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Safe passage: An American doctor exposed to Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone disembarks a Gulfstream jet in a Tyvek protection suit in Maryland. (Associated Press)

U.S. has only jet to transport Ebola patients safely

- The Washington Times

As the Ebola virus spread quickly across parts of Africa in March, U.S. officials confronted a logistical nightmare: a complete lack of infrastructure in affected regions, no evacuation plans and air charter services that were unable or unwilling to fly into the region to transport seriously ill patients.

Families walk by law enforcement near the entrance to The Ivy Apartments. The man diagnosed with Ebola was staying at the complex with family and is now hospitalized. (Associated Press)

Hospital missteps may help spread Ebola

- The Washington Times

The Texas hospital treating the first case of Ebola diagnosed within the U.S. fumbled the early going, failing to act on information about his arrival from West Africa and then releasing him into the general population for two days, raising the possibility he may have come in contact with several school-aged children while infectious, officials revealed Wednesday.

Keith Saunders, left, a certified Cover California insurance agent, explains a health insurance plan to Mark Tammes at a registration site hosted by Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) ** FILE **

Republicans gleefully mark one-year anniversary of failed Obamacare rollout

- The Washington Times

Republican operatives marked the one-year anniversary of Obamacare’s failed tech rollout Wednesday by highlighting another early stumble — the promise that everyone could keep their health plans, even though the overhaul’s new coverage standards resulted in cancellation notices for thousands of people in states with key Senate match-ups this fall.

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Drugmaker submits harder-to-abuse Zohydro to FDA

- Associated Press

The maker of the much-debated painkiller Zohydro is seeking approval of a harder-to-abuse version of the drug which, if approved, could replace the currently marketed version of the pill by next spring.

UN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake'

Associated Press

The recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday.

Karin Landgren, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), addresses a news conference in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014. Landgren said, speaking about the Ebola crisis: "The world is absolutely not doing enough yet, we are still challenged to outrun the disease." (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

UN says 1st staffer dies of 'probable' Ebola

- Associated Press

The United Nations said Wednesday a staff member in Liberia has died from "probable Ebola," while the World Health Organization said it was optimistic that an Ebola vaccine could be available for mass vaccination campaigns as early as 2015.

Franklin Graham, left, shakes hands with Liberian Ambassador to the U.S., Jeremiah C. Sulunteh Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. The Christian relief agency Samaritan's Purse, headed by Graham, is airlifting tons of protective equipment and supplies to Ebola-stricken Liberia. (AP Photo/The Charlotte Observer, Todd Sumlin) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NEWSPAPER INTERNET ONLY

Samaritan's Purse providing Ebola relief supplies

- Associated Press

A North Carolina-based Christian relief organization on Wednesday sent about 100 tons of supplies to west African nations struggling to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

LA County sees 2 cases of rare respiratory virus

Associated Press

Two people were recovering after being treated for enterovirus 68, marking Los Angeles County's first cases of the unusual respiratory illness in children, health officials said Wednesday.

First Maine child tests positive for enterovirus

Associated Press

The first Maine child has tested positive for a severe respiratory virus that has been making children sick across the country, health officials said on Wednesday.

A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.  A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

- Associated Press

The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.  A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

- Associated Press

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:

FILE - In this May 11, 2007, file photo, a Wall Street sign is mounted near the flag-draped facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are heading lower in early trading Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, putting the market on course for its third loss in a row. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks start October with a drop

- Associated Press

Financial markets got off to a rough start in October as disappointing economic news and Ebola fears drove stocks lower.

Girl, 10, dies from complications of enterovirus

- Associated Press

The 10-year-old Rhode Island girl who died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus affecting children across the U.S. was remembered in a family obituary as a sweet child who loved animals and Harry Potter.

Consumer group sues over Missouri insurance rates

- Associated Press

A Missouri consumer group announced Wednesday that it has sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the latest effort to obtain information used to justify the rates consumers will pay for insurance on the federally run online marketplace.