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October 24th, 2014
10:06 PM ET

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham beats Ebola, meets Obama

It was just a few weeks ago, the shocking news that a young nurse in Dallas had contracted the deadly Ebola virus. Now 13 days after testing positive, Nina Pham has been declared free of the deadly disease.

"I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," she said. "Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team."

Before she went home she met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office and gave her a big hug.

Erin Burnett has more.


Filed under: Ebola • News
October 24th, 2014
09:48 PM ET

Officials retrace New York Ebola patient's footsteps, from subway rides to bowling alley

The governors of New York and New Jersey announcing a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning from the Ebola zone in West Africa who had direct contact with an Ebola patient.

Dr. Craig Spencer, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in New York City is now in stable condition. And his fiancée and two other friends are all under quarantine.

Officials are now tracing all of Spencer's movements since he returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea.

Jason Carroll is OutFront with the report.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • International • News
October 24th, 2014
09:17 PM ET

Social media give insight into Washington state school shooter

A student who witnesses say was the homecoming prince opens fire in his high school cafeteria, killing a young woman and wounding four other students before turning the gun on himself.

Three of those students are in critical condition Friday night - all with serious head wounds. CNN is learning more about the shooter who is said to be Freshman Jaylen Fryberg. Students say he was very popular, played football and was recently named to the homecoming court.

So what made him commit this heinous crime? CNN's Kyung Lah dis into his social media pages that show a much more troubling side.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • News • School Shooting
October 24th, 2014
02:15 PM ET

Should health care workers returning from Ebola hot zones be quarantined?

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola - the first case of the deadly virus in New York City and the fourth diagnosed in the United States.

The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea on October 17 and developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Thursday. He is isolated in stable condition at New York's Bellevue Hospital Center, one of the eight hospitals statewide that New York Gov.

Spencer, who is in intensive care, went for a jog, may have gone to a restaurant, traveled the city's subway system and went bowling before feeling ill, but authorities sought to assure an anxious public that the likelihood of him spreading the virus was low.

"We want to state at the outset there is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed," Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters late Thursday.

There's no question Spencer was heroic -  he traveled to west Africa to treat Ebola patients. But many people are outraged that he traveled around the most populated city in America when he was feeling "sluggish."

As a doctor, should he have known better?

Miguel Marquez has the report.

 


Filed under: Ebola • Health • International • News
October 23rd, 2014
09:47 PM ET

Is China better than the U.S. at keeping out Ebola?

A case of Ebola has made its way to New York City.

A 33-year-old American physician who returned from working in the Ebola hot zone in West Africa about 10 days ago is now in isolation at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital.

He was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning with a 103-degree fever, nausea, pain and fatigue. Of major concern: an official tells CNN the doctor was out in public last night, taking an Uber cab to a bowling alley in Brooklyn.

The doctor appears to have followed CDC guidelines, which state travelers from West Africa self-monitor for Ebola symptoms, but in this case, after directly treating Ebola patients, should he have been forced to self-quarantine?

The case raises further questions about whether the U.S. is doing enough to stamp out epidemics. Can the U.S., for instance, learn anything from China's draconian measures?

David McKenzie is OutFront in Beijing.


Filed under: China • Ebola • International • News
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