LATEST NEWS: U.S. FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal health regulators granted emergency authorization on Saturday for two new tests made by BioFire Defense that detect Ebola in humans, highlighting new steps by the government to prevent a severe outbreak in the United States.
LATEST NEWS: U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, strongly criticized her treatment.
LATEST NEWS: U.S. military starts training its Ebola rapid-response team - SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - As health officials were trying to manage a patient infected with Ebola in New York, U.S. military personnel in Texas were in the first stages of training a new rapid-response team that could head to hospitals the next time an outbreak occurs.
LATEST NEWS: Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola fears - BAMAKO/NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania has closed its border with Mali to prevent the spread of Ebola, officials said on Saturday, highlighting fears of further contagion in West Africa after a girl from Guinea died of the disease in Mali this week.
LATEST NEWS: Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America's biggest urban center.