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CDC public health expert discusses U.S. response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Early diagnosis of Ebola is key to stopping its spread, according to a Centers for Disease Control public health expert. Dr. Jordan Tappero spoke at UNMC Monday about the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the U.S. public health response. As of last week, 14,804 cases of Ebola had been [...]

1 Iowan quarantined for ‘some risk’ of Ebola after traveling

    Public health officials in Iowa are closely watching one Iowan who has recently traveled to a West African country and was at “some risk” of being exposed to Ebola. As of Thursday, Nov. 6, the Iowa Department of Public Health said 12 travelers who had visited either Sierra Leone, Liberia or [...]

100 N.J. residents with no Ebola symptoms being monitored at home, state says

Nurse Kaci Hickox was briefly quarantined at University Hospital in Newark over fears that she may have had Ebola. (Photo by Patti Sapone / NJ Advance Media) TRENTON — There are “approximately 100” people in New Jersey who are under “active monitoring” for Ebola, although no one has shown [...]

Six people in Indiana being monitored for Ebola symptoms, state health officials say

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 29, 2014) – State health officials are monitoring six people in Indiana for Ebola symptoms in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All are considered low risk. Indiana was one of the first states to begin “direct active monitoring” of [...]

Testing negative for Ebola is meaningless; the virus is not detectable for up to six weeks

  (NaturalNews) It’s too bad that many of the people debating the Ebola quarantine issue don’t know anything about virology. So far, the focus on New York’s reversal of its Ebola quarantine rule has centered on a single repeated claim: “The nurse tested NEGATIVE for Ebola!” Therefore she should be [...]

Nurse, Tested Negative for Ebola, Criticizes Her Quarantine

 Ms. Hickox, 33, was placed in quarantine under a new policy announced on Friday by the governors of New York and New Jersey. All people entering the United States through Newark Liberty and Kennedy Airports will now be quarantined for 21 days if they had direct contact with Ebola patients in [...]

New York Officials Urge Calm Amid Ebola Diagnosis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Planned to Ride Subway; New Yorkers Express Anxiety or Nonchalance Physician Craig Spencer is the fourth patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., this time in New York City. WSJ’s Melanie West reports. Photo: AP New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo planned to ride the New [...]

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers’ fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day. “We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed” by the [...]

Texas Officials & Healthcare Workers say “Imminent Ebola Epidemic is a Certainty”

  Texas officials and healthcare workers from around the state are urgently warning friends and family that an “imminent Ebola epidemic is a certainty“. This is not a test. The above quote is drawn from a conversation between the author and a Texas healthcare professional with over 39 years of [...]

2nd Texas health worker with Ebola will be moved to Atlanta

By Josh Levs and Holly Yan, CNN Second Texas health care worker has Ebola  CNN) — [Breaking News update 1:16 p.m.] The first Dallas health care worker with Ebola, Nina Pham, is in “improved condition today,” and the second Dallas health care worker with Ebola is “ill but clinically [...]

UDPATE: PATIENT #3 SUSPECTED IN DALLAS: Nurse’s Boyfriend Quarantined

This is a developing story. Updates to come as more information becomes available. Various reports now making their way through social networks and alternative media sources claim that Nina Pham’s boyfriend may have been admitted to a Dallas-area hospital. It is not clear whether the individual [...]

Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

The emergency entrance to Texas Health Presbyterian hospital, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Hospital officials have said they are no longer accepting new patients at this time. A second healthcare worker who was caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for the [...]

Princeton health officer to provide update on Ebola quarantine of NBC crew, including Princeton resident

An image made available by the CDC shows the Ebola virus. Princeton Health Officer Jeffrey Grosser will update council Monday night about the mandatory quarantine issued Friday night for members of an NBC crew – including Princeton resident Dr. Nancy Snyderman – that was exposed to Ebola. (CDC [...]
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