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The possibility that a now-deceased Ebola patient could have spread the virus to fellow travelers as he waited in a Virginia airport has prompted several state lawmakers to ask Governor McAuliffe to use his authority to impose travel restrictions on Dulles Airport.

But the state’s Health Commissioner cautions against overkill … and says Virginia's health professionals are doing everything they can to keep the situation under control.

Modeling the Path of Ebola

Oct 15, 2014
Virginia Tech Bioinformatics Institute

When it comes to a disease as frightening as Ebola, it may be comforting to know teams of scientists are working to understand possible future scenarios:  How the virus might spread, and how that could be best stopped. 

Scientists from a dozen universities have been tasked by the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health to model possible future scenarios for the path of the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa.  The group is known as MIDAS for Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study.

Many Virginians don't have health insurance,  but that number is dwarfed by those who can't afford oral health care.

Because poor dental hygiene also leads to other health problems, Virginia lawmakers are now studying the most feasible ways to address the problem.

Health Officials Celebrating Collaborative Effort

Oct 7, 2014
photo by Beverly Amsler

Health care officials from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Radford University are celebrating a collaborative effort in a unique way. 

www.jchs.edu

Health care officials from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Radford University are celebrating a collaborative effort in a unique way.  

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