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Ebola epidemic linked to new mutation

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 10:30am 11/6/2016 at 10:30am

At the beginning of 2016, I noted that the Ebola epidemic that began in 2014, which West Africa hard and resulted in several Americans being stricken by the often deadly virus, had subsided.

Researchers are now reporting that the significant outbreak was the result of a mutation that made the virus easier...

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Zika Virus is the New Ebola

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 1:00pm 2/4/2016 at 1:00pm
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It looks like Zika virus is truly the new Ebola.

Concerns about the Zika virus have grown to the point that Utah Congressman Chris Stewart wants to divert funding from the fight against Ebola to use against this latest epidemic.

Stewart says his bill, which would unlock more than a billion dollars for...

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“Ebola Free” no more – new case reported in Sierra Leone

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 5:00pm 1/16/2016 at 5:00pm

While listening to Obama’s “State of the Union” address this week, I noted that he claimed victory over the spread of Ebola.

That’s how we stopped the spread of Ebola...

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Scientists Now Reporting “Post-Ebola Syndrome”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 4:00pm 10/18/2015 at 4:00pm

After declaring “victory” in the war against the Ebola epidemic we were following earlier this year, scientists are now making some disturbing new discoveries about the hemorrhagic fever virus.

Chief among those discoveries is that patients who were “cured” of the disease continue to experience debilitating symptoms.

Researchers following 49 survivors of a...

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10 Americans exposed to Ebola flown back from Africa

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:30am 3/15/2015 at 9:30am

In the wake of the Ebola Czar stepping down and a presidential commission laying part of the blame for the spread of Ebola on this country, news comes that nearly a dozen Americans are heading home after potential exposure to the...

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War on Ebola: Victory or “Mission Accomplished”?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 7:30am 2/1/2015 at 7:30am
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Finally, a little good news to share with Legal Insurrection readers about epidemics.

It looks like we’re declaring victory on our “War with Ebola”.

Recall that after after outrage at this administration’s “Keystone Cop” style response to America’s first Ebola patient, President Obama appointed political operative Ron Klain as Ebola Czar.

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How correct were September’s Ebola infection projections?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 10:00am 12/25/2014 at 10:00am

Some good news in time for Christmas, as it relates to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

It looks like those September projections of 1.5 million new cases are going to be off…by a fairly wide margin.

As of Monday,...

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California Battles Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic in 70 years

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:15am 12/22/2014 at 10:15am

Although the media has recently been less focused on Ebola, the disease is still impacting Africa and the death count now tops 7000.

Meanwhile, a new epidemic of a disease that was once thought well-contained by vaccinations may be occurring in my home state of California.

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Potential Ebola Patient Treated at Boston Hospital

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8:00am 12/3/2014 at 8:00am

Has anyone else noticed that since Ferguson hit the news, there has been a lot less press attention paid to America’s favorite virus?

When checking the status of the epidemic, I discovered that...

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Madagascar’s Bubonic Plague Outbreak: What it Means for America and the World

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 11:00am 11/27/2014 at 11:00am

While Ebola continues to rage in West Africa, an outbreak of another deadly disease is occurring in the African island nation of Madagascar.

An outbreak of bubonic plague in Madagascar has now claimed almost 50 victims and is spreading to...

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South American Chikungunya virus rages as world focuses on Ebola

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:01pm 11/26/2014 at 12:01pm

Some good news from the frontlines related to our battle with Ebola: The outbreak is now “stable” in Guinea, according to the World Health Organization.

There were still some flare ups in the south-east, but things were improving in other prefectures, WHO co-ordinator Dr Guenael Rodier told the BBC.

More than 5,400 people...

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12 Deaths now linked to Enterovirus-D68

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:10am 11/18/2014 at 8:10am

As Ebola continues to rage in Africa, one key person seems to be missing in action: Ron Klain, Ebola Czar.

Ebola was on the top of everyone’s minds five weeks ago, but now that it’s largely disappeared from...

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Ebola news: the death of Dr. Martin Salia, and a request from Kaci Hickox

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:36pm 11/17/2014 at 6:36pm

When I heard that Dr. Martin Salia, a Sierra Leone native who is married to a US citizen and who contacted ebola while treating patients in his native country, had been flown here for treatment and was in “very critical” condition, I thought “if we can cure him, then American medicine...

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Parody Video: “Eve of Destruction: Ron Klain, Ebola Czar”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 7:30am 11/16/2014 at 7:30am

From the “totally unofficial” Harvard Parody website, “Eve of Destruction: Ron Klain, Ebola Czar”:

Adding to Harvard Law School’s already considerable reputation for producing “elite” lawyers who fill high-level government positions for which they are totally incompetent (in terms of the real-world practical skills and ethical character needed for the job), on...

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Ebola Update: 13 in Iowa Monitored for Symptoms

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 7, 2014 at 6:03pm 11/7/2014 at 6:03pm

Concern about the administration’s handing of the global Ebola crisis was a contributing factor in the Republican success across the country in Tuesday’s election; polls indicated Americans were more worried about the lack of a comprehensive response than they were about immigration and same-sex marriage.

It is likely this concern will...

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Any lessons from Ebola in the US?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 3, 2014 at 1:30pm 11/3/2014 at 1:30pm

Fortunately, we haven’t had very many Ebola patients in the US so far. But there have been quite a few interesting things to note about the group of patients we have had.

The first is that all of them except Thomas Eric Duncan seem to have contracted Ebola while caring for other...

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Kaci Hickox Wins in District Court

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00pm 10/31/2014 at 7:00pm

A District Court judge in Maine has overturned a lower court ruling that restricted Kaci Hickox’s movements, which means that the formerly-quarantined nurse is now free to go about her business. The reason? The science on ebola transmission is apparently settled:

Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Hickox must continue daily...

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