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Ebola In Dallas
10:55 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Live Blog: Health Officials Order Family Of Dallas Ebola Patient To Stay Indoors

Dr. David Lakey is commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

[We'll be updating this post throughout the day.] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a press conference at 12 p.m. for an update on the Ebola investigation.

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Ebola in Dallas
10:37 am
Thu October 2, 2014

What Questions Do You Have About Ebola? Send Them To KERA

A microscopic image of the Ebola virus.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

After health officials announced the first diagnosis of Ebola on U.S. soil Monday, people from North Texas and around the country are concerned – and have a lot of questions.

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Language
10:03 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Study Up for ‘Think’: A Guide to Good Writing

Rebecca Goldstein

Steven Pinker tells new ways to wield the pen - or keyboard - in his new book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.  Pinker joins Think today at noon to speak with Krys Boyd about crafting clear, compelling, and elegant prose.

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The High Five
9:12 am
Thu October 2, 2014

A New Report Says More People Are Moving To Texas Than Moving Out

Most people who moved to Texas in 2013 came from California, Florida, and Oklahoma, Louisiana and Illinois.
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Five stories that have North Texas talking: where new Texas residents are coming from, family of Ebola patient told to stay indoors, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist will speak at SMU tonight, and more.

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KERA Newsroom
7:56 am
Thu October 2, 2014

From The Newsroom: State Orders Ebola Quarantine; VideoFest Feature Gets A Live Score

Dr. David Lakey and the state health department has ordered four close family members of the man diagnosed with the disease to stay home until the incubation period passes October 19th.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

Top local stories from the KERA Newsroom: We have a roundup of new information from the state and county health departments, who are taking steps to prevent any more Ebola cases. And we hear how the Dallas Chamber Symphony plans to take on silent Hitchcock when VideoFest opens next week.

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Ebola in Dallas
7:02 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Five Children Being Monitored For Ebola After Coming Into Contact With Patient

Gov. Rick Perry made the announcement that five children from the Dallas school district were exposed to the patient diagnosed with Ebola.
Krystina Martinez KERA News

A Dallas man diagnosed with Ebola spent the weekend around at least five school-children. Those students are now at home and will be monitored for fever, vomiting and other symptoms of the deadly disease. 

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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

From The Newsroom: North Texans React To Dallas Ebola Diagnosis

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The community, including neighbors from the neighborhood where the patient was staying, responds to the Ebola diagnosis. We also hear from an infectious disease expert about whether the virus could mutate.

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Ebola in Dallas
5:47 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Dallas ISD Parents Cautious But Confident Their Kids Are Safe From Ebola

Eli Torralba is confident his daughter, Erica, is safe. At Rogers Elementary in Dallas ISD, some parents say they trust health officials are taking care of their kids in light of a patient in Dallas diagnosed with Ebola.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Dallas ISD parents learned Wednesday that five children in four different schools may have had contact with the man diagnosed with Ebola.

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Ebola in Dallas
5:05 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

In Refugee-Rich Vickery Meadow Neighborhood, Residents React To Ebola

Some residents of refugee-rich Vickery Meadow in northeast Dallas are concerned that a man with Ebola had spent time in the neighborhood.
Stella M. Chavez KERA News

Ebola is the talk of Vickery Meadow in northeast Dallas. It's a refugee-rich neighborhood with a significant West African population – and it’s where a man was visiting before he became the first person in the United States diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

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Ebola In Dallas
3:26 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Dallas Patient Told Hospital During First Visit He Was Visiting From Liberia

Gov. Rick Perry spoke at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Wednesday.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

[For Thursday Ebola updates, click here.] The sister of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States says he told officials the first time he went to the Dallas hospital that he was visiting from Liberia.

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