Monitored Person Cleared of Ebola Risk

MEDFORD, Ore. — A person in Jackson County who was under monitoring for potential Ebola risk has now been cleared by county health officials. Jackson County Health and Human Services said Friday that a Person Under Monitoring (PUM) has now successfully completed their 21 days of surveillance and are no longer at risk for developing … Continue reading »

2nd Ebola Patient in the U.S. Dies

OMAHA, Ne. – A surgeon being treated for the Ebola virus in Nebraska has died. According to the hospital, Dr. Martin Salia died early Monday morning as a result of advanced symptoms of the disease. He was flown to Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in critical condition Saturday. Doctors said Salia’s advanced symptoms included kidney … Continue reading »

Local Ebola Response Training Continues

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon hospitals continue to prepare for an Ebola outbreak. They say despite the fact that no patients remain in the country, a single lapse in protocol could take more lives. A fifth of a teaspoon of contaminated body fluid can contain 10 billion Ebola virus particles. Because of that extreme hazard, health … Continue reading »

Facebook Helps the Fight to Cure Ebola

MANLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook is launching a campaign to raise money to help groups fighting Ebola. Founder Mark Zuckerberg personally donated 25 million dollars to the cause. His money went to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help battle the deadly virus. Now, he wants to make it easier for other to donate … Continue reading »

Monitoring for Ebola in Jackson County

MEDFORD, Ore.– Jackson County Health Officials announced they are monitoring a person for Ebola symptoms Monday. They said the person recently returned from Africa, but did not have any contact with an Ebola patient. They said the person is low-risk and currently not showing any symptoms. These procedures are standard for anyone returning from the affected areas. Health officials will not confirm whether … Continue reading »

New York Responds to Doctor with Ebola

NEW YORK, NY (CNN) — New York City’s health commissioner has confirmed that Dr. Craig Spencer has tested positive for Ebola. Spencer recently spent time in West Africa, considered Ground Zero for the Ebola outbreak. The 33-year-old was recently treating patients in Guinea. On Thursday, he began feeling fever, nausea, pain and fatigue — all … Continue reading »

Major Donations to Help Ebola Fight

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. – Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said he is pledging $100 million dollars to battle the Ebola virus. The announcement comes as a New York City doctor is in isolation after testing positive for the virus. According to Allen, the money will be used to train doctors in Massachusetts, and to build special … Continue reading »

NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

(CNN) — A ‘Doctors Without Borders’ physician in New York has tested positive for Ebola. 33-year-old Craig Spencer returned from West Africa about 10 days ago and started feeling sick Wednesday night. Thursday morning, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for testing. On Thursday, officials went door-to-door in spencer’s neighborhood, talking to neighbors … Continue reading »

President: National Guard for Ebola

(CNN) — President Obama has signed an executive order authorizing the National Guard and reservists to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More than 500 troops are already in the region and the pentagon currently has the authority to send up to 4,000. An administration official says while there … Continue reading »

Local Hospitals Prepare for Ebola

MEDFORD, Ore. – Jackson County health officials are preparing for what they say is a possible, but very unlikely, Ebola outbreak. The department held a news conference Thursday to address the issue. Meanwhile local health systems like Asante Rogue Regional and La Clinica are putting together personal protective equipment and holding role-play scenarios to prepare … Continue reading »

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