Posts tagged Amber Vinson

The Ebola outbreak in Texas is about to end.

As of midnight Friday, it will have been 21 days since anyone got Ebola or was in contact with someone who got Ebola. “God willing, we are going to be Ebola-free Friday midnight,” said Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the elected official who oversaw the county’s response to its three-person [...]

So Much for Ebola: U.S. Loses Interest in Virus as Cases Dwindle

  In the past ten days the U.S. has lost interest in the virus that recently dominated headlines and threatened to metastasize across the 2014 midterm election. Less than two weeks ago the presence of a case in New York City augured to some the pivotal moment when the virus leapt from some Dallas [...]

Family: Dallas nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus

FORT WORTH — Who would have thought a disease in West Africa would hit North Texas over and over and over again? “It’s been really sobering and eye-opening,” said Fort Worth resident Hannah Behrens. Wednesday night, Fort Worth’s religious communities gathered to pray for the well-being [...]

TWO UNDER QUARANTINE, EIGHT BEING ACTIVELY MONITORED IN SUMMIT COUNTY

Akron — There are still no confirmed cases of Ebola in Summit County, health officials said Oct. 21. During a Summit County Public Health media phone conference update, Commissioner Gene Nixon said two people are currently under quarantine in Summit County; eight people are receiving active [...]

Ebola Outbreak 2014 News Update, Watchlist & Death Toll: Spanish Nurse Aide, Nebraska Cameraman Cleared; Texas Nurses in ‘Good Condition’

(Photo : Getty) The only Ebola patient confined in Nebraska Medical Center, Ashoka Mukpo, has been declared free from the virus on Tuesday. The freelance cameraman tweeted, “Recovering from Ebola is a truly humbling feeling. Too many are not as fortunate and lucky as I’ve been. I’m very happy [...]

More than 100 monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio

(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A total of 116 people are being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio following the visit from a Dallas nurse who treated the first patient to die of the virus in the United States and later tested positive herself, health officials said [...]

Time has come to quarantine Dallas Presbyterian workers

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings speaks, calling Ebola a “scourge,” during a special vigil service Wednesday for those affected by the disease. (DMN Staff Photo) Update at 3:30 p.m.: I may think a quarantine is necessary for the 75 health workers who have so far been Ebola-free, but the county — and [...]

Ebola search expands in Ohio

Police keep watch on a home, Oct. 16, 2014, in Tallmadge, Ohio, where Amber Joy Vinson stayed over the weekend before flying home to Dallas. AP COLUMBUS, Ohio — Health officials expanded their search for people who may have had contact with a Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola to include another [...]

Travel ban for Texas health care workers in Ebola case

A health care worker who may have handled a specimen from the Liberian man who died from Ebola in Dallas, is currently on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The U.S. government is working to get her and her husband back home. (Photo: Tony Gutierrez, AP) 497CONNECT 146TWEETLINKEDIN [...]

Texas Hospital Director ‘Deeply Sorry’ for ‘Mistakes’

BY MAGGIE FOX AND ERIN MCCLAM An official at the Dallas hospital where two nurses contracted Ebola told Congress on Thursday that emergency staff were not trained this summer on how to handle the virus, despite warnings from health officials about the outbreak in West Africa. The official, Dr. [...]

Matt Drudge Tweets Dire Warning: “Self-Quarantine”

The world’s leading news aggregator always stays on top of the most important stories in the world. With over a billion monthly visitors to his web site atDrudgeReport.com, it’s why thousands of media organizations follow his every post. Though seemingly a private person, there is no doubt that [...]

NURSE SAYS HOSPITAL SHOULD BE ‘ASHAMED’ OF EBOLA RESPONSE

ABC NEWS A Dallas nurse said today that the administrators of the hospital where two colleagues contracted Ebola should be “ashamed” that they asked the women to “undertake this huge, monumental task” of treating an Ebola patient without the proper equipment and training. Brianna [...]

From a bridal shop to an Ebola ward: Who is Amber Vinson?

By Dana Ford, CNN (CNN) — Over the weekend, Amber Vinson was in Ohio to plan her wedding. Today, the 29-year-old nurse is hospitalized in Atlanta, fighting the Ebola virus. What a difference a few days can make. Vinson is the only the second person known to have contracted the deadly [...]
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