Ebola

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Officials with Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital are confirming that a recently admitted patient has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

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Much recent attention has focused on Ebola, but few people know about an epidemic that cause more chaos and heartbreak than virtually any disease outbreak in modern history.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that two more hospitals have received designations to treat potential Ebola patients, both of them in Buffalo.

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"Better safe than sorry" is how the Buffalo School District is preparing for the possible arrival of Ebola.

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With the emergence of lone wolf terrorists and the arrival of Ebola from West Africa, protecting America's borders is getting more difficult, so says Buffalo Congressman Brian Higgins.

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Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein has released a statement regarding Dr. Myron Glick and his possible exposure to the Ebola virus.

Cuomo says state was prepared for Ebola case

Oct 24, 2014

Governor Cuomo says New York was properly prepared for the eventuality that an Ebola case would develop in the state. The governor made his comments during a Thursday night news conference.

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Amid concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a local organization remains committed to opening a health clinic in one of the poorest communities in West Africa. And a former refugee from Sierra Leone, who lived in Buffalo, is behind the effort.

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While medical officials across the country grapple with how to prepare for Ebola, there is hope that a vaccine is a big step closer. Last week, north of the border, Canada's health minister announced that clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine, developed by Canadian scientists, is now underway in Maryland. 

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Some real life perspective on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was brought to light at Daemen College Monday night.

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The New York State Acting Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker, has issued a directive regarding the handling of Ebola cases in the state.

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Local nurses are being trained to respond to Ebola.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says union nurses are learning how to put on protective gear and respond to an Ebola patient.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state is taking steps to prepare for possible cases of Ebola in New York.

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With this week's evidence that the deadly Ebola virus has reached U.S. soil, politicians are calling for better protection against the virus.  New York Senator Charles Schumer says there's no need for panic, but he is urging federal agencies to take joint measures in preventing the spread of Ebola.

Local immigrants help raise funds for Ebola epicenters

Aug 19, 2014
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A group of local West-African immigrants have created a new organization that will help raise money to assist poor countries battling the Ebola outbreak. The Save Africa/End Ebola organization is collecting funds to purchase much needed medical supplies.