Media inflates Zika presence in country

Lack of understanding of virus leads to frenzy, sense of panic The recent spread of the Zika virus has caused the World Health Organization to declare it a global threat and has led to a media field day. Ordinary citizens are now left asking if they’re safe from this new,...

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Mayor: Sharing info key to handling Ebola outbreak

Mayor: Sharing info key to handling Ebola outbreak

Transparency in communication was crucial to confronting the public fear after the first Ebola case in Dallas caught the city’s health officials and providers by surprise, said several renowned panelists at The Dallas Morning News forum on Nov. 5 at UTD. The panel discussion titled “Vital Lessons: How Dallas Confronted...

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Examining Ebola

Examining Ebola

Students, faculty weigh in on disease outbreak, hospital protocol Dallas County officials decided against declaring a state of disaster in the area, citing the declaration as premature and harmful to the county, after an emergency meeting on Oct. 15 concerning the Ebola outbreak. The County has imposed travel restrictions on...

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University officials: We’re monitoring the outbreak

University officials: We’re monitoring the outbreak

The recent outbreak of Ebola in Dallas has prompted officials from the national to the local level, including those at UTD, to address the issue. On Sept. 30, Thomas Eric Duncan, a native of Liberia, tested positive for the virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He is currently being held...

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Disease Detective

Disease Detective

New professor brings experience, stories of disease outbreaks during her time with Center for Disease Control The recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has caused quite a stir in the international media. The case of American Kent Brantly, who caught the disease while trying to treat its victims in...

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