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How much Ebola virus does it take to get sick?

How much Ebola virus does it take to get sick?How much Ebola does it take to become ill?
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  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
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Ebola Q&A with Dr. John Lynch, infectious disease specialist

Ebola Q&A with Dr. John Lynch, infectious disease specialistWe brought Dr. John Lynch -- a UW Medicine physician and infectious disease specialist at Harborview Medical Center -- into the newsroom to answer your questions about Ebola.
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  • 5 days, 13 hours ago
Seattle

A look inside King County's 'Ebola ambulance'

A look inside King County's 'Ebola ambulance'The retro-fitted ambulance is the first of its kind in King County. It would transfer Ebola patients only to Harborview Medical Center.
  • Seattle
  • 5 days, 21 hours ago
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Tacoma hospital accepting breast milk donations

Tacoma hospital accepting breast milk donationsBreast milk is screened and pasteurized.
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  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
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Worried about catching Ebola on planes?

Worried about catching Ebola on planes?Flying soon and concerned about Ebola on planes? There may not be much to worry about.
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  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
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Study: Senses may be out of sync for people with autism

Study: Senses may be out of sync for people with autismA new study shows senses may be out of sync for people with autism
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  • 1 week ago
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Survey: Most Washington state nurses don't feel prepared for Ebola

Survey: Most Washington state nurses don't feel prepared for Ebola70 percent said they are not as well prepared as they should be to deal with the potentially deadly virus.
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  • 1 week ago
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CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patientA top federal health official said Sunday that the diagnosis indicates a breach in safety protocol.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Testicular cancer survivor launches 'ballsy' awareness campaign

Testicular cancer survivor launches 'ballsy' awareness campaignThomas Cantley, 26, is pushing a giant ball across America to raise awareness about testicular cancer prevention.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Strong flu season expected in Washington state

Strong flu season expected in Washington stateElderly people, young people and people with underlying medical conditions are most at risk.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Local hospitals monitoring Ebola protocol closely

Local hospitals monitoring Ebola protocol closelyA local health system plans more drills and questions for its own hospital staff for the sake of preparedness.
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
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Hollywood using ancient 'cupping' therapy

Hollywood using ancient 'cupping' therapyIt's been around for thousands of years, You've probably never heard of the ancient Chinese pain and beauty treatment. But Hollywood has.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Get Fit

Obesity as a symptom

Obesity as a symptomDr. Emily Cooper, from the Diabesity Research Foundation, stopped by the KING 5 studio to talk about the biggest epidemics we're facing today—diabetes, heart attacks and strokes.
  • Get Fit
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Exercise after knee replaces helps break in new knees

Exercise after knee replaces helps break in new kneesAt some point after knee replacement surgery, every patient starts to wonder: How much is too much on new knees? Jean Enersen has some answers.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Seattle

Virginia Mason asking patients if they've visited Africa in last month

Virginia Mason asking patients if they've visited Africa in last monthVirginia Mason is moving forward quickly to prepare for the possibility of patients showing signs of Ebola.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Four Oregon kids have potentially deadly Enterovirus D68

Four Oregon kids have potentially deadly Enterovirus D68Enterovirus D68, which causes a severe respiratory illness and has recently spread across the United States, has reached Oregon.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

Reservists from JBLM providing support in Liberia

Reservists from JBLM providing support in LiberiaThe Air Force is taking measures to ensure safety on missions supporting Ebola control operations in Liberia.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
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Seattle scientist: government 'underestimated' Ebola

Seattle scientist: government 'underestimated' EbolaDr. Michael Katze is a University of Washington microbiologist who leads a team of researchers working to determine why some people survive Ebola and others do not.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Seattle

Seattle firefighter, Iraq veteran returns to work with prosthetic brace

Seattle firefighter, Iraq veteran returns to work with prosthetic braceA Seattle firefighter is dreaming big again after nearly losing his ability to walk, much less work.
  • Seattle
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Mercer Island water safe to drink again

Mercer Island water safe to drink againInspectors never found the source of E. coli that prompted the advisory. But water samples have tested clean for six straight days.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

Federal official: Fever screening at 5 US airports

Federal official: Fever screening at 5 US airportsThe government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
News

1st Ebola patient diagnosed in US has died

1st Ebola patient diagnosed in US has diedTexas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday morning.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Health

DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

DNA linked to how much coffee you drinkScientists have known that DNA influences how much java you drink. Now a huge study has identified genes that may play a role.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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1,300 health exchange accounts still have problems

1,300 health exchange accounts still have problemsWashington health officials are trying to resolve billing and computer problems from previous sign-ups.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Body

New treatment for 'gritty eyes'

New treatment for 'gritty eyes'The benefits of skin exfoliation are well known. Now the same concept is being used to treat an irritating eye condition called blepharitis.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Kent child ingests e-cig liquid, sent to hospital

Kent child ingests e-cig liquid, sent to hospitalA Kent mother wants to warn other parents about the side effects of the increasingly popular liquid
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Infant heart machine saves pregnant women

Infant heart machine saves pregnant womenAn infant heart machine saved two pregnant women diagnosed with H1N1.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago