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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

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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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(Reuters) - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient. U.S. hospitals have over the years come under criticism for undertaking measures that prolong dying rather than improve patients' quality of ...

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Oct 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE HILL: The second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola appears to have beaten the virus while receiving care at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The nurse, Amber Vinson, is "regaining strength" and health officials are "no longer able to detect virus in her body," her mother said in a statement. The announcement makes Vinson the ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Vocativ: Rwanda is not cool with the fact that the U.S. and Spain have Ebola. Not cool at all. The African nation about 2,600 miles east of Liberia hasn’t had a reported case of Ebola yet. Perhaps that spotless record is why its government announced Tuesday that it will screen all Americans and Spaniards trying ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNN) -- Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo no longer has the Ebola virus in his bloodstream and will be allowed to leave Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said Tuesday. "Just got my results," Mukpo tweeted. "3 consecutive days negative. Ebola free and feeling so blessed. I fought and won, with lots of help. Amazing feeling." The 33-year-old was ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

A screenshot from a video of a triatomine, or "kissing bug," that transmits Chagas Disease. (YOUTUBE) Via FOX NEWS LATINO: As the world continues to grapple with the Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa, there's growing concern about another invasive disease whose origin is much closer to home. Chagas – along with its cousins Dengue Fever and ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: The Obama administration announced Tuesday that all U.S.-bound travelers from three Ebola-stricken African countries will be required to fly into one of five airports that are conducting additional screening. The change comes as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle call for a travel ban from those countries -- Liberia, Sierra Leone and ...

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