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Ebola virus in black and white

Centers for Disease Control

Travelers from Ebola-affected countries to be monitored

President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job.

With multiple developments underway, here's th...

Obama on the phone with Putin

Pete Souza/The White House

Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

Ron Klain

CNN

Day one for Ebola czar

The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron Klain's new job is expected to unfold out of public sight.

TB, tuberculosis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This curable disease killed 1.5 million

Thousands have died in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and much of the global conversation has centered on the lack of an approved medication to treat the deadly disease. Yet in 2013, 1.5 million people died from another infectious disease that has a cure.

Soda pop

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

That sweet drink may make you age faster

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests.

Friends mourn for MU student at candlelight vigil

Hundreds of students packed the lawn of the Sigma Pi fraternity house to mourn the loss of their classmate and friend, Chris Nicklow.

Texas Health Presbyterian, Ebola

Mike Stone/Reuters

Hospital 'fell short' with Ebola patient

Texas Presbyterian Hospital "fell short" several times in treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, starting by not asking the right questions in the emergency room, said the hospital's chief clinical officer, Dr. Daniel Varga.

Officials discuss Ebola preparation plan

Columbia and Boone Co. officials discuss Ebola preparation plan

The Columbia/Boone County Health Department and the Office of Emergency Management provided new details about extra efforts going on this week.

JFK airport Ebola screening

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

W. Africa travelers restricted to 5 US airports

All travelers flying into the United States from the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola virus can only enter the U.S. through five airports, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday.

WHO, World Health Organization headquarters

Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Journalist free of Ebola, can leave hospital

Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream and will be allowed to leave Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said Tuesday.

"Just got my results," Mukpo tweeted. "3 consecutive days negative. Ebola free and feeli...

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