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AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country... Full Story

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  • AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola
    AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far.

  • Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food
    Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday.

  • Lebanon reports first suspected case of Ebola

    BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and was quarantined on Thursday in a Beirut hospital, the first such suspected case in the country, Lebanon's health minister said.

  • Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit
    Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its emergency room since the crisis began.

  • EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit
    EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.

  • Woman who beat Ebola mourns for her slain dog

    MADRID (AP) — The husband of the Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says his wife now knows that authorities killed their dog Excalibur while she was in the hospital and is questioning that decision.

  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks
    Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

    DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president.

  • HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants
    HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year.

  • How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

    The Associated Press-GfK poll on Ebola was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 16-20. It is based on online interviews of 1,608 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

  • Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Thursday he was considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola, but that priority remains responding to an outbreak in the Asia-Pacific region.

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