First Deaths Linked to Enterovirus 68 Are Announced – NYTimes.com

At least four people have died after contracting a severe respiratory illness that has spread to more than 40 states, public health officials announced on Wednesday.

The deaths were the first to be linked to the nationwide outbreak of enterovirus 68, which has caused an influx of sick children – some of them critically ill – at hospitals around the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 472 cases of the infection as of Wednesday, although experts said the true number of cases was likely to be many times that number.

Tests showed that four patients who died were carrying the virus, but it was unclear to what extent the virus contributed to their deaths, the C.D.C. said.

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Israel to allow exports of fish, vegetables from Gaza to West Bank | Maan News Agency

Can you imagine the US having to ask Canada or Mexico for permission to export your goods?

Israel has agreed to allow Palestinians to export vegetables and fresh fish from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank for the first time since 2007, the head of the Palestinian crossings authority said Wednesday.

Nathmi Mhanna told Ma’an that Israel also agreed to let 450 units of heavy equipment including trucks, tractors, forklifts, buses, diggers, cement pumps, and rollers into the Gaza Strip.

Israel had prevented allowing most exports out of the Gaza Strip since deadly violence left a Hamas-run government in charge of Gaza and a Fatah-led authority operating the West Bank.

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Why healthcare is so expensive? Look here for starters! Press release: CMS makes first wave of drug & device company payments to teaching hospitals and physicians public

consulting fees, research grants, travel reimbursements, and other gifts the health care industry – such as medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies – provided to physicians and teaching hospitals during the last five months of 2013. The data contains 4.4 million payments valued at nearly $3.5 billion attributable to 546,000 individual physicians and almost 1,360 teaching hospitals. Future reports will be published annually and will include a full 12 months of payment data, beginning in June 2015.

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Regeneron, AngioDynamics among drug and medical device makers paying doctors and teaching hospitals – Albany Business Review

Just during the last five months of 2013, about $3.5 billion worth of total payments were made nationally. That money went to 546,000 individual physicians and almost 1,360 teaching hospitals.

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Ebola Dog Pile Press Coverage When First Unexpected Ebola Case Shows Up In Dallas

Lots of air now that ebola strolled into a Dallas ER in US. Last week same kind of coverage about ebola there – Africa. The outbreak has been going on for more than 6 months now but when IT’S HERE, the coverage ramps up. The amount of disinformation and hype to come will numb your soul.

Filer it as best you can and be assured that you can be 99.99999% sure that this case will go no further. Until ebola is under control in west Africa, however, this can happen again.

Source: US Ebola patient didn’t give travel history, hospital didn’t ask – CNN

CDC confirms first case of Ebola virus in U.S. – First Coast News
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Paramedics, ER staff under Ebola observation in Dallas – USA TODAY
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Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in US – Reuters
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Ebola In America: One Hospital Has Already Treated Three Ebola Patients … – Forbes
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1st Ebola diagnosis in the United States: Is there reason to worry? – CNN
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Ebola Diagnosed In U.S. For The First Time: CDC – Huffington Post
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When asked why the patient was sent home after his initial visit, Frieden explained that the beginnings of Ebola virus can very often appear similar to common illnesses, adding that his office has encouraged emergency department physicians to be …
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First US case of Ebola diagnosed in Texas after man who came from Liberia …Washington Post
A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months.
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What We Know About the Texas Ebola PatientNBCNews.comThe first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside of Africa during the ongoing epidemic is being treated at a Dallas hospital. Federal and state health officials say the patient traveled from Liberia on Sept. 19. Here’s what we know about him and …
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Ebola Is Diagnosed in Texas, First Case Found in the US – New York Times
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As US sees its first Ebola case, learn how the virus spreads How will the US …CNN(CNN) — As the worst Ebola outbreak in history touches the United States with the diagnosis of the first case within America, questions arise about how the infectious virus is spread. Ebola is spread by someone who is ill and showing symptoms of the …
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Ebola Comes To America: First U.S. Ebola Case Confirmed In Dallas Forbes It is the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. That’s an important distinction because — unlike the medical workers who contracted Ebola in Africa and were flown back to the United States for treatment — the new Ebola patient could’ve …
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CDC on Texas Patient: Yes, It’s Ebola Boston.com Pedestrians walk outside Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday.
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How The CDC Will Make Sure Ebola Doesn’t Spread in United States – ABC News
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Five Ethical Points Now That Ebola Has Entered The USA Forbes For example, the Internet will likely soon be overflowing with nostrums, essential oils, tree bark, eye of toad and essence of newt promising to prevent or cure Ebola. The FDA and FTC should be gathering their lawyers right now to get this claptrap off …
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Kirby: 1400 troops to deploy to Liberia to fight Ebola, starting in October – Stars and Stripes
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The Good News About Ebola in America – TIME
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Close to Home: First Case of Ebola Diagnosed in US, CDC ConfirmsNBCNews.comThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is at a hospital in Dallas. But they say there’s “zero risk” he infected anyone else on his flight here and they’re confident …

NYTimes pumping for ranchers’ spin? As Wild Horses Overrun the West, Ranchers Fear Land Will Be Gobbled Up – NYTimes.com

When he was a boy on a 150,000-acre ranch here in the desert mountains, which are so remote that there is no power line and electricity comes from a turbine in a mountain spring, Mark Wintch would thrill at the sight of a rare band of wild horses kicking up dust as they disappeared over a rise.

“Now there’re so darned many,” Mr. Wintch, 38, said, shaking his head as he bounced his red pickup through sage-dotted public land that his family has ranched since 1935. “Look out there. You barely see a blade of grass.”

Management plans by the federal government call for no horses in this area. But five horses looked up in alarm at his truck, then wheeled off through the brush. “I counted 60 last night,” Mr. Wintch said. “If I put my cows out here, they’d starve.”

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