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 »

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 »

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