Ebola

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Indiana State Department of Health officials say they're monitoring six people who have traveled to Indiana from West Africa. Those being monitored are considered low risk for Ebola infection and are cooperating with health officials.

The health department says these measures are in accordance with new travel guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says all travelers to Indiana from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be under what it calls "direct active monitoring" by their local health department for 21 days upon entering the country.

Purdue University

As the 2015 Indiana legislative session approaches, education leaders around the state are readying their pitches for a group of lawmakers charged with writing a budget as they sit on a $2 billion dollar surplus – a surplus everyone has suggestions on to spend.

In his monthly conversation with Purdue President Mitch Daniels, WBAA’s Stan Jastrzebski asks if there’s a way to stop the practice of colleges giving money back to the state.

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Hospitals across Indiana are on guard for Ebola. There haven‘t been any confirmed cases in the Hoosier state as of yet. However, various facilities are evaluating their plans in an effort to reassure the public.

Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes

Oct 16, 2014
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Some questions asked of the mayor this week:

As we gear up for the next session of the General Assembly, which will be devoted to crafting a new two-year budget, what will you be doing to try and convince lawmakers to funnel more money toward infrastructure improvements?

House Republicans announced their legislative agenda this week. In a nutshell, it includes more funding for schools, while maintaining a balanced budget and a strong surplus. What are your initial reactions to the agenda?

Purdue Expert Says It's Possible For Ebola To Go Airborne

Oct 13, 2014
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A Purdue professor says Ebola is ‘primed‘ to go airborne.

In the first case of Ebola transmission in the United States, a Texas nurse who treated an Ebola-stricken Liberian man has tested positive for the deadly virus.

Professor David Sanders has been studying the virus since 2003 – specifically how this particular Zaire strain of Ebola enters human cells.

While the virus has thus far only been shown to be transferred via bodily fluids, Sanders argues that it could become airborne.

Governor Insists Indiana Is Prepared To Handle Ebola

Oct 10, 2014
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Health officials say Indiana is prepared for the possibility of a case of Ebola virus.

Indiana State Department of Health chief medical consultant Joan Duwve says for the most part preparedness for Ebola is the same as for any other disease -- the only difference is that the stakes are higher.

Duwve notes you might get away with a slip in protocol in treating a flu patient, but Ebola is so deadly that there‘s no margin for error.

Purdue Assisting In The Battle Against Ebola

Aug 28, 2014
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Purdue experts are doing their part to try and prevent the spread of Ebola.

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. David Sanders and Purdue Peace Project director Dr. Stacey Connaughton discuss the university’s efforts on both the medical and social fronts.