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  • Business Highlights Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Just as their economies had begun to recover from the man-made horror of coups and civil war, the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by a terrifying force of nature: the Ebola virus. In Conakry, capital of Guinea, stray dogs, goats and sheep are plopping down next to empty stalls in street markets devoid of...

  • Funding pandemic preparedness     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    Discussing funding to combat Ebola, with Senator Bob Casey, (D-Pa.), who last year passed into law a pandemic preparedness bill.

  • Remedies to Ebola breaches     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Deborah Burger, National Nurses United co president, discusses Ebola protocols in the wake of the CDC claiming there was a failure in procedure by an unidentified Dallas nurse.

  • CDC: Won't block West African flights     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the CDC is currently investigating all health care workers who came in contact with patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and is working on methods to prevent the spread.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- Little-known medical equipment and biotech companies jumped on Wall Street on Monday, following news that a nurse had become the first person to contract the deadly Ebola virus in the United States. Shares of biotechnology company Ibio Inc, hazmat suits maker Lakeland Industries Inc, and face mask maker Alpha Pro Tech Ltd were all higher near...

  • Ebola deflating hopes for 3 poor African economies Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Just as their economies had begun to recover from the man-made horror of coups and civil war, the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by a terrifying force of nature: the Ebola virus. In Conakry, capital of Guinea, stray dogs, goats and sheep are plopping down next to empty stalls in street markets devoid of...

  • Canadian Ebola vaccine begins testing Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    TORONTO— Human testing of an experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine began Monday, with federal officials saying the drug could be shipped to West Africa within months if it proves successful. Health Minister Rona Ambrose said the launch of the vaccine's first clinical trial marks a promising step in the global campaign to contain the virus, which the World...

  • Questioning Ebola protocols     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    A member a HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the home of the Texas nurse who contracted Ebola from a patient.

    Former CDC director David Satcher, discusses new concerns over the spread of Ebola after the first case was contracted in the U.S.

  • US nurses properly trained for Ebola?     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell discusses training for nurses who care for Ebola patients in the U.S.

  • Ebola: 1st US transmission     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell discusses the latest news about the first person in the U.S. to contract Ebola. CDC director Thomas Frieden said a "breach in protocol" resulted in infection.

  • US hospital preparation in question     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the health care worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola was caring for Thomas Eric Duncan before he died.

  • Ebola care learning curve     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:06 AM ET

    Dr. Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease, discusses the need for a national standard of care for Ebola.

  • Health care worker diagnosed with Ebola     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports a Dallas health care worker treating Thomas Eric Duncan has been diagnosed with Ebola. One contact of hers is being monitored and in isolation.

  • First US Ebola transmission     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the CDC has confirmed the first U.S. transmission of Ebola has taken place in Dallas. It is unknown exactly how the health care worker treating Thomas Eric Duncan was exposed.

  • Can all US hospitals safely treat Ebola? Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that requiring that Ebola patients be sent to special "containment" hospitals "is something that should be seriously considered." On Sunday, health officials said that a breach of infection control led to a Dallas nurse getting Ebola, and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Reuters checks with health departments in six states and...

  • Oct 12- It is possible that other healthcare workers who came into contact with an Ebola patient in Texas could be at risk of contracting the disease, a U.S. health official said on Sunday after one medical worker was confirmed to have been infected. "If this individual was exposed, which they were, it is possible that other individuals were exposed," Dr.

  • TESTING OF SECOND EBOLA PATIENT IN DALLAS WILL BE COMPLETED LATER ON SUNDAY- US CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION DIRECTOR SAYS.

  • U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Oct 12- At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola. "Ebola is a different problem set that the division hasn't before," said Major General Gary Volesky, who will soon head to Liberia along with soldiers from the 101st...

  • LONDON, Oct 11- Leading companies offering medical evacuation services are balking at flying Ebola patients out of West Africa for treatment abroad as the cost and the complexities of the deadly epidemic grow. The world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976 has killed more than 4,000 people, mainly in West Africa.