Via Vice: Last March, John Wall met and became friends with Miyah Telemaque-Nelson, a six-year-old girl with Burkitt’s Lymphoma.
After a post about Miyah popped up on his Facebook feed he got to know her and her family, kept in touch with Miyah via Facetime, and even helped her meet Nick Minaj.
Miyah passed away this morning and Wall was incredibly emotional after the Wizards’ double overtime win and broke down in tears as he spoke about Miyah at the end of this very brief post-game interview. Continue reading →
U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being quarantined in Vicenza, Italy so they can be tested for the Ebola virus.
There are at least 11 soldiers in isolation.
The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains
League City, Texas, officials are currently housing a patient who has Ebola symptoms and made recent trip to Africa.
The patient mandated a precautionary lockdown of an emergency clinic as a medical worker said a male patient who had recently traveled from Africa was at the facility and “exhibiting symptoms that could be consistent with Ebola.”
Based on the countries the patient recently visited, the Centers for Disease Control believes there is very little to zero risk of exposure to Ebola, However, It was shortly after 11 a.m. Friday when the staff at Intermediate Medical Care located at 2640 E League City Parkway called authorities. Continue reading →
The CDC has maintained that the Ebola virus cannot be transmitted through the air. But scientists a quarter century ago did in fact prove that an Ebola strain when contained to monkeys could spread airborne.
“We can never, say never, but I just don’t think the risk is very high,” said Thomas Geisbert, a professor at the University of Texas at Galveston who co-discovered the Reston strain of Ebola.
The 1989 episode at the suburban Reston, Virginia, monkey research facility — made famous by Hollywood movie “Hot Zone” Continue reading →
A “computer flaw” in the Dallas hospital electronic record system failed to notify doctors ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan had been to Africa.
When Duncan arrived at the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital he told nurses he had been to Africa, and that was noted in his electronic file, however, that imperative information was not passed along to physicians, who then proceeded to poke and prod Duncan minus the required protective precautions.
The hospital claims that both nurses and physicians did their jobs correctly, but the portion of Duncan’s records that mentioned Africa wouldn’t automatically show up in the doctors’ portion of the records. Continue reading →