Ebola

The classic slogan for Firestone tires was "where the rubber meets the road."

When it comes to Ebola, the rubber met the road at the Firestone rubber plantation in Harbel, Liberia.

Harbel is a company town not far from the capital city of Monrovia. It was named in 1926 after the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, Harvey and his wife, Idabelle. Today, Firestone workers and their families make up a community of 80,000 people across the plantation.

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The man being treated for Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas is in critical condition. On Sunday, the health officials said his condition took a turn for the worse. Meanwhile, the North Texas faith community has been praying for him and his family.

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Update, 2:35 p.m. Sunday: Authorities say they've located a homeless man who needs to be monitored because he may have had contact with the lone Ebola patient in the United States.

Update at 3:26 p.m. ET. Man Is Located:

Authorities have located a homeless man who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the AP reports, quoting a Dallas city spokeswoman.

Earlier today, authorities said the man was in the ambulance that took Duncan to the hospital.

While he is a "low-risk individual," health authorities still want to monitor him for symptoms throughout the disease's incubation period of 21 days.

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The lone U.S. Ebola patient is in critical condition, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital announced Saturday afternoon. The patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, has been isolated since he arrived at the hospital last weekend.

Of the 114 people whom officials first thought could possibly have been exposed to the Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, health experts are "fairly certain" that only nine had enough direct contact that they could potentially have been infected.

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Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins says he’s considering whether to prosecute the Liberian man who brought the Ebola virus to Dallas.

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In the northeast Dallas neighborhood of Vickery Meadow, where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan stayed before he was hospitalized, residents went about their day Friday as normally as possible. Dallas City Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates, whose district includes the neighborhood, has been trying to ease fears of residents.

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A Dallas hospital says a man who has Ebola initially told an emergency room nurse that he had no contact with anyone who was ill when he was in Liberia.

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Health officials today zeroed in on the Vickery Meadow apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan had been staying while he visited relatives. Those family members were ordered by the state to stay in that apartment so health officials can monitor them.

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