Pandemic

Healthcare workers monitored for Ebola in Atlanta

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

11alive.com March 16, 2015 ATLANTA — An American healthcare worker being treated in Maryland for Ebola is in critical condition as his health continues to get worse. Three other people who tried to help him in Sierra Leone are believed to be in Atlanta, so doctors at Emory can monitor them. They are all... »

Possible U.S. Ebola patient in Nebraska isolated: hospital

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

Reuters.com Mon Mar 16, 2015 An American health care worker who was possibly exposed to Ebola has been moved to Nebraska Medicine’s biocontainment unit after a change in symptoms, the hospital said on Monday. The worker was one of four monitored in Nebraska after exposure to another American who tested positive for Ebola. The... »

Guinea Ebola cases rise, three doctors infected

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

BY SALIOU SAMB AND EMMA FARGE Reuters.com Tue Mar 17, 2015 Guinea has suffered a setback in its fight against Ebola with a rash of new cases, including three doctors infected by the virus, with officials blaming weak surveillance and a failure to follow safety procedures. The outbreak, which began in eastern Guinea more... »

U.S. Ebola Patient in Critical Condition

Monday, March 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

NBCNews.com March 16th 2015 An American being treated for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, D.C. is now in critical condition, the NIH said Monday. It’s bad news for the health care worker who was infected in Sierra Leone while trying to help fight the West African epidemic, which has sickened... »

Study H7N9 Has Very High Adaptability Rate: Poses a Serious Pandemic Threat to Man

Monday, March 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

ESBTrib.com March 16, 2015 H7N9 as defined by Wikipedia, is a bird flu strain of the species influenza A (avian influenza virus or bird flu virus). Avian Influenza A H7 viruses normally circulate amongst avian populations with some variants known to occasionally infect humans. An analysis of viruses from the second wave of H7N9... »

Mutating Bird Flu(H7N9) May Loose The 4th Horseman Of The Apocalypse, Poses Pandemic Threat Of Biblical Proportions

Monday, March 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

Mutating H7N9 bird flu may pose pandemic threat, scientists warn By Kate Kelland Yahoo.com March 11, 2015 LONDON (Reuters) – A wave of H7N9 bird flu in China that has spread into people may have the potential to emerge as a pandemic strain in humans, scientists said on Wednesday. The H7N9 virus, one of... »

Ebola: Seventh British health worker sent home

Monday, March 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

BBC.com 16 March 2015 A seventh UK healthcare worker has been flown back to the UK after suspected contact with Ebola. The individual worked in the same facility in Sierra Leone as a US volunteer medic who recently caught the virus. The UK patient currently has no symptoms. They have been assessed and discharged... »

Sierra Leone Ebola Scare Forces Evacuations

Monday, March 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

10 U.S. charity staff to be evacuated from Sierra Leone after colleague tests positive for Ebola. By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY AND ROBBIE COREY-BOULET USNews.com 3/15/2015 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ten health care workers with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak are to be evacuated to the United States after one... »

Four Americans arrive in Nebraska to be monitored for Ebola virus

Monday, March 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Brendan O’Brien Yahoo.com 3/15/2015 (Reuters) – Four Americans who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone have arrived in the United States and are being observed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the hospital said on Sunday. The individuals arrived on Saturday and are being housed on... »

At least 10 Americans being flown to U.S. after possible Ebola exposure

Sunday, March 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

Yahoo.com 3/14/2014 (Reuters) – At least 10 Americans possibly exposed to the deadly Ebola virus were being flown to the United States from Sierra Leone for observation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday. They will be transported by non-commercial air transport and will be housed near the University of... »

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