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A North Texas nurse who contracted Ebola last fall says the Dallas hospital where she worked and its parent company failed her.

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The top doctor in Texas could impose immediate mandatory quarantine on patients infected with Ebola or other contagious diseases under sweeping legislation being introduced at the Capitol.

Time magazine

Doctors, nurses and others who fought back against Ebola have been named Time’s Person of the Year for 2014. They include Kent Brantly, the Fort Worth-trained doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia, as well as Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, the two Dallas nurses who became infected with Ebola after treating an Ebola patient.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dallas County health officials announced Tuesday they are monitoring two health care workers for Ebola, although they don’t show any symptoms of the virus.

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Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who flew on a commercial jet before being diagnosed with Ebola, says she wasn't careless or reckless.

Perry Issues New Ebola Monitoring Recommendations

Nov 4, 2014
Texas Tribune livestream

Gov. Rick Perry announced Tuesday he is recommending that the state should implement a new classification system for monitoring health care workers and others returning from West African nations dealing with the Ebola outbreak.

People living in the United States have little to no reason to fear contracting Ebola, a deadly viral illness causing an epidemic in West Africa. Yet on Friday night, some Americans will dress up in hazmat suits akin to what health workers wear when treating an Ebola patient.

And, of course, there's even a "sexy" version.

Krystina Martinez / KERA News

Cole Edmonson has spent the last month facing the biggest challenge of his career. He’s chief nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, which means he oversees 1,300 nurses. One of them, Nina Pham, was declared Ebola-free and released today from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. The other, Amber Vinson, has tested negative for the virus but is still being treated in Atlanta.

Edmonson sat down with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, for this week’s Friday Conversation.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday. He's the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

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The family of a Dallas nurse who flew to Ohio and was diagnosed with Ebola says doctors no longer detect the virus in her body.

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