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Doctor Who Treated Spanish Ebola Patient: 'My Sleeves Were Short at All Times'

The doctor who treated Spanish Ebola patient Teresa Romero during the time she had not yet been confirmed to be carrying Ebola sent a scathing internal letter to superiors at his hospital, alleging that he only found out about her positive diagnosis in the media and was not properly equipped to protect himself. Oct 9, 2014 2:16 PM PT

Hashtag Campaign Forms to Save Ebola Victim's Dog as Protesters Clash with Police

Excalibur is a 12-year-old rescue dog who currently resides in an apartment in Madrid. His owner, María Teresa Romero Ramos, is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa. In response to authorities announcing they intend to put Excalibur down, an online campaign has surfaced to save him. Oct 8, 2014 10:26 AM PT

Spanish Ebola Patient: 'I Have No Idea' How I Got Ebola

María Teresa Romero Ramos became internationally known this week as the first person to contract Ebola outside of the continent of Africa. The Spanish auxiliary nurse, currently quarantined in a Madrid hospital, spoke to a reporter for national newspaper El Mundo, and confessed she had "no idea" how she contracted the disease. Oct 8, 2014 9:06 AM PT

Ebola Plush Toy Becomes Sell-Out 'Hot Commodity' for Educational Toy Company

A company specializing in selling plush toy models of microorganisms tells Breitbart News interest in their Ebola products-- both stuffed animal Ebola viruses and the putty "petri dish" variety toy-- have been selling out, with high interest coming from both individual customers and public schools. Oct 8, 2014 8:40 AM PT

Turkish PM: Turkey Will Send Ground Troops to Syria Only if US Targets Assad

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told CNN's Christiane Amanpour this week that Turkey was open to putting boots on the ground in Syria, but only if "we can be sure that our border can be protected," to which he later added, "We don't want the regime anymore against our border." Oct 7, 2014 10:24 AM PT

Unprecedented: Kurdish Female Suicide Bomber Attacks ISIS to Defend Key Syrian Town

In what is being reported as the first recorded instance of suicide bomber tactics being used against the terrorist Islamic State group, a female commander in the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) blew herself up to attack an Islamic State fort close to Kobane, a highly-disputed Syrian Kurdish border town. Oct 6, 2014 9:53 AM PT

Malaysia Vows FBI Cooperation to Fight ISIS Recruitment in Nation

On a visit to Washington, D.C. to discuss, among other things, the global war on terrorism, Malaysian Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that authorities in his home nation would work with America's FBI to secure their country from Islamic State recruitment. Oct 5, 2014 6:58 AM PT

Experts: Malaria Could Threaten US Military Ebola Mission in West Africa

Officials and medical personnel have expressed concern that American troops being deployed in Liberia to fight the spread of the Ebola virus may be at risk for contracting malaria, an often just-as-deadly disease more easily spread in an insecure sanitary atmosphere. Oct 4, 2014 10:38 AM PT


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