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Study Finds That Vaccine Instead of Ebola Made Doctor Sick

Study Finds That Vaccine Instead of Ebola Made Doctor Sick

| March 5, 2015 Comment

Study Finds That Vaccine Instead of Ebola Made Doctor Sick – Just 12 hours after he got an experimental Ebola vaccine, and just two days after he stuck himself with a needle while caring for Ebola patients in September, Dr. Lewis Rubinson started getting sick. By then, Rubinson was aboard a jet, being evacuated from […]

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Ebola Ground Zero Traced to Tree in Guinea

Ebola Ground Zero Traced to Tree in Guinea

| March 3, 2015 Comment

Ebola Ground Zero Traced to Tree in Guinea – A charred kapok tree and around a dozen graves scattered amongst the mud brick houses of Meliandou are painful reminders of the toll Ebola has taken on a village in southeast Guinea. Scientists have traced the source of the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola to two-year-old Emile […]

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World’s First 15-Minute Ebola Test Approved

World’s First 15-Minute Ebola Test Approved

| February 20, 2015 Comment

World’s first 15-minute Ebola test approved – The World Health Organization has assessed and cleared an Ebola test that shows results in as little as 15 minutes. What’s more, it’s easy to perform and doesn’t require electricity, making it easier to use in community care clinics and mobile healthcare facilities throughout the western African countries […]

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Ebola Survivors Suffering from Post-Ebola Syndrome

| February 4, 2015 Comment

Ebola survivors Suffering from Post-Ebola Syndrome – Many Ebola patients who survived an Ebola infection have been complaining about the after-effects of the disease including vision problems, joint pain, hair and memory loss and anxiety attacks. An Ebola survivor in Liberia, Romeo Doe, says he feels a pressure and pain in his eyes and his […]

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American Doctor Who Survived Ebola Returns to Liberia

American Doctor Who Survived Ebola Returns to Liberia

| January 16, 2015 Comment

American doctor who survived Ebola returns to Liberia –┬áThe last time Dr. Rick Sacra went to Liberia, he returned home to the United States in a medevac airplane, not sure if he would die of the Ebola he’d contracted while taking care of patients. But Sacra recovered from the virus he contracted in August and […]

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US Health Worker Exposed to Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

US Health Worker Exposed to Ebola Arrives in Nebraska

| January 4, 2015 Comment

US Health Worker Exposed to Ebola Arrives in Nebraska – An American health care worker who experienced high-risk exposure to the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has arrived at a Nebraska hospital for observation. The patient landed in Omaha on Sunday afternoon. Paramedics wearing full-body protective gear drove the patient to the Nebraska […]

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UK Nurse Suffering from Ebola in Critical Condition

UK Nurse Suffering from Ebola in Critical Condition

| January 3, 2015 Comment

UK Nurse Suffering from Ebola in Critical Condition – The condition of a British nurse being treated for Ebola in a London hospital is critical after deteriorating over the last two days. The Royal Free Hospital has been treating Pauline Cafferkey with blood plasma from an Ebola survivor and an experimental anti-viral drug. She was […]

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Health Worker with Ebola Transferred to London Hospital

Health Worker with Ebola Transferred to London Hospital

| December 30, 2014 Comment

Health Worker with Ebola Transferred to London Hospital A health worker who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in Britain arrived at a London hospital from Scotland early on Tuesday for treatment after contracting the disease in West Africa. A Reuters witness said, the woman arrived at the capital’s Royal Free hospital, Britain’s designated […]

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Nurses Offer Christmas Spirit to Ebola Patients in Sierra Leone

Nurses Offer Christmas Spirit to Ebola Patients in Sierra Leone

| December 26, 2014 Comment

Nurses offer Christmas spirit to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone – Health workers in Sierra Leone have attempted to offer the feeling of Christmas to patients being treated for Ebola. Nurses and other staff have sung carols and danced for those being treated in hospitals and clinics. The virus is still spreading in the country, […]

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Doctor Hesitates, Then Returns to Ebola Front Line

Doctor Hesitates, Then Returns to Ebola Front Line

| November 18, 2014 Comment

Doctor hesitates, then returns to Ebola front line – When volunteer doctor Juli Switala returned last month to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola victims after taking a break, she said she was shocked to see the obituaries and photographs of colleagues who had died of the disease in her absence, pinned to a board in […]

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Sierra Leone Surgeon with Ebola Dies at Neb. Hospital

Sierra Leone Surgeon with Ebola Dies at Neb. Hospital

| November 17, 2014 Comment

Sierra Leone Surgeon with Ebola Dies at Neb. Hospital – The Ebola-stricken surgeon from Sierra Leone died in a Nebraska hospital two days after arriving there with advanced symptoms. Dr. Martin Salia, the surgeon from Sierra Leone being treated in the U.S., has died. The Nebraska hospital that was caring for Dr. Salia tweeted the […]

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Drug Companies to Blame for Ebola Outbreak? WHO Says So

Drug Companies to Blame for Ebola Outbreak? WHO Says So

| November 4, 2014 Comment

Drug Companies to Blame for Ebola Outbreak? WHO Says So – WHO Director-General Margaret Chan says “a profit-driven industry” contributed to the Ebola outbreak in poor African nations. Who exactly is responsible for the Ebola outbreak? Well, the World Health Organization is laying at least part of the blame in the hands of big pharmaceutical […]

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