Reports tonight say that two individuals possibly infected with the Ebola virus are in Belizean waters on a cruise ship.
The patients exhibiting Ebola symptoms have been confirmed as a nurse who treated Thomas Eric Duncan and her husband.
“Confirmed with representatives of the Ministry of Health that they have indeed received a report that there is at least one passenger on board the cruise ship, Carnival Magic, showing symptoms similar to that of the Ebola virus. According to the report made to MOH, the person exhibiting the symptoms did not come ashore today. Continue reading
Amber Joy Vinson, the 29-year-old Dallas nurse who caught Ebola while treating the late Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, is claiming that she contacted the CDC to advise them of her plans to fly to another state.
Vinson says she even advised the CDC that she had a low-grade fever, and was given clearance..
Just before 4:00 p.m. Vinson was transported by ambulance to Dallas Love Field Airport to be taken to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. Around 4:40 p.m. Continue reading
A Nurse at a Dallas hospital who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan, has tested positive for Ebola.
The nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, provided care for Duncan, while wearing full protective gear.
It is the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.
A statement posted on the Texas Department of State Health Service’s website said “confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.” “The health care worker is a heroic person who provided care to Mr. Duncan,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said at a press conference Sunday morning. “We expected it was possible that a second person could contract the virus. Contingency plans were put into place.” h/t foxnews
Jenkins said he wanted to stress Ebola cannot be contracted unless one comes into contact with the bodily fluids of an Ebola victim.
Thomas Eric Duncan, the man being treated for ebola in the U.S. has died, according to Dallas Hospital officials.
Authorities in Dallas are frantically trying to locate a homeless man who rode in the same Dallas ambulance that had carried Thomas Eric Duncan, the man stricken with Ebola, to the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital.
There was no reason given as to why or when the homeless man traveled in the ambulance. Authorities have not released the man’s name.
“We are working to locate the individual and get him to a comfortable, compassionate place where we can monitor him and care for his every need for the full incubation period,” Jenkins said in an emailed statement. “I want to emphasize that he is a low risk individual and we are doing this out of precautionary measures.” h/t dallasnews
The ambulance was effectively quarantined last week after Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola. The emergency medical services crew who transported him has been asked to stay home for 21 days or so. All of them have tested negative for Ebola.
Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who made his way to the U.S. has taken a turn for the worse according to the Dallas hospital that has been treating him.
Duncan is in currently in critical condition at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. A spokesperson for the hospital said, “Mr. Duncan is in critical condition.”
Duncan traveled from disease-ravaged Liberia to Dallas last month before he began showing symptoms of the disease. Continue reading
Hazmat teams pictured cleaning up the apartment occupied by ebola victim Thomas Duncan.
Donning full hazmat gear, the team went into the apartment and cleaned out mattresses, towels and just about everything else.
Thomas Duncan‘s stepdaughter, who had direct contact with him shortly before his dyer ebola diagnosis, said she learned about her step-dad’s condition from Anderson Cooper watching CNN.
Youngor Jallah found out that her stepfather was diagnosed with Ebola on the news in an interview on Friday’s “AC360” on CNN.
“No one is giving me no instructions and gave me instructions, and no one is telling me nothing” she stated. And “no one [told] me I’m under quarantine.” Continue reading
Thomas Eric Duncan, the man showing signs of the deadly ebola virus on Friday, but was sent home only to return days later, reportedly vomited in a taxi transporting him home from the hospital.
The man returned on Sunday with full-blown ebola symptoms, and was finally admitted and subsequently tested positive for Ebola. It is the first such diagnosis to take place in the U.S.
Authorities now believe the patient may have exposed others to the deadly virus, however, the taxi ride was not mentioned.