Ebola

Guinea is the country in which the outbreak of the disease began—likely from fruit bats that came from the small village of Meliandou.

On March 2, Nina Pham, also known to the public as the “Ebola Nurse,” filed a lawsuit against Texas Health Resources, the parent company to Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, alleging that the hospital’s lack of training and proper equipment, as well as violations of her privacy, turned her into “a symbol of corporate neglect – […]

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Ebola is still affecting the many lives of people overseas. However, there’s a silver lining. A new clinic in Sierra Leone is giving pregnant women with the disease a bigger chance of surviving with immediate and catered treatment. This is great news! MUST READ: Ferguson Protestors & Ebola Caretakers Being Considered For TIME’s ‘Person Of The […]

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There are eight nominations for TIME Magazine’s coveted Person of the Year honor and some highly evocative choices include the Ferguson Protestors and caretakers who worked with Ebola-infected patients. MUST READ: The Obama Girls, Mo’ne Davis Top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ List The Ferguson protestors were a movement even before the non-indictment of […]

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Dr. Martin Salia has died of Ebola as he was being treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Salia was previously in his home country of Sierra Leone, where he was the Chief Medical Officer at Kissy United Methodist Hospital in addition to being a traveling doctor. It is unclear exactly how he became […]

The latest Ebola patient, a doctor who contracted the virus while working in Sierra Leone, has arrived in the United States. Dr. Martin Salia was diagnosed on Monday, but he only just touched down in Nebraska for treatment today. The Associated Press reports that he’ll be receiving care at a biocontainment facility, where two other […]

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A healthcare strike has begun to take place in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and in the state of California. African caretakers expressed frustration with the government who did not agree to pay them a weekly stipend of $100 for treating and in being in contact with the Ebola disease. The $100 […]

The New York doctor that tested positive for Ebola has gotten a clean bill of health, and he’s due to be released from the hospital tomorrow. After nearly two weeks in isolated treatment at Bellevue Hospital in New York, Craig Spencer is now Ebola-free. The New York Times reports that he will be leaving the […]

Kaci Hickox is pissed off and planning to sue the state of New Jersey after being placed under mandatory quarantine upon her return from treating Ebola patients in West Africa and remaining in isolation despite being tested twice for Ebola with negative results on both occasions. She has not shown no symptoms of the deadly […]

A physician that returned to New York after treating patients for Ebola in West Africa has just tested positive for the deadly virus. Craig Spencer, who was stationed in Guinea for 10 days with Doctors Without Borders, is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in New York City. CNN reports that he was […]