October 17th, 2014
09:30 PM ET

New calls for Ebola hot zone travel ban

The pressure is building for President Obama to ban flights to the United States from Ebola hot zones.

But would the idea work?

OutFront, Dr. Ivan Walks, He's The Former District of Columbia Chief Health Officer and Dr. David Dausey. He's an Epidemiologist and Dean of the School of Public Health at Mercyhurst University.

For more: An Ebola travel ban would be completely unprecedented – Here's why

Filed under: Ebola • International • News
October 17th, 2014
09:21 PM ET

Health official: Ohio quarantine numbers could grow

Officials have now identified 16 people, up from 12, who came into close contact with Ebola patient Amber Vinson. The person at highest risk is her stepfather, who is now under strict quarantine.

Vinson traveled from Dallas to Cleveland and back last week on Frontier airlines.

Frontier has finished notifying some 800 passengers who flew on either of her two flights, as well as those who traveled on those same planes, about Vinson's diagnosis.

OutFront: Gene Nixon, the Health Commissioner for Summit County, Ohio.

Filed under: Ebola • Health • News
October 17th, 2014
09:18 PM ET

Ebola patient Nina Pham's condition downgraded to "fair"

CNN has obtained new images from inside the plane that nurse Nina Pham flew from Dallas to a new hospital, the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

In the photo, health care workers on board are no longer wearing hazmat suits. It's a stark contrast to the pictures of them loading her onto and off of the plane, where they were in full gear.

During the 3-hour flight, Pham flew in the rear of the plane in a specialized containment tent. Health officials say doctors downgraded her condition early Friday because she was fatigued from the trip.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta has more OutFront.

Filed under: Ebola • Health • News
October 17th, 2014
08:43 PM ET

Dallas lab worker who may have have handled Ebola specimens quarantined on cruise ship

Another Dallas health care worker is under quarantine, this time on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Officials says this passenger may have handled lab specimens from late Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

Meanwhile, Frontier Airlines, the airline Amber Vinson, the nurse infected with Ebola, flew on, just finished contacting as many as 800 people whom may have been on the same planes Vinson traveled on.

These incidents are causing many people to ask why these hospital employees were traveling in the first place - knowing that they came in contact with the deadly Ebola virus.

Alina Machado is OutFront.

Filed under: Ebola • International • News
October 17th, 2014
02:29 PM ET

Man claims to find dead mouse in coffee cup

Mice are bad enough when you find them on your floor, but when you find one in the bottom of your coffee cup after you've drained it, well, you may deserve a break today. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the dregs of this story.

Filed under: Business • Food • Jeanne Moos • News • OffBeat