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EBOLA SPREADING: INFECTIONS UP 800% IN LAST WEEK, OFFICIALS RACE TO TRACK DOWN 400 POSSIBLE CONTACTS

  Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus. Their efforts appear to have failed. The contagion continues to spread, and though it’s nowhere near the 11,000 [...]

Ebola tests negative for Birmingham patient, family members, firefighters

  on August 05, 2015 at 9:09 AM, updated August 05, 2015 at 11:08 AM   A patient exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms tested negative for the virus, authorities confirmed this morning. Six Birmingham Fire and Rescue firefighters quarantined overnight have also been released after the test results, [...]

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 [...]

Ebola Outbreak 2014 Latest News: ‘Ebola czar’ Ron Klain to exit by March 1, White House to decide whether replacement necessary

Facebook photo by Martin Zinggl/MSF Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) issued a statement Oct. 24 confirming Dr. Craig Spencer of New York City has been diagnosed with Ebola and affirmed the organization has strict guidelines in place for its staff members returning from Ebola [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Patient being tested for Ebola in the Mid-South in stable condition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A patient in the Mid-South is in isolation and being tested for Ebola at Methodist University Hospital is in stable condition. Officials tell us the isolated area is separate from the main hospital on Methodist University Hospital Campus. Methodist University Hospital released the [...]

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 [...]

2 PASSENGERS FROM LIBERIA MONITORED AT CHICAGO HOSPITALS AS PART OF EBOLA SCREENING PROCESS

Emergency crews took one adult and one child who traveled to the U.S. from Liberia to local hospitals after they got sick on their flights. A child who threw up on the plane and a man with nausea were taken to hospitals as a precaution after being screened for Ebola at O’Hare [...]

FEMA Conducting Pandemic Drills Amidst Ebola Crisis

In yet another curious coincidence surrounding the recent Ebola crisis, it appears that FEMA has been preparing for the appearance of a pandemic of deadly disease in the near future all along. As part of the FEMA Pandemic Exercise Series: PANDEMIC ACCORD: 2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity [...]

WARNING: A MASSIVE GOVERNMENT SOLICITATION COULD CAUSE A SHORTAGE OF PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, GLOVES, MASKS

The National Institute of Health has placed a massive order for protective clothing and supplies that could make it impossible for you to procure your own gear. And by massive, I mean a year’s supply for employees of facilities across the country, replenished throughout the year no matter [...]

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 [...]

UN: We Botched Response to the Ebola Outbreak

Medical staff in protective gear escort Nina Pham, exiting the ambulance, to a nearby aircraft at Love Field, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of [...]
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