Monday, October 20 2014

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Health News Articles for Monday, October 20 2014
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Travel Ban Over Ebola May Bring Other Troubles

The U.S. government has options for restricting travel from the West African nations suffering most from Ebola, but none would fully prevent the virus from entering the country and all would bring complications, health experts said.

Spanish Ebola nurse appears clear of disease, says government

The Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for two infected priests in a Madrid hospital, becoming the first person to contract the virus outside West Africa, appears to have overcome the deadly disease, the government said on Sunday.

Fauci tries to calm US after missteps on Ebola, amid concerns Americans have lost faith

America’s top infectious disease expert on Sunday again acknowledged that the safety protocols used for the country’s first Ebola patient were inadequate and that the Obama administration overstated the country’s readiness for the deadly virus, amid concern that Americans have already lost faith in the government.

Beijing Marathon runners wear masks to combat smog from pollution

Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.