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New Jersey releases quarantined nurse

Updated: 10/27/2014 - A nurse who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients and was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital over the weekend was returning home to Maine on Monday as her lawyer criticized the state's policies that had the woman fighting to be released from an isolation tent.

New York Ebola patient's movements raise concern

Posted: 10/25/2014 - He rode the crowded subways. He strolled through a popular park. He stopped for coffee, ate a meal in a restaurant, went jogging, bowled with friends and spent time with his fiancee in their Manhattan apartment.

Vidant setting up Ebola Response Team

Updated: 10/24/2014 - In an email obtained by WITN News, Vidant Medical Center asked Friday morning for employee volunteers to make up the team.
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NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantine

Updated: 10/24/2014 - Any person traveling from the three West African nations who had contact with infected, or possibly infected, people will be automatically quarantined for 21 days. This includes doctors.
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Blue Cross reveals 2015 health insurance rates

Posted: 10/22/2014 - North Carolina's largest health insurer says rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average next year for buyers of individual Affordable Care Act policies.

Packaging error prompts recall of naproxen pills

Posted: 10/21/2014 - A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions.

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

Updated: 10/20/2014 - The U.N. health agency says the country's containment of the lethal disease is a "spectacular success story."

Coast Guard picks up blood sample from cruise ship

Posted: 10/19/2014 - A blood sample taken from a Dallas health care worker who is aboard a cruise ship and being monitored for signs of Ebola was retrieved by the Coast Guard, officials said early Sunday.

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