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Plane flies to evacuate Americans with Ebola

When a plane took off from Georgia to meet two American missionaries fighting to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever in West Africa, social media in the United States lit up with fearful reactions.

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

From Doctors Without Borders

Americans infected with Ebola to be evacuated

The fear began just after news broke Thursday that a long-range business jet with an isolation pod left the United States for Liberia, where it will evacuate two Americans infected with Ebola.

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Ebola vaccine tests planned soon, NIH says

The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH announced Thursday.

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Could Ebola come to the United States?

Yes, Ebola can come to the United States. But no, there's no reason to panic.

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Missouri Peace Corps volunteer being evacuated

MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man is among the hundreds of Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.

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What is Ebola and why does it kill?

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from West Africa to other regions and continents.

doctor checking man's hearing ears

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Uber-inspired app brings a doc to your door

When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor. And the last thing anyone wants to do is spend hours at the emergency room. So Silicon Valley is retooling a service that was common almost a century ago: the house call.

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Another food scandal? KFC just cannot win

KFC is scrambling to limit the fallout of a second food scandal to hit its business in 19 months.

Weekly int'l flights from countries hit by Ebola

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What is risk of catching Ebola on a plane?

Deadly diseases like Ebola are only a plane ride away. In today's interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one infected person can trigger a domino effect that pays no attention to borders.

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CNN

Experts: US is ready for Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outfitted a Gulfstream jet with an isolation pod designed and built by the U.S. Defense Department to transport Americans sick with Ebola, the CDC and a private company.

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