Posts Tagged ‘Ebola’

WHO Suspects A Fourth Person Died Of Ebola In Congo

A fourth person is believed to have died of Ebola in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. The WHO first confirmed the discovery of the new outbreak on May 12, after a 39-year-old man who had died on his way to the hospital […]

WHO Confirms Second Ebola Case In Congo

The World Health Organization on Sunday confirmed a second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a recent outbreak of over a dozen other suspected cases this week. There are 19 suspected and confirmed cases in the outbreak so far, including three people who have died, WHO’s Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi told Reuters.  […]

We’ll Remember Cuba’s Ebola Compassion Long After Castro’s Death

While the Cuban government’s accomplishments and failures are still being tallied in the days following Fidel Castro’s death on Nov. 25, the island nation’s health care system is one achievement expected to stand the test of history.  One striking example of the country’s unique health footprint: For a nation with only 11 million people, Cuba […]

Ebola May Be Present in Semen for Year or More

And virus is more likely to be found in male survivors older than 40, researchers report healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

Response in Sierra Leone to Ebola Outbreak Saved 40,000 Lives: Study

But faster action could have spared thousands more, experts say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx […]

10 Critical Mistakes Made During The Ebola Outbreak Last Year: AP

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that the World Health Organization and other responders faced avoidable obstacles in their efforts to stop the spiraling Ebola outbreak last summer in Kenema, a pivotal seeding point for the virus and a microcosm of the messy response across West Africa. Their work was […]

New Rapid Ebola Test Shows Promise in African Clinics

Researchers say speedy detection would dramatically improve containment efforts healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community […]

Ebola Linked to Rise in Malaria Deaths in Guinea

West Africans were avoiding clinics for fear of catching the deadly virus, study finds healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola

Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service […]

Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Tells Grads Why He Didn’t Feel Like A Failure When He Lost Patients

Dr. Kent Brantly explained to graduates of his alma mater on Saturday what makes doctors so unique: “When everyone else is running away in fear, we stay to help, to offer healing and hope.” Brantly was the commencement speaker for Indiana University School of Medicine, which he graduated from in 2009. He, along with other […]

President Obama Meets with West African Leaders to Discuss the Ebola Outbreak

President Obama speaks before meeting with the heads of West African countries to discuss the progress we’ve made on the Ebola outbreak. April 15, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. […]

Ebola Vaccine Trial Begins in Sierra Leone: CDC

Roughly 6,000 health workers will get shots in country hit hard by current outbreak healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

Artist Creates Quick Fix That Humanizes Ebola Aid Workers Inside Their Intimidating Suits

An artist is revealing to Ebola patients the human beings behind the protective masks. Mary Beth Heffernan, a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, recently returned from a trip to Liberia, where she had been implementing the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Portrait Project, according to the school’s website. The artist photographed the faces […]

U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the […]

Week In Review: Ebola, ISIL, and a New Law

This week, the President welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House, introduced the next phase in our fight against Ebola, submitted a draft proposal to Congress to authorize military force against ISIL, took his #GetCovered message to BuzzFeed, and signed the Clay Hunt Act into law. Find out more about the past week at […]

ZMapp And The Fight Against Ebola

In his final story for “60 Minutes,” Bob Simon reports on the long and complicated development of ZMapp, a promising drug to combat Ebola Healthy Living – The Huffington Post Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug […]

Getting to Zero: President Obama on the Next Phase in Our Fight Against Ebola

Watch on YouTube "If you need me, just say the word."  Brett Sedgwick spent much of his recent time traveling to furthest corners of Liberia. He'd go from community to community, supporting teams that helped grieving families bury their loved ones who had perished from the Ebola disease. The safe-burial teams buried them carefully, safely, […]

President Obama Provides an Update on the U.S.-led Response to Ebola

On February 11, 2015, President Obama spoke on America’s leadership in the fight against Ebola and the significant progress we have made since the first cases were reported in March of 2014. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and […]

Obama To Withdraw Troops Deployed In Ebola Response

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is preparing to withdraw nearly all of the military troops deployed to West Africa to help with the response to the Ebola outbreak. The White House says the U.S. and other nations have made substantial progress in fighting Ebola in West Africa and says the response is entering a […]

How Innovation Is Transforming the Fight Against Ebola

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the holiday season, President Obama showcased some cutting-edge gadgets in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. But they were not new tablets, smartphones, or digital cameras. They were protective suits, state-of-the-art cooling vests, and germ-killing gels — all tools that could make the difference between life […]

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe In First-Stage Testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. The vaccine is designed to spur the immune system’s production of anti-Ebola antibodies, and people developed them within four weeks of getting the shots at the National Institutes […]

President Obama Holds a Meeting on Ebola, Discusses Attacks in Jerusalem

Watch on YouTube This morning, President Obama met with his national security and public health teams at the White House to discuss the latest news about Ebola and our ongoing response in West Africa. read more White House.gov Blog Feed SPECIAL NEWS BREAK!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of […]

Welcoming the G20’s Commitment to Stop Ebola and Strengthen Global Health Security

We have consistently said that Ebola is an urgent global challenge requiring an urgent and commensurate global response.  Earlier today, Leaders of the G20—a collection of the world’s largest economies—answered that call from their ongoing summit in Brisbane, Australia. They committed to continued and intensified action to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and […]

Surgeon Who Contracted Ebola In Sierra Leone Arrives In U.S. For Treatment

MARGERY BECK & JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska Saturday for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated. Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, landed at Eppley […]

Dallas to End Monitoring for Ebola Infections

CDC spends $ 2.7 million on hospital kits for health care workers healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American […]

“Citizens of the World”: U.S. Health Care Workers on Why We’re Fighting Ebola at Its Source

"Ebola is a terrible disease that is causing great devastation in West Africa, and that’s where the help is needed. It’s like fighting a fire. You have to spray the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire, not just at the top of the flames — or you’ll never put the fire out."   […]

President Obama Delivers Remarks on American Health Care Workers’ Fight Against Ebola

In the East Room of the White House, President Obama thanked American health care workers for their service on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. October 29, 2014. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the […]

What It’s Like on the Front Lines of the Ebola Fight in West Africa

The very first thing you do when you arrive in Liberia is wash your hands in chlorine. As I learned on my recent visit to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the simple acts of hand-washing and bumping elbows — instead of shaking hands — quickly begin to feel normal. As the Ebola epidemic overwhelms communities […]

President Obama On Our Fight Against Ebola

An excerpt from President Obama’s remarks to health care workers on their efforts to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. October 29, 2014. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles […]

What Makes America Exceptional: President Obama Thanks U.S. Health Care Workers Fighting Ebola

  President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an event with American health care workers fighting Ebola, in the East Room of the White House. October 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) America has never been defined by fear. We are defined by courage and passion and hope and selflessness and sacrifice and […]

Jeb Bush Slams Obama On Ebola Response

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s initial handling of the Ebola crisis as “incompetent,” saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public about the virus. Bush, who is the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to attack the president over Ebola, also said in […]

The President Provides an Update on the U.S. Response to Ebola

On October 28, 2014, President Obama delivered an update on how U.S. health care workers are helping to contain and ultimately end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of […]

After Beating Ebola, Nurse Nina Pham Shares a Hug with the President

President Barack Obama greets Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after caring for an infected patient in Texas, in the Oval Office, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham is virus-free after being treated at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) While caring for Ebola […]

An Ebola Update From the Desk of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Health Institute gives a briefing on Ebola. Get the facts and learn more at http://wh.gov/ebola-response Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President […]

Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Oct. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) In this week’s address, the President discussed the measures we are taking to respond to Ebola cases at home, while containing the epidemic at its source in West Africa. This […]

U.S. Journalist Ashoka Mukpo Says His Body Was ‘At War’ With Ebola

JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods. The American video journalist is home now after recovering from Ebola he contracted while working in the virus-ravaged West African country of Liberia. In an interview […]

Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

In this week’s address, the President discusses the measures we are taking to respond to Ebola cases at home, while containing the epidemic at its source in West Africa. October 25, 2014. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and […]

Police Spotted Dumping Gloves, Masks From NYC Ebola Scene Into Street Corner Garbage Can

Police working the scene around the Manhattan apartment of the doctor diagnosed with Ebola were wearing gloves and masks for their protection, but photos and videos show at least two officers dumping their gear and caution tape into a nearby street-corner trash can. One clip, above, was posted online by the Daily Mail. It’s unlikely […]

President Obama Meets with Ebola Response Coordinator

On October 22, 2014, President Obama met with the Administration’s Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain to discuss the U.S. response to Ebola at home and abroad. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug […]

NBC Freelancer Ashoka Mukpo Leaves Hospital After Battle With Ebola

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said. Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets, was released from […]

Active Monitoring and the Latest Steps in Our Response to Ebola

President Barack Obama holds a meeting on Ebola with Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and members of his team coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office. October 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The United States continues to lead a comprehensive effort enhance our preparedness to respond to Ebola here […]

Meet the U.S. Military Team That’s Poised to Help Respond to Ebola in the U.S.

The Department of Defense (DOD), at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced this weekend that U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is providing a 30-person medical support team to quickly, effectively, and safely respond in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States. USNORTHCOM is the military's geographic command […]

Why This Doctor Believes That Ebola Will Not Be an American Catastrophe

“Ebola is going to take over the country, right?” These days, folks who know me as an infectious-diseases specialist kickstart conversations with a similar question and then ask, “Should I buy a gas mask and a space suit?” Calm down, people! Yes, Ebola is devastating, and it may continue to gnaw at Africa and the […]

These 11 Photos Capture The Strength Of Ebola Survivors

The Ebola epidemic has claimed over 2,400 lives in Liberia alone, a harrowing number that accounts for more than half of the outbreak’s total death toll according to the CDC. The New England Journal of Medicine estimates the current outbreak has a 70 percent mortality rate — but what of the 30 percent who survive? […]

Rational altruism against Ebola

It may seem surprising that there has been a deluge of international press coverage of the recent outbreak of Ebolavirus: In fact, this disease where it does occur, unlike many others, starting with cholera, causes many fewer deaths. Its media impact, though, is justified on the basis of its appalling aspect, by the absence of […]

Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. October 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) In this week’s address, the President discussed what the United States is doing to respond to Ebola, both here at home and abroad, and the key facts Americans need to […]

Q&A on America’s Response to Ebola

As the Ebola situation continues to develop both at home and abroad, President Obama’s first priority is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of the American people. At his direction, the Administration is taking an aggressive, whole-of-government approach to marshal all of our expertise and resources to detect, isolate and treat Ebola […]

7 Tips to Coping With Ebola Phobia: Keeping Perspective Is Key

When we are faced with crisis situations of this magnitude, we get anxious and excessively worry that our sense of safety and security is threatened. We become fearful for ourselves and for our loved ones. For many of us this anxiety and worry is manageable, but for others it can become debilitating. Here are some […]

Frontier Airlines President Says Nurse On Flights May Have Been At More Advanced Stage Of Ebola Than Thought

DENVER (AP) — The president of Frontier Airlines says a nurse who was on flights between Dallas and Cleveland and who later tested positive for Ebola may have been at a more advanced stage of the illness than previously thought. Barry Biffle emailed employees Friday about the findings by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Weekly Address: What You Need to Know About Ebola

In this week’s address, the President discussed what the United States is doing to respond to Ebola, both here at home and abroad, and the key facts Americans need to know. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the […]

Dallas Health Care Worker Who Handled Specimen From Ebola Victim Quarantined On Cruise Ship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials say a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man from Liberia who died of the disease is on a Caribbean cruise ship where she has self-quarantined and is being monitored for any signs of infection. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki (SAH’-kee) says in […]

The President Meets on the U.S. Response to Ebola

On October 16, 2014, President Obama meet with members of his team coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About Our Response to Ebola Right Now:

President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press after a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Today, a health care worker from Dallas was transferred to Emory University Hospital for treatment after contracting the […]

Cleveland Area Schools Cancel Classes Over Ebola Concerns

Fearful of Ebola, two schools in suburban Cleveland have canceled classes on Thursday, Q13 Fox reported. Solon Middle School and Parkside Elementary School were closed as a precaution because an unnamed middle school staffer reportedly flew on the Frontier Airlines plane that a Dallas nurse previously used, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported. Amber Joy […]

President Obama Provides an Update on the U.S. Response to Ebola

On October 15, 2014, President Obama met with his Cabinet officials and CDC Director Tom Frieden to discuss the government’s response to Ebola. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick […]

Second Health Care Worker At Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Tests Positive For Ebola

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has tested positive for Ebola, the Texas Department of State Health Services announced early Wednesday. The unidentified health care worker treated Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who tested positive for the disease on Sept. 30. Duncan was the first person to have been […]

Jon Stewart Finds Sanity-Resistant Strain Of Ebola Fear In Congress

The media is in a full-scale panic over Ebola, even though experts say there’s no reason for most people to worry. “So we’ve heard from experts who say this is a dangerous but manageable situation,” Jon Stewart said on “The Daily Show” on Tuesday night. “Now let’s hear from the opposite of an expert: A […]

Calling All Innovators to Help Fight Ebola

Health workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) wait to enter the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia on Sept. 22, 2014. PPE is their primary protection, but it is also the greatest source of stress. (by Morgana Wingard, USAID) Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Agency for International Development's blog. See […]

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC Journalist, Issues Statement After Reportedly Breaking Ebola Quarantine

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC’s chief medical editor and correspondent who was recently exposed to the Ebola virus, issued a statement on Monday night after reportedly breaking quarantine, NJ.com said. The 62-year-old journalist was in Liberia covering the latest outbreak in West Africa when she and other NBC crew members were exposed to Ebola. Ashoka Mukpo, […]

United Nations Medical Worker Infected With Ebola In Liberia Dies In Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite “intensive medical procedures,” a German hospital said Tuesday. The St. Georg hospital in Leipzig said the 56-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died overnight of the infection. It released no further details and did not […]

Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director

BETHESDA, Md. — As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of the disease at home, one of the country’s top health officials says a vaccine likely would have already been discovered were it not for budget cuts. Dr. Francis Collins, […]

Preparing America’s Hospitals, Health Care Facilities, and Health Care Providers for Ebola

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "CDC Director Blog." See the original post here. Since the first appearance of Ebola in West Africa earlier this year, CDC has been working to prepare the American health care system for the diagnosis and safe care of a patient with Ebola […]

‘Ebola Dog’ Excalibur May Be Euthanized In Spain As Animal Lovers Rally Under #Salvemosaexcalibur Banner

A dog belonging to the Spanish nurse suffering from the Ebola virus may soon be euthanized, an animal lovers have launched an last-ditch campaign on social media to save the pet under the #salvemosaexcalibur hashtag. The mixed-breed dog, named Excalibur, belongs to Javier Limon Romero and Teresa Romero Ramos, both in quarantine after Ramos was […]

The President Meets with Senior Staff to Discuss the U.S. Response to Ebola

Watch on YouTube This afternoon, President Obama met with his senior health, homeland security, and national security advisors to review the United States' response to the Ebola epidemic. The participants discussed the Ebola case in Dallas, Texas; the United States' broader preparedness plans; and both domestic and international efforts to contain and end the epidemic. […]

President Obama Provides an Update on the Ebola Outbreak

On October 6, 2014, President Obama was briefed on the Ebola outbreak in the U.S. and abroad, and provided an update on the U.S. preparedness and response to the epidemic. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising […]

Ebola Patient in Dallas Hospital Takes Turn for Worse

CDC chief notes challenge supporting vital functions while patient’s immune system fights the virus healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

How Ebola Sped Out Of Control

Tom Frieden remembers the young woman with the beautiful hair, dyed a rusty gold and braided meticulously, elaborately, perhaps by someone who loved her very much. She was lying facedown, half off the mattress. She had been dead for hours, and flies had found the bare flesh of her legs. Healthy Living – The Huffington […]

Crews Race To Contain Ebola In Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — A hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient was staying when he got sick, while public-health officials cut by half the number of people being monitored for any symptoms of the deadly disease. Hours later, the family that was living in the apartment was moved to a […]

Travel Information Wasn’t Communicated In Dallas Ebola Case Due To Electronic Health Record Flaw

Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan did tell a hospital nurse that he had been in Africa when he first visited the hospital with a fever and other symptoms, but due to a flaw in the hospital’s electronic health record workflows, that travel history was not communicated to physicians at the hospital, according to newly […]

Despite Concerns, CDC Says It Has No Plans To Amp Up Ebola Screenings At U.S. Airports

News of the first Ebola diagnosis made on U.S. soil prompted many to question if officials should be doing more to prevent sick individuals from entering the country. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has no plans to amp up Ebola screenings at U.S. airports, and as the infected patient seems to demonstrate, […]

How Hospitals Should Prepare For A Potential Ebola Patient

Back in August, it only took Mt. Sinai Hospital workers in New York seven minutes to isolate and start treating a man who they suspected of having Ebola. Other U.S. hospitals have also speedily screened and tested suspected Ebola patients, all without incident. The contrast between those other hospitals’ responses and the actions of workers […]

Ebola Survivor Dr. Ada Igonoh Shares Her Story

Although more than 2,600 victims have died in the largest Ebola outbreak in history, one woman’s story of survival could be a sign of hope for those that are still battling the illness. Dr. Ada Igonoh contracted Ebola in Nigeria after treating Patrick Sawyer, an American who died of the disease in July, the head […]

Sierra Leone On Lockdown For Second Day In Attempt To Contain Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks, officials said most of Sierra Leone’s 6 million […]

A Major Increase in Our Response to the Ebola Outbreak

Watch on YouTube This afternoon, during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, President Obama spoke on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and announced a major increase in our efforts to help the international community fight the outbreak. While starting off by reiterating that the chances of an […]

Obama To Send 3,000 Military Forces To Fight Ebola In West Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. […]

American Ebola Patient Gets Appetite Back

Doctors at Nebraska hospital where Dr. Rick Sacra is being treated said he has eaten ice cream healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced […]

Novel Ebola Vaccine Shows Potential in Monkey Trial

Findings prompted start of first human trial of vaccine last week, officials say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the […]

Lack of Protective Gear Leaves Medics at Risk in Ebola Outbreak: Study

Researchers report shortages of gloves, masks existed in Liberia, Sierra Leone years before latest epidemic healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

Kent Brantley, U.S. Missionary Doctor, Discharged After Recovering From Ebola

(RNS) An American doctor treated for Ebola, Kent Brantly, was discharged from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital Thursday (Aug. 21). Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, was discharged Tuesday (Aug. 19). “God saved my life,” said Brantly, looking gaunt, at a press conference Thursday, at which the room applauded his appearance. He thanked his medical team […]

WHO: West Africa Ebola Death Toll Passes 1,200

(Reuters) – Cases in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria. The WHO said it was working with the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure food delivery to 1 million people living […]

Miguel Pajares Dies: Spanish Missionary Was Infected With Ebola Virus In Liberia

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital, authorities said. Spain’s Health Ministry said a day earlier that it had obtained a course of the U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug ZMapp to treat Father Miguel Pajares, 75. Pajares died Tuesday at Carlos III Hospital, the hospital and […]

What We Need to Learn From the Ebola Epidemic

Luckily, the two Americans who received ZMapp, the new experimental drug for Ebola, seem to be improving, which holds great promise and hope for thousands of other people but also raises broader ethical issues and questions. The virus was first discovered by scientists in 1976, and several outbreaks of Ebola in the developing world killed […]

WHO: Ebola Outbreak Is A Public Health Emergency

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. It is the largest and longest outbreak ever recorded of Ebola, which has a death rate of about 50 percent and has so […]

WHO: Ebola Outbreak Is A Public Health Emergency

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. It is the largest and longest outbreak ever recorded of Ebola, which has a death rate of about 50 percent and has so […]

American Doctor In Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is […]

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