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  • New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected

    11/22/2014 8:21:16 AM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    News10 CBS ^ | 11/22/2014 | AP
    New Ebola case confirmed, 2 more suspected November 22, 2014 15:30 GMT BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola and says two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease which has already killed at least five people in the country. The patient who tested positive "was placed in an isolation center for intensive treatment," according to a government statement. It says officials are monitoring 310 people to limit the spread of the disease. Mali's five confirmed Ebola deaths are linked to a 70-year-old imam who was...
  • DHS: Visitors from three Ebola-stricken West African countries can stay in US for 18 months

    11/21/2014 4:36:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2014
    The Obama administration says people in the United States whose home countries are ravaged by Ebola can stay in America. The decision by the Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary status to about 8,000 people currently living in the U.S. The move, first reported by Reuters, was designed to protect people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone from being deported back to areas experiencing disaster conditions. The temporary stay currently has an 18-month ceiling on it. However, after that time, DHS will assess whether the protection should be extended. In order to receive protected status, residents from the three...
  • An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

    11/21/2014 4:21:06 PM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    NPR ^ | November 21, 2014 4:49 PM ET | Nurith Aizenman
    NPR: An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds "Sierra Leone's government set up the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center in some classrooms at a former police training academy. When we visit the facility, it's payday, and the workers who are lined up to get their wages seem particularly animated. But the lively atmosphere also reflects the broader mood here. In the midst of a lot of bad news about Ebola — a surge of new infections, and way more patients than space to treat them — the workers at this facility feel like they're finally...
  • Highway Robbers steal Ebola Blood in Cooler from Transporter in Guinea!

    11/21/2014 2:10:13 PM PST · by Kackikat · 61 replies
    Mashable ^ | 11/21/2014 | Kackikat
    Highway robbers steal ebola blood thought to be infected during a heist of the cooler not knowing what it contained.
  • Bandits in Guinea steal blood samples believed to be infected with Ebola

    11/21/2014 10:34:14 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 6 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Novemeber 21 2014 | Boubacar Diallo
    CONAKRY, Guinea - It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
  • GOP Introduces Bill That Would Enforce Ebola Travel Ban

    11/21/2014 9:28:47 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 14 replies
    Travel Pulse ^ | November 21, 2014 | Patrick Clarke
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is among a group of five Republican senators who introduced a bill this week that, if passed, would impose a travel ban preventing those in countries currently afflicted by Ebola from coming to the United States. A release on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley's official website detailed the legislation. Rubio and Grassley are joined by Sens. Pat Roberts (Kan.), John Thune (S.D.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.). Under the proposed bill, people living in countries experiencing "widespread transmission of Ebola" as noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be unable to acquire a visa to...
  • Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

    11/21/2014 7:23:50 AM PST · by Raebie · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 21, 2014 | BOUBACAR DIALLO
    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand over the samples that were stolen from the minibus taxi during its 265-kilometer (165-mile) trek from central Kankan prefecture to a test site in southern Gueckedou. Four Red Cross officials accompanied the samples, that were drawn from a single person and stored in a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Revealed, how Firestone forces families of dead Ebola victims to leave their homes

    11/21/2014 5:07:46 AM PST · by wtd · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07:38 EST, 21 November 2014 | Updated: 07:44 EST, 21 November 2014 Read more: http://www.dailymail | Gethin Chamberlain In Monrovia For Mailonline
    EXCLUSIVE: Revealed, how American tyre giant Firestone forces families of dead Ebola victims to leave their homes on Liberian plantation Children who lived with Ebola-victim parents are thrown off plantation Now 57 have died on giant factory-plant near Ebola hotspot Monrovia Tyre-maker is one of world's biggest and pays its workers $5 a day Relatives of the dead get $1,900 and a bag of rice but no pension But Firestone say they have treated families well: 'We are in this together' "Tyre giant Firestone has ordered the children of workers who died from Ebola to leave their homes on its...
  • The Truth About Obama's "Temporary" Ebola Amnesty

    11/21/2014 4:03:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    When it rains, it pours. Just before unveiling his colossal administrative amnesty for millions of "undocumented" aliens and foreign tech workers on Thursday, President Obama separately ordered up to 8,000 more executive pardons and special work passes for Liberians, Sierra Leoneans and Guineans illegally in this country. Strange, isn't it? The same administration that refused to enact travel bans from Ebola-plagued West African nations to protect Americans is now granting "temporary protected status" (TPS) to West Africans on American soil so they don't have to go back. It's not really about public health, of course. It's about political pandering and...
  • New York, Missouri patients test negative for Ebola virus

    11/20/2014 8:15:58 PM PST · by wtd · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/20/2014 21 minutes ago
    Reuters: New York, Missouri patients test negative for Ebola virus "Preliminary test results showed a traveler who returned to the United States from a trip to Mali does not have the disease, but the patient remains in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center for further New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said in a statement. Initial tests for the Ebola virus were negative as well in Crystal City, Missouri, for a patient who recently returned from West Africa, Mercy Jefferson Hospital said
  • Brooklyn man rushed to Bellevue with Ebola-like symptoms

    11/20/2014 3:16:38 PM PST · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11-20-14 | Natasha Velez
    A Brooklyn man, who recently returned from West Africa, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms Thursday, police sources said. The man, whose name is being withheld by The Post, returned from Mali on Nov. 14, and came down with flu-like symptoms which are similar symptoms to those exhibited by patients suffering from Ebola, the sources said.
  • Doctor who treated source of second Mali Ebola outbreak dies

    11/20/2014 2:00:45 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | 11/20/2014 34 minutes ago | ByTiemoko Diallo ,Joe Bavier andRalph Boulton
    Doctor who treated source of second Mali Ebola outbreak dies"Oussa Koita, a 70-year-old imam from neighbouring Guinea, died in Mali after travelling there last month, exposing others to the disease. The doctor worked at the Bamako clinic where Koita was admitted and wrongly diagnosed with kidney problems."
  • Exclusive: U.S. to allow people from nations hit by Ebola to stay temporarily

    11/20/2014 10:52:51 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/20/14 | Julia Edwards
    (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status to people from the three West African countries most affected by Ebola who are currently residing in the United States, department officials said on Thursday. People from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the United States as of Thursday may apply for protection from deportation, as well as for work permits, for 18 months, said a Department of Homeland Security official. After 18 months, the Secretary of Homeland Security will assess whether the protection should be extended, based on the level of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
  • Immigrants from Ebola countries won't be sent home

    11/20/2014 8:31:01 AM PST · by AJFavish · 9 replies
    AP via Morning Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    The Obama administration is offering immigrants from the three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola crisis protection from deportation and work permits.
  • Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Gets Free Engagement Ring [decontamination crew "destroyed" her old one]

    11/19/2014 9:23:27 PM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 19, 2014
    The Dallas nurse who flew to Ohio to plan her wedding in the days before she was diagnosed with Ebola and then said her engagement ring was destroyed when her apartment was decontaminated now has a new ring. Amber Vinson and her fiancé, Derrick Markray, visited a Zales Jewelers jewelry store in Dallas Tuesday where they were able to pick out a new ring free of charge. "When I found out that Zales had offered to give a ring, I was taken aback by the generosity because I've had so much negativity towards me," Vinson told ABC affiliate WFAA, which...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO

    11/19/2014 9:09:49 PM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov. 20, 2014, 09:43AM IST | AFP
    Ebola death toll rises to 5,420: WHO GENEVA: The World Health Organization said Wednesday that 5,420 people had so far died of Ebola across eight countries, out of a total 15,145 cases of infection, since late December 2013. On Friday, the UN health agency had reported 5,177 deaths and 14,413 cases. The WHO believes that the number of deaths is likely far higher, given that the fatality rate in the current outbreak is known to be around 70 percent.
  • CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate

    11/19/2014 12:46:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 3:27 PM EST | Mike Stobbe
    The government’s worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won’t happen, a U.S. health official said Wednesday. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the number of people sickened by the Ebola virus could explode to as many as 1.4 million by mid-January without more help. Things have changed. On Wednesday, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said, “We don’t think the projections from over the summer will come to pass.” Frieden did not provide new estimates. …
  • Cuban Doctor Treating Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone Tests Positive, Will Go To Geneva For Treatment

    11/19/2014 8:34:24 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    IBT ^ | 11-19-2014 | Sneha Shankar
    A doctor from a 165-member Cuban medical team sent to Sierra Leone to address the Ebola outbreak, has tested positive for the deadly virus and will be taken to a special unit in Geneva for treatment. Felix Baez Sarria tested positive for Ebola on Monday, the Cuban Ministry of Health said in a statement late on Tuesday. Baez Sarria has not reportedly shown any complications yet and is "hemodynamically stable," the statement from the Cuban health ministry said, adding that the World Health Organization had proposed moving him to the University Hospital of Geneva in Switzerland. Baez Sarria, a specialist...
  • Brooklyn Woman On Ebola Monitoring List Drops Dead Bleeding From "Face, Mouth, Nose"

    11/19/2014 6:03:12 AM PST · by RummyChick · 119 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 11/18 | zerohedge
    Just a week after Dr. Craig Spencer was declared 'Ebola-free', The Daily Mail reports a woman, who had arrived from Guinea 18 days ago (and was on the NYC Ebola monitoring list), dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon this afternoon. FDNY sent their Special Operations and Hazmat units but she was declared dead at the scene. Witnesses said she was bleeding from the "face, nose, mouth, everything."
  • India’s First Ebola Patient Has Been Quarantined

    11/19/2014 6:24:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    Time ^ | 11/18/2014 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    Man was already treated and cured in Liberia An Indian resident who tested positive for Ebola—and was cured—has landed in Delhi from Liberia. The 26-year-old man is being isolated in a facility at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport, The Times of India reports. According to the Times, the man had already been treated for Ebola in West Africa, currently does not have symptoms and tested negative for the virus before he flew. However, his semen tested positive for the virus. He had a medical clearance certificate from the Liberian government saying the had been treated and was confirmed negative from...
  • Sibling of YISD student under Ebola watch (El Paso, TX)

    11/19/2014 5:29:06 AM PST · by null and void · 11 replies
    KFOX TV ^ | Updated: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Jessica Gonzalez
    El PASO, Texas – Ysleta Independent School District officials were notified Tuesday morning that the sibling of a student at East Point Elementary school has been placed under Ebola watch in accordance to guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The sibling returned to El Paso from West Africa late Monday, officials said. YISD is acting out of an abundance of caution to inform the parents and community about this situation. School officials want to remind the community that individuals are not contagious until symptoms appear and they are emphasizing that there is no imminent danger to...
  • Ebola Cure: Drinking One Gallon Of Water A Day Can Increase Survival Rate Of Ebola

    11/19/2014 3:28:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Your Health ^ | November 19, 2014
    The Ebola outbreak has taken more than 5,000 lives in West Africa and infected more than 14,000 individuals in just eight months. During the outbreak crisis, many organizations are clamoring to produce the first cure for the disease. However, an expert from the World Health Organization says that the key to surviving the fatal disease is as simple as drinking water. Dr. Simon Mardel, a veteran relief physician who is consulting on the crisis in West Africa says hydration is most effective way to fight the deadly disease until more extensive and potent treatment options like medicines and vaccines are...
  • New York health officials test person's remains for Ebola

    11/19/2014 3:19:54 AM PST · by wtd · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/19;2014 26 minutes ago | Reuters
    New York health officials test person's remains for Ebola (Reuters) - New York City health officials said they will test the remains of a person who died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday for Ebola as the person had recently come to the United States from West Africa. The person, who was not identified
  • Don't focus too much on Ebola, warns the Queen

    11/19/2014 1:26:56 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 November 2014 | Francesca Infante
    The Queen warned last night that focusing too much attention on the Ebola outbreak could lead to an upsurge in other deadly diseases such as malaria. At an event alongside world leaders in the science of infectious diseases yesterday, she asked ‘piercing’ questions about how the disease ought to be controlled. And the monarch said she worried that Ebola, which has claimed 5,000 lives already, risked overshadowing the risk from other deadlier diseases like malaria, which kills the same number every week.
  • Man tests positive for Ebola in Delhi (India), quarantined

    11/18/2014 9:49:50 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 39 replies
    deccanherald.com ^ | Wednesday 19 November 2014 | deccanherald.com
    The body fluid of a 26-year-old Indian man, who landed in Delhi from Liberia, has tested positive for Ebola virus, even as another man in Rajasthan showed Ebola-like symptoms. The man in Delhi was admitted to a health facility in the African nation in September and treated for Ebola. He was carrying a disease-free certificate from the Liberian health ministry, claiming he underwent treatment successfully and was cured of the disease. The infected Indian who reached Delhi on November 10 underwent the mandatory screening at the Delhi airport. His blood tested negative for the virus. But when his body fluids...
  • Is Ebola back in New York?

    11/18/2014 8:02:05 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 57 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 18 November 2014 | Chris Spargo
    There are new fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in New York City after a woman who was being monitored for the deadly virus dropped dead on Tuesday afternoon. FDNY activated the Special Operations and Hazmat units after the the woman, who had traveled to Guinea three weeks ago according to a source on the scene, died at Amy Professional African Hair Braidig in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn. An eyewitness who saw the body said there was blood coming from her 'face, nose and mouth.'
  • Woman at Ben Taub will be tested for Ebola

    11/18/2014 3:13:12 PM PST · by wtd · 6 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | 11/18/2014 | Click2Houston staff
    Woman at Ben Taub will be tested for EbolaHOUSTON - Local 2 has learned a woman at Ben Taub Hospital is now being tested for Ebola. The woman was transported to the hospital with Ebola-like symptoms Monday night. She claims she had recently visited West Africa. Hours after being admitted to the hospital, the city health department said the woman did not meet the criteria to be tested. Now, we're being told the tests will be conducted even though the woman is low risk for the virus. Her test samples have been sent to Austin and the results are expected...
  • Man Recovering From Ebola Quarantined at Delhi Airport

    11/18/2014 9:57:41 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | 11-18-2014 | All India/Reuters
    India has quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement that the Indian national had been shown to be negative for Ebola in tests conforming to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, but had been quarantined as a precautionary measure when he arrived at New Delhi airport on November 10. Later, tests of his semen detected traces of the virus. "It is a known fact that, during convalescence from...
  • Ebola Nurse: Stop calling me the 'Ebola Nurse' ("I tested negative in Christie’s private prison.)

    11/18/2014 6:14:49 AM PST · by dead · 89 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11/17/14 | Alex Napoliello
    Kaci Hickox has a message for politicians: “Please stop calling me ‘the Ebola Nurse.’” The 33-year-old nurse from Maine called out Gov. Chris Christie and civic leaders in an op-ed she wrote in The Guardian. “I never had Ebola. I never had symptoms of Ebola,” Hickox writes. “I tested negative for Ebola the first night I stayed in New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s private prison in Newark.” Hickox, of course, is referring to the tent inside University Hospital in Newark she was kept in upon returning from Sierra Leone, where she was volunteering with Doctors Without Borders. Her defiance of...
  • Man who died from Ebola endured treatment delays

    11/18/2014 3:13:34 AM PST · by wtd · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 11/18/2014 | AP
    Man who died from Ebola endured treatment delaysOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms — a delay that doctors said probably made it impossible for anyone to save his life
  • Houston patient being tested for Ebola

    11/17/2014 6:47:56 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-17-2014 | Cindy George
    <p>A patient who sought treatment on Monday at a Houston emergency room is being tested for Ebola.</p> <p>The person has a history of travel to West Africa and "symptoms consistent with a lot of things that could also include Ebola" said Houston health department spokeswoman Kathy Barton.</p>
  • Is CDC Hiding Enterovirus Link To Illegal Alien Kids?

    10/17/2014 3:49:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Public Health: A disease that was once rare in the U.S. is killing Americans, and its rise coincides with the tidal wave of unaccompanied minor children arriving from Latin America under our de facto open-border policy. Eli Waller, a 4-year-old New Jersey boy, died Sept. 25. He was reportedly fine and healthy when he went to bed but died overnight, with the cause confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control to be enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68), one more casualty in an epidemic that has swept the country seemingly out of nowhere. The CDC website reports that from mid-August to Oct. 10,...
  • Mali fears surge of Ebola, expands watch to 440 people

    11/17/2014 9:59:21 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali placed more than 440 people under surveillance as a US hospital said Monday it had been unable to save the life of a doctor airlifted from Sierra Leone. Officials in Mali met to consider increasing security at its border following two confirmed cases of Ebola due to infection in neighboring Guinea. US airports also announced plans to begin enhanced screening of travelers from the west African nation. Mali has been scrambling to prevent a minor outbreak from turning into a major crisis after the deaths of a Guinean imam and the Malian...
  • Ebola Patient Dr. Martin Salia Has Died in Nebraska: Officials

    11/17/2014 9:48:47 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11-17-2014 | NBC News
    Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon who was diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone and flown to Nebraska over the weekend for treatment, has died, hospital officials said Monday. Salia, 44, became the second person to die of the disease in the United States. Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia and traveled to Dallas, died last month. Salia landed Saturday in Omaha. He was the 10th patient to be treated on American soil and the third at Nebraska Medical Center. Hospital officials had said that he was perhaps sicker than any other patient flown to the United States from...
  • Schumer to Obama: Reimburse NYC for $20M Ebola treatment

    11/17/2014 9:14:45 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 16, 2014 | Chris Perez
    Senator Charles Schumer wants President Obama to pick up New York City’s more than $20 million tab for treating its first Ebola patient. Since the Big Apple and Bellevue Hospital treated and cured Dr. Craig Spencer of the “infectious disease that is a threat to the nation,” the New York lawmaker believes the government should pony up and reimburse the city. “Last week, Dr. Spencer thankfully returned home healthy and free of Ebola,” Schumer said Sunday. “But the world-class response mounted by New York City and Bellevue HHC was not free, and the bottom line is local communities and local...
  • Surgeon who contracted Ebola virus in Sierra Leone dies at Nebraska hospital

    11/17/2014 7:33:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 17, 2014
    A surgeon who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone died Monday at a Nebraska hospital where he was transported for treatment, the facility said in a statement. A statement released Monday by Nebraska Medical Center said Dr. Martin Salia "has passed away as a result of the advanced symptoms of the disease." Hospital spokesman Taylor Wilson said Salia died shortly after 4 a.m. Monday. Salia, 44, was being treated in the medical center's biocontainment unit. He arrived Saturday by plane from West Africa, and was transported by ambulance for treatment at the hospital, where two other Ebola...
  • 'Band Aid Thirty'-British artists release new Christmas song against Ebola

    11/17/2014 8:16:26 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 43 replies
    Remember "Band Aid" back in 1985, the project that raised funds to help Africans during the huge drought they were having? Well, they've done it again, and this time, it's about Ebola. Midge Uri and Sir Bob Geldof teamed up again to re-do the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" with updated lyrics that change the focus from drought to the Ebola virus. Several British artists showed up for the song's taping, including the band One Direction, Seal, Sinead O'Connor, and Bono of U2. I watched the video and the song is pretty well-done with the new lyrics and all....
  • Surgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital says

    11/17/2014 5:51:59 AM PST · by george76 · 85 replies
    ap ^ | Nov 17, 2014
    Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release Monday that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Salia contracted Ebola while working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone. He arrived Saturday to be treated at the Omaha hospital
  • 'Extremely Critical' Ebola Patient Arrives in Nebraska Hospital

    11/17/2014 5:32:00 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/14 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A surgeon judged to be in “extremely critical condition” with the Ebola virus traveled from his native Sierra Leone and arrived at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha on Saturday.
  • Minnesota National Guard troops to deploy to Liberia for Ebola response

    11/17/2014 5:03:46 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-16-14 | Katie Kather
    Close to 700 members of the Minnesota Army National Guard will be deployed to West Africa this spring to help with the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. The soldiers will be from the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, according to a statement from the Minnesota National Guard. The Red Bulls will not treat Ebola patients, but will work with operations, logistics, personnel and resources in assistance to U.S. military forces that are supporting the United States Agency for International Development's response. The troops will receive medical training to ensure they are protected from exposure to the virus.
  • US Hospital: Surgeon with Ebola ‘extremely ill’

    11/16/2014 9:05:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2014 1:12 PM EST | Margery Beck and Jessica Gresko
    A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone was in extremely critical condition Sunday at a Nebraska hospital, his doctors said. Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, arrived in Omaha on Saturday to be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit that has successfully treated two other Ebola patients this fall. Salia is “extremely ill,” said Dr. Phil Smith, who is helping oversee Salia’s treatment. The 44-year-old Salia might be more ill than the first Ebola patients successfully treated in the United States, according to the hospital. …
  • Bragg troops anticipate humanitarian Ebola effort

    11/16/2014 5:31:24 AM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    http://www.wral.com/bragg-troops-anticipate-humanitarian-ebola-effort/14186680/ ^ | 11/16/2014 45 minutes ago | web editor Jodi Leese Glusco
    Bragg troops anticipate humanitarian Ebola effort The Fort Bragg troops will join others from Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Carson, Colo.; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Stewart, Ga.; Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Eustis, Va.; and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The soldiers are not expected to come in direct contact with those infected with Ebola. Instead, they will provide support for the international medical teams that are treating patients.
  • Schumer: Feds should cover Ebola costs

    11/16/2014 5:20:37 AM PST · by wtd · 15 replies
    Leader-Herald ^ | 11/16/2014 | AP
    Schumer: Feds should cover Ebola costsALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal government should reimburse New York City and Bellevue Hospital for costs related to Ebola. The Democrat says Sunday that more than $20 million has been spent on tracking health professionals and others arriving from Ebola-stricken countries and treating Dr. Craig Spencer, a physician who recovered from the illness after receiving treatment at Bellevue.
  • British troops fighting Ebola being given banned drug

    11/16/2014 5:17:06 AM PST · by wtd · 7 replies
    New Kerala ^ | 11/16/2014 13 minutes ago | IANS
    British troops fighting Ebola being given banned drugBritish troops fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are being given an anti-malarial drug banned in the US, putting them at grave risks, a report said Sunday. The British ministry of defence has refused to stop using the controversial drug mefloquine, which is known to cause psychotic disorders, including suicidal tendencies among users, The Independent reported. Lariam (the drug's brand name) is among the anti-malarials being given to the 800 British service personnel currently deployed in Sierra Leone on Operation Gritrock. Fears over the risks of psychosis and suicide prompted the...
  • Waste from Ebola-Exposed Patient Incinerated at Ft. Detrick

    11/16/2014 5:14:31 AM PST · by wtd · 17 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 11/16/2014 7:25AM
    Waste from Ebola-Exposed Patient Incinerated at Ft. DetrickAn official with the union that represents workers at Maryland's Fort Detrick said he's troubled by the lack of details provided by officials about medical waste from an Ebola-exposed patient that was incinerated at the installation.
  • Chinese team arrives in Liberia to staff Ebola clinic

    11/15/2014 5:15:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ca.reuters.com ^ | Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:12pm EST
    About 160 Chinese health workers arrived on Saturday in Liberia, where they are due to staff a new $41 million Ebola clinic that, unlike most other foreign interventions, is being built and fully run by Chinese personnel. China, Africa's biggest trade partner, had come under fire for the level of its response to the Ebola crisis. But it said this week it would send 1,000 personnel to help fight an outbreak that has killed over 5,000 people in West Africa. "Up to now in Liberia, China is the only country which provides not only the construction of an ETU (Ebola...
  • Biden: U.S. Needs a Hospital That Can Handle Ebola In ‘Every State of the Union’

    11/15/2014 12:27:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Speaking at a White House event on Thursday to discuss the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola virus epidemic, Vice President Joe Biden said the United States should have a hospital that is capable of treating the disease in “every state of the Union.” A reporter from the Wall Street Journal quoted Biden in the pool press report, which is e-mailed to other reporters, after the vice president met with “leaders of faith, humanitarian, and non-governmental organizations that are responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa and educating their communities about Ebola-related issues here at home,” according...
  • Sierra Leone surgeon stricken with Ebola headed to Nebraska for treatment

    11/15/2014 10:21:14 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/15/2014 | CNN
    A surgeon diagnosed with Ebola in his native Sierra Leone left the West African nation Saturday, and is headed to Nebraska for treatment, U.S. officials said. Dr. Martin Salia, who is a legal permanent resident of the United States, is married to a U.S. citizen, his relatives told CNN affiliate WJZ. The Sierra Leone team that was caring for the patient characterized him as critically ill, possibly sicker than the first patients successfully treated in the United States, according to a statement from the Nebraska Medical Center. "My sister is very worried and upset," Salia's brother-in-law, Ibrahim Kargbo, told CNN,...
  • New Details About Ebola In Dallas Revealed In CDC Report

    11/15/2014 7:48:26 AM PST · by wtd · 12 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 11/14/2014 3:47PM EST on LiveScience | Rachael Rettner
    More details of exactly what happened in Dallas when three people there -- a Liberian man and two nurses -- were infected with Ebola are revealed today (Nov. 14) in a new report. One of the new details is that 12 people who had contact with one or more of the Ebola patients were tested for the virus during their 21-day monitoring periods, because these 12 individuals developed a fever or other symptoms that can occur with the disease, according to the report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, none these people actually had Ebola.
  • Leaders Not Sure if Troops on Ebola Deployments Will Receive R&R

    11/14/2014 3:52:07 PM PST · by wtd · 2 replies
    Military.com ^ | Nov 14, 2014 | Amy Bushatz
    Military.com: Leaders Not Sure if Troops on Ebola Deployments Will Receive R&R FORT CAMPBELL – Military leaders have not yet decided whether troops deployed to West Africa will receive mid-tour leave, officials told Army family members here at a town hall style video teleconference (VTC) to Liberia held here Nov. 13. Answers given at the town hall by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st, were paraphrased by Fort Campbell-based officials and posted to the base’s official Facebook page. The event was not open to reporters. Defense officials have said the Ebola related deployments to Liberia could last as...