mason is helping the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association raise awareness for the world’s second-leading cause of death on World Stroke Day, Oct. 29.


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The latest on Ebola

Here’s breaking news about the Ebola outbreak  from various news sources: A Texas hospital health worker who may have handled Thomas Eric Duncan's fluid samples has been quarantined on a cruise ship in Belize -- another reminder of the widespread fears of the deadly virus.


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A teal Halloween pumpkin?

Campaign aims to include kids with allergies in trick-or-treating fun

This Halloween, an advocacy group called Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) is encouraging Americans to start new tradition by painting a pumpkin teal and placing it on their porch as a sign to families managing food allergies that you have non-food treats available at your home.


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CDC, Frontier Airlines notify passengers of Ebola threat

On the morning of Oct. 14, the second healthcare worker reported to the hospital with a low-grade fever and was isolated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that the second healthcare worker who tested positive last night for Ebola traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she reported symptoms.


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“Triple gloving” violates CDC Ebola protection protocol

The nurse in Texas stricken with the Ebola virus, the first transmission of the disease in the United States, seemed to have taken all the precautions needed to protect herself from Ebola, according to press reports.


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How was the Texas nurse exposed to Ebola?

An Ebola diagnosis for a healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who cared for a patient with the disease has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scrambling to determine how she was exposed despite wearing a protective gown, gloves, mask and shield.


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The Ebola threat: How scared should you be?

Psychologists say being prepared can help us feel more in control

The possibility of a catastrophic incident, such as a pandemic, severe weather or a terrorist attack, creates unease for many people. Psychologists who study risk perception and people’s potential reactions to unpredictable threats say that people can prepare themselves psychologically and therefore feel more in control if such an event were to occur.


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