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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Obama doesn't want health care workers to not volunteer to go to Africa to work on Ebola patients because they don't want to be quarantined when they get back... Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Chris Christie was forced on Monday to allow a nurse being kept in a tent in a hospital parking lot to go ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via BLOOMBERG: Virginia officials are considering whether to quarantine travelers from Ebola-stricken nations as three other states face criticism for deciding to go with protocols stricter than national guidelines. While Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has the authority to quarantine at-risk travelers, there’s been no decision to do so, according to spokesman Brian Coy. Illinois, New York and ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(Reuters) - Florida will require 21-day health monitoring of people returning to the state from Ebola-affected countries in Africa, Governor Rick Scott said, even though the state has no airports authorized to receive travelers from the three nations. Scott signed an executive order mandating twice-daily health evaluations of anyone who has come from Guinea, Liberia and ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Yeah..Forget About Protecting Americans From A Disease He Allowed In Via NY TIMES: The Obama administration has been pushing the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their decision ordering all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be quarantined, an administration official said on Sunday. But both governors, Andrew ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via USA TODAY: As more U.S. troops head to West Africa, the Pentagon is developing portable isolation units that can carry up to 12 Ebola patients for transport on military planes. The Pentagon says it does not expect it will need the units for 3,000 U.S. troops heading to the region to combat the virus because military ...

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Doctors treating New York City’s first Ebola patient have given the ailing doctor a transfusion of blood plasma from an aid worker who was infected with the deadly disease in West Africa and survived. Dr. Craig Spencer received the donated plasma Friday from Nancy Writebol, a health care worker with the Christian organization SIM. ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States ambassador to the United Nations is going to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak. A statement released late Saturday by the U.S. mission to the U.N. says Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "to draw attention to ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Dallas Morning News: Editor’s note: Kaci Hickox, a nurse with degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and the Johns Hopkins University, has been caring for Ebola patients while on assignment with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone. Upon her return to the U.S. on Friday, she was placed in quarantine at a New ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WSJ: New York City health officials were preparing Saturday to release the fiancée of a recently diagnosed Ebola patient to her Manhattan apartment where she will remain under quarantine. Morgan Dixon, 30 years old, was in close contact with Dr. Craig Spencer since he returned to his New York City home on Oct. 17 from treating ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Department of Veterans Affairs is promoting an administrator who advised against publicly disclosing a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak at its Pittsburgh hospital system, the agency told Congress. David Cord, deputy director of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System since June 2012, will become director of the Erie VA Medical Center within 60 days, the VA informed ...

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Oct 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via NY POST: An extraordinary number of Bellevue Hospital staffers called in sick on Friday rather than treat the city’s first Ebola patient — and those who showed up were terrified to enter his isolation chamber, sources told The Post. “The nurses on the floor are miserable with a ‘why me?’ attitude, scared to death and overworked ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday. "Her next stop was going to be here ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In the wake of the first confirmed Ebola virus case in New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey have set up a new screening system that goes above and beyond the guidelines already set up by federal officials. As CBS 2’s Alice Gainer reported, no other states have ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via GATEWAY PUNDIT: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted tweets tonight about the nation’s latest Ebola patient, New York City Doctor Craig Spencer. The two tweets described Spencer as having successfully passed through the CDC’s ‘enhanced screening’ for travelers from Ebola hot zones. Healthcare worker returned through JFK Airport on Oct. 17, participated in enhanced screening ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via TRUTH REVOLT: Police officers tasked with working the scene around the Manhattan apartment of Dr. Craig Spencer, diagnosed with Ebola yesterday, were caught on camera tossing the gloves and masks they used for their protection into public trash cans. One video (via the Daily Mail) shows two police officers discarding first the crime scene tape used ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

VIA NY TIMES: A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Officials on Thursday were looking into a possible Ebola case in New York City. Sources tell CBS 2 EMS crews picked up Dr. Craig Spencer just after noon Thursday. Sources told 1010 WINS he was rushed from a building on West 147th Street. “Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Officials are looking into a possible Ebola case in New York City. Sources tell CBS 2 EMS crews picked up a patient just after noon today. “Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” New York City officials said in a statement. “The patient is ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

BEIRUT – A Lebanese man who arrived in Beirut from West Africa believing he may have Ebola was reassured by doctors that he is disease free but was still taken into a hospital quarantine on Thursday as a practice run to check the country's preparedness, a health official said. The case initially raised concerns because ...

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