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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

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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.

Soda pop

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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.

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

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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...

Passengers in cabin in Kenya

REUTERS/Noor Khamis

3 Ebola-infected travelers might fly monthly

Up to three Ebola-infected travelers might board an international flight each month in West Africa, according to a new study, and potentially spread the deadly virus to other countries.

Scientists used a model to predict that, on average, three people...

US soldiers train for Ebola

REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Ebola monitoring period over for 43 Texans

Under fire in the wake of Ebola cases involving two nurses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated Ebola guidelines Monday, focusing on better protecting health care workers.

"Even one health care worker infection is one too man...

Nancy Writebol, Ebola patient arrives in Atlanta

Marcus Stanley/CNN iReporter

Ebola in the West: Why some survive, some die

There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died?

Child with Ebola, orphan

Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via Reuters

Ebola makes stigmatized, abandoned orphans

Two children orphaned by Ebola play in the empty corner of a Liberian orphanage. Their parents died last month, and none of the extended family is willing to claim them.

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