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Nurses' union demands higher Ebola standard

Nurses' union demands higher Ebola standardUnion nurses at Saint Louis University Hospital said they do not have enough training to take care of an Ebola patient.
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  • 17 hours, 29 minutes ago
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Compassion urged as 43 end Ebola monitoring

Compassion urged as 43 end Ebola monitoringDozens of Dallas residents who had contact with the only U.S.-diagnosed Ebola fatality were headed back into their communities Monday after their 21-day monitoring period concluded without any signs of the virus.
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  • 1 day, 2 hours ago
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St. Luke's names new president

St. Luke's names new presidentSt. Luke's Hospital has named Christine M. Candio as the hospital's new president and chief executive officer.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
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Liver transplant survivor credits Red Cross

Liver transplant survivor credits Red CrossNewsChannel 5 is teaming up with the American Red Cross for our Make a Difference Day this Saturday. So, with our blood drive coming up we are featuring a few St. Louisans who can tell you just how important it is to donate blood.
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  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
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Pentagon building rapid-response Ebola team

Pentagon building rapid-response Ebola teamThe Pentagon will build a 30-person, rapid-response Ebola medical support team to aid civilian health care workers should additional cases of the virus be diagnosed in the U.S., officials said Sunday.
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  • 2 days ago
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Cruise ship returns to Texas; passenger negative for Ebola

Cruise ship returns to Texas; passenger negative for EbolaThe health care worker who was being monitored for signs of Ebola aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship passed a blood test and was allowed to leave with other passengers when the ship docked Sunday in Texas, health officials said.
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  • 2 days ago
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Presby doc on Ebola response: 'Epitome of health care'

Presby doc on Ebola response: 'Epitome of health care'Janet St. James, A medical reporter from WFAA, sat down with Dr. Gary Weinstein with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Friday.
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  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
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Missouri lab now designated to test for Ebola

Missouri lab now designated to test for EbolaMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the state now has a designated Ebola testing lab approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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  • 3 days, 12 hours ago
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STL company won't handle Ebola waste

STL company won't handle Ebola wasteWhen a patient with Ebola is treated, something has to be done with everything they touch and everything their caregivers touch.
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  • 3 days, 15 hours ago
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Koster aims to ban Ebola waste at St. Louis center

Koster aims to ban Ebola waste at St. Louis centerMissouri Attorney General Chris Koster is seeking to block a sterilization company from handling any medical waste contaminated with Ebola at its St. Louis facility.
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  • 4 days ago
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Obama to name Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'

Obama to name Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'President Obama will tap veteran government insider Ron Klain to coordinate his administration's efforts to contain the Ebola virus, two administration officials said Friday.
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  • 4 days, 1 hour ago
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Does wearing a mask protect you?

Does wearing a mask protect you?Some may be wondering how to protect yourself from getting infected if the Ebola virus were to come to our area.
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  • 4 days, 2 hours ago
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Mich. man drops 390-pounds, will run half-marathon

Mich. man drops 390-pounds, will run half-marathonTwo years ago, it was a laborious task for Brian Flemming to walk up a flight of stairs. He weighed 625 pounds and suffered from depression and alcoholism.
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  • 4 days, 4 hours ago
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First responders preparing for Ebola

First responders preparing for EbolaFirst responders are taking extra steps preparing, should an Ebola case happen in our area.
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  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
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Helping local hospitals with infection control

Helping local hospitals with infection controlFor more than a quarter-century, Wellington Environmental has been working with hospitals and ambulatory care facilities all over the country to enhance infection control procedures. This week, the St. Louis-based company launched Infection Control University (ICU).
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  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
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Local Liberian speaks to KSDK about Ebola

Local Liberian speaks to KSDK about EbolaAbel Learwellie is a Liberian native, who NewsChannel 5 has kept in touch with during the Ebola outbreak in Africa.
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  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
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Obama calls up reserves to deal with Ebola in Africa

Obama calls up reserves to deal with Ebola in AfricaPresident Obama has issued an executive order calling up ready reserve troops to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa.
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  • 4 days, 13 hours ago
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U.S. not ruling out Ebola travel ban

U.S. not ruling out Ebola travel banA top public health official told a House panel Thursday that the Obama administration has not ruled out imposing restrictions on travel to and from West Africa to help protect Americans from Ebola.
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  • 4 days, 20 hours ago
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CDC chief: Ebola not 'significant' threat to U.S.

CDC chief: Ebola not 'significant' threat to U.S.A top federal health official will tell a House committee Thursday that Ebola is "not a significant public health threat" in the U.S., despite alarming news about an infected health worker traveling on a commercial flight Monday.
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  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
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Nurse with Ebola virus to be moved out of Dallas

Nurse with Ebola virus to be moved out of DallasThe first nurse to test positive for the Ebola virus will be transferred from a Dallas hospital to a hospital in Bethesda, Md., multiple news outlets reported Thursday.
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Man without hazmat suit escorts Ebola patient

Man without hazmat suit escorts Ebola patientVideo shows an unidentified man with a clipboard not wearing protective hazmat gear as he escorts Dallas nurse Amber Vinson to plane in Texas.
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  • 5 days, 3 hours ago
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Ebola: #FactsNotFear

Ebola: #FactsNotFearDispelling myths about Ebola.
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  • 5 days, 6 hours ago
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St. Louis prepares for possible Ebola cases

St. Louis prepares for possible Ebola casesDoctors and nurses in St. Louis are 550 miles away from Dallas, Texas, but the mistakes there in the battle against Ebola, are lessons here.
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  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
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Local nurses' union criticizes Ebola training

Local nurses' union criticizes Ebola trainingMore than 800 nurses working at St. Louis hospitals are represented by a union. A National Nurses United Union representative says those nurses are not as prepared as they could be for the threat of Ebola.
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  • 5 days, 12 hours ago
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STL hospitals, clinics prepare for Ebola threat

STL hospitals, clinics prepare for Ebola threatIt hasn't happened here, but if someone was infected with Ebola it would be up to the hospitals and clinics on the front lines to keep it from spreading.
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  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
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Ebola virus: Local doctor's advice for St. Louisans

Ebola virus: Local doctor's advice for St. LouisansWith a second nurse at a Dallas hospital testing positive for the Ebola virus, there's higher concern clusters of this disease could be developing.
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  • 5 days, 18 hours ago
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Ill. health department plans Ebola hotline

Ill. health department plans Ebola hotlineIllinois health officials plan to launch a hotline to answer the public's questions about Ebola.
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  • 6 days, 1 hour ago
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Second Ebola patient flew on Monday

Second Ebola patient flew on MondayThe second Dallas health-care worker diagnosed with Ebola traveled Monday on a Frontier Airlines flight, so health officials announced Wednesday they are contacting passengers from the flight to alert them as a precaution.
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  • 6 days, 2 hours ago
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Second Texas health-care worker has Ebola

Second Texas health-care worker has EbolaA second person involved in the care of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has contracted the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement early Wednesday.
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  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
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Ebola-infected nurse 'doing well'

Ebola-infected nurse 'doing well'The nurse who contracted Ebola at a Dallas hospital issued a brief statement today saying she is "doing well" and thanking the medical team providing her care.
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  • 1 week ago