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  • Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response Oct 25, 2014 8:47 AM
    President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office after she was cured of Ebola. He says the other nurse who contracted Ebola is also improving. Obama is praising New York’s quick reaction to its first Ebola case. He says he’s promised local officials any federal help they need. Obama is reminding Americans they can’t contract Ebola unless they come into direct contact with a patient’s bodily fluids. The president says the U.S. can beat the disease if it remains vigilant. He says the best way to stop it is at its source in West Africa.

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder Oct 25, 2014 8:46 AM
    Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn’t know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 Oct 25, 2014 8:45 AM
    More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • Pink squad car in Rosemont is all about breast cancer awareness Oct 24, 2014 5:30 PM
    That pink squad car in Rosemont is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it's been all over town this month, said Chief Don Stephens III.

  • Aid group: Ebola contagion risk can’t be zero Oct 24, 2014 9:28 AM
    CONAKRY, Guinea — Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola’s spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while working in Guinea and went to New York City. In another example of how the disease has jumped borders despite increased health checks at land crossings and airports and seaports, Mali reported its first confirmed case of Ebola late Thursday. Authorities in the West African country are monitoring 43 people, including 10 health workers, said Fadela Chaib, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization in Geneva. The organization is sending experts to the country to help assess. A 2-year-old girl who came to Mali from Guinea was the confirmed Ebola case. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first identified in March in Guinea and quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. It has sickened nearly 10,000 people, the vast majority of them in those three countries, but cases have also been reported in Senegal, Nigeria, Spain and the United States. Mali, which borders both Senegal and Guinea, was long considered highly vulnerable to Ebola’s spread. Because symptoms of the disease can take up to 21 days to appear, people can travel long distances before they know they are infected, bringing the disease to a new place. The American doctor who was working in Guinea for Doctors Without Borders arrived back in New York about a week ago and reported that he had a fever on Thursday. Craig Spencer is now being treated for Ebola in a hospital in New York. “Contagion is everywhere,” said an official in Guinea for Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name Medecins Sans Frontieres or MSF. “Even in Conakry, the risk isn’t zero. But MSF takes measures to secure its personnel.” She refused to say where or how long Spencer had been working in Guinea. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Doctors Without Borders, which has been treating patients since the outbreak was identified in March, runs two treatment centers in Guinea: one in Gueckedou, in the country’s southeast, where the outbreak began, and the other in the capital, Conakry. In Macenta, near Gueckedou, it also runs a transit center where patients are screened for Ebola and then sent on for treatment if they are confirmed to have the disease. With 270 international staff and more than 3,000 local staff working in the region, Doctors Without Borders is a major provider of treatment in the outbreak. ——— Associated Press writers Sarah DiLorenzo in Dakar, Senegal, and John Heilprin in Geneva contributed to this report.

  • WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March Oct 24, 2014 9:28 AM
    The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March. Still, the agency warned it’s not clear whether any of these will work against the deadly virus that has already killed over 4,800 people this year in West Africa.

  • After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined Oct 24, 2014 10:00 AM
    A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor’s diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling since returning to New York from Guinea a week ago.

  • Quinn orders 21-day quarantine for Ebola patient contacts Oct 24, 2014 11:38 PM
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday that he has ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to require a mandatory 21-day home quarantine for “high-risk” individuals who have had direct contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus while in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.

  • Des Plaines Fire Department offers free CPR classes Oct 23, 2014 5:04 PM
    The Des Plaines Fire Department is hosting free CPR instruction classes for residents next week. The classes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 29 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 1, at fire station #1, 405 S. River Road.

  • Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola Oct 23, 2014 10:10 AM
    Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they’re not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

  • Lawmakers, youth advocates join forum in Arlington Heights Oct 23, 2014 11:09 AM
    A town-hall meeting in Arlington Heights tonight will explore the challenges facing suburban youth, including growing poverty, homelessness and access to drugs. Jim Slusher, assistant managing editor for the Daily Herald's opinion page, will moderate the panel discussion with state lawmakers and youth advocates.

  • Adult may be in the clear after Chicago Ebola screening; child still quarantined Oct 23, 2014 11:13 AM
    An adult patient was moved out of isolation at Rush University Medical after being admitted for Ebola monitoring. Meanwhile, a child who vomited on an airplane is under observation for Ebola symptoms at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Both flew from Liberia separately.

  • Seminar on macular degeneration Nov. 2 in Elk Grove Village Oct 22, 2014 5:56 PM
    A free seminar is being offered Nov. 2 in Elk Grove Village on age-related macular degeneration. The event will feature Dr. Timothy Schoen, an expert on retinal diseases, and a question-and-answer session.

  • CDH proposes $14.2 million expansion of Winfield campus Oct 22, 2014 3:44 PM
    Central DuPage Hospital is hoping to pursue a $14.2 million plan to modernize its pediatrics unit and neonatal intensive care unit. The Winfield-based hospital earlier this month submitted an application for expansion with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. The application is scheduled to be reviewed by the panel in December.

  • U.S. to track everyone coming from Ebola nations Oct 22, 2014 9:15 PM
    All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. Starting Monday, anyone traveling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will have to report in with health officials daily and take their temperature twice a day.

  • Red Cross official: 6 months to contain Ebola Oct 22, 2014 9:50 AM
    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.

  • Mother of nurse with Ebola says she’s doing well Oct 21, 2014 9:42 AM
    The mother of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus says her daughter is doing well and the family is relieved new guidelines for treating patients with the disease are now in place.

  • If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa Oct 21, 2014 9:42 AM
    A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.

  • Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive Oct 21, 2014 12:09 PM
    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. So why do some people escape Ebola, and not others?

  • AbbVie calls off Shire acquisition Oct 21, 2014 7:04 AM
    North Chicago-based pharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. officially called off its planned $55 billion merger with Irish drug manufacturer Shire plc Monday, citing changes that would eliminate tax benefits for AbbVie by moving its headquarters to Ireland.

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