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Now Confirmed case of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Uganda

BUT WHAT IS IT? A 9-year-old boy in Uganda has tested positive for a potentially life-threatening disease called Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, according to news reports. But what is this disease, and how is it different from other hemorrhagic fevers, like Ebola? A few days ago (Jan. 15), health [...]

All about the new Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first in that country since 2014. By May 12, at least nine people were suspected of being infected, and three had died. The outbreak has raised alarms about the [...]

Nine people in Birmingham being monitored after possible Ebola exposure

UPDATED 10:37 PM CDT Aug 04, 2015 A patient exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital Tuesday night, and multiple Birmingham rescue workers and civilians are being quarantined after coming into contact with that patient. Officials said the patient is [...]

Potential Ebola patient, 4, quarantined at Hackensack University Medical Center

  EXCLUSIVE REPORT: A 4-year-old potential Ebola patient from was being kept overnight as a precaution at Hackensack University Medical Center after his temperature shot to 103 degrees during a flight to Newark International Airport from New Guinea, CLIFFVIEW PILOT has learned. The boy’s [...]

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 [...]

CDC is covering up 1,400 potential Ebola cases in US, acclaimed journalist reveals

  A noted investigative journalist says the American people are still not being kept up to speed about the dangers of possible spread of Ebola in the country, and that the government’s chief agency for handling such emergencies is the primary culprit. In a recent interview with Fox News‘ Media [...]

Brown on LifeNet Ebola strike team

Brown on LifeNet Ebola strike team Since the Ebola scare has hit the U.S., LifeNet emergency ambulance services has established new protocol to screen for and respond appropriately to possible Ebola patients. LifeNet Operations Manager for Red River County, Clifton Brown, serves on that Ebola [...]

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 [...]

Now California: Stanford ER surgeon being monitored on return from Liberia

A Stanford Hospital emergency room physician and disaster preparedness leader who returned to the United States from Liberia late Friday night is being monitored by public health officials in San Mateo County for the possibility that he contracted Ebola while treating patients there A Stanford [...]

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 [...]

CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

1 OF 13. A mask-wearing man, who refused to give his name, walks past an apartment building where a child was taken the the hospital to be tested for Ebola in the Bronx borough of New York October 27, 2014. (Reuters) – Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines [...]

NJ, NY order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

NEW YORK – Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa. The [...]

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 [...]
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