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  • Mysterious disease that kills patients within 24 hours leaves at least 18 dead in Nigeria

    04/19/2015 4:32:34 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    www.abc.net.au ^ | 18 April 2015 | AFP
    "Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town," said Ondo state government spokesman Kayode Akinmade. The disease, symptoms of which include headache, weight loss, blurred vision and loss of consciousness, killed the victims within 24 hours of their falling ill, he said. Laboratory tests have so far ruled out Ebola or any other virus, Mr Akinmade added. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it had information on 14 cases with at least 12 dead. "Common symptoms were sudden blurred vision, headache, loss of consciousness followed by death, occurring within 24...
  • Liberian boy, 10, has diagnosis of malaria

    04/14/2015 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    The Blade ^ | April 14 2015 | Staff
    Toledo health officials said a 10-year-old Liberian boy suspected Sunday of having Ebola has tested positive for malaria. The boy, who arrived in Toledo with his family about a week ago, will remain in ProMedica Toledo Hospital a few more days, but he can be taken out of isolation, said Dr. David Grossman, Toledo-Lucas County health commissioner. snip Fever is a symptom of malaria, as well as Ebola, so when the child developed a fever Sunday morning local health officials had him transferred to Toledo Hospital for testing. Hospital workers sent the blood test to the Ohio Department of Health...
  • Ending the Ebola Outbreak

    04/12/2015 4:38:42 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | UPDATED March 23, 2015 | K.K. REBECCA LAI
    Months of declining cases have fed hopes that the Ebola outbreak might finally be ending. In February, Dr. David Nabarro, the United Nation’s special envoy on the Ebola crisis, told the General Assembly, “There are now 10 times fewer people diagnosed with Ebola each week than there were in September last year.” The number of new cases fell rapidly in December and January, but started rising again in March. A total of 150 new cases were reported in the week ending March 15, the highest in 2015. Officials with the United Nations and the World Health Organization have cautioned that...
  • Empty Ebola Clinics in Liberia Are Seen as Misstep in U.S. Relief Effort

    04/12/2015 4:35:34 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 43 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 11, 2015 | NORIMITSU ONISHI
    MONROVIA, Liberia — As bodies littered the streets and the sick lay dying in front of overwhelmed clinics last year, President Obama ordered the largest American intervention ever in a global health crisis, hoping to stem the deadliest Ebola epidemic in history. But after spending hundreds of millions of dollars and deploying nearly 3,000 troops to build Ebola treatment centers, the United States ended up creating facilities
  • Bank sues Ebola Bridle shop (truncated)

    04/04/2015 7:49:11 PM PDT · by EBH · 18 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 4/4/2015 | John Harper
    AKRON, Ohio -- FirstMerit Bank is suing Coming Attractions Bridal and Formal, the store where Ebola survivor Amber Vinson infamously shopped in October 2014, to force repayment of a loan. The bridal store owes $34,469.98 on a $100,000 loan it took out in 2010, according to the FirstMerit suit filed Thursday in Summit County Court of Common Pleas. The bank closed the store's line of credit less than two months after store co-owner Anna Younker announced in January that she would close the business. Younker's blamed the publicity that followed Vinson's visit to the store for a fatal downturn in...
  • Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown

    03/28/2015 5:51:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Josephus Olu-Mammah and Umaru Fofana
    Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd fighting over food supplies in Sierra Leone on Saturday, while other residents defied a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic. Sierra Leone has reported nearly 12,000 cases and more than 3,000 deaths since the worst Ebola epidemic in history was detected in neighboring Guinea a year ago. New cases have fallen sharply since a peak of more than 500 a week in December but the government says the lockdown, its second, is necessary to identify the last cases and to buck a worrying...
  • US Ebola patient's condition improves: NIH

    03/26/2015 2:04:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/26/2015
    US Ebola patient's condition improves: NIH Washington (AFP) - An American healthcare worker in treatment after becoming infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has improved and is now in serious condition, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.Yahoo News · 3 minutes ago
  • Ebola scare: Sierra Leone announces lockdown of 2.5 million people

    03/19/2015 7:50:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 21 replies
    Times of India ^ | 03/19/2015
    Ebola scare: Sierra Leone announces lockdown of 2.5 million people FREETOWN: Sierra Leone said on Thursday it will confine around 2.5 million people to their homes across the capital and in the north in a three-day shutdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic. The worst-ever outbreak of the virus has claimed almost …Times of India · 7 minutes ago *****
  • Toronto hospital testing recent traveller to West Africa for Ebola

    03/18/2015 2:59:36 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Lethbridge Herald ^ | 03/18/2015
    Toronto hospital testing recent traveller to West Africa for EbolaTORONTO – A person who recently travelled in West Africa is being assessed in a Toronto hospital to see if she has Ebola. But an infectious diseases expert at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre says the likelihood the person will test positive for the ...
  • American who contracted Ebola now in critical condition

    03/16/2015 11:19:41 AM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    yahoo ^ | March 16, 2015 | AP
    An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday. The agency said in a statement that the patient's status was changed from serious condition to critical condition, meaning the person's condition has apparently worsened. The patient is being treated at the National Institutes of Health's hospital near Washington.
  • 11 People with “Potential Exposure” to Ebola Being Brought to American…ummm…Hotels???

    03/16/2015 4:48:49 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/16/2015 | Daisy Luther
    It looks like we're gearing up for Round 2 of Ebola Roulette. A couple of days ago an American healthcare worker who had been definitively diagnosed with Ebola was brought back to the US for treatment at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Eleven more patients have been isolated and are on their way to the United States as well, after having had "potential exposure" to the disease. Now, about those people who were "potentially exposed"? They aren't being hospitalized. Oh no. They are being brought back to stay at hotels "near" three different hospitals in different...
  • Sierra Leone Vice President Asks US for Asylum

    03/15/2015 11:52:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Vanguard ^ | March 15, 2015
    Sierra Leone’s Vice President Sam Sumana has applied for asylum at the US embassy in Freetown and is in hiding while his request is considered, a source close to him said. Sam Sumana has applied for asylum at the US embassy in Freetown and is in hiding while his request is considered, a source close to him said. Sumana, 52, was expelled from the governing All People’s Congress (APC) party this month for what was described as “his anti-party activities, including fomenting violence”, although he denied the allegations and has appealed against his suspension to the party leadership. Sumana “is...
  • Ebola Outbreak Disrupted Routine Medical Care in West Africa (measles)

    03/14/2015 3:04:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ^ | March 12, 2015 | Robert Preidt
    Ebola caused major disruptions to health care systems in West Africa and has put hundreds of thousands of children at risk for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, new research suggests.... The researchers calculated that for every month of Ebola-related interruption in the health care systems of those West African nations, an additional 20,000 children aged 9 months to 5 years became susceptible to measles.
  • At least 10 Americans being flown to U.S. after possible Ebola exposure

    03/14/2015 1:56:34 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    yahoo ^ | March 14, 2015 | Reuters
    At least 10 Americans possibly exposed to the deadly Ebola virus were being flown to the United States from Sierra Leone for observation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.
  • Dr Nancy Snyderman resigns as NBC's chief medical editor months after she sparked public outcry

    03/12/2015 4:59:40 PM PDT · by redreno · 10 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 03/12/2015 | By Snejana Farberov
    Today Show's veteran chief medical correspondent Dr Nancy Snyderman announced her departure Thursday, months after she sparked a controversy by violating a quarantine upon her return from covering the Ebola epidemic in Africa. In a statement released this morning, Snyderman, 62, said that her decision to leave NBC was partially informed by her desire to return to her medical ‘roots.’ However, she noted that the Ebola scandal also played a role in her resignation.
  • American Health Worker Diagnosed With Ebola in Sierra Leone Headed to NIH

    03/12/2015 3:03:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 12, 2015 | By SYDNEY LUPKIN
    An American health worker volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the deadly virus and will be headed to the United States for treatment, according to the National Institutes of Health. The patient, who has not been identified, will be isolated and flown to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit in Maryland, which is one of four hospitals in the country with isolation units prepared for Ebola patients. This will be the NIH's second Ebola patient. The patient is scheduled to be admitted on Friday, officials said.
  • Last Known Ebola Patient in Liberia Is Discharged

    03/05/2015 6:18:29 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/5/15
    Liberia’s last Ebola patient was discharged on Thursday after a ceremony in the capital, Monrovia, bringing to zero the number of known cases in the country and marking a milestone in West Africa’s battle against the disease.
  • Nurse Nina Pham Lawsuit Seeks Compensation for Exposure to Ebola, Lingering Effects of Trauma

    03/02/2015 9:47:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/02/2015 | Sami K. Martin
    Nina Pham, the first person to ever contract Ebola in the United States, is now suing the hospital chain that both exposed her to the virus and also helped save her life. Pham, 26, helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known person to travel from West Africa to the U.S. after he contracted Ebola. She became ill soon after working with him and struggled to recover from the virus. While Pham initially received treatment from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, she was later transported to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Fortunately, Pham was able to recover...
  • Texas Ebola nurse says hospital failed her and her colleagues

    03/01/2015 1:52:31 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 63 replies
    MSN World News ^ | March 1 2015 | REUTERS
    The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, said she was used for publicity purposes by her hospital, which also invaded her privacy and did not properly train her, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday. Pham, 26, told the newspaper that chaos hit the Dallas hospital when it admitted Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States after he contracted it in Liberia. Nurses were ill prepared and received little guidance on how to treat Ebola or protect themselves.
  • BREAKING: Ebola Response in Clarendon (Arlington, VA)

    02/26/2015 10:35:23 AM PST · by palmer · 13 replies
    Arlington Now ^ | February 26, 2015 at 10:05 am | ARLnow.com
    (Updated at 10:35 a.m.) Arlington County medics, firefighters and the hazmat team are on the scene of a Clarendon apartment building for a potential case of Ebola. The call came in just after 9:30 this morning, for a possible Ebola patient in the new Beacon at Clarendon apartment building at 1128 N. Irving Street. According to ACFD spokeswoman Lt. Sarah Marchegiani, the department dispatches an Ebola response out of an abundance of caution when a sick person has a travel history and symptoms consistent with a case of the deadly virus. “While it’s unlikely it’s Ebola, the fire department...
  • N. Korea bars tourists from popular race over Ebola concerns

    02/22/2015 7:24:38 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    North Korean authorities are barring foreigners from this year's Pyongyang marathon, a popular tourist event, due to ongoing Ebola travel restrictions. Nick Bonner, co-founder of Beijing-based Koryo Tours, a tour agency that specializes in North Korea travel, said more than 400 foreign runners had signed up with his agency alone for the event, which is to be held April 12. He said he was informed by officials on Monday that the race would be open only to local runners. Though no cases of Ebola have been reported anywhere near North Korea, the country shut its borders to foreign tourists in...
  • Breakthrough: 15-minute Ebola Test Approved

    02/20/2015 12:42:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Thomson/Reuters
    The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said on Friday. The test, developed by Corgenix Medical Corp, is less accurate than the standard PCR test but is easy to perform, does not require electricity, and can give results within 15 minutes, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said.
  • Limited airborne transmission of Ebola is ‘very likely,’ new study says

    02/19/2015 12:54:10 PM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 22 replies
    Teh Washington Post ^ | Feb 19, 2015 | Lenny Bernstein
    A team of prominent researchers suggested Thursday that limited airborne transmission of the Ebola virus is "very likely," a hypothesis that could reignite the debate that started last fall after one of the scientists offered the same opinion. "It is very likely that at least some degree of Ebola virus transmission currently occurs via infectious aerosols generated from the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract, or medical procedures, although this has been difficult to definitively demonstrate or rule out, since those exposed to infectious aerosols also are most likely to be in close proximity to, and in direct contact with, an...
  • Crowds attack Ebola facility, health workers in Guinea

    02/14/2015 6:56:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Crowds destroyed an Ebola facility and attacked health workers in central Guinea on rumors that the Red Cross was planning to disinfect a school, a government spokesman said on Saturday. Red Cross teams in Guinea have been attacked on average 10 times a month over the past year, the organization said this week, warning that the violence was hampering efforts to contain the disease.
  • Twists, turns, eventually lead to promising Ebola vaccine

    02/09/2015 6:57:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail. “A case of resuscitation more than once,” is how the National Institutes of Health researcher describes the journey.
  • Person in Dane County being monitored for possible Ebola symptoms

    02/06/2015 10:21:53 PM PST · by Ellendra · 16 replies
    MADISON, Wis. - A person in Dane County is being monitored for possible Ebola symptoms, public health officials said Wednesday. Public Health Madison & Dane County spokeswoman Amy Vieth said any travelers from West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been monitored as a policy since last fall. Approximately 30 people who traveled from those countries and returned to Dane County have been monitored by PHMDC, which means the agency checked in with those travelers daily to see if they were exhibiting symptoms of Ebola. Meriter Hospital officials told News 3 Wednesday afternoon that a person was...
  • Patient Being Treated for Possible Ebola in Sacramento

    01/30/2015 6:16:00 AM PST · by Rockitz · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 29 January 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    A patient showing “symptoms consistent with Ebola infection” was being treated Thursday at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. According to local Fox affiliate KTXL, the patient originally went to Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento before being transferred to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday morning. Dignity Health, which runs Mercy General, issued the following statement: In coordination with the public health department and CDC, Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has transferred a patient to UC Davis Medical Center, which is specifically equipped to care for patients suspected of having or diagnosed with Ebola as part of the...
  • Breaking – Ebola Air Ambulance Files Flight Plan

    01/29/2015 9:18:44 PM PST · by Nancy29
    SHTFDashboard.com ^ | 01/29/2015 | Nancy Smith
    Pope Francis has not been re-inventing the Church as much as the media would like people to believe. To say this isn’t to detract from Francis’ pontificate. He has certainly been a unique pope in many respects. As the first bishop of Rome to hail from South America, he has his own personality, style, and priorities – as does every pope. And it’s not his job to re-invent the faith anyway. As the bishop of Rome, it’s his job to simply defend and preach the faith that was passed on to him. Yet time and time again, we’ve seen headlines...
  • Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

    01/29/2015 1:55:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | January 29, 2015 | Tulip Mazumdar
    Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated. Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious. More than 22,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 8,795 have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Scientists are starting to analyse hundreds of blood samples from Ebola patients in Guinea. They are tracking how the virus is changing and trying to establish whether it's able to jump more easily from person to person. "We know the virus is changing quite a lot,"...
  • Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

    01/24/2015 10:54:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 01/24/2015 | By KRISTA LARSON and MARIA CHENG
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease. And in the streets of Guinea's capital, it is rare to see the formerly ubiquitous plastic buckets of bleach and water for hand washing. Ten months after it dawned on health officials that they were facing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts and officials agree the tide is...
  • Death of the Ebola Epidemic and the Lessons Unlearned

    01/22/2015 3:44:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/15 | Michael Fumento
    President Obama signed into law $5.4 billion in funding for what was already a phantom epidemic “It was impossible to predict the decline in the Ebola caseload last September, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested a worst-case scenario of 1.4 million victims in West Africa.” That from the Washington Post, January 18, in an article on Ebola treatment centers standing empty even as new ones are being built. Fewer than 22,000 cases have been reported and new cases are approaching zero. “Impossible?” I predicted it and repeated it over and over, in multiple major publications....
  • “This is Africa”: Stowaways caught on Navy ebola mission

    01/21/2015 9:31:07 AM PST · by wtd · 11 replies
    Netherlands Times ^ | Jan 21 2015 | Janene Van Jaarsveldt
    “This is Africa”: Stowaways caught on Navy ebola missionThree stowaways managed to hide on the Karel Doorman, the largest ship of the Royal Marines. “I was speechless”, says the commander of the ship. “This is Africa.” The crew of the Karel Doorman did everything in their power to safely complete the Ebola mission to West Africa. During the past two months the marine vessel successfully delivered large amounts of relief supplies to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Libera. Numerous safeguards were set to ensure that the crew is not infected with the deadly virus. Though the safeguards managed to prevent...
  • New Ebola scare in US: Health worker returning from Seirra Leone pulled off United flight at Newark

    01/20/2015 6:38:12 AM PST · by Rockitz · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 January 2015 | Belinda Robinson and Michael Zennie
    A health care worker returning from Sierra Leone has sparked a new Ebola scare in the US after she was pulled off a United Airlines flight in Newark and rushed to the hospital on Monday. The woman, whose name has not been released, reportedly vomited aboard United flight 45 from Brussels and suffered from a high fever - both early signs of the deadly disease. She is currently at Hackensack University Medical Center, undergoing tests for Ebola - though doctors said she no longer had a fever when she arrived at the hospital and is no longer showing signs of...
  • Sick Airline Passenger From Sierra Leone Taken to Hospital (United Airlines-Newark)

    01/19/2015 3:20:50 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    NBC13 New York ^ | 1-19-2014 | Pei-Sze Cheng
    An airline passenger whose trip originated out of Sierra Leone and ended at Newark Airport has been transported to Hackensack University Medical Center after she began vomiting and exhibiting a fever, a source familiar with the response says. The United Airlines passenger, who connected in Brussels before landing in New Jersey, was reported to have a fever and was vomiting, the source said. Sierra Leone is among the West African countries ravaged by the Ebola virus. The plane was met by authorities, and the passengers was taken off the plane and taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, one of the...
  • U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in Liberia are nearly empty as outbreak fades

    01/18/2015 6:19:14 PM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 18 Jan 2015 | Kevin Sieff
    Near the hillside shelter where dozens of men and women died of Ebola, a row of green U.S. military tents sit atop a vast expanse of imported gravel. The generators hum; chlorinated water churns in brand-new containers; surveillance cameras send a live feed to a large-screen television. There’s only one thing missing from this state-of-the-art Ebola treatment center: Ebola patients.The U.S. military sent about 3,000 troops to West Africa to build centers like this one in recent months. They were intended as a crucial safeguard against an epidemic that flared in unpredictable, deadly waves. But as the outbreak fades in...
  • Hospital testing patient for Ebola

    01/15/2015 5:00:19 PM PST · by wtd · 12 replies
    Press Association ^ | 1/15/2015 31 minutes ago | Press Association
    Hospital testing patient for EbolaA patient is undergoing hospital tests after returning from Ebola-hit West Africa. The patient, who according to reports is a woman, is being screened for infection at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital. The person was admitted to the infectious diseases unit after reporting a raised temperature, NHS Lothian said. Melanie Johnson, director of unscheduled care at the health board, said: "A patient who recently returned to Scotland from West Africa has been admitted to our Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (RIDU) at the Western General Hospital after they reported a raised temperature. "As a precautionary measure, and...
  • Fort Hood soldier, 24, under self-monitoring for Ebola found dead at 7.30am outside his own apt.

    01/13/2015 2:52:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 128 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/13/15 | James Nye
    A Fort Hood soldier who just returned from West Africa and was self-monitoring for Ebola symptoms was found dead on Tuesday outside his apartment, officials said. Killeen police and hazmat teams arrived after 911 calls came in of a man's body on the front lawn of his home, which is just outside the base. Fort Hood said that the 24-year-old man, who has not been named, had returned on January 7 as part of a 87-person team assigned to West Africa for three months and was found dead at around 7.30am. Carrie Williams, director of media relations for Texas Department...
  • Body of soldier deployed to West Africa found in Killeen; hazmat on scene

    01/13/2015 11:53:54 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Kxxv TV25 ^ | 1-13-2015 | Kxxv TV 25
    Authorities are investigating and hazmat crews are on scene after the body of a soldier who just returned from deployment in West Africa was found Tuesday morning in Killeen. The body was found in a home in the 3300 block of Cantabrian Dr. A Fort Hood official on scene confirmed the body found was a soldier who had just returned from deployment in West Africa.
  • Pennsylvania: Say Hello to New Ebola Treatment Centers Near You

    01/08/2015 9:05:32 PM PST · by Nancy29 · 8 replies
    SHTFDashboard.com ^ | January 8, 2015 | Nancy Smith
    The CDC has been quietly adding hospitals to their growing list of Ebola Treatment Centers (ETC), updated weekly. An ETC is a facility that has a plan to care for a patient with confirmed Ebola. These facilities must meet a minimum criteria, including sufficient Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and training, as well as clinical care of a patient using the challenging PPE a healthcare worker must use to care for an Ebola patient. Yesterday, two new such ETCs were added to the list in Pennsylvania.
  • 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Cumulative Reported Cases Graphs

    01/08/2015 6:10:06 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - Cumulative Reported Cases Graphs "Graph 1: Cumulative reported cases of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, March 25, 2014 – January 7, 2015, by date of WHO Situation Report, n=20712 "Graph 1 shows the cumulative reported cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone provided in WHO situation reports beginning on March 25, 2014 through the most recent situation report on January 7, 2015. Cumulative reported cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone[CSV - 1 page] Graph 2: Cumulative reported cases and deaths of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, March 25,...
  • Patient Exposed To Ebola Hospitalized In Omaha

    01/04/2015 8:25:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WOWT-TV ^ | January 4, 2015 | Jessica Gill
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)An American health worker exposed to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Omaha Sunday afternoon and is now being monitored at Nebraska Medicine. Paramedics wearing full-body protective gear took the patient, who has not been identified, by ambulance from a plane that arrived at Eppley Airfield around 1:45 p.m. to the hospital, which has a specialized biocontainment unit. "I can't comment on if the patient does or doesn't have any kind of symptoms at this point, but I can say the crew inside the biocontainment unit, the crew that received the patient at the airport, is...
  • Obama Calls for Truce in Fight Against ISIL [satire]

    01/03/2015 7:44:18 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Citing reports that troops fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have come down with Ebola, US President Obama called for a halt in all military action against them. "For us to continue the fight while our opponent is ailing would violate a basic sense of fairness," the President maintained. "If there's one thing I think all Americans can agree on it's that we shouldn't kick a foe when he's down. True sportsmanship mandates that we at least pause our attacks until ISIL troops are restored to health." In a bid to help speed ISIL's...
  • ISIS fighters 'have contracted Ebola': World Health Organisation investigating reports militants....

    01/02/2015 9:35:40 AM PST · by Rockitz · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 January 2015 | Daily Mail Staff
    The World Health Organisation is investigating reports that ISIS militants have been showing up at an Iraqi hospital with Ebola. According to three media outlets an undisclosed number of militants displaying signs of the disease attended a hospital in the ISIS-held city of Mosul, 250 miles north of Baghdad. While the reports, from Kurdish and pro-Iraqi sources, remain unconfirmed, WHO spokesman Christy Feig said the group are trying to reach out to officials in ISIS-held areas to offer help. UN workers are currently banned from entering ISIS-controlled areas in both Iraq and Syria so it is unlikely an operation in...
  • Is Ebola Virus Spreading Among ISIS Militants? Reports Claim Jihadists Seeking Cure at Mosul

    01/02/2015 6:20:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The World Health Organization is investigating reports that ISIS militants have contracted the deadly Ebola virus and are seeking help at a hospital in Mosul in Iraq. The virus, which has claimed thousands of lives in West Africa, is believed to have been brought to the city by jihadists from several different countries. WHO spokesman Christy Feig confirmed that the health agency is reaching out to ISIS officials in the region to gather more information, The Daily Mail noted on Friday. Feig said that the Iraqi government hasn't yet responded to the news of possible Ebola cases in the country....
  • Iraqi media says ISIS militants have contracted Ebola

    01/01/2015 1:38:53 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 76 replies
    Mashable ^ | 12-31-2014 | Bryan Reis
    Reports that Islamic State militants in Mosul have contracted Ebola swirled though Iraqi media sources on Wednesday. World Health Organization officials said they haven't confirmed the cases, but the organization has reached out to offer assistance. Three outlets reported that Ebola showed up at a hospital in Mosul, a city 250 miles north of Baghdad that's been under ISIS control since June 2014. The reports, however, have perpetuated mostly in pro-government and Kurdish media. SNIP--- Citing an unnamed source in a Mosul hospital, Iraq's official pro-government newspaper, al Sabaah, said the disease arrived in Mosul from "terrorists" who came "from...
  • Exclusive: CDC to hire lab safety chief after Ebola, bird flu mishaps

    01/01/2015 10:59:14 AM PST · by Mozilla · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 1, 2015 | Julie Steenhuysen
    he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to hire a chief of laboratory safety, a new post that has taken on more urgency after a CDC scientist was possibly exposed to Ebola in a laboratory last week. Creating a new high-level safety position was a key recommendation of a months-long internal investigation into the mishandling of anthrax and bird flu in CDC labs this past summer, according to an internal CDC memo obtained by Reuters. Those incidents called into question safety practices at more than 1,000 laboratory and support facilities across the CDC's sprawling network of scientists.
  • Hollow tree was Ebola's Ground Zero, scientists say

    12/30/2014 9:34:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 12/30/2014 | by Richard Ingham
    A scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from a cell (African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line). Credit: NIAID Insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world's biggest Ebola epidemic, scientists said on Tuesday. More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO) since a two-year-old boy died in the village of Meliandou in December 2013. Reporting in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine, scientists led by Fabian Leendertz at Berlin's Robert Koch Institute delved into...
  • First Recorded Case of Ebola in the UK

    12/29/2014 4:20:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/14 | Tova Dvorin
    A female aid worker from Sierra Leone has become the first person to bring Ebola to the United Kingdom, BBC News reports Monday night, and is in isolation in a Glasgow hospital. The aid worker, whose identity is being kept under wraps, had arrived in Glasgow via Casablanca and London's Heathrow airport, and arrived in Scotland Sunday night close to midnight. Less than eight hours later, she was admitted to Glasgow's Gartnavel Hospital with symptoms. She will be transferred to a high-level isolation unit in London's Royal Free Hospital as soon as possible for further treatment, officials said. 71 passengers...
  • Glasgow Healthcare Worker Diagnosed With Ebola

    12/29/2014 1:32:21 PM PST · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12/29/2014 | None creditied
    A female healthcare worker who returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone last night has been confirmed as having Ebola. The woman, possibly a nurse, returned to Scotland via Casablanca and London Heathrow, arriving into Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight at around 11.30pm. The patient was admitted to hospital early this morning after feeling unwell and was placed into isolation at 7.50am. She is in a stable condition. She has been isolated and is receiving treatment in the specialist Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases on the Gartnavel Hospital campus, but will be taken to the Royal Free Hospital in...
  • Feds give emergency approval to new Ebola testing kit for Americans

    12/25/2014 7:02:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    <p>The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency approval for a new diagnostic kit to test blood for the deadly Ebola virus, even as doctors are reporting a survival rate in one hard-hit area that has climbed to about 70 percent.</p>