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  • State, county caregivers seek more Ebola training, protection

    State, county caregivers seek more Ebola training, protection
    When a Liberian man brought Ebola to Dallas late last month, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden boldly predicted that the U.S. would "stop it in its tracks." But the spread of the virus to two nurses who cared for the man raises new questions about how prepared caregivers are to treat and corral the virus.
  • Ask a Vet: Concerns about dogs and Ebola

    Ask a Vet: Concerns about dogs and Ebola
    Is there a connection between dogs and the Ebola virus? Ebola is in the news a lot due to the current and largest outbreak in West Africa resulting in over 4,000 human fatalities, and the first cases in the United States. The virus is named after the...

    Our say: Let's keep perspective on health threats

    Our say: Let's keep perspective on health threats
    As we reported Wednesday, local hospitals — drawing on experience with infectious diseases from overseas — are on the lookout for possible Ebola cases. Their alertness is appropriate, and no one should minimize the Ebola virus, a terrible...

    Anne Arundel County hospitals respond to Ebola scare

     Anne Arundel County hospitals respond to Ebola scare
    Signs around the Glen Burnie hospital asks visitors if they've been to Africa recently and whether they feel feverish. In Annapolis, hospital officials look for flu-like symptoms. They're isolating any patients who might have traveled to an area of...

    Savvy Senior: Vaccination options available to seniors this flu season

    Dear Savvy Senior, I understand that there are several types of flu vaccines being offered to seniors this flu season. What can you tell me about them? — Cautious Senior Dear Cautious, Depending on your health, age and personal preference, there's...