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First Ebola Case in US Diagnosed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:50pm 9/30/2014 at 9:50pm

A man traveling from Liberia in West Africa to Dallas, Texas has been diagnosed with Ebola, becoming the first patient to present with the disease on US soil.

CDC and local Texas health officials emphasized in a news conference today that they anticipate that the disease will be readily contained.

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Panic? Hospitals now have an “Ebola Checklist”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 15, 2014 at 4:13pm 9/15/2014 at 4:13pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new “ebola checklist” detailing the best practices for hospitals and health care professionals who are tasked with treating patients infected with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD.)

From the checklist:

In order to enhance our collective preparedness and response efforts, this checklist highlights...

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Ebola News Roundup

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:35pm 9/9/2014 at 3:35pm

With all the crises we report on daily, it is easy to lose track of one….so, I thought it would be wise to review the situation related to Ebola, which was the American press panic flavor-of-the-month in August.

It looks like another American is heading toward the Emory University medical facilities...

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CDC spreading Ebola panic faster than a Flu virus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:24pm 8/8/2014 at 12:24pm

While many Legal Insurrection fans may disagree with my assessment of the limited risk that the two American Ebola patients are to our country, my basic point is sound:  The uncontrolled entry of people infected with much easier to transmit and more common pathogens should be the main focus of concern.

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Ebola Outbreak: Hysteria or Major Health Threat?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 8:30am 8/7/2014 at 8:30am

Late Wednesday afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control went into emergency mode — declaring a Level 1 activation of its Emergency Operations Center, it’s most serious posture in a public health emergency.

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You have nothing to fear from Ebola but fear itself

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 4:06pm 8/2/2014 at 4:06pm

As an environmental health and safety professional who has written a book about “bloodborne pathogens,” such as the Ebola virus, I read with both interest and alarm Bruce Carrol’s post, No concerns here: Ebola patients headed to Georgia.

Shortly after writing that book, I was hired by the Centers for Disease Control...

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No concerns here: Ebola patients headed to Georgia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 1, 2014 at 4:15pm 8/1/2014 at 4:15pm

Two Americans who are infected with the Ebola virus in Africa are being flown back to the United States for treatment.

A private jet equipped with a quarantine pod left Cartersville, Ga., Thursday afternoon headed...

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Doctors Without Borders: Ebola virus is “totally out of control” in West Africa

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2:30pm 6/21/2014 at 2:30pm

The international volunteer medical organization Doctors Without Borders has issued a chilling warning — that the deadly Ebola virus is “totally out of control.”

The Ebola virus spreads through direct contact with infected people and causes internal bleeding and organ failure. There is no cure or vaccine so infected patients must be...

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