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Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:59 PM EDT

Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola Patients?

Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola Patients?

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks about how prepared hospitals and healthcare workers in the U.S. are for Ebola.

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 02:05 PM EDT

D.C.-Area Man Loses Brother to Ebola

D.C.-Area Man Loses Brother to Ebola

One man in the D.C. area is feeling Ebola's impact like few others can. He's mourning the loss of his brother, who died during the outbreak in Liberia. News4's Derrick Ward has his story and shares what...

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 09:20 PM EDT

Md. Company Making Equipment to Protect Against Ebola

Md. Company Making Equipment to Protect Against Ebola

For more than 30 years, a Maryland company has worked to keep both first-responders and average citizens safe from infectious diseases, and with the growing concerns about the Ebola virus, it’s answering a...

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 07:15 PM EDT

Ebola Changes Travel, Culture

Ebola Changes Travel, Culture

The Ebola threat is changing cultural behaviors and travel procedures. Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss has the story.

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 07:44 PM EDT

D.C. Man Suffers Neurological Illness From West Nile Virus

D.C. Man Suffers Neurological Illness From West Nile Virus

Two months after being hospitalized with West Nile virus, Roy Goldman still can't hear out of his left ear and his arm remains paralyzed. He told News4's Doreen Gentzler he believes he got it from a mosquito...

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 07:48 AM EDT

Hopkins Hosts Henrietta Lacks Lecture Series

Hopkins Hosts Henrietta Lacks Lecture Series

The annual lecture is named for Henrietta Lacks, a Baltimore woman whose cells helped to advance scientific research for decades after she died of cancer in 1951, despite the fact that Johns Hopkins did not ask...

Friday, Oct 10, 2014 at 01:30 PM EDT

Debunking Misconceptions About Teen Drinking

Debunking Misconceptions About Teen Drinking

Teen drinking has been linked to mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. But Dr. Joshua Weiner says that parents who talk to their kids early and often have a powerful influence on their...

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 09:01 PM EDT

Ebola Highlights Stingier Federal Preparedness Funding

Ebola Highlights Stingier Federal Preparedness Funding

A News4 I-Team review finds the government has extra ground to make up in the fight against Ebola. As Scott MacFarlane reports, the government has, in recent years, become stingier with the money it gives to...

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 08:40 PM EDT

Local Hospitals Run Ebola Drills

Local Hospitals Run Ebola Drills

Doctors at several DC-area hospitals are now participating in Ebola drills in an effort to prepare for a possible outbreak. Kristin Wright reports.

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 at 02:11 PM EDT

D.C. Fire & EMS Memo Covers Protocol on Responding to Possible Ebola Cases

D.C. Fire & EMS Memo Covers Protocol on Responding to Possible Ebola Cases

The memo instructs 911 dispatchers to ask callers with flu-like symptoms if they have traveled to West Africa in the previous 21 days. If so, dispatchers must then warn responding Fire & EMS crews about...

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