Ebola-Omaha Patient-Memorial story

LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — Dr. Martin Salia didn't get into the medical profession to get rich, and even though he was a permanent U.S. resident, he chose to work in his native Sierra Leone because the need for surgeons there was so great. Although his medical colleagues were worried when he returned there to treat Ebola patients, they said the decision was consistent with his character. The 44-year-old surgeon was remembered Saturday at his funeral Mass as a tireless, selfless and heroic ...
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No serious side effects in Merck/Newlink Ebola vaccine test

(Reuters) - The first people vaccinated with an experimental Ebola shot being developed by Merck and NewLink have had no serious side effects so far, but a few experienced mild fever, Swiss researchers said on Tuesday. The shot, one of several being fast-tracked through clinical trials in the hope they can be approved for use in the Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa, is undergoing initial human safety tests at the University Hospitals of Geneva. "After his or her injection, each volunte...
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New York Ebola Patient Craig Spencer Enters Next Phase Of Illness

The New York City doctor who tested positive for Ebola has entered the next phase of his illness, according to the New York City Health And Hospitals Corporation. A press release from NYC HHC indicated that Dr. Craig Spencer has begun to experience gastrointestinal symptoms. He is said to be awake and communicating. Spencer had been treating patients for the disease with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea and was admitted to Bellevue Hospital Center after developing a fever this Thursday. HHC ...
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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

A health care worker here who helped treat the Liberian man who died last week of the Ebola virus has tested positive for the disease in a preliminary test, state health officials said Sunday. “We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr. David Lakey, the Texas health commissioner. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.” The worker, who was not identified, was an employee of Texas...
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First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in U.S. Dies in Dallas

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died from the virus while in isolation at a Dallas hospital. Duncan was diagnosed with the disease on Sept. 30 after contracting it in West Africa, where Ebola has infected about 7,500 people, killing half. He had come to the country to marry his girlfriend, Louise Troh, who is now being quarantined and has not yet shown symptoms of the disease. "It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inf...
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1st Ebola Case Diagnosed in the US

A patient in Texas is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient had previously traveled to West Africa, a region that is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of Ebola in history.The man flew out of Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in the United States on Sept. 20. He did not have symptoms during his flight or when he landed, but began showing symptoms around Sept. 24, Dr. Tom Frieden, director...
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Nigeria Free from Ebola Virus Disease at the moment

Nigeria’s stable situation – with cases confirmed in Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, characterized by a vastly inadequate and fragile infrastructure, and in Port Harcourt, the country’s restive oil and energy hub – astonished experts at WHO and probably everywhere else in the world as well. No one expected an outcome as good as this one. Rapid reaction After the country’s first case, imported by an air traveller to Lagos on 20 July, was confirmed, the Ministry of Health responded u...
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Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recover

An American aid worker infected with Ebola who's being treated in Nebraska is now expected to make a full recovery, his doctors said Wednesday. The medical team treating Rick Sacra also said it's optimistic that the 51-year-old from Worcester, Massachusetts, will soon be able to leave the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. "However, we are still somewhat cautious because of the severity and unknown factors of this disease," said Dr. Angela Hewlett, associate medical director of the isolatio...
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Ebola Virus Disease Survivor shares her story and experience with EVD

  Dr. Ada Igonoh of First Consultants Hospital is one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria's Index case. below is her inspirational story, Please read till the end On the night of Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer was wheeled into the Emergency Room at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, with complaints of fever and body weakness. The male doctor on call admitted him as a case of malaria and took a full history. Knowing that Mr Sawyer had recently...
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35 Deaths Attributed to Ebola Outbreak in Congo

The World Health Organization says that an Ebola outbreak in Congo is thought to have killed 35 people of the more than 60 sickened. Congo, the site of the world's first recorded Ebola outbreak, has had several flare-ups of the disease over the years. Officials say the current outbreak is not related to another taking place in West Africa blamed for the deaths of more than 2,200 people. The U.N. health agency said Thursday that the Congo outbreak is concentrated in one county, and all of t...
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