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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Headlines remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say overblown fear is a much bigger health threat to Americans. President Barack Obama on Friday appointed an Ebola “czar” to oversee the U.S. response to the virus, which has infected two [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body suits with no skin exposure and use of a respirator at all times. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to issue the tougher rules after [...]
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If passengers weren’t screened before they boarded airplanes in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three people infected with Ebola would leave on international flights from any of those West African nations every month, a new analysis predicts. The three countries are those hit hardest by [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An unidentified patient being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is now “free of Ebola virus disease” and was discharged Sunday from the facility, the medical center said in a statement released Monday afternoon. The man, who has requested anonymity since being admitted to care [...]
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Antibiotics might actually help Salmonella — bacteria that cause food poisoning — spread among infected animals, according to new research. Although this phenomenon isn’t yet known to have occurred among people, the study’s authors cautioned their findings should serve as a reminder of the potential dangers of antibiotic use. They [...]