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Costa Rica to chair regional meeting in Cuba to discuss Ebola preparedness

Members of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will meet in Havana, Cuba, for two days starting Wednesday to discuss coordinated prevention and emergency response efforts for potential cases of Ebola in the region.

Cuban man sent to fight Ebola in Guinea dies of malaria

Jorge Juan Guerra Rodríguez, 60, was working as an administrator with a team of Cuban medical personnel sent to west Africa this month to stem the spread of the virus.

No need to declare emergency over Ebola threat, says health official

Ebola should be taken seriously, health officials said, adding that extreme measures like closing borders or declaring a state of emergency are not necessary to prevent and control the virus if it were to appear.

New York ‘fully prepared’ to handle Ebola case

NEW YORK – New York's mayor said Friday that the city's health system is fully equipped to handle Ebola after a doctor who had been infected in West Africa was hospitalised in the U.S.' largest city.

Mexico turns away cruise ship carrying Texas health worker

The cruise ship carrying a Texas health-care worker who "may have" handled lab specimens from Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is headed back to the United States after Mexican authorities failed to grant permission for the ship to dock off the coast of Cozumel, according to a Carnival spokeswoman.

Costa Rican health officials rule out suspected case of Ebola

Doctors at the Tomás Casas Hospital in Costa Rica’s southern region on Wednesday evening dismissed rumors of an alleged case of Ebola at their medical facility as false.

Storyline: Ebola is actually difficult to get

"Ebola is not a terribly infectious disease," said Joel Selanikio, a former U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) epidemiologist. "It's quite difficult to get."

Costa Rica’s Border Police prepare for possible Ebola cases in Southern Zone

Amid news of the first case of Ebola in the United States and a recent jump in the number of migrants entering Costa Rica illegally, National Police have activated an infectious illness protocol at the country’s borders, according to National Police Director Juan José Andrade.

First Ebola patient diagnosed in US dies from virus

NEW YORK — Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died from the virus Wednesday while in isolation at a Dallas hospital, ending a case that helped bring into sharp focus the nation's risk from the disease.

Health officials in Costa Rica react to first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States

Directors of 10 public hospitals in Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, on Wednesday said they are implementing preventive measures to detect and, if necessary, handle possible cases of the Ebola virus here. The announcement followed confirmation Tuesday of the first case of Ebola in the United States.
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