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 »

No Ebola Concerns at PDX

PORTLAND, Ore.– Health officials said there is no concern over the boy who showed up at the Portland International Airport on Wednesday, vomiting on a flight from Africa. Other sources are reporting that the boy likely vomited because he ate too much junk food, and had no signs of fever or other symptoms. After a … Continue reading »

Ebola Contacts May be Added to List

(CNN) — Flying out of Dallas on a specially-equipped jet, the woman who tested positive for Ebola, this week, landed in Atlanta wearing a protective suit, covered head to toe as she was loaded onto an ambulance to be taken to the CDC. It was a very different experience from her flight earlier this week. … Continue reading »

New Ebola Case Diagnosed in Texas

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A second health care worker has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, and CDC officials say she was on a plane the day before she started showing symptoms. Amber Vinson, 29, treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas and then contracted the Ebola virus. “This is a heroic person, … Continue reading »

Experimental Ebola Vaccine In Tests

(CNN) — An experimental Ebola vaccine from Canada is starting clinical trials on humans in the United States. The vaccine is being tested on healthy individuals today to see how well it works, what the side effects might be and what the proper dosage is. Studies in primates show this vaccine works both to prevent … Continue reading »

Texas Hospital Confirms 2nd Ebola Case

CNN (Oct. 12, 2014) — A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the hospital said in a statement. Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, … Continue reading »

New Airport Screenings for Ebola

(CNN) — Enhanced screening for Ebola began today at New York’s JFK Airport. The additional protection includes checking passengers for symptoms, asking them questions about their travel history, and taking their temperatures with non-contact infrared thermometers. This is in addition to screenings passengers receive before board flights headed to the U.S. The goal is to … Continue reading »

World Response to Ebola Increases

(CNN) — The world’s political and financial leaders are scrambling to protect their countries and assets from Ebola. This as medical scientists work on a vaccine and treatment to protect people. A Texas clinic where a sheriff’s deputy was treated for possible Ebola-like symptoms is now closed. The clinic is set to undergo a deep … Continue reading »

Ebola in Liberia Suspends Election Dates

(CNN) — Ebola is the main focus in Liberia and it’s halting the political process. The President of Liberia suspended Senatorial Elections, so that the country could focus on containing the virus. Liberians were scheduled to vote next week. But politicians fear many will not go to the polls, because of Ebola concerns. No new … Continue reading »

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