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AP Top Health News At 5:24 p.m. EDT

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed optimism about the Ebola situation in the U.S. as he met with his Ebola response team, including his first meeting with his new point man on the deadly disease....

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days. That includes returning American aid workers, federal health employees and journalists, as well as West African travelers....

Key features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Rigorous monitoring of travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus from spreading in the United States....





Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola
BEIJING (AP) -- A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months....

WHO: Ebola responsible for 4,877 deaths
LONDON (AP) -- Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and widespread" in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday....

Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Dozens of Ebola survivors have been discharged from a treatment center near Sierra Leone's capital and told they were virus-free, as police and residents clashed in other areas of the West African country....

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization is pressing the search for an Ebola vaccine and hopes to begin testing two experimental versions as early as January on more than 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in West Africa's hot zone - a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago....

Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies....

Study finds drugs still in recalled supplements
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found....

Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show
MADRID (AP) -- Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival....