Terror has again struck the nation of Africa, just one week after the ISIS took credit for a series of attacks along the Red Sea.
Friday, gunman associated with Al Qaeda stormed a posh hotel frequented by Westerners in the west African capital of Burkina Faso, killing at least 20. A hostage situation is now playing out with U.S. and French troops aiding in the rescue.
According to the reports, masked assailants forced their way into the Ouagadougou hotel, as car bombs detonated outside, and began to take individuals inside the hotel hostage. Multiple sources have reported that 20 individuals, whose identities and nationalities have not been identified, were killed during the incident and that a shoot-out between security forces and the attackers ensued in an attempt to retrieve hostages. h/t inquisitr
Witnesses have since claimed that four to six “light-skinned” attackers wearing turbans were holding individuals hostage inside the Splendid Hotel in the Burkina Faso capital.
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
Kaci Hickox, the nurse held in quarantine over Ebola is planning to file a federal lawsuit to challenge her confinement as a violation of her civil rights.
Hickox broke the news via her lawyer on Sunday.
Norman Siegel, a well-known civil rights lawyer, said that Kaci Hickox’s confinement after she returned from West Africa raised “serious constitutional and civil liberties issues,” given that she remains asymptomatic and has not tested positive for Ebola. Continue reading
Kaci Hickox, the nurse who landed in quarantine in New Jersey upon arriving back home from treating Ebola patients, is speaking out against the hellish living conditions she’s endured throughout her time in isolation.
“This is an extreme that is really unacceptable, and I feel like my basic human rights have been violated,” Kaci Hickox told media Sunday. Continue reading
Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan is testing a doctor, Craig Spencer, who was working in Africa with Doctors Without Borders for possible Ebola infection.
**UPDATE: NYC Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola**
“Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transported a patient to Bellevue Hospital who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said in a statement. Continue reading
An unnamed family of six returning from West Africa, has been quarantined in West Haven over Ebola.
According to West Haven Mayor Ed O’Brien, the family is not showing any symptoms.
The quarantine is in compliance with an emergency order Gov. Dannel Malloy aimed at preventing the spread of the Ebola virus in the state of Connecticut.
Judge Jeanine bringing the heat over President Obama’s handling of the Ebola crisis.
Longshoremen working at the Port of Baltimore refused to board a ship from West Africa over concerns of contracting the Ebola virus.
The longshoremen Union President also refused to board cargo ship, Silver Soul, which transports vehicles from Europe and the United States to Western Africa. Many of the longshoremen simply took the rest of the day off.
The true origin of the vessel was reportedly from ports in West Africa that are non-Ebola infected but the longshoremen were taking no chances..