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Experimental Drugs Considered for New York Ebola Patient

 The team at Bellevue Hospital Center treating Craig Spencer for Ebola is considering any and all experimental drugs or other treatments that might help him, an adviser to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Doctors treating Spencer will consider “literally any and all possible therapies that might be available,” including various experimental Ebola therapies […] Read More →

When a Small Business Comes Into Contact With Ebola

 Reports of the first Ebola case in New York City have included a detail that might make small business owners cringe: Craig Spencer the 33-year-old doctor who had recently returned from working with Ebola patients in Guinea, visited a Brooklyn bowling alley before he became aware of his symptoms. While the health of Spencer and those close to […] Read More →

House Testimony: Sweat On Bus Surfaces Can Spread Ebola

HHS boss admits Ebola can survive in perspiration on inert surfaces. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican from Kentucky, asked Rabih Torbay, the Vice President of International Operations for International Medical Corps., if somebody on a bus could catch Ebola from an infected passenger.  The exchange occurred on Friday during a House hearing on the federal […] Read More →

Enhanced Airport Screenings For Ebola Don’t Work

 Late last week the Department of Homeland Security announced that not only would temperatures of all passengers returning to the United States on flights from West Africa be taken at airports, but that passengers from the region could only land at five major international airports in the U.S. The latest case of Ebola in New […] Read More →

Ebola in New York: Five Things to Watch

 A doctor who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the disease in New York on Thursday evening and is being isolated at Bellevue Hospital. The diagnosis of Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, marks the second uncontrolled Ebola case imported to the U.S. (Other people stricken with the disease have been brought […] Read More →

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

 A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be […] Read More →

1st Ebola case in W. African nation of Mali

 Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead. Health Minister Ousmane Kone made the announcement on Malian television, saying that the patient was a 2-year-old girl who […] Read More →

CDC’s Ebola ‘Go’ Team Sprints to New York

 Start packing for New York, the “go” team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was told. A doctor there was back from a West African hot zone with Ebola-like symptoms, and was in a city hospital. The disease experts traveling tonight are Pierre Rollin, who the CDC calls the world’s top expert […] Read More →