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  • U.S. Nurse Being Watched at NIH for Ebola (Oustide of D.C.)

    12/11/2014 12:41:48 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12-11-2014 | NBC News
    An American nurse who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is going under watch at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, the NIH said Thursday. The nurse, who is not being identified, was volunteering in Sierra Leone, currently the country hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. SNIP--- NIH watched another potential Ebola patient who arrived in September. He turned out not to have been infected. And there's an unidentified health worker under observation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after a possible exposure. Emory says there is nothing to report about whether the patient...
  • Sierra Leone area to hold 2-week Ebola 'lockdown' (Medical Martial Law)

    12/11/2014 12:09:10 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 12-11-2014 | MICHELLE FAUL and CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY
    Health workers sent to Sierra Leone to investigate an alarming spike in deaths from Ebola have uncovered a grim scene: piles of bodies, overwhelmed medical personnel and exhausted burial teams. The World Health Organization says the health workers from several local and international agencies are racing to the latest Ebola hotspot, a diamond-mining area that Sierra Leone put on "lockdown" Wednesday. "In 11 days, two teams buried 87 bodies, including a nurse, an ambulance driver, and a janitor who had been drafted into removing bodies piled up at the only area hospital," the WHO said in a statement Wednesday night....
  • American possibly exposed to Ebola being transferred to Atlanta hospital

    12/03/2014 8:59:57 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-3-2014 | Tami Chappell
    A U.S. healthcare worker who had been in West Africa and may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, a hospital spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The patient will be monitored and observed for signs of infection. The hospital said it did not have a time of arrival and was unable to share more details "out of respect for patient privacy and in accordance with the patient's wishes." It did not say where the patient is currently located or when he or she returned to the United States.
  • Number of Ebola cases nears 16,000 as Sierra Leone loses ground - WHO

    11/28/2014 12:08:59 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    reuters ^ | 11-27-2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    - The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries by Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Almost all cases and all but 15 deaths have been in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia - the three hardest-hit countries, which reported 600 new cases in the past week, the WHO said in its latest update. "The total number of cases reported in Sierra Leone since the outbreak began will soon eclipse the number reported from Liberia," it said. The former British colony has reported 6,599 cases...
  • CDC chief drops worst-case Ebola estimate

    11/19/2014 12:46:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • New Ebola patient heads to Nebraska hospital

    11/13/2014 5:10:04 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 52 replies
    WPTZ Channel 5 ^ | 11-13-2014 | Sait Serkan Gurbuz
    Surgeon is a Sierra Leone national, legal permanent resident of the US. A surgeon who's a Sierra Leone national and a legal permanent resident of the United States will be transported from Sierra Leone to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment for Ebola, a government official familiar with the situation said.
  • [ Spoof/ Gag ] Ebola-R-Us – Deadly Disease With

    11/07/2014 7:52:10 PM PST · by Randall_S · 18 replies
    Magnified View Blog ^ | Posted on 30-10-2014 | Posted by Yoda and Dauntless Don
    EBOLA-R-US – DEADLY DISEASE WITHOUT BORDERS “The definitive explanation of Ebola to date”, said a senior CDC insider after reading a draft copy of this article. All you needEbola Sign Ebola R Us Deadly Disease Without Borders to know and how to best protect yourself and your family. Here are the deadly, unspun, unvarnished Ebola and infectious disease crisis conditions we are currently confronted with: BREAKING! The Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a page in their website stating that the Ebola virus was transmissible in air in a still room (airborne!) within 10 feet of a cough...
  • Pandemic Implications

    11/06/2014 8:56:02 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge - Goldman Sachs ^ | 11-6-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 11/06/2014 The recent spread of Ebola has led to a tragic loss of human lives and stands to devastate West African economies. As the situation has evolved, and despite the equity market's apparent belief that it's all over, Goldman has examined the global economic and market implications of the outbreak. It would appear Ebola is a thing of the past... But implications remain as Goldman Sachs explains, We survey our economists and equity analysts to provide a sector-by-sector breakdown of the disease’s impacts to date and, drawing on past episodes of pandemic threats, its potential effects. We find...
  • FEMA conducts pandemic training in NY, NJ

    10/31/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 10/30/14 | Aaron Klein
    Talk about timing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is currently in the middle of a two-year pandemic training exercise with New York City and northern New Jersey. Titled “2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Strategy,” the FEMA training simulates a global pandemic of influenza that spreads from person to person, including in the U.S.
  • Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

    10/24/2014 5:23:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Richard Weizel
    Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus. The family of six West Africans, who arrived Saturday and were planning to live in the United States, will be watched for 21 days, Connecticut state health authorities said Thursday. Officials have yet to say where the family came from. ... Ebola fears have also touched one of the world's most reclusive countries, North Korea, which will bar entry...
  • "Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law"

    10/23/2014 8:13:27 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2014 | Tyler Durden, Brandon Smith
    Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on...
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 4,954 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.
  • The Current Ebola Strain: It’s Airborne Folks

    08/05/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 301 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-5-14 | sundance
    The empirical evidence of an airborne Ebola Strain is overwhelming Hat Tip GWP - Patrick Sawyer was the American businessman, who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, then collapsed after he got off a plane to Nigeria and died July 25. He was the first patient in Nigeria with the Ebola virus. The Nigerian authorities have refused to release the names of other passengers on the plane with Mr. Sawyer, or notify the media of their status.
  • U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola

    10/16/2014 10:29:54 PM PDT · by RC one · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/14 | Jerome Corsi
    U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola Virus could be transmitted by means other than contact NEW YORK – While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. The handbook published by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USAMRID, titled “USAMRID’s Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook,” is now in its seventh edition. The most recent edition was published in 2011, with more than 100,000 copies distributed...
  • Why Ebola Probably Won't Go Airborne

    10/06/2014 2:26:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 10-6-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaOctober 6, 2014 The idea that Ebola could go airborne is terrifying. Once you are infected, few diseases are more likely to kill you — and death by hemorrhagic fever, diarrhea and vomiting often accompanied by bleeding and organ failure, sounds particularly awful. At present it's hard to get infected — healthcare workers and family members caring for victims are at highest risk — but that would change if the virus were to mutate so that it could be transmitted through the air while keeping its present lethality. That's a nightmare scenario. But it's more the stuff of bad...
  • A Promising Experimental Ebola Drug Goes Overlooked

    10/21/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | October 20, 2014 | Paul M. Barrett
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  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like ‘A Very Different Bug’

    10/20/2014 4:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | October 19, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Barack Obama and the head of the CDC need to quit saying that we know exactly how Ebola spreads. Because the truth is that there is much about this virus that we simply do not know. For example, a top Ebola scientist that is working in the heart of the outbreak in Liberia says that this version of Ebola looks like it could be "a very different bug" from past versions. Other leading scientists are echoing his concerns. And yet Barack Obama and Thomas Frieden continue to publicly proclaim that we know precisely how this virus behaves. Not only is...
  • Govt Stops New Funding and Calls for Voluntary Pause on Research of Pandemic Potential of Pathogens

    10/20/2014 12:08:06 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct 20, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    While federal and state agencies institute new policies and procedures in light of Ebola making an appearance in the U.S., the White House has called for a suspension on research involving other viruses with deadly potential for the time being. On Friday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced its moratorium on funding new “gain-of-function” research, saying it plans to further assess its risks and benefits. It also called for a voluntary stop on current research in this field. “Because the deliberative process launching today will aim to address key questions about the risks and benefits of...
  • Oct. 18: The latest developments in Ebola

    10/18/2014 1:32:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Obama: US can’t cut itself off from West Africa President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama also pushed back against calls for the U.S. to institute a travel ban. Lawmakers have called it a common-sense step to prevent more people with Ebola from entering the U.S., but Obama said such a ban would only hamper aid efforts and screening measures. “Trying to seal off...
  • Do not succumb to Ebola 'hysteria,' Obama urges

    10/18/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    AFP/Yahoo News UK ^ | 10-18-2014 | Peter Stebbings
    US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria or fear" Saturday in the face of a growing Ebola crisis, as the United Nations spoke of an "encouraging" response to its funding appeal. The worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus has so far killed more than 4,500 people, mainly in three West African nations at the epicenter of the outbreak: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Obama's warning came a day after the World Bank warned the battle against the disease was being lost and as the US president named an "Ebola czar" to coordinate Washington's response. A UN appeal for nearly $1...
  • 'Ebola suits' selling well at local health, nutrition store

    10/17/2014 8:07:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel ^ | October 17, 2014 | Ellie Bogue
    There is no mistaking you are at the right place: A large sign in the window of HealthKick Nutrition Center, 10174 Maysville Road, lets you know "We Have Ebola Suits." Step in and on a table just inside the door is a stack of boxes with white Tyvek suits, sizes small, medium, large and extra large. David Morris, owner of the store, said he had already sold 35 of the suits by noon Thursday. A tall blond enters the store, and Morris helps her determine her size. She buys two suits. One for her and one for her husband. The...
  • Cuyahoga County to Centralize Ebola Cases at One Cleveland Hospital (Ohio)

    10/17/2014 1:52:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Cleveland Leader ^ | October 17, 2014 | Julie Kent
    One day after visiting the Cleveland and Akron areas last weekend, a Dallas nurse was diagnosed with Ebola virus and may have been contagious while on her return flight home. There are now 16 people in both Cuyahoga County and Summit County that are being monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and one person that is being officially quarantined. Now that the deadly virus has arrived in the U.S. and has had an encounter in Cleveland, local officials are stepping up their efforts to make sure that our area hospitals, health organizations and safety forces can...
  • (White House Spokesman) Earnest: ‘Maybe Likely’ More Dallas Hospital Workers Will Get Ebola

    10/17/2014 11:37:44 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    Mediate ^ | 10-17-2014 | Andrew Kirell
    While tempering concerns about preparedness for a possible Ebola outbreak in the United States, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest conceded Thursday that more cases are likely to come. In a moment first spotted by RCP Video, NBC News correspondent Chris Jansing asked Earnest whether the White House, as part of its preparedness, has any projections on how many people might come down with the infectious disease stateside. “I don’t know the answer to that,” Earnest replied. “Projections are less important because the risk of a widespread outbreak of Ebola in the United States is exceedingly low. We don’t anticipate...
  • New Patient ‘Screened Positive’ For Ebola At Baylor Hospital, Testing Not Confirmed

    10/17/2014 10:54:58 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10-17-2014 | CBS DFW
    On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ‘ebola similar symptoms’ also triggered a positive on a verbal screening questionnaire. Although a positive blood test has not been confirmed, sources says it’s not unusual to have a patient screen positive considering the wider net for ebola now over Dallas. A positive screening means the patient met some of the criteria to cause concern. A source at Baylor Hospital Dallas says the patient came to the Emergency Room through a private entrance and went straight to isolation.The source says Baylor transferred the person to Presbyterian Hospital a short...
  • Airline notifying 800 people in Ebola scare: Amber Vinson's symptoms may have come earlier

    10/17/2014 2:23:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    KETV-TV / CNN ^ | October 17, 2014 | Faith Karimi and Greg Botelho
    A nurse infected with Ebola may have had symptoms sooner than originally believed, authorities say, and an airline is notifying up to 800 passengers linked to flights she took between Dallas and Cleveland. In addition to Amber Vinson's round trip, Frontier Airlines is also reaching out to others who were in five subsequent flights that used the same plane. Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, a day after she returned from Cleveland to Dallas aboard a Frontier Airlines flight. The nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was part of a team that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed...
  • Here's How an Ebola Quarantine Would Work in America

    10/16/2014 9:45:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New Republic ^ | October 15, 2014 | Rebecca Leber
    On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Amber Vinson, the second Dallas health care worker with Ebola, had flown from Cleveland to Dallas on the day before she reported symptoms. Vinson apparently showed no symptoms while on the return flight to Dallas, meaning fellow passengers are at extremely low risk. Still, CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a press conference, "she should not have been on that plane." It's unclear if the CDC or officials ever instructed the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital workers caring for Thomas Duncan to avoid crowded areas and not to fly. Vinson,...
  • Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola longer than first thought

    10/16/2014 8:20:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 16, 2014 | Greg Botelho
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many as four days before authorities once indicated, meaning that she might have been contagious while flying on not just one, but two commercial flights, officials said Thursday. Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, one day after she took a Frontier flight from Cleveland to Dallas. Tests later found that Vinson -- who was among those who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, at Dallas' Texas Health...
  • Tippecanoe Co. Health Dept: Patient being checked for Ebola-like symptoms (Lafayette, IN)

    10/16/2014 6:23:24 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    WLFI TV-18 ^ | 10-16-2014 | By Alexandra Kruczek
    The Tippecanoe County Health Department told News 18 that an individual was taken to IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette with possible Ebola-like symptoms. Health Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler with the county health department said a person was taken to Indiana University Health Arnett with possible symptoms consistent with Ebola. Adler said that evaluation is underway and it could take several hours before results are determined. Adler said there has been no confirmation of Ebola. He does not know anything about this individual — where they came from or what time they were admitted. According to Adler, the only people...
  • Ebola outbreak ‘running much faster’ than response

    10/16/2014 6:05:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WTKR-TV / CNN ^ | October 16, 2014 | Doris Taylor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The current Ebola outbreak is “running much faster” than the international response to it, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday. “This is the first Ebola epidemic where entire nations are involved, where big cities are affected,” Peter Piot, a microbiologist and a former undersecretary general of the United Nations, told Global Public Square host Fareed Zakaria. “And I continue to be worried that the response to the epidemic is really running behind the virus.” According to the World Health Organization’s latest update, there have been almost 9,000 confirmed and suspected cases, with almost 4,500 deaths. However, the WHO warned...
  • Texas Health workers receiving orders to stay home

    10/16/2014 5:41:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    AP ^ | 10-16-2014 | JAMIE STENGLE
    Dozens of health care workers who had contact with the man who died of Ebola in Dallas were asked Thursday to sign legal documents in which they agreed to stay home, as authorities across the nation ramped up efforts to limit the virus' spread. The documents ask the 75 health care workers who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan to agree not to go to public places or use mass transit, according to Judge Clay Jenkins, top administrator for Dallas County. The agreements are binding legal documents that can be enforced with a variety of remedies, Jenkins said, though he...
  • UPDATE: WOMAN BEING TESTED FOR EBOLA AT INOVA LOUDOUN

    10/16/2014 1:29:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Loudon Times ^ | 10-16-2014 | Crystal Owens
    Health care workers at Inova Loudoun in Lansdowne are currently testing a patient who is presenting symptoms of the Ebola virus, according to Tony Raker, spokesperson for Inova Healthcare Systems. Raker said Inova is in contact with the county health department and the Centers for Disease Control at this time. He could not provide further details on the patient. A release from the county says Loudoun County Fire and Rescue took an inmate with a low-grade fever from the Adult Detention Center to Inova Lansdowne Hospital. The patient had traveled from Ebola-affected areas of West Africa within the past 21...
  • Seven in Ohio confirm contact with nurse Ebola patient, in quarantine

    10/16/2014 10:39:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-16-2014 | Kim Palmer
    Seven people who had confirmed contact with the second Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola during her visit to Ohio over the weekend are in voluntary quarantine and have not shown symptoms of the virus, county public health officials said on Thursday.
  • Pharmaceutical Co.'s Need To Produce A Vaccine(s) for Ebola, Even If No Profits Can Be Procured

    10/16/2014 10:03:45 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 100 replies
    10/16/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The Obama administration has failed us. With that in mind, potential treatments/vaccines for Ebola are being worked on and tested as we speak, and despite the lack of ability to pay for any potential vaccine on the part of almost all western Africans, pharmaceutical companies should develop said vaccine(s) (if at all possible) and distribute them free of cost to those who cannot afford them. While I do support huge profits to be made by pharmaceutical companies, I believe that there are exceptions to the rule, and I do believe that this is the time and instance for this very...
  • Ebola crisis: nurse with fever admitted to hospital (Spain)

    10/16/2014 9:08:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 10-16-2014 | Steve Tallantyre
    An unnamed person who was being monitored for possible symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with infected Spanish nurse Teresa Romero has developed a fever and was admitted to hospital in Madrid on Thursday. Fernando Simon, head of the Spanish ministry of health's crisis management team, revealed that the person admitted to Madrid's Carlos III Hospital was one of 68 in the category considered to be at "low risk" of infection. A further 15 people are considered to be at "high risk" but none of them have yet shown any symptoms, according to Spanish daily 20 Minutos. Simon underlined...
  • Ebola-Stricken Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Expected to Be Moved to Maryland:

    10/16/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10-16-2014 | Gabe Gutierrez
    Nina Pham, one of the two nurses who contracted Ebola in Dallas, is expected to be moved to a National Institutes of Health isolation unit in Bethesda, Maryland, a federal official with direct knowledge of the plans told NBC News on Thursday. The transfer could happen later Thursday, but the official cautioned that plans were evolving. Pham, 26, was diagnosed with the virus on Sunday after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, flew to Dallas and later died. The other nurse who contracted Ebola in Dallas, Amber Vinson, was flown on Wednesday to Emory University Hospital in...
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital treating quarantined patient with Ebola-like symptoms

    10/16/2014 7:52:16 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 71 replies
    WFSB ^ | 10-16-2014 | WFSB-TV
    Hospital officials in New Haven have quarantined a patient with Ebola-like symptoms as a precaution. Officials tell Eyewitness News that the patient was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital. The hospital released a statement Thursday morning. "Yale-New Haven Hospital admitted a patient late Wednesday night for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms," the hospital said. "We have not confirmed or ruled-out any diagnosis at this point. We are working in cooperation with city, state and federal health officials. There is no further information available at this time." Officials said they'll know more later in the day. There's no word on the patient's condition...
  • 911 emergency dispatchers instructed not to say 'Ebola' over radio

    10/16/2014 7:16:01 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    MFoxDC ^ | 10-16-2014 | MyFoxDC
    911 emergency dispatchers in New York have been instructed not to use the work 'Ebola' over the radio. According to the New York Post, officials made the decision in an effort to minimize fear and panic since the radio channels are often monitored by civilians and the media. The Post reports that dispatchers have been instructed to use the code ‘F/T' when discussing callers that have a fever and have a history of travel to West Africa.
  • Suspected Ebola case on Air France flight in Madrid

    10/16/2014 6:18:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:00am EDT | Reuters
    Madrid's Barajas international airport activated emergency measures on Thursday after a passenger arriving on an Air France flight was suspected of possibly having Ebola, a spokeswoman for airports operator Aena said. Spain's health ministry confirmed that an Ebola emergency protocol had been set in motion but declined to give details. Aena and Air France said in separate statements that a passenger on Air France 1300 from Lagos via Paris had started shaking during the flight. Air France said the other passengers disembarked from the plane, which will now be disinfected. The return flight has been canceled.
  • CDC: More US Ebola cases possible

    10/16/2014 5:58:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    AFP/ABS ^ | 10-16-2014 | AFP
    The second infection of a Texas health care worker with the dangerous Ebola virus is "very concerning," officials said Wednesday, warning more US cases were possible in the coming days. Both became infected while caring for a Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The second woman should not have boarded a domestic flight in the days before she was diagnosed, though there was an "extremely low likelihood" that she could have infected fellow travelers, said Thomas Frieden, the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "She was in a group of individuals...
  • Quest Diagnostics To Doctors: Not Accepting Ebola Blood, Patients (Now LabCor,too)

    10/15/2014 8:00:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 62 replies
    CBS4 Denver ^ | 10-15-2014 | Brian Maass
    CBS4 has learned that Quest Diagnostics, the nation’s largest diagnostic lab company, has told doctors, hospitals and health care providers nationwide the company will not accept blood samples suspected of being infected with Ebola; and will not knowingly allow any patients suspected of having Ebola into Quest offices. In a message sent Oct. 11 to hospitals and doctors, Quest Diagnostics said, “Patients with known or suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever should not be referred to Quest Patient Service Centers or Quest In-Office Phlebotomists for specimen collections of any type.” CBS4 contacted Wendy Horst, a Quest spokesperson. She said, “We have informed...
  • Speaker Boehner +40 others in Congress demand commercial flight bans from Ebola-stricken nations

    10/15/2014 7:43:24 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10-15-2014 | David Martosko
    -House speaker wants US airports closed to traffic from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -35 other House members including three Democrats take the same position -Five Republican senators demand travel bans to contain the Ebola virus -Obama administration insists travel routes must stay open so planes can return to Africa with aid workers and relief supplies -White House won't say why military aircraft can't be used instead The Obama administration should ban all air travel to the United States from the three African countries hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic, say at least 41 members of Congress including three Democratic...
  • Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System- Some of their nurses were aboard flight with Vinson

    10/15/2014 5:50:23 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    FOX News8 Cleveland ^ | 10-15-2013 | Kara Sutyak and CNNwire,
    Northeast Ohio hospitals released the following information Wednesday night after a Dallas nurse traveled through Cleveland before being diagnosed with Ebola. “Today, we learned that Cleveland Clinic and The MetroHealth System had employees – mostly nurses – aboard the Frontier flight from Dallas to Cleveland on October 10, returning from a nursing conference in Texas. That flight included the Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola when she returned to Dallas on October 13. Both health systems have put all of our employees who were on that flight on paid leave while we will monitor their health daily. We are...
  • Belton ISD student traveled on flight with nurse who has Ebola

    10/15/2014 5:46:36 PM PDT · by TADSLOS · 18 replies
    ABC Local News ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Staff
    UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: Belton ISD has called a press conference for 6:30 p.m. tonight regarding the student who was on the same plane with the Ebola patient. Tune in tonight at 6 p.m. for the latest. Belton ISD sent out a letter to parents from two schools Wednesday, informing them that a Belton ISD student traveled on the flight Monday with the second nurse who tested positive for Ebola. The letter reads: 'Dear Parents: Your child's health and safety is our top priority at North Belton Middle School. When issues of concern are brought to our attention, we want to...