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Texas officials say 80 people may have been exposed to Ebola patient - NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas health officials on Thursday said as many as 80 people were in contact with the Dallas Ebola patient at some point, NBC News reported, marking a significant jump from 18 people authorities had said may have been exposed to the deadly virus. Additionally, four members of the patient's family have been ordered to stay home in an abundance of caution, NBC said, citing Texas officials. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with Ebola patient - Dallas

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - More than 80 people were exposed in some way to the patient infected with Ebola, a spokeswoman for Dallas County's Department of Health and Human Services said. The department said 12 to 18 people came into direct contact with the Ebola patient and the rest came into contact with members of that group. They are all being monitored and no one has shown any symptoms, the spokeswoman said. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Doina Chicu)

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Food crisis looms as Ebola rampages through West Africa

By Misha Hussain and Chris Arsenault DAKAR/ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The mango season finished early for Mamadou Barry, a fruit vendor in Marche Kermel, an old covered market in the Senegalese capital Dakar. Where stalls once brimmed with tropical produce imported from neighbouring Guinea, the Ebola-related border closure has emptied the tables. Barry, of Guinean origin like many storekeepers in Senegal, has been going back and forth between the two countries for three years. ...

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Ebola Patient's Texas Contacts Zoom to 80, Authorities Say

The number of people who came into contact with Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has zoomed from as many as 18 to 80, and several members of the patient's family have been ordered to stay home and avoid visitors in order to prevent the potential spread of the disease, health officials in Texas...

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Texas Ebola Patient May Have Had Contact With 100 People

The number of people who came into contact with Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has zoomed from as many as 18 to 80, and several members of the patient's family have been ordered to stay home and avoid visitors in order to prevent the potential spread of the disease, health officials in Texas...

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Liberia's Ebola outbreak saddles children with an uncertain future

Most Ebola survivors in Liberia have reason to celebrate – Ebola has a high fatality rate and the disease has likely claimed nearly 2,000 lives in that country alone. But as the death toll mounts, young survivors who lost their parents are facing stigma, fear and a deeply uncertain future.

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MERS patient in Austria assumed infectious on Doha-Vienna flight: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - A Saudi woman suffering from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is assumed to have been infectious when she flew from Doha to Vienna on Sept. 22, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. "Follow-up with passengers on the flight is ongoing and personal data of the crew on the flight has been communicated to Qatar," it said. The 29-year-old is in hospital in Vienna, the WHO said. Two close contacts are also showing possible symptoms of the disease and have been...

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