Source: www.pbs.org – Monday, October 13, 2014 Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas confirmed. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images BREAKING: Records given to the AP show about 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient. — The Associated Press (@AP) October 13, 2014 About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient to die in the U.S., according to the Associated Press. The medical team’s involvement included drawing Duncan’s blood, putting tubes down his throat, wiping up his diarrhea, analyzing his urine and wiping his saliva. Among the group was Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while taking care of Duncan. AP says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not established the exact number of people who had contact with Duncan. During a press conference earlier today, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said: “If this one individual was infected — and we don’t know how — within the isolation unit, then it is possible that other individuals could have been infected as well. We do not today have a number of such exposed people or potentially exposed health care workers. It’s a relatively large number, we think in the end.” The post About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient appeared first on PBS NewsHour .
Source: www.mediaite.com – Friday, October 10, 2014 With every devastating event comes the inevitable crackpot theory about who knew what and when, and today’s fun theory comes via the internet: The Simpsons predicted the Ebola outbreak. How do we know this?! Well, during one of the 554+ episodes ever written for the show, The Simpsons made a throwaway joke about Ebola (a children’s book called Curious George and the Ebola Virus ). And according to YouTube person Thecontroversy7, the 1997 episode foretold the Ebola outbreak thusly: “check out the date the episode aired October 19 that is 911 in reverse – this is a marvelous video – great research – great work – also 1997 that is “8” which is the Ebola virus 911 – 8. “no coincidence there baby!!!!” he added: Is there something we are not being told? Is it by pure chance & coincidence that the Simpsons would do predictive programming? There has been numerous predictions from The Simpsons which revealed futuristic events which came to pass. What of the Ebola recurrence in 2014? Is it planned or is it just by natural means? Ebola was not in the 90’s, but it happened long ago in the mid 70’s… But The Simpsons reveal in late 90’s Ebola virus… Interesting right? By that logic, Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad was in on the conspiracy, too : Jesse Pinkman: When you say it’s contamination. I mean, I’m thinking like… an ebola leak or something. Walter White: Ebola. Jesse Pinkman: Yeah, it’s a disease on the Discovery Channel where all your
Source: www.theblaze.com – Monday, October 06, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they’ve secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how good the triage staff is at identifying and isolating possible cases. A small hospital in the Ohio countryside has hung up signs, imploring patients to let nurses know if they have traveled recently to West Africa. FILE – This Oct. 3, 3014, file photo, shows an isolation room that could be used to quarantine an Ebola patient at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. The hospital has put together an action plan and staff will be going through training to deal with the possibility of an Ebola virus infected patient. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Doug Strickland, File) And one of the nation’s largest ambulance companies has written step-by-step instructions on how to wrap the interior of a rig with plastic sheeting while transporting a patient. Ebola has yet to infect a single person on U.S. soil — the one confirmed case here involves a man who contracted the virus overseas. But health care providers are worried enough that they are taking a variety of precautions. — Read more stories from TheBlaze Woman Interrupts Restaurant Patrons With Tears and Screams, ‘This Isn’t Food, It’s Violence!’ — Wait Until You See Why Here’s the Picture Involving Two Children That Atheists Are Demanding Officials Remove From a School — and the District’s Bold Response
Source: www.dailykos.com – Friday, October 03, 2014 Thom Tillis Here's a good sign a candidate has lost faith in his message: when he starts talking about every new headline. Witness North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis, who in recent days has tried out Ebola and the Secret Service as … attacks on Sen. Kay Hagan. In both instances, the criticism made essentially the same point: The president can't keep America safe. "How on earth can you protect the nation if you can't protect the White House?" he asked, according to an account of his speech Wednesday. That might be a compelling argument against electing the Secret Service, but the president would seem to be more sinned against than sinning in this case, and what Hagan has to do with it is a total mystery. In a statement Thursday about Ebola, he said "it makes absolutely no sense to risk more cases" by allowing travel to the West African countries. "It's time for Washington to take action to protect the American people," he asserted. Too bad he didn't just ask "How on earth can you protect the nation if you can't personally defeat a virus?" That at least would have been obviously humorous. In any case, it's not as simple as banning flights from West Africa—the Texas Ebola patient flew first from Liberia to Brussels , and then to the United States. But again, what is Hagan supposed to do about Ebola? Especially given that it's been Republicans cutting the budget at the Centers for Disease Control. What Ebola and the Secret Servi
Source: hotair.com – Monday, September 29, 2014 Outbreak. What are they doing? Building tent hospitals in swamps, for one, after arriving at Liberia’s ghost town airport. The American military effort against history’s deadliest Ebola outbreak is taking shape in West Africa, but concerns are mounting that the pace isn’t fast enough to check a virus that is spreading at a terrifying clip. On […] Read this post »
Source: www.miamiherald.com – Monday, September 15, 2014 Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care.
Source: denver.cbslocal.com – Sunday, August 03, 2014 ATLANTA (AP/CBS4) — A second American medical missionary stricken with the often deadly Ebola virus is expected to be flown Tuesday to the U.S. for treatment, following a colleague who was admitted over the weekend to Emory University Hospital’s infectious disease unit. Top American public health officials continue to emphasize that treating Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly in the U.S. poses no risks to the public as West Africa grapples with its worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. Writebol is an Evergreen High School graduate whose family now lives in North Carolina. Nancy Writebol (credit: sim.org) “The plain truth is that we can stop Ebola,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking Sunday on ABC’s “This Week. “We know how to control it: hospital infection control and stopping it at the source in Africa.” Brantley and Writebol served on the same medical mission team that was treating Ebola patients in Liberia. Also spreading in Guinea and Sierra Leone, the outbreak has infected more than 1,300 people in West Africa, killing at least 729 of them. Liberian officials said a medical evacuation plane would transport Writebol to the United States early Tuesday. Information Minister Lewis Brown told The Associated Press that the flight was expected to leave West Africa between at 1 a.m. and 1.30 a.m. local time Tuesday. Brantly arrived Saturday under the same protocol, fl
Source: reason.com – Thursday, July 31, 2014 Before the House voted, largely along party lines, to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) suggested on the House floor yesterday that the lawsuit against the president was a "veiled attempt" at impeachment and claimed Democrats never tried to impeach President Bush even though he "pushed" America into the Iraq War. In fact, Rep. Lee co-sponsored a bill to impeach Bush in 2008. Democrats continue to use the threat of impeachment, suggested by Democrats, to raise money and political support. In a town hall meeting yesterday, Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) warned that the state government won't be able to meet all of its pensions obligations. The Peace Corps is evacuating from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone over concerns about the ongoing Ebola outbreak while Doctors Without Borders warns the epidemic is out of control. Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a U.N. school in Gaza . A government spokesperson said he was sure Israel would apologize if it finds it was responsible for the attack. Prosecutors in China have formally charged with "separatism" a Beijing-based Uighur professor who disappeared with seven students seven months ago, although there was no mention of the students. George Bush will be writing a book about his father, George Bush . Follow Reason and Reason 24/7 on Twitter, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you— sign up here .