Tag: ebola

Sheeps modeling …?

Yes! Sheep photos, but it is all for a good cause. Plus find out who the worst people to travel with on the plane are… the flirty ones, the ones that take up your seat, or how about the ones with the stinky food.. OR the ones who keep the Ebola joke...

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U.S. Looking Past Ebola To Prepare For Next Outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster. “It’s really urgent that we address the weak links and blind spots around the world,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told The Associated Press. “Ebola is a powerful reminder that a health threat anywhere can affect us.” Ebola sprang from one of those blind spots, in an area that lacks the health systems needed to...

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Doctor Recovers From Ebola, Leaves NYC Hospital

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugging the health workers who cared for him, a doctor who recovered from Ebola said Tuesday he was a living example of effective treatment and urged support for those combating the virus at its West African epicenter. “Today, I am healthy,” a smiling Dr. Craig Spencer said as he was released after nearly three weeks in Bellevue Hospital, where he had been the last Ebola patient under treatment nationwide, at least for now. “Please join me in turning our attention back to West Africa,” where the virus has killed thousands of people this year, he...

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Celebrations Cut Short for Governor Elect, Greg Abbott

Attorney general Greg Abbott wins the gubernatorial race, but celebrations are cut short as he already has his mind on the future of Texas. Abbott called for unity between parties today at a press conference in Austin after his landslide victory yesterday. “It’s an honor to have been elected in the state of Texas, but it is time to put the election behind us and go to work. The people of Texas elected me to do a job and we’ve been working on that job today,” explains Greg Abbott, governor elect of Texas. He adds he’s already working on...

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Gates Foundation Focuses on Ending Malaria

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Philanthropist Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give more money toward that goal, part of his broader fight against tropical diseases that are getting unusual public attention because of the Ebola epidemic. In an interview with The Associated Press and in a speech Sunday at a global health conference in New Orleans, the Microsoft co-founder said his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would increase its malaria program budget by 30 percent, to more than $200 million per year. That’s on top of the foundation’s other donations to the...

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