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Over the weekend, New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo revised their controversial policy on Ebola quarantines due to the pressure from the White House. Cuomo's policy stated that health-care workers who have been in contact with Ebola patients but do no

Over the weekend, New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo revised their controversial policy on Ebola quarantines due to the pressure from the White House. Cuomo's policy stated that health-care workers who have been in contact with Ebola patients but do no

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The American agency for the regulation of prescription drugs has just approved two new quick tests that allow the rapid detection of the Ebola virus in both, blood and urine samples. Whereas previous tests took up to 48 hours for results to show, the

The American agency for the regulation of prescription drugs has just approved two new quick tests that allow the rapid detection of the Ebola virus in both, blood and urine samples. Whereas previous tests took up to 48 hours for results to show, the

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From YouTube:
>> What makes this Ebola scare a credible threat? AEI Resident Fellow Scott Gottlieb, M.D. breaks down the current crisis and explains three things the United States needs to do to right now to fight the outbreak before it becomes a gl

From YouTube: >> What makes this Ebola scare a credible threat? AEI Resident Fellow Scott Gottlieb, M.D. breaks down the current crisis and explains three things the United States needs to do to right now to fight the outbreak before it becomes a gl

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Doctors don't know much about the recovery and years after surviving the disease. With this in mind, the testing of patients needs to happen weakly to really get a better understanding of the disease. The information about the virus being found in se

Doctors don't know much about the recovery and years after surviving the disease. With this in mind, the testing of patients needs to happen weakly to really get a better understanding of the disease. The information about the virus being found in se

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Facebook recently launched Safety Check, which is a tool that allows people to let their friends and family know that they are safe during times of disaster or crisis. This will only be used during a crisis, but since many people are on Facebook, it

Facebook recently launched Safety Check, which is a tool that allows people to let their friends and family know that they are safe during times of disaster or crisis. This will only be used during a crisis, but since many people are on Facebook, it

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NBC news talks about the stark conditions at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic.  I did some calculations of how long it would take for the exponential growth to reach 2 billion people on this planet.  Conclusion -- a year and a half of exponential

NBC news talks about the stark conditions at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic. I did some calculations of how long it would take for the exponential growth to reach 2 billion people on this planet. Conclusion -- a year and a half of exponential

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Merveil Lubanja's contribution in French -- "History allows us to osvaldogarrison the error of the past in order to better prepare for the future" -- triggered the memory that Reverso.net is a tool by which collaborators on OpenIDEO can communicate a

Merveil Lubanja's contribution in French -- "History allows us to osvaldogarrison the error of the past in order to better prepare for the future" -- triggered the memory that Reverso.net is a tool by which collaborators on OpenIDEO can communicate a

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Scanning thermometers are very quick and easy to use, and don't require even touching the person with a fever. I advise that a temperature scan be included in the security screen with passengers are boarding at the airport. Any person with a fever sh

Scanning thermometers are very quick and easy to use, and don't require even touching the person with a fever. I advise that a temperature scan be included in the security screen with passengers are boarding at the airport. Any person with a fever sh

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..... like the ones used in the Biosafety Level 4 labs that are researching Ebola and other similar viral/microbial assaults. It seems that mistakes and lapses in the use of PPG (Personal Protective Gear) are inevitable ( fatigue-overwork, under-res

..... like the ones used in the Biosafety Level 4 labs that are researching Ebola and other similar viral/microbial assaults. It seems that mistakes and lapses in the use of PPG (Personal Protective Gear) are inevitable ( fatigue-overwork, under-res

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