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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 was the talk of Vickery Meadow in northeast Dallas Wednesday. 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

Live Ebola Blog: 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

[We will be updating this post throughout the day.]  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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Politics
3:23 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Poll Says Abbott Leading Davis By 9 Points Going Into Tuesday's Debate At KERA

Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis, debated at KERA studios Tuesday night.
KERA News

A statewide poll says Republican Greg Abbott went into Tuesday night’s governor’s debate at KERA leading Democrat Wendy Davis by nine points.

That’s less of a lead than internal Abbott campaign polls recently showed, but a difficult gap for Davis to makeup with just five weeks until the November 4 election. 

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KERA Newsroom
9:55 am
Wed October 1, 2014

From The Newsroom: The Davis-Abbott Debate Rehashed; Presby After Ebola Diagnosis

We'll be factchecking the candidates for governor during the first hour of 'Think' today. Listen at noon.
Andy Jacobsohn The Dallas Morning News

The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis accused each other of serious ethics violations last night during a debate at KERA studios. Bill Zeeble takes inventory. And Doualy Xaykaothao explains how a team from the Centers For Disease Control plans to track other possible Ebola cases. 

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The High Five
9:17 am
Wed October 1, 2014

A Texas Senator Makes A Holocaust Comparison In Speech

Charles Perry was previously a state representative from Lubbock before being sworn in as a state senator yesterday.
electcharlesperry.com

Five stories that have North Texas talking: a state senator makes a comparison to the Holocaust in his swearing-in speech, the candidates for governor squared off in a debate last night, a group in Arlington has taken up "cop watching," and more. 

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Politics
3:14 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Final Governor's Debate Between Abbott And Davis Got Hot

Attorney Genral Greg Abbott, Senator Wendy Davis, in KERA's Dallas debate studio
Andy Jacobsohn The Dallas Morning News

Sparks flew between Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis during last night’s gubernatorial debate in KERA’s Dallas studios. Each accused the other of serious ethical violations.

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Health/Science
11:14 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Dallas Patient Has Tested Positive For Ebola, CDC Confirms

A microscopic view of the Ebola virus.
Frederick A. Murphy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Dallas hospital patient has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the first case to be diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms.

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