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Even with headlines, Ebola outbreak in U.S. unlikely, UNR expert says

An expert on Ebola told a Nevada panel of public health officials Wednesday that the virus has virtually no chance of becoming a health care crisis in the United States despite the number of headlines the pathogen is grabbing across the country.

Clinical Simulation Center uses high-tech manikins to train medical students

Behind the doors of an unremarkable building in an older part of town, there is a woman who has given birth more than 1,000 times, a man who regularly fakes post-traumatic stress disorder and a storage room with stacks of babies. It’s just another day at the office for the staff of the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.

Tucson area offers beautiful weather, flora and fauna

Longtime Southern Nevadans who love the Mojave Desert nevertheless often develop a desire to explore other arid landscapes. Typically, they dream of the Sonoran Desert, whose scenery may have inspired them to live in the Southwest. An excellent place to fulfill that desire is in and around Tucson, Ariz. There are dozens of places to take in the flora and fauna, but two places stand out: Saguaro National Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which has one of the world’s best zoos.

Health official won’t ID valley hospitals designated to treat Ebola

Public health officials in Southern Nevada have designated hospitals where emergency medical teams should take patients fitting the Ebola profile, but the region’s chief medical officer won’t say where those facilities are.

Nevada last state in lower 48 without confirmed case of enterovirus D68

The confirmation Thursday that an Arizona patient had been infected with enterovirus D68 leaves Nevada as the only state in the lower 48 without a confirmed case of the pathogen, which has caused a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses.

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