Pandemic

Ebola Clinical Illness in Well-Described Patients: The US healthcare system can only successfully handle a little Ebola

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

WashingtonsBlog.com November 16, 2014 By Meryl Nass, M.D. Dr. Nass is a board-certified internist and a biological warfare epidemiologist and expert in anthrax. Nass publishes Anthrax Vaccine. — Let me start this piece with the bottom line: I want to be clear that patients with Ebola virus disease are sicker, in general, than patients... »

Mali on High Alert With New Ebola Cluster

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

By BABA AHMED ABCNews.com Nov 16, 2014 It all started with a sick nurse, whose positive test for Ebola came only after her death. In a busy clinic that treats Mali’s elite as well as wounded U.N. peacekeepers, who was the patient who had transmitted the virus? Soon hospital officials were taking a second... »

The Shifting Ebola Epidemic

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

NYTimes.com NOV. 15, 2014 Recent gains in controlling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa have been encouraging, but they offer no reason for complacency. In Liberia, the hardest-hit country, the rate of new infections has declined in some areas, and several treatment units have been reporting empty beds for more than a month. But... »

Nebraska Ebola Patient is in Treatment, in ‘Extremely Critical Condition’

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Paula Mejia NewsWeek.com 11/15/14 Dr. Martin Salia, a Sierra Leonean surgeon diagnosed with Ebola, arrived at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska at 2:45 p.m. local time on Saturday, November 15th, to be treated for the deadly virus. On Sunday, health officials said that Salia is in “extremely critical” condition. “This is an hour-by-hour... »

Mali’s double whammy…”A second outbreak of Ebola is more worrying”

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Economist.com Nov 14th 2014 MALI thought it had got off lightly. As the Ebola epidemic claimed thousands of lives across the border to the south in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Mali recorded just a single case of the virus. It was carried by an infected two-year-old girl, who had been brought by her... »

Sierra Leone doctor with Ebola headed to U.S. is critically ill

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Reuters.com Sat Nov 15, 2014 (Reuters) – A Sierra Leone surgeon with Ebola being flown to the United States for treatment is critically ill, possibly sicker than other patients treated in the U.S., the Nebraska Medical Center said on Saturday. Dr Martin Salia, 44, a permanent U.S. resident who caught Ebola working as a... »

Ebola Strikes Mali Just as Vaccination Effort Gets Under Way

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

An imam crosses the border while ill with Ebola, potentially sparking an outbreak. Karen Weintraub National Geographic November 15, 2014 Public health officials in Mali are scrambling to trace over 200 people who may have been in contact with a religious leader who died of Ebola there this week. The 70-year-old imam had crossed... »

Ebola cases plummet in Liberian hot spot as aid groups gain trust

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

By LENA H. SUN Concordmonitor.com Friday, November 14, 2014 The number of new Ebola patients has fallen to practically zero in one of Liberia’s hardest-hit areas because aid workers gained the trust of the community so the sick were treated quickly and the dead were buried safely, according to a report released yesterday by... »

Pentagon to mobilize reserve soldiers for Ebola duty

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Tom Vanden Brook USA TODAY November 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the involuntary mobilization of 2,100 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers for duty in Ebola-ravaged West Africa, the Pentagon announced Friday. The Army is notifying soldiers and their families about the compulsory call-up, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm.... »

Reports: Third Ebola patient headed to Nebraska Medical Center

Friday, November 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

Michael Winter USA TODAY November 14, 2014 A third Ebola patient is headed to the special Biocontainment Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center this weekend, according to news reports Thursday. The Associated Press identified the patient as Martin Salia, a surgeon who was infected with the virus while treating victims in Sierra Leone, one... »

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