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Unique retinal scar identified in Ebola survivors

Steptoe PJ, et al. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017;doi:10.3201/eid2307.161608. Unique retinal lesions have been observed in some survivors of Ebola virus infection, according to a study. In a case-control prospective study, University of Liverpool researchers compared retinal images of 82 Ebola virus [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

US military converting transport planes to carry wave of infected Ebola victims to the United States

  It seems in the age of Obama that the U.S. military is slowly making the transformation from the planet’s most powerful fighting force to one giant charity provider. As most Americans know, the president has ordered thousands of U.S. troops to Ebola-plagued West Africa, a move that critics have [...]

Nurse with Ebola ‘exposure’ to be admitted to NIH hospital

The National Institutes of Health “expects to admit a patient with exposure to the Ebola virus” later Thursday into its facility in Bethesda, Maryland, “for observation and to enroll in a clinical protocol,” the NIH said. The patient is an American nurse who volunteered at an Ebola treatment unit [...]

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 [...]

Ebola death toll rises to 5,459; Cuban doctor ‘stable’

A man walks by a mural with health instructions on treating the Ebola virus, in Monrovia, November 18, 2014. (Reuters) – The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Ebola patient in France in stable condition

French Health Minister Marisol Touraine Monday said a UN worker being treated for Ebola in Paris was in stable condition. Speaking to France Inter radio, Touraine said the worker, who was being treated in Paris at the request of the World Health Organization (WHO), was receiving the best possible [...]

‘Post-Ebola Syndrome’ Persists After Virus Is Cured, Doctor Says

Healthcare workers load a man, center, onto a ambulance as he is suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Sept. 24, 2014. Tanya Bindra/AP Photo West Africans fortunate to survive Ebola may go on to develop what’s being called “post-Ebola syndrome,” [...]
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‘Entire villages disappeared’: Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone ‘underreported’

  Reuters / Susana Vera Ebola’s toll on Sierra Leone is much greater than previously thought, with entire villages killed off by the virus. This means up to 20,000 people could have succumbed to the disease by now, a senior coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) believes. According [...]

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 [...]
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