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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014, a boy, center, selling soft drinks walk past a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone. Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed some border crossings and ordered strict quara…

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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

DAKAR, Senegal — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:

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Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

Men read newspapers on a street with headlines about Ebola Virus killing a Liberian in Lagos, Nigeria. Saturday, July 26, 2014. An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fev…

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Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

A man reads a newspaper on a Lagos street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos, Saturday, July 26, 2014. An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vom…

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Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

American doctor Kent Brantly, left, treated an Ebola patient in Monrovia, Liberia, before he too fell ill. He is receiving intensive medical care, but isn’t “out of the woods yet.”

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Ebola kills high-profile doctor in Liberia

Ebola kills high-profile doctor in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia — One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Af…

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Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world’s deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa’s largest city with 21 million people.

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Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

A man reads a local newspaperson a street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos, in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday, July 26, 2014. An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 600 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man wit…

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UA weighs total ban of tobacco products

UA weighs total ban of tobacco products

The proposal would include all UA property, indoors and out.

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Two Tucson behavioral health nonprofits merge

Two Tucson behavioral health nonprofits merge

Two longtime behavioral-health nonprofits in Southern Arizona have merged with a new name that’s effective today.

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Get health questions answered for free at the library

If you have a health related question, need to find low-cost health care resources in Pima County or want to know what your blood pressure is, head over to the Murphy-Wilmot Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road, tomorrow at noon.

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Will the new health-care law deliver needed reforms?

WASHINGTON - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has failed to live up to its promises - or even its name.

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Will the new health-care law deliver needed reforms?

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The new Affordable Care Act provides both short- and long-term plans for health improvement. Its success depends on full implementation of short-term health insurance access and long-term public-health elements.

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County considers ban on smoking

Pima County employees might soon have good reason to take a smoking break - or more accurately, take a break from smoking.

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Experts: Not too early for a flu shot

Those promotions for flu shots that have begun appearing around Tucson are not premature - now is a good time to get immunized, health officials say.

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West Nile prevalence in Ariz. is in line with previous years

West Nile prevalence in Ariz. is in line with previous years

While West Nile virus is reaching record levels in some parts of the country, Pima County has had one probable case - on par with the number infected at this time last year, local health officials say.

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No. 1 health issue in Pima County: lack of access to care

Pima County's biggest health problem is a lack of access to medical care, a new report says.

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Arizona man dies from West Nile

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials say an elderly man in Maricopa County has died after contracting the West Nile Virus.

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Arizona confirms first monsoon season West Nile case

PHOENIX  — The first case of West Nile Virus of the state’s monsoon season has been confirmed, Arizona health officials say.

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Free health fair on Tucson's south side

New Life Community Resource Center, 5245 S. 12th Ave., is hosting a free health fair from 9 a.m. to noon today.

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