Posts Tagged ‘Ebola’

WHO Suspects A Fourth Person Died Of Ebola In Congo

A fourth person is believed to have died of Ebola in an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday. The WHO first confirmed the discovery of the new outbreak on May 12, after a 39-year-old man who had died on his way to the hospital […]

WHO Confirms Second Ebola Case In Congo

The World Health Organization on Sunday confirmed a second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, following a recent outbreak of over a dozen other suspected cases this week. There are 19 suspected and confirmed cases in the outbreak so far, including three people who have died, WHO’s Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi told Reuters.  […]

We’ll Remember Cuba’s Ebola Compassion Long After Castro’s Death

While the Cuban government’s accomplishments and failures are still being tallied in the days following Fidel Castro’s death on Nov. 25, the island nation’s health care system is one achievement expected to stand the test of history.  One striking example of the country’s unique health footprint: For a nation with only 11 million people, Cuba […]

The Ebola Effect

The Ebola Effect A new super ebola virus has wiped out nearly the entire human race. Governments have collapsed. Cities have become graveyards filled with unspeakable horror. People have resorted to scavenging from the dead, or taking from the living. The entire industrialized world has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, decaying bodies, and feral […]

Ebola May Be Present in Semen for Year or More

And virus is more likely to be found in male survivors older than 40, researchers report healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Responding To The Zika Outbreak

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Georgetown University’s Daniel Lucey and Lawrence Gostin about the global response to the Zika virus. The World Health Organization was widely criticized for delays and mismanagement in its response to the Ebola crisis that ravaged three West […]

Teen Girl’s Disturbing Murder Highlights Ebola Aftershocks In Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Aug 21 (Reuters) — Senior ministers and U.N. officials joined hundreds of women in a beachfront, candlelit protest in Sierra Leone’s capital as the killing of a 17-year-old girl highlighted a rise in violent crime in a country ravaged by Ebola. The protest followed a spate of murders in the West African country, where […]

Amygdala Politics: Will ISIS Be 2016’s Ebola?

LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green With Matalin interviewing Nader in a surprising love-fest, we air our 200th show. Mary & Ron Reagan ask: a) is Geller a Paul Revere or arsonist hiding behind the 1st Amendmen? b) will “ISIS is Here!” become the rallying cry of the Right? Then: Oh God, it’s Huckabee! *Geller & […]

Liberia Finally Free Of Ebola After Weeks Without New Cases, World Health Organization Says

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia is now free of Ebola after going 42 days – twice the maximum incubation period for the deadly disease – without any new cases, the World Health Organization announced on Saturday. While celebrating the milestone, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Saturday told The Associated Press the damage wrought by the […]

Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Tells Grads Why He Didn’t Feel Like A Failure When He Lost Patients

Dr. Kent Brantly explained to graduates of his alma mater on Saturday what makes doctors so unique: “When everyone else is running away in fear, we stay to help, to offer healing and hope.” Brantly was the commencement speaker for Indiana University School of Medicine, which he graduated from in 2009. He, along with other […]

Ebola Survivors May Develop Eye Disease

Traces of virus remained in doctor’s eye long after it disappeared from his blood healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

Ebola Outbreak May Have Led to Almost 11,000 Additional Malaria Deaths: Study

Overwhelmed systems caused deadly disruptions in health care, experts say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx […]

President Obama Meets with West African Leaders to Discuss the Ebola Outbreak

President Obama speaks before meeting with the heads of West African countries to discuss the progress we’ve made on the Ebola outbreak. April 15, 2015. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. […]

Artist Creates Quick Fix That Humanizes Ebola Aid Workers Inside Their Intimidating Suits

An artist is revealing to Ebola patients the human beings behind the protective masks. Mary Beth Heffernan, a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, recently returned from a trip to Liberia, where she had been implementing the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Portrait Project, according to the school’s website. The artist photographed the faces […]

Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise

Immune response seen in all study volunteers, side effects were manageable healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

Sierra Leone Ebola Lockdown Prompts Clashes With Police

* Authorities say lockdown required to fight complacency * Some residents defy lockdown in search of food, water * Sierra Leone has reported nearly 12,000 Ebola cases (Adds quote from resident of Devil Hole, further detail) By Josephus Olu-Mammah and Umaru Fofana FREETOWN, March 28 (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd […]

New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials

It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

Other Americans in Sierra Leone May Have Been Exposed to New U.S. Ebola Patient: CDC

Agency said it is monitoring health workers, making contingency plans to fly them home healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

At Least 10 Americans Being Flown To U.S. After Possible Ebola Exposure

(Adds CDC comments, paragraphs 9-13) March 14 (Reuters) – At least 10 Americans possibly exposed to the deadly Ebola virus were being flown to the United States from Sierra Leone for observation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday. They will be transported by non-commercial air transport and will be housed […]

Week In Review: Ebola, ISIL, and a New Law

This week, the President welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House, introduced the next phase in our fight against Ebola, submitted a draft proposal to Congress to authorize military force against ISIL, took his #GetCovered message to BuzzFeed, and signed the Clay Hunt Act into law. Find out more about the past week at […]

President Obama Provides an Update on the U.S.-led Response to Ebola

On February 11, 2015, President Obama spoke on America’s leadership in the fight against Ebola and the significant progress we have made since the first cases were reported in March of 2014. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and […]

Ebola Threat Diminishing in West Africa, Officials Say

But it’s too soon to predict victory over the deadly virus healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

Ignoring Real Heroes? Terrorism, Ferguson, Ebola

Last year was not a kind year. Deadly serious issues confronted the nation. It did not go well. Several arenas epitomized these issues more than most. Healthcare Cancer in the extended family was our introduction to the US civilian healthcare system and the providers and patients who populate the top tiers of US healthcare. Heroes […]

How Innovation Is Transforming the Fight Against Ebola

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the holiday season, President Obama showcased some cutting-edge gadgets in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. But they were not new tablets, smartphones, or digital cameras. They were protective suits, state-of-the-art cooling vests, and germ-killing gels — all tools that could make the difference between life […]

The Ebola Fighters ‘TIME’ Forgot

As most know and have applauded, TIME Magazine selected the “Ebola Fighters” as their 2014 “Person of the Year.” In explaining the choice, TIME Editor Nancy Gibbs evokes the proverb that says, “Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero’s heart…” And indeed, “the people in the field, the special forces of […]

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

President Obama Meets with Key Advisers on the U.S. Response to Ebola

On December 12, 2014, President Obama provided an update on the America’s response to the Ebola outbreak. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, […]

New Documentary Chronicles An Overlooked Group Of Ebola Responders

While much attention has been paid to the hundreds of medical professionals and volunteers risking their lives to help stop the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, one group is being overlooked: the cleaners. Michael Duff, the filmmaker behind the new documentary “Your First Mistake Will Be Your Last”, spoke with HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill […]

“A Test of Our Character as a Nation”: President Obama on What We Need in the Fight Against Ebola

President Obama visited the Naitonal Institutes of Health (NIH) today to visit the team of scientists who recently made significant progress in developing an Ebola vaccine. "No potential Ebola vaccine has ever made it this far," he noted.  Indeed, the United States is taking the lead in the world's response to Ebola — in treating, […]

Officials Designate 35 Ebola Treatment Centers

‘We must prepare for the possibility of additional cases in the United States’ healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the […]

Boston Hospital Testing Suspected Ebola Patient

A person suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus is being tested at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, Public Affairs Officer Noah Brown confirmed to HuffPost on Tuesday evening. The patient was admitted earlier on Tuesday to undergo evaluation, following monitoring that had been conducted for persons deemed to be at risk of exposure, a statement […]

“A Test of Our Character as a Nation”: President Obama on What We Need in the Fight Against Ebola

President Obama visited the Naitonal Institutes of Health (NIH) today to visit the team of scientists who recently made significant progress in developing an Ebola vaccine. "No potential Ebola vaccine has ever made it this far," he noted.  Indeed, the United States is taking the lead in the world's response to Ebola — in treating, […]

President Obama Speaks on the Fight Against Ebola

On December 2, 2014, President Obama visited the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to discuss the progress we’ve made and the work we still need to do to contain and combat the Ebola outbreak. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost […]

President Obama Would Like To Reintroduce America To The Ebola Crisis

WASHINGTON — Amid nationwide protests over police tactics, intense scrutiny of an expansive immigration policy and growing concern about military strategy in the Middle East, President Barack Obama will drive 10 miles northwest on Tuesday to discuss a crisis that’s largely slipped the public consciousness. Appearing at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, […]

Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine

Injections appear safe, but one expert is betting on a different approach healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American […]

African Religious Leaders Draw Road Map Of Safe Practices To Fight Ebola

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) African church leaders, theologians and health professionals have drawn up a road map they hope might help ease stigma and educate faith communities in the fight against Ebola. The virus has killed more than 5,000 so far and has been declared a global security threat by the U.N. The road map, drawn […]

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe In First-Stage Testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. The vaccine is designed to spur the immune system’s production of anti-Ebola antibodies, and people developed them within four weeks of getting the shots at the National Institutes […]

President Obama Holds a Meeting on Ebola, Discusses Attacks in Jerusalem

Watch on YouTube This morning, President Obama met with his national security and public health teams at the White House to discuss the latest news about Ebola and our ongoing response in West Africa. read more White House.gov Blog Feed SPECIAL NEWS BREAK!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of […]

Welcoming Bipartisan Action Against Ebola

While many issues divide Washington, we have seen bipartisan progress — in both the House and the Senate — in the effort to combat Ebola. These steps forward are encouraging, and hopefully suggest positive momentum for the President’s vital $ 6.2 billion emergency funding request to fight Ebola here at home and in West Africa. […]

Welcoming Bipartisan Action Against Ebola

While many issues divide Washington, we have seen bipartisan progress — in both the House and the Senate — in the effort to combat Ebola. These steps forward are encouraging, and hopefully suggest positive momentum for the President’s vital $ 6.2 billion emergency funding request to fight Ebola here at home and in West Africa. […]

President Obama Holds a Meeting on Ebola, Discusses Attacks in Jerusalem

Watch on YouTube This morning, President Obama met with his national security and public health teams at the White House to discuss the latest news about Ebola and our ongoing response in West Africa. read more White House.gov Blog Feed SPECIAL NEWS BREAK!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of […]

President Obama Provides an Update on the U.S. Response to Ebola

After meeting with his Homeland Security Council, President Obama provided an update on the U.S. response to Ebola in West Africa. November 18, 2014. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles […]

Welcoming the G20’s Commitment to Stop Ebola and Strengthen Global Health Security

We have consistently said that Ebola is an urgent global challenge requiring an urgent and commensurate global response.  Earlier today, Leaders of the G20—a collection of the world’s largest economies—answered that call from their ongoing summit in Brisbane, Australia. They committed to continued and intensified action to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and […]

U.S. Heightens Ebola Screenings For Travelers From Mali

Nov 16 (Reuters) – The United States will begin enhanced screening for travelers whose trips started in the African nation of Mali, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security said on Sunday. The CDC recommended adding Mali to the list of countries whose travelers undergo heightened screening because […]

Surgeon Who Contracted Ebola In Sierra Leone Arrives In U.S. For Treatment

MARGERY BECK & JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska Saturday for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated. Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, landed at Eppley […]

“Citizens of the World”: U.S. Health Care Workers on Why We’re Fighting Ebola at Its Source

"Ebola is a terrible disease that is causing great devastation in West Africa, and that’s where the help is needed. It’s like fighting a fire. You have to spray the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire, not just at the top of the flames — or you’ll never put the fire out."   […]

Voices of Courage: Fighting Ebola at its Source

Learn how you can help at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ebola-response Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service […]

NYC Doctor With Ebola Shows Signs of Improvement

Condition upgraded to stable, from serious but stable, hospital says healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx […]

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak

It’s hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

Hygienic burial practices are crucial healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist […]

4 Steps Could Quell Ebola in West Africa, Researchers Say

Hygienic burial practices are crucial healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist […]

Healthcare workers treating Ebola patients should be commended–not treated as untouchables

As a former Physician Assistant who provided medical treatment to AIDS victims in Los Angeles in the 1980s, I have seen firsthand the danger when hysteria overruns science. We should celebrate and not punish healthcare professionals like Kaci Hickox and all the brave American public health workers who have traveled to the countries most impacted […]

CDC: Monitoring Symptoms and Controlling Movement to Stop the Spread of Ebola

Ed. Note: This factsheet is cross-posted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read the original factsheet in its entirety here.  Yesterday, based on the best medical science, the CDC updated its guidance to provide new information for public health officials on monitoring people who may have been exposed to Ebola; overseeing their […]

We Will Stop Ebola in West Africa

USAID Administrator Raj Shah and U.S. Ambassador Deborah R. Malac meet with Doland Willis and Gabriel Frank of the U.S. Army JFC Operation United Assistance Liberia at the Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Monrovia. October 14, 2014. (by Morgana Wingard) Ed. note: Below are excepts of an op-ed by USAID Administrator Raj Shah for USA […]

President Obama on America’s Response to Ebola: “When Disease or Disaster Strikes, Americans Help”

President Barack Obama delivers a statement regarding U.S. health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, prior to his departure aboard Marine One from the White House South Lawn. October 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Watch on YouTube Speaking on the South Lawn of the White House today, […]

What It’s Like on the Front Lines of the Ebola Fight in West Africa

The very first thing you do when you arrive in Liberia is wash your hands in chlorine. As I learned on my recent visit to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the simple acts of hand-washing and bumping elbows — instead of shaking hands — quickly begin to feel normal. As the Ebola epidemic overwhelms communities […]

President Obama On Our Fight Against Ebola

An excerpt from President Obama’s remarks to health care workers on their efforts to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. October 29, 2014. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles […]

What Makes America Exceptional: President Obama Thanks U.S. Health Care Workers Fighting Ebola

  President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an event with American health care workers fighting Ebola, in the East Room of the White House. October 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) America has never been defined by fear. We are defined by courage and passion and hope and selflessness and sacrifice and […]

President Obama Delivers Remarks on American Health Care Workers’ Fight Against Ebola

In the East Room of the White House, President Obama thanked American health care workers for their service on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. October 29, 2014. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the […]

Jeb Bush Slams Obama On Ebola Response

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s initial handling of the Ebola crisis as “incompetent,” saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public about the virus. Bush, who is the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to attack the president over Ebola, also said in […]

The President Provides an Update on the U.S. Response to Ebola

On October 28, 2014, President Obama delivered an update on how U.S. health care workers are helping to contain and ultimately end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of […]

Chris Christie Says He Didn’t Reverse Himself On Ebola Quarantine After Releasing Nurse Kaci Hickox

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is insisting that his state’s tough new Ebola rules haven’t changed despite the release of a nurse from quarantine on Monday. “I didn’t reverse my decision,” Christie said in Florida, where he is campaigning on behalf of Gov. Rick Scott (R). “She hadn’t had any symptoms for 24 hours. […]

The President Meets on the U.S. Response to Ebola

On October 16, 2014, President Obama meet with members of his team coordinating the government’s response to the Ebola outbreak. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]

Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Oct. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) In this week’s address, the President discussed the measures we are taking to respond to Ebola cases at home, while containing the epidemic at its source in West Africa. This […]

U.S. Journalist Ashoka Mukpo Says His Body Was ‘At War’ With Ebola

JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods. The American video journalist is home now after recovering from Ebola he contracted while working in the virus-ravaged West African country of Liberia. In an interview […]

New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts

Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

In this week’s address, the President discusses the measures we are taking to respond to Ebola cases at home, while containing the epidemic at its source in West Africa. October 25, 2014. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and […]

Why New Yorkers Shouldn’t Panic About Ebola

Health experts and officials are still confident that an Ebola outbreak here in America is highly unlikely, considering you must come into contact with a sick person’s bodily fluids in order to be infected. But now that the first case has been diagnosed in New York City — an objectively population-dense city, where there are […]

Ebola Update from the Desk of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sat down to share an update on Ebola. Speaking from his office at NIH headquarters in Bethesda, MD, Dr. Fauci explains how Ebola spreads and what we’re doing to address it in the U.S. and in West Africa. Take four minutes to […]

Weekly Address: What You Need to Know About Ebola

In this week’s address, the President discussed what the United States is doing to respond to Ebola, both here at home and abroad, and the key facts Americans need to know. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the […]

After Beating Ebola, Nurse Nina Pham Shares a Hug with the President

President Barack Obama greets Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after caring for an infected patient in Texas, in the Oval Office, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham is virus-free after being treated at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) While caring for Ebola […]

Newark Passenger Who Worked With Ebola Patients Develops Fever

A female healthcare worker with Doctors Without Borders who was quarantined because she had contact with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has developed a fever after arriving at Newark Liberty Airport, the New Jersey State Health Department said on Friday. She has been isolated and is being evaluated at University Hospital in Newark. The woman […]

President Obama Meets with Ebola Response Coordinator

On October 22, 2014, President Obama met with the Administration’s Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain to discuss the U.S. response to Ebola at home and abroad. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug […]

An Ebola Update From the Desk of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Health Institute gives a briefing on Ebola. Get the facts and learn more at http://wh.gov/ebola-response Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President […]

An Ebola Update From the Desk of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Health Institute gives a briefing on Ebola. Get the facts and learn more at http://wh.gov/ebola-response Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President […]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo Urge Residents To Stay Calm After Doctor’s Ebola Diagnosis

NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged residents not to be […]

Obama Offers Federal Support To NYC In Caring For Doctor With Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case. Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were already on […]

Experts Predict ‘Catastrophic’ Ebola Epidemic in West Africa If Aid Delayed

Yale team foresees 90,000 deaths in one Liberian county alone by Dec. 15 healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the […]

Active Monitoring and the Latest Steps in Our Response to Ebola

President Barack Obama holds a meeting on Ebola with Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and members of his team coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office. October 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The United States continues to lead a comprehensive effort enhance our preparedness to respond to Ebola here […]

Meet the U.S. Military Team That’s Poised to Help Respond to Ebola in the U.S.

The Department of Defense (DOD), at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced this weekend that U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is providing a 30-person medical support team to quickly, effectively, and safely respond in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States. USNORTHCOM is the military's geographic command […]

Why This Doctor Believes That Ebola Will Not Be an American Catastrophe

“Ebola is going to take over the country, right?” These days, folks who know me as an infectious-diseases specialist kickstart conversations with a similar question and then ask, “Should I buy a gas mask and a space suit?” Calm down, people! Yes, Ebola is devastating, and it may continue to gnaw at Africa and the […]

‘Ebola Scare’ Video Shows Airport Officials Aren’t Taking Any Chances

At the airport, conventional wisdom keeps most travelers from joking around with words like “bomb” and “explosion.” And as a new video purportedly shows, we probably want to add “Ebola” to that list, too. On October 8, authorities met a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Punta Cana due to a possible health issue onboard, […]

‘Ebola Dog’ Excalibur Euthanized Against Owners’ Wishes

Monkeys, bats and a menagerie of animals can spread Ebola. Now there’s worry that dogs — or one dog in particular — might spread it, too. Officials in Madrid got a court order to euthanize the pet of a Spanish nursing assistant who has the deadly virus. The mixed-breed dog named Excalibur was killed on […]

Preparing America’s Hospitals, Health Care Facilities, and Health Care Providers for Ebola

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "CDC Director Blog." See the original post here. Since the first appearance of Ebola in West Africa earlier this year, CDC has been working to prepare the American health care system for the diagnosis and safe care of a patient with Ebola […]

Texas Ebola Patient’s Family Says His Condition Is Too Disturbing To Watch

DALLAS (AP) — The family of a man diagnosed with the first U.S. case of Ebola visited him at the hospital Tuesday but declined to view him again via video because the last time had been too upsetting. Relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan are visiting from North Carolina and they glimpsed him using a camera […]

The President Meets with Senior Staff to Discuss the U.S. Response to Ebola

Watch on YouTube This afternoon, President Obama met with his senior health, homeland security, and national security advisors to review the United States' response to the Ebola epidemic. The participants discussed the Ebola case in Dallas, Texas; the United States' broader preparedness plans; and both domestic and international efforts to contain and end the epidemic. […]

President Obama Provides an Update on the Ebola Outbreak

On October 6, 2014, President Obama was briefed on the Ebola outbreak in the U.S. and abroad, and provided an update on the U.S. preparedness and response to the epidemic. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising […]

Ebola Patient in Dallas Hospital Takes Turn for Worse

CDC chief notes challenge supporting vital functions while patient’s immune system fights the virus healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

How Ebola Sped Out Of Control

Tom Frieden remembers the young woman with the beautiful hair, dyed a rusty gold and braided meticulously, elaborately, perhaps by someone who loved her very much. She was lying facedown, half off the mattress. She had been dead for hours, and flies had found the bare flesh of her legs. Healthy Living – The Huffington […]

No New Ebola Infections in Dallas: CDC

Nine people remain under close scrutiny, including patient’s family and some health care workers healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

Crews Race To Contain Ebola In Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — A hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient was staying when he got sick, while public-health officials cut by half the number of people being monitored for any symptoms of the deadly disease. Hours later, the family that was living in the apartment was moved to a […]

Senior Administration Officials Hold a Briefing on the U.S. Government’s Ebola Response

At the White House, senior administration officials hold a briefing on the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola epidemic, October 3, 2014. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the […]

Travel Information Wasn’t Communicated In Dallas Ebola Case Due To Electronic Health Record Flaw

Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan did tell a hospital nurse that he had been in Africa when he first visited the hospital with a fever and other symptoms, but due to a flaw in the hospital’s electronic health record workflows, that travel history was not communicated to physicians at the hospital, according to newly […]

Ebola Requires the World’s United Action

The nations of the world, along with key international organizations, gather at the White House today to advance a Global Health Security Agenda that will help keep the world safe from infectious disease threats. This meeting is a critical opportunity to increase international commitment and, more importantly, action to stop the Ebola epidemic in West […]

Dallas Hospital Quarantines Patient For Possible Ebola Infection

DALLAS (AP) — A patient in a Dallas hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement Monday that the patient’s symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, the […]

President Obama to the International Community: We Must Do More to Fight Ebola

Watch on YouTube The Ebola outbreak afflicting West African countries is now an epidemic of unprecedented proportions. President Obama has made combating this terrible disease a top national security priority and today, at the United Nations, he called on the world to join the United States in this effort. read more White House.gov Blog Feed […]

President Obama Speaks at the U.N. Meeting on Ebola

On September 25, 2014, President Obama spoke at the U.N. meeting on Ebola and called on all nations to join the U.S. in fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Uploads by The White House Additional news-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising […]

Sierra Leone On Lockdown For Second Day In Attempt To Contain Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks, officials said most of Sierra Leone’s 6 million […]

A Major Increase in Our Response to the Ebola Outbreak

Watch on YouTube This afternoon, during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, President Obama spoke on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and announced a major increase in our efforts to help the international community fight the outbreak. While starting off by reiterating that the chances of an […]