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A very Deadly ‘Ebola-like’ plague shakes Jamaica…

…As 8-year-old boy dies of ‘internal bleeding’ fever. A rare and deadly disease that causes severe internal bleeding has tragically killed an eight-year-old boy in Jamaica. Dr. Christopher Tufton, Jamaica’s health minister, said the boy was killed by dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) – a lethal viral [...]

WHO UPDATE: Suspected EBOLA cases reach FIVE sites in DR Congo province

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there are now 37 suspected cases of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while another person has died, bringing the total number of fatalities to four. The latest updated situation report says that new suspected cases were reported in [...]

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 [...]
Heightened screen for people coming from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak are becoming commonplace as the virus continues to spread, October 26, 2014. — Reuters pic

Australia quarantines suspected teen Ebola patient

Heightened screen for people coming from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak are becoming commonplace as the virus continues to spread, October 26, 2014. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Oct 26 — Australian authorities said today a teenager was in isolation in hospital and undergoing tests for Ebola [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Whistleblower nurse: I would do anything and everything not to be a patient there

Nurse Briana Aguirre works at Texas Presbyterian Hospital, though her future there is now uncertain. That’s because she is speaking out about what she says she’s seen and experienced during the treatment of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan and others. She speaks to Anderson with her attorney Bob [...]

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 [...]

Solon closes two schools Thursday as Ebola precaution

The closing of both schools is a willing precaution to allow both buildings to be disinfected. (Photo: WKYC-TV) An e-mail sent to parents by the school district said they learned a Solon Middle School staff member may have traveled aboard the same airplane, though not the same [...]
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