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The effects Ebola has and is having on the world

Ebola-The virus that seems to have a mind of its own and a lifespan of forever.  This year is the largest Ebola break out the world has seen in 30 years, and it is the first time the U.S. has ever dealt with the virus on home soil. The first Ebola outbreak was recorded in 1976.  There was one case ...

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Storms through Texas cause oil fire

Last weekend storms barreled through Northern Texas.  Many were left without power and those commuting fought against flooded streets and highways. A total of 7,000 residents from Tarrant, Dallas and Denton counties were left with no power due to the storms damaging winds.  According to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth, wind gusts up to 60 mph were ...

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New Mexico takes precautions in case of an Ebola outbreak

Ebola is traveling around the world.  In West Africa, more than 3,000 people have died from the disease in recent weeks.  A nursing assistant in Spain is fighting for her life and it killed a man in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday.  New Mexico residents are starting to question whether or not they should be worried of the deadly disease since ...

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Ebola strikes again in Dallas

Last Friday night a nurse who cared for the first Ebola victim in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, tested positive for the disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Tom Frieden is saying the infection is due to a “breach in protocol.” The woman did wear the required protective gear while caring for Duncan.  Disease detectives will be ...

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Meetings scheduled for high-speed rail line

Residents who want to learn more about a proposed high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston, or perhaps comment on how they feel about the project, will get their chance over the next few weeks. Six public meetings are scheduled beginning Oct. 21 in Dallas. Other meetings will be held on subsequent days in other cities along the proposed 240-mile ...

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Ebola patient in Dallas has died

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first diagnosed Ebola patient in the U.S., died this morning. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, shared in a press release this morning that Duncan succumbed to the virus at 7:51 a.m., saying he fought courageously to overcome the malady. Duncan’s arrival in Texas with the illness has sparked a fervor of preparation for ...

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Dallas health care teams test 114 for possible Ebola


On Saturday, the Center for Disease Control announced that 114 people whom may have been in contact with Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, have been tested for the sickness. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, explained in a news brief in Atlanta that for sure nine people have had contact with Duncan: “At this point, we have identified nine ...

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Texas A&M experts say U.S. facilities equipped to contain Ebola virus

The Ebola virus that is responsible for more than 3,300 deaths in West Africa made landfall on American soil in Dallas on Monday, but two Texas A&M public health experts said there is no need to panic. Dr. Gerald Parker, Texas A&M Health Science Center vice president for Public Preparedness and Response and former deputy assistant secretary of defense for ...

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First U.S. case of Ebola surfaces in Dallas

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The first patient diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States remains in isolation at a Dallas hospital as federal and state health officials retrace his steps to identify each person he had contact with since his symptoms first appeared. The man, whose identity has not been released, became the first recorded case of the illness to occur ...

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Apartment survey shows rise in rent

Corey Paul | Odessa American  Odessa apartments cost more and offer fewer vacancies than they did last year, despite projections that a surge in residential building could offer relief to renters, according to the annual apartment survey by Odessa Chamber of Commerce. The city’s average monthly rent in July was $1,021, which is $60 more than the same month last ...

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