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Targeting Ebola: Will New US Efforts Be Enough?

By    |   Friday, 10 October 2014 04:35 PM

Airline passengers arriving at five major U.S. airports from the West African countries experiencing a widespread Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease, the Obama Administration announced this week. But will the new procedures be enough to stop or curtail the virus?
 
Newsmax TV’s Meet the Doctors , airing Saturday, explores the latest on the screenings and the larger questions about U.S. efforts to combat and control Ebola. Under the new procedures, passengers arriving from West Africa will be tracked, interviewed, and checked for fever by federal agents stationed at New York's Kennedy, Newark Liberty, Washington's Dulles, Chicago's O'Hare, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airports. Nearly 95 percent of the roughly 150 people traveling daily from or through those West African countries to the U.S. land first at one of the five airports selected for extra screening.
 
This week’s Meet the Doctors program also features a special report on National Breast Cancer Awareness month, including an interview with Priscilla Brastianos, M.D., an oncologist and breast cancer researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital. For Dr. Brastianos, the hunt for a breast cancer cure is personal; she lost both her mother and grandmother to the disease.

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To view a complete report on the latest Ebola efforts, breast cancer, and other health news, tune in Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7 and 11 a.m. (EDT) to Newsmax TV’s Meet the Doctors program, at NewsmaxTV.com, or DIRECTV Ch. 349 and DISH Ch. 223.

“During my medical school my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and we started the journey of chemotherapies, radiation and surgeries …and sadly just a few months ago she passed ago,” she says, in an interview on Meet the Doctors. “And it was the journey that inspired me to pursue research in breast cancer. Too many women are dying of breast cancer and that is what inspires me every day.”
 
Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women. About one in eight women born today in the United States who lives to celebrate her 85th birthday will develop breast cancer.
 
The good news is that the vast majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer can survive it if it’s caught and treated early. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to spotlight the importance of early detection of breast cancer. 
 

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