New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announces new mandatory 21 day quarantine Friday.
(Mark Lennihan/AP)
October 26, 2014

Christie Defends Quarantine And Jabs At CDC Over Ebola

Gov. Chris Christie says that a new rule requiring a 21-day quarantine for people who've been in contact with Ebola patients is necessary to protect public in New Jersey and other states, including Illinois.


Wes Lunt throws a pass against Youngstown State in Champaign on August 30.
(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)
October 23, 2014

U of I Adding Press Box Medical Staffer

The University of Illinois will add a medical staffer in the press box at football games to help spot potential injuries.  The announcement comes less than a month after Michigan apologized for the handling of quarterback Shane Morris' concussion.


Josephus Weeks, Duncan's nephew, speaks during a memorial service Saturday.
(AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
October 20, 2014

Duncan’s Family And Friends: In The Clear

Today is bringing a sigh of relief to family members and friends of Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died earlier this month in a Texas hospital.


October 17, 2014

Illinois To Create Ebola Task Force

Illinois' public health chief says Gov. Pat Quinn has ordered the creation of a statewide task force meant to strengthen the state's response to any arrival of the Ebola virus.  


October 17, 2014

White House Appoints An Ebola ‘Czar’

President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and an adviser at the White House, as the point man on the U.S. government's response to the Ebola crisis.


October 16, 2014

Obama Authorizes Guard, Reserve Call-Up For Ebola

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.


Emergency room at Texas Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
(LM Otero/AP)
October 15, 2014

CDC: 2nd Health Worker ‘Should Not Have Traveled’

The director of the Centers for Disease Control says a second health care worker who has tested preliminarily positive for the Ebola virus will be transferred from a Dallas hospital to Atlanta.


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