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Ebola Survivor: ‘We Can’t Afford to Wait’

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#Ebola survivor Dr. #Kent Brantly, former Medical Director of Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Care Center in Monrovia, Liberia, testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.Image: AP […]

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A Hospital In Toronto Is Treating A Patient For Ebola-Like Symptoms

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The patient recently traveled to #Nigeria, the latest country hit by the ongoing #Ebola #epidemic. Overall, there have been 13 cases of Ebola in Nigeria, including two deaths. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1407542718); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3412681”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407542718); }); View this image › Google / Via google.com […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Where We Are Now And What Happens Next

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#Ebola virus disease was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, and by 2013 had caused about 20 recorded outbreaks across East and Central Africa. These had been restricted to rural areas and confined to small clusters of villages. In each case containment was achieved within a few months and after […]

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PREVIEW: Why today’s House hearing on Ebola matters for 2014

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http://twitter.com/#!/charliespiering/status/522484904870043648 What we’ll be watching today at noon: #Ebola is expected to become a partisan issue with House hearings just before the midterms. http://t.co/SW6OATJHh7 — Capital Journal (@WSJPolitics) October 16, 2014 And why this hearing is so important for the November elections: #Cory Gardner and Bruce Braley are both members of the House Subcommittee that […]

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U.S. To Begin Testing Ebola Vaccine On Humans

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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease will conduct its first phase of human testing of an #Ebola #vaccine in September. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1409240089); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3431221”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409240089); }); View this image › Residents of quarantined town near the international airport endure Ebola […]

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The Ebola Outbreak Is Now An International Public Health Emergency

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The #World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in #west Africa an international public #health emergency that requires an extraordinary response. More than 1,700 people in West Africa are infected with the virus. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1407496201); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3411959”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407496201); }); 1. The World […]

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Experimental Ebola Treatments Are Ethical, U.N. Says

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A doctor for tropical medicine prepares a blood sample for analysis during a demonstration for the media of #ebola treatment capabilities at Station 59 at Charite hospital on August 11, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images The use of experimental, unproven drugs to treat the Ebola virus is ethical, a panel of medical ethicists […]

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Cardiologist shreds CDC instructions on Ebola protective gear

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http://twitter.com/#!/JReinerMD/status/522547319317987328 Dr. #Jonathan Reiner is the director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at The #George Washington University Hospital and a professor of medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center. Here&8217;s a link to the #CDC poster he is referencing. Follow these instructions from CDC website for removing gloves & you risk contamination. Not how to do it. […]

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Time Magazine Names The Ebola Fighters 2014’s ‘Person Of The Year’

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European Commission The doctors and health staff who treated #Ebola patients have been named #Time magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year. According to the Huffington Post, Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs announced the winner on NBC&8217;s “Today” Wednesday morning. She told Matt Lauer, These men and women did the hard and dangerous work in treating […]

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United Nations Calls Ebola a ‘Threat to International Peace and Security’

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A Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer to screen Muslim pilgrims for #Ebola at the Hajj camp before boarding a plane for Saudi Arabia at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, Sept, 18. 2014.Image: Sunday Alamba/Associated Press #UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council called the Ebola outbreak in Africa […]

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