You remember the scenes from relentless news broadcasts, bodies littering the streets of Liberia, the sick contorted and dying.
At that time, President Obama ordered the largest American intervention ever in a global health crisis, deploying nearly 3,000 troops in an effort to stem the urgent Ebola “epidemic.”
Now flash forward to today and the costly treatment facilities sit largely unused. Only 28 Ebola patients have been treated at the 11 treatment units built by the United States military, American officials now say. Continue reading
The surgeon flown to Nebraska after being diagnosed with Ebola in Sierra Leone – has died, hospital officials said Monday.
Dr. Martin Salia, 44, is the second person to die of Ebola in the United States after Thomas Eric Duncan.
Salia landed Saturday in Omaha. He was the 10th patient to be treated on American soil and the third at Nebraska Medical Center. Continue reading
Facing backlash from the White House, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo relented Sunday night saying that medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients but did not show symptoms of the disease would be allowed to remain at home.
Cuomo then offered compensation for lost income.
Mr. Cuomo’s decision capped a frenzied weekend of behind-the-scenes pleas from administration officials, who urged him and Continue reading
A protest is happening right now over how the president is handling the Ebola crisis, mainly the lack of a comprehensive travel ban from offending countries..
A Yale University graduate student has been confined to isolation at Yale-New Haven Hospital for evaluation of possible Ebola.
The student was exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms after returning from Liberia on Saturday.
“Yale-New Haven Hospital admitted a patient late Wednesday night for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms,” the hospital said in a statement. “We have not confirmed or ruled-out any diagnosis at this point. We are working in cooperation with City, State and Federal health officials. There is no further information available at this time.” Continue reading
People in West Africa afflicted with the ebola virus are passing through airport screenings and getting onto planes destined for America by simply lying on a form and dropping ibuprofen to hide fevers.
Ebola-stricken travelers are currently departing Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone by faking out airport screening measures.
“The fever-screening instruments run low and aren’t that accurate,” said infection control specialist Sean Kaufman, president of Behavioral-Based Improvement Solutions, a biosafety company based in Atlanta. Continue reading
A Texas man who just got back from Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola.
It is the first such case to be confirmed in the U.S. sine the outbreak was announced.
Authorities with the Centers for Disease Control revealed the finding Tuesday, a day after the unidentified patient arrived at a Dallas hospital with suspicious symptoms. Continue reading
Conspiracy theories, which in general have gained more legitimacy than ever, say the killer Ebola virus is really a planned, staged, and healthcare scam of an outbreak.
With no known cure or vaccine, conspiracy theories claims include, a ploy to get folks to get checkups to the the virus being a CIA-manufactured weapon to a cover for “cannibalistic rituals.”
Angry crowds in Africa have also accused foreigners of bringing the virus into the country. In April, the threat of violence forced Medecins Sans Frontieres to evacuate all its staff from a treatment centre in Guinea. Continue reading