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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

WHO declares Nigeria Ebola-free

Lauded for their swift response to the virus, the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola.

BBC

How gun ranges are spreading lead poison

A Seattle Times special investigation: "But a hidden risk lies within almost all of America’s estimated 10,000 gun ranges. When shooters fire guns with lead-based ammunition, they spread lead vapor and dust, insidious toxins."

SEATTLE TIMES

Ebola Quarantine Nation: 21 days of fear & self-loathing

"As the Ebola scare spreads from Texas to Ohio and beyond, the number of people who have locked themselves away — some under government orders, others voluntarily — has grown well beyond those who lived with and cared for Mr. Duncan before his death on Oct. 8."

NEW YORK TIMES

Obama appoints Ebola leader

Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Joe Biden and Al Gore, has been appointed by President Obama to lead the efforts to control Ebola.

NEW YORK TIMES

King County's 'Ebola ambulance'

"The ambulance will not be sent on standard 911 calls. It will only transport Ebola patients and would get a thorough scrubbing afterward."

KING-TV

Dallas health chief knocks CDC for lack of quarantine

He says health care workers from the Dallas hospital shouldn't be allowed to travel around the country.

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

New Ebola case, new mistakes

The latest patient told CDC she had a fever. Go ahead and fly, she was told.

WASHINGTON POST

Hysteria more contagious than Ebola

Although we haven't gone into hiding yet, psychologists are concerned with the spreading hysteria around Ebola.

NEW YORK TIMES

As enrollment falls, Seattle universities drop student insurance plans

UW is just one of the Seattle area universities altering their student health plans

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

"Most Washington state nurses don't feel prepared for Ebola"

"In a survey of more than 400 nurses across the state, 70 percent said they are not as well prepared as they should be to deal with the potentially deadly virus..."

KING-TV
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