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Vital Signs
6:28 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Enterovirus D-68: The "Other" Major Viral Problem

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As local officials try to contain Ebola in Dallas, another virus has swept much of the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or state labs have confirmed nearly 800 cases of Enterovirus D-68, most of them in children.

There are dozens of enteroviruses ranging from the common cold to hand, foot and mouth disease to meningitis and gastrointestinal illness.

In this edition of KERA's consumer health series, Vital Signs, Dr. Jane Sadler, a family physician in Garland focusing on women’s and children’s health care with Baylor Healthcare, says the D-68 strain has a specific target.

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Politics
5:30 am
Mon October 20, 2014

The Lt. Governor Candidates On Education (Videos)

Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte are vying to be the next Lieutenant Governor in a state where the office wields a great deal of power
Bob Daemmrich Texas Tribune

As early voting begins today the candidates for lieutenant governor are competing for one of the most powerful positions on the ballot. The winner of the race will control the Texas Senate and bills considered in that chamber.  Here’s a look at how the contenders - Republican Dan Patrick and Democrat Leticia Van de Putte - differ on one of the state’s most important issues, education.

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Politics
12:01 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Grab Your Photo ID, Early Voting Begins Today

Joe Shlabotnik flickr.com

Get out your Voter ID and head to the polls!  Early voting begins today and continues through Friday, Oct.31. 

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Ebola in Dallas
5:57 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

For Duncan's Family And Friends, 21-Day Ebola Monitoring Period Ends At Midnight

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, in the KERA studios last week, told ABC News Sunday morning that the end of the 21-day monitoring period for Thomas Eric Duncan's family and friends "will be a good thing."
Christina Ulsh KERA News

The 21-day monitoring period expires at midnight Sunday for the first group of people who were in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the man who died in Dallas after contracting Ebola in Liberia.

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Ebola in Dallas
11:05 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Ebola In Dallas: A Timeline

Thomas Eric Duncan (L), Nina Pham (C) and Amber Joy Vinson (R). Duncan was the first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the U.S. He died Oct. 8. Pham and Vinson, both Presbyterian healthcare workers, were also infected with the virus.
Facebook/The Texas Tribune

The Ebola virus has dominated the news in North Texas since it was announced on Sept. 29 that a man at a Dallas hospital might have the deadly disease. On Sept. 30, medical tests confirmed that Thomas Eric Duncan had the Ebola virus. 

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Government
11:26 am
Sat October 18, 2014

Supreme Court Requires Texas Voter ID For Voting That Begins Monday

When early voting begins Monday Texans will be required to show a valid Voter ID at the polls.
Shelley Kofler KERA News

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

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Ebola in Dallas
9:46 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

'People Are Freaking Out': Ebola Fear Keeps Patients Away From Dallas Hospitals, Clinics

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has treated three Ebola patients.
Cooper Neill/Texas Tribune

Fear and reactions to the Dallas Ebola cases are making news around the country.

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Ebola in Dallas
9:27 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Map/Video: How Did Ebola Spread Through Africa?

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frontline, which airs on PBS and KERA-TV (Channel 13), takes a closer look at how Ebola spread through Africa with this interactive map.

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KERA Newsroom
6:40 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

From The Newsroom: Ebola Puts Travel In Spotlight, Impressionistic Portraits

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: News today that a Texas Health Presbyterian worker who handed Thomas Eric Duncan’s lab samples is onboard a Caribbean cruise.

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Ebola in Dallas
2:27 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Hospital Workers Who Treated Ebola Patient Told To Avoid Public Places

Dozens of Texas Health Presbyterian workers who entered Thomas Eric Duncan’s hospital room have been told not to enter public places.
Cooper Neill/Texas Tribune

Dozens of Texas Health Presbyterian workers who entered Thomas Eric Duncan’s hospital room have been told not to enter public places.

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