Showing posts with label Ebola. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ebola. Show all posts

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Mali's First Ebola Victim Has Died!

The 2 year old Malian girl who was confirmed to have Ebola wednessday has died! She was the first case of the virus, in the country and was sent to relatives in Mali after her mother died of the virus in Guinea. The girl was being treated in the western town of Kayes, since arriving at a hospital.

It's believed that many people may have been exposed to the virus through her as she travelled via a public bus through several towns and showed signs of the virus.

Forty-three people, including 10 health workers who came into contact with her, have so far been identified and isolated.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Nurse Nina Pham Has Been Cured of Ebola, Is Released from Hospital

Nurse Nina Pham Has Been Cured of Ebola, Is Released from Hospital

The nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and later met with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Nurse Nina Pham said she felt "fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," as she left the National Institutes of Health's hospital outside Washington.

She thanked her health-care team in Dallas and at the NIH and singled out fellow Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, who recovered after becoming infected in Liberia, for donating plasma containing Ebola-fighting antibodies as part of her care.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

British nurse who survived Ebola returns to Sierra Leone

British nurse who survived Ebola returns to Sierra Leone
British nurse, Will Pooley who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, returned to the West African country today October 19th after being treated and cured of the deadly disease in the UK.

Williams said he couldn't stand "idly by" and watch more people die of the disease when he could help and feels his decision to go back to Sierra Leone is the right one...
"I chose to go before and it was the right thing to do then and it’s still the right thing to do now.” he said
Williams was airlifted from Sierra Leone to England on August 25th after contracting the disease. He will be resuming work tomorrow Monday October 20th at an Ebola Isolation Unit at the Connaught Hospital in Free Town, the Sierra Leone capital.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Ebola travel ban could make things worse: US president Barack Obama

US president Barack Obama says proposals to ban travel from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa could make things worse.

A protester outside the White House urges a travel ban to stop the spread of the Ebola virus. (Credit: Reuters) 

US president Barack Obama is urging Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, saying proposals to ban travel from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa could make things worse.

Some politicians have been urging Mr Obama to bar people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from entering the United States.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Making money off Ebola... SMH

Quoted: on hawking the domain “But you could say the same thing about doctors. They can become very well-off treating very sick patients.” says — Jon Schultz, owner of the domain name, when questioned about wanting to profit off a disease that has killed more than 4,000 people worldwide. (At least one commentary calls it “parasitic capitalism.”) Schultz bought the domain name in 2008 for $13,000 and now wants to sell it for $150,000. His company, Blue String Ventures, also owns domains such as, which he tells the Washington Post is “worth way more than” because “that one’s airborne.” Schultz is hoping a pharmaceutical company might buy the Ebola domain, whose home page now contains links to articles and books about Ebola, including a link to donate to Doctors Without Borders.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Nurse Nina Pham To Be Transferred To NIH For Ebola Treatment

During a news conference on Sunday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Daniel Varga answers questions about a health care worker who now has Ebola after providing care for Thomas Eric Duncan. Varga is expected to testify before a House panel looking into Ebola response.

A top government health official confirms that Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse who became infected with Ebola after treating a patient with the disease at a Dallas hospital, will be transferred to a high-level containment facility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said in testimony before a House committee that Pham will be admitted to the NIH tonight.

Texas hospital 'deeply sorry' for Ebola mistakes after 1 patient dies, infects 2 nurses

Texas' Ebola nightmare started last month when Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital sent a feverish Thomas Eric Duncan home two days before it isolated him. Officials apologized Wednesday for not diagnosing him correctly earlier. One of the two nurses who treated Duncan and developed Ebola flew a day before she was diagnosed — but she might have been symptomatic on the plane, the CDC warned.

Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital admitted it made mistakes in its handling of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital admitted it made mistakes in its handling of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.

The Texas hospital that sent a contagious Ebola patient home is saying sorry.

Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital admitted it not handle its first Ebola case correctly: two of its staffers who treated "patient zero" were infected with the virus, one of whom flew across the country just before she was diagnosed, setting off national panic of possible uncontained exposure.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Texas Ebola nurse Nina Pham 'doing well'

Nina Pham seen in 2010 Nina Pham was exposed to Ebola while treating Thomas Duncan at a Texas hospital
A Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola has thanked well-wishers for their support and prayers as she undergoes treatment for the deadly virus.

Nina Pham, 26, wrote she was "doing well" in a statement on Tuesday.
Ms Pham was exposed to Ebola when she treated Liberian Thomas Duncan - the first person diagnosed with the virus on US soil - at a Dallas hospital.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Mark Zuckerberg donates $25million to help fight Ebola + Facebook Owner, Mark Zuckerberg Buys Part of Hawaii for 100 Million Dollars!!!

Facebook founder and the 13th richest person in the world, Mark Zuckerberg, estimated to be worth over $30billion just announced on his Facebook page that he's donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola. Continue to read the statement he released...

UN worker dies of Ebola in Germany

A United Nation Aids worker who was being treated for Ebola at the St George clinic in Leipzig, Germany has died. The unidentified UN worker who was flown back to Germany from Liberia  last week after contracting the deadly virus, died in the early hours of today, October 14th. A statement from the hospital read;

"The Ebola patient died during the night in the St. George Clinic in Leipzig. Despite intensive medical measures and maximum efforts by the medical team, the 56 year old succumbed to the serious infectious disease"

Sunday, 12 October 2014

CDC confirms second Ebola case in Texas.

Health worker wore ‘full’ protective gear.

In the first case of Ebola transmission in the United States, a Texas nurse who treated an Ebola-stricken Liberian man has tested positive for the deadly virus.
The test result was confirmed Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four days after the death of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas.
The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker reported “a low-grade fever” Friday, the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement. This person “was isolated and referred for testing.” The preliminary test result was received late Saturday.

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