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Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia
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DALLAS (AP) -- The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told a nurse on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday....

Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients
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FREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) -- The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go....

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S....





Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday....

The US Ebola case: 5 things to know
Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States - a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas....

Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives....

Girl, 10, dies from complications of enterovirus
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- State health officials say a 10-year-old Rhode Island girl has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S....

Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine....

Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who flew into Dallas, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:...

Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75B
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion....