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Ohio Gov. John Kasich sits for an interview with The Associated Press at the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Columbus.
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It was classic John Kasich.

At a wide-ranging final meeting with top advisers, the outspoken governor of Ohio reveled in big accomplishments, lamented defeats, recounted challenges, ribbed staff, castigated fellow Republicans and ordered at least one more program begun: "You got 24 hours. Do it."

When Ebola struck West Africa a few years ago, the world was defenseless. There was no cure. No vaccine. And the result was catastrophic: More than 11,000 people died. Nearly 30,000 were infected.

Now it looks like such a large outbreak is unlikely to ever happen again. Ever.

The world now has a potent weapon against Ebola: a vaccine that brings outbreaks to a screeching halt, scientists report Thursday in The Lancet.

Ebola Epidemic: What Happend and What We Learned

Nov 13, 2015
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Over a year and a half ago, the idea that Ebola was an exotic and distant virus, one that couldn’t hurt us, came to an end after it made its way to three continents including North America. Since the 2014 outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, more than 28,000 cases have been confirmed and over 11,000 of them have ended in death. This hour, we’ll talk about how the virus fares these days and how West Africa is recovering.

Ebola Epidemic: What Happend and What We Learned

Nov 3, 2015
CDC Global / Wikimedia Commons

Over a year and a half ago, the idea that Ebola was an exotic and distant virus, one that couldn’t hurt us, came to an end after it made its way to three continents including North America. Since the 2014 outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, more than 28,000 cases have been confirmed and over 11,000 of them have ended in death. This hour, we’ll talk about how the virus fares these days and how West Africa is recovering.

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A female, who is being monitored by Columbus Public Health due to recent travel from West Africa, has been taken to a local hospital. West Africa is recovering from a widespread Ebola outbreak.

Central Ohio hospital executives announced, Wednesday, their action plan in the event of an Ebola outbreak in the area. Executives from Columbus’ three major health systems say care would be a shared responsibility in the event people are diagnosed with Ebola. Here’s how the plan would work: If someone goes to an emergency room with Ebola-like symptoms, they would be isolated at that facility until test results came back from the Ohio Department of Health. If the results are positive, the patient would be transported to one of three designated hospitals for treatment.

Ebola and the Race for a Vaccine

Sep 8, 2014

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The Ebola virus continues to march across West Africa, with the latest numbers putting the death toll at over 2,000. Countries around the world are scrambling to develop a vaccine, but it could be months before it reaches those who need it most. This hour we’ll take a look at the science and the business of producing vaccines.

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