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  • Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol shares her story with KHQ

    Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol shares her story with KHQ

    Monday, November 10 2014 3:54 PM EST2014-11-10 20:54:30 GMT
    Tuesday, November 11 2014 12:21 AM EST2014-11-11 05:21:33 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nancy Writebol was one of the first Americans to be diagnosed with and successfully treated for Ebola. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Nancy Writebol was one of the first Americans to be diagnosed with and successfully treated for Ebola. Recently she was in Spokane visiting her son who lives in the area and we got an opportunity to sit down and speak with her and husband, David about their experience. Nancy and David had been already working in Liberia with the Humanitarian Relief Agency SIM when the recent Ebola epidemic hit. >>
  • Dozens removed from Ebola watch list in Texas

    Dozens removed from Ebola watch list in Texas

    Monday, October 20 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-10-21 01:02:36 GMT
    Monday, October 20 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-10-21 01:07:40 GMT
    KHQ.com - There are signs of progress in the on-going battle against the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States. For the first time Monday, doctors are removing names from the list of people at risk for the virus.>>
    KHQ.com - There are signs of progress in the on-going battle against the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States. For the first time Monday, doctors are removing names from the list of people at risk for the virus.>>
  • NYC doctor to be released after Ebola recovery

    NYC doctor to be released after Ebola recovery

    Monday, November 10 2014 7:24 PM EST2014-11-11 00:24:35 GMT
    Monday, November 10 2014 7:24 PM EST2014-11-11 00:24:37 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - New York City health officials say a doctor who had Ebola has recovered and is scheduled to be released from the hospital Tuesday. The city Department of Health says in a statement Dr. Craig Spencer "has been declared free of the virus." Spencer tested positive for the virus Oct. 23, just days after returning from treating patients in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders.>>
    NEW YORK (AP) - New York City health officials say a doctor who had Ebola has recovered and is scheduled to be released from the hospital Tuesday. The city Department of Health says in a statement Dr. Craig Spencer "has been declared free of the virus." Spencer tested positive for the virus Oct. 23, just days after returning from treating patients in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders.>>
  • 6 QUESTIONS: Missionary doctor returns from epicenter of Ebola outbreak

    6 QUESTIONS: Missionary doctor returns from epicenter of Ebola outbreak

    Thursday, October 30 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-10-30 19:29:13 GMT
    Thursday, October 30 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-10-31 02:07:41 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Dr. James Appel has spent the last 10 years as a missionary doctor in Chad, Africa.Most recently, he traveled to Liberia which is the epicenter of the Ebola virus outbreak. >>
    KHQ.COM- Dr. James Appel has spent the last 10 years as a missionary doctor in Chad, Africa.Most recently, he traveled to Liberia which is the epicenter of the Ebola virus outbreak. KHQ's Dan Kleckner recently sat down with Dr. Appel for a "behind the curtains" look at the conditions in Liberia. Dr. Appel offered his first impressions as to the severity of the Ebola epidemic and what inspired him to stay in an environment in which his life was in danger.>>
  • McMorris Rodgers' response to Obama's 'Ebola Czar' appointment

    McMorris Rodgers' response to Obama's 'Ebola Czar' appointment

    Friday, October 17 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-10-17 18:59:01 GMT
    Friday, October 17 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-10-17 18:59:02 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Shortly after President Barack Obama announced he was appointing former White House staffer Ron Klain as the Administration's Ebola response coordinator, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers issued her thoughts on Obama's decision. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Shortly after President Barack Obama announced he was appointing former White House staffer Ron Klain as the Administration's Ebola response coordinator, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers issued her thoughts on Obama's decision. >>
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK? The most 'viral' Halloween costume this year?

    WHAT DO YOU THINK? The most 'viral' Halloween costume this year?

    Friday, October 17 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-10-17 17:57:17 GMT
    Friday, October 17 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-10-17 17:57:18 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Every year there is one costume that you see out and about more than others. Heath Ledger's version of "The Joker" a few years ago made for some awkward meetings at Halloween parties when four different guys showed up in the same costume. >>
    KHQ.COM - Every year there is one costume that you see out and about more than others. Heath Ledger's version of "The Joker" a few years ago made for some awkward meetings at Halloween parties when four different guys showed up in the same costume. Or how about "Gangham Style" superstar Psy? Remember when everyone dressed up as him for Halloween?>>
  • Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

    Former Biden chief of staff to lead Ebola response

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:37:33 GMT
    Friday, October 17 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-10-17 15:13:32 GMT
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis. >>
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis. Obama has been under pressure to name an Ebola "czar" to oversee health security in the U.S. and actions to help stem the outbreak in West Africa.>>
  • EBOLA OUTBREAK: Nurse moved to isolation unit; President talks Ebola 'czar'

    EBOLA OUTBREAK: Nurse moved to isolation unit; President talks Ebola 'czar'

    Friday, October 17 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-10-17 04:19:56 GMT
    Friday, October 17 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-10-17 04:19:57 GMT
    FREDERICK, Maryland- The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital has arrived in Maryland for treatment at a specialized isolation unit. Nina Pham will be treated at a National Institutes of Health center in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH facility has one of four isolation units in the nation.>>
    FREDERICK, Maryland- The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital has arrived in Maryland for treatment at a specialized isolation unit. Nina Pham will be treated at a National Institutes of Health center in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH facility has one of four isolation units in the nation.
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  • Obama authorizes Guard, reserve call-up for Ebola

    Obama authorizes Guard, reserve call-up for Ebola

    Thursday, October 16 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-10-16 20:47:06 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-10-16 20:47:07 GMT
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. >>
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The U.S. has already committed to sending up to 4,000 military personnel to West Africa to provide logistics and help build treatment units to confront the rapidly spreading and deadly virus.>>
  • READ IT: White House releases response to Ebola in the U.S.

    READ IT: White House releases response to Ebola in the U.S.

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-10-16 01:01:27 GMT
    Wednesday, October 15 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-10-16 01:25:27 GMT
    WASHINGTON - Wednesday evening, President Barack Obama and the White House released a statement on their response to Ebola being in the U.S. >>
    WASHINGTON - Wednesday evening, President Barack Obama and the White House released a statement on their response to Ebola being in the U.S. On Wednesday, a nurse from Dallas was taken to Emory University Hospital for treatment after getting the Ebola virus while helping to treat Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to have the disease in the United States.>>
  • 2nd health care worker tests positive for ebola in Texas

    2nd health care worker tests positive for ebola in Texas

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-10-15 12:54:21 GMT
    Wednesday, October 15 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-10-15 12:54:23 GMT
    DALLAS, Texas - Officials say a second health care worker who's tested positive for Ebola was in isolation at a Dallas hospital within 90 minutes of the worker finding she had an elevated temperature.Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said at a news conference Wednesday that...>>
    DALLAS, Texas - Officials say a second health care worker who's tested positive for Ebola was in isolation at a Dallas hospital within 90 minutes of the worker finding she had an elevated temperature.Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said at a news conference Wednesday that...>>
  • CDC: 76 TX health care workers monitored for Ebola

    CDC: 76 TX health care workers monitored for Ebola

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-10-14 20:02:35 GMT
    Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-10-14 20:02:37 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials say they are actively monitoring 76 hospital workers in Dallas who may have had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan or his blood when he was being treated for Ebola.>>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials say they are actively monitoring 76 hospital workers in Dallas who may have had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan or his blood when he was being treated for Ebola.>>
  • Canadian Ebola vaccine to begin testing

    Canadian Ebola vaccine to begin testing

    Monday, October 13 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-10-13 19:09:50 GMT
    Monday, October 13 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-10-13 19:09:51 GMT
    TORONTO - An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the U.S. The vaccine will be tested on healthy individuals Monday to see how well it works, whether there are side effects and what the proper dosage is, Health Minister Rona Ambrose said.>>
    TORONTO - An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that has shown promise in tests on primates is beginning clinical trials on humans in the U.S. The vaccine will be tested on healthy individuals Monday to see how well it works, whether there are side effects and what the proper dosage is, Health Minister Rona Ambrose said.>>
  • 2nd Ebola case diagnosed in Texas; CDC says there was a protocol breach

    2nd Ebola case diagnosed in Texas; CDC says there was a protocol breach

    Sunday, October 12 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-10-12 15:09:40 GMT
    Monday, October 13 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-10-13 16:43:55 GMT
    DALLAS (AP) - Health officials are intensifying the monitoring of hospital workers who cared for the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after one of them was infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear. The first known Ebola transmission in the U.S. has raised questions about health officials' assurances that the disease will be contained.
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    DALLAS (AP) - Health officials are intensifying the monitoring of hospital workers who cared for the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. after one of them was infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear. The first known Ebola transmission in the U.S. has raised questions about health officials' assurances that the disease will be contained.
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  • OOPS: Airline passenger jokes about having Ebola and then pays for it

    OOPS: Airline passenger jokes about having Ebola and then pays for it

    Thursday, October 9 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-10-10 03:21:19 GMT
    Thursday, October 9 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-10-10 03:21:21 GMT
    KHQ.com- The Ebola outbreak has nerves frayed, as evidenced in this video. A US Airways flight from Philadelphia landed in the Dominican Republic Wednesday. A man on the flight sneezed, then joked he'd just come from Africa, which prompted flight attendants to report it, and led to people in full haz-mat suits boarding the plane and taking away the passenger.>>
    KHQ.com- The Ebola outbreak has nerves frayed, as evidenced in this video. A US Airways flight from Philadelphia landed in the Dominican Republic Wednesday. A man on the flight sneezed, then joked he'd just come from Africa, which prompted flight attendants to report it, and led to people in full haz-mat suits boarding the plane and taking away the passenger.
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  • Dallas hospital says the first U.S. Ebola patient has died

    Dallas hospital says the first U.S. Ebola patient has died

    Wednesday, October 8 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-10-08 15:36:10 GMT
    Wednesday, October 8 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-10-08 15:43:58 GMT
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    A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.Wendell Watson of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday morning.Duncan arrived in Dallas Sept. 20 from Liberia and fell ill a few days later. >>
    A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.Wendell Watson of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday morning.Duncan arrived in Dallas Sept. 20 from Liberia and fell ill a few days later. >>
  • Parents urged journalist with Ebola not to go

    Parents urged journalist with Ebola not to go

    Monday, October 6 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-10-06 17:01:46 GMT
    Monday, October 6 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-10-06 17:01:46 GMT
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The parents of an American video journalist who contracted Ebola in Liberia say they tried to talk him out of going there last month.But 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo couldn't be dissuaded. He was flown to Omaha on Monday to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center.>>
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The parents of an American video journalist who contracted Ebola in Liberia say they tried to talk him out of going there last month.But 33-year-old Ashoka Mukpo couldn't be dissuaded. He was flown to Omaha on Monday to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center.>>
  • NBC News Freelancer in Africa diagnosed with Ebola

    NBC News Freelancer in Africa diagnosed with Ebola

    Thursday, October 2 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-10-03 00:41:55 GMT
    Thursday, October 2 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-10-03 00:52:05 GMT
    KHQ.COM - NBC News has confirmed an American freelance cameraman working for NBC in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the United States for treatment.>>
    KHQ.COM - NBC News has confirmed an American freelance cameraman working for NBC in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola and will be flown back to the United States for treatment. NBC said the infected freelancer was hired on Tuesday to be a second cameraman for NBC News Chief Medical Editor and Correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman. >>
  • Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-09-30 21:56:07 GMT
    Tuesday, September 30 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-30 21:59:27 GMT
    DALLAS, Texas - Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.>>
    DALLAS, Texas - Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. The case announced Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control is the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States. >>
  • Doctor: No health risk from 2 US Ebola patients

    Doctor: No health risk from 2 US Ebola patients

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:55:20 GMT
    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:55:21 GMT
    ATLANTA - A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk.>>
    ATLANTA - A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk. Officials announced the release of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol on Thursday. Brantly left Emory University Hospital on Thursday. Writebol left Tuesday. Family and officials say they're free of the virus. >>
  • PHOTOS: Lack of experience fuels West Africa Ebola crisis

    PHOTOS: Lack of experience fuels West Africa Ebola crisis

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:56:49 GMT
    Friday, August 8 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:09:48 GMT
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago - the third outbreak in a dozen years - the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to avoid touching each other. Health officials speedily quarantined people. The quick reactions by authorities and ordinary people helped snuff out that outbreak with only 17 deaths.>>
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago - the third outbreak in a dozen years - the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to avoid touching each other. Health officials speedily quarantined people. The quick reactions by authorities and ordinary people helped snuff out that outbreak with only 17 deaths.
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  • 2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    2 Ebola victims to be treated at Atlanta hospital

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:07:01 GMT
    Friday, August 1 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:44:43 GMT
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease. The World Health Organization said Friday it is launching a new joint $100 million response plan to the outbreak that has killed at least 729 people in four countries.>>
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) - Presidents from the West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak are meeting with world health leaders to come up with ways to stop the spread of the deadly disease. The World Health Organization said Friday it is launching a new joint $100 million response plan to the outbreak that has killed at least 729 people in four countries.>>
  • KHQ MD ALERT: Canada Probes Possible Ebola Case

    KHQ MD ALERT: Canada Probes Possible Ebola Case

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-03-25 13:36:43 GMT
    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-03-25 13:36:43 GMT
    (CNN) -- Health officials in Canada said Monday they are looking into the case of a man who recently traveled from Liberia and is exhibiting symptoms consistent with viral hemorrhagic fevers.Viral hemorrhagic fevers is a generic term that refers to a number of diseases found in Africa, including Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and yellow fever, according to Denise Werker, deputy chief medical health officer at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health."There is...>>
    (CNN) -- Health officials in Canada said Monday they are looking into the case of a man who recently traveled from Liberia and is exhibiting symptoms consistent with viral hemorrhagic fevers.Viral hemorrhagic fevers is a generic term that refers to a number of diseases found in Africa, including Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and yellow fever, according to Denise Werker, deputy chief medical health officer at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health."There is...>>
  • WHO: Ebola Outbreak Out Of Control In Congo

    WHO: Ebola Outbreak Out Of Control In Congo

    KINSHASA (Reuters) - An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo risks spreading to major towns if not brought under control soon, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.>>
    KINSHASA (Reuters) - An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo risks spreading to major towns if not brought under control soon, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.>>
  • New Info: How Terrifying New Ebola Outbreak Spread

    New Info: How Terrifying New Ebola Outbreak Spread

    KHQ.COM - There's new information on the Ebola outbreak in Euganda.>>
    KHQ.COM - There's new information on the Ebola outbreak in Euganda.>>
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  • What YOU need to know about Ebola

    What YOU need to know about Ebola

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-10-01 19:55:49 GMT
    Wednesday, October 15 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-10-15 19:05:37 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the confirmation of the second Ebola case in a hospital worker.>>
    KHQ.COM - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the confirmation of the second Ebola case in a hospital worker. That hospital worker was taken to a medical center in Atlanta on Wednesday.Health officials say the worker contracted Ebola at a Dallas hospital after treating a patient there. 

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  • Explaining Ebola To Your Kids

    Explaining Ebola To Your Kids

    Thursday, October 16 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-10-17 01:24:52 GMT
    Thursday, October 16 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-10-17 01:24:53 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Many kids in the area don't know the facts about Ebola.“We hear the big stories,” Lewis and Clark High School Senior Sydney Underwood said on Thursday. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Many kids in the area don't know the facts about Ebola.“We hear the big stories,” Lewis and Clark High School Senior Sydney Underwood said on Thursday. “No one is informing us about what we should do, so it's hard to know what to do.”Sydney says many students treat Ebola like a joke, but some are concerned, mainly because they don't know much about it.>>
  • HEALTH ALERT: Is the Inland Northwest ready should an Ebola outbreak happen here?

    HEALTH ALERT: Is the Inland Northwest ready should an Ebola outbreak happen here?

    Thursday, October 2 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-10-02 04:39:08 GMT
    Thursday, October 2 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-10-02 18:18:53 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash.- On Wednesday, district officials confirmed there have been a handful of people that traveled back to Spokane after being in Africa during the Ebola outbreak. Dr. Joel McCullough says those patients were being monitored for symptoms, but none ever developed. Symptoms for those who contracted the virus including fever, severe headaches, diarrhea or vomiting, muscle and stomach pains, and unexplained bleeding or bruising.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash.- On Wednesday, district officials confirmed there have been a handful of people that traveled back to Spokane after being in Africa during the Ebola outbreak. Dr. Joel McCullough says those patients were being monitored for symptoms, but none ever developed. Symptoms for those who contracted the virus including fever, severe headaches, diarrhea or vomiting, muscle and stomach pains, and unexplained bleeding or bruising.
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