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  • Health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever: source

    Health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever: source
    A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus....
  • Scott wants CDC to contact more people who flew on same plane as second Ebola patient

    Scott wants CDC to contact more people who flew on same plane as second Ebola patient
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the CDC to contact all passengers who traveled on the same Frontier Airlines plane as the Texas health-care worker who is now the second person to be infected with Ebola after caring for a Liberian patient. The plane made...
  • Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces statewide unified command group for Ebola preparedness
    Virginia is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by mobilizing a statewide unified command group, which will be responsible for coordinating resources and personnel, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday in a...
  • Santa Monica bans e-cigarettes in public places

    Santa Monica bans e-cigarettes in public places
    Santa Monica became the latest city to strictly regulate where e-cigarettes can be smoked, banning their use in most public places. On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to enact tough restrictions on the devices, essentially treating them like...
  • Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus

    Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus
    Public health experts and animal lovers are carefully monitoring the health of a Dallas-area resident who may have had close contact with Nina Pham, the nurse being treated for Ebola virus disease at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. So far, there are...
  • Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care

    Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care
    To the editor: A second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola. We know that protective precautions were not adequate at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and nurses were afraid to voice their concerns. ("Nurses at Dallas hospital...
  • New Ebola case in Texas raises worries about U.S. health system

    New Ebola case in Texas raises worries about U.S. health system
    A second Ebola case in Texas — identified Sunday as a hospital worker who cared for the Liberian man who died last week from the disease — is raising fresh doubts about the preparedness of the U.S. health system to handle the deadly outbreak....
  • Government slow to issue protocols

    Now we learn that a second nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has contracted the Ebola virus. This has become completely unacceptable. My understanding is that the hospital did not have a biocontainment unit. There are only four...
  • Nurses at Dallas hospital describe poor safety measures with Ebola victim

    Nurses at Dallas hospital describe poor safety measures with Ebola victim
    Nurses at a Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola described a confused and chaotic response to his arrival in the emergency room, alleging in a statement Tuesday that he languished for hours in a room with other patients and that hospital...
  • Error in Dallas may have exposed others to Ebola, CDC chief says

    Error in Dallas may have exposed others to Ebola, CDC chief says
    The misstep that allowed a Texas nurse to contract Ebola while treating a patient may have exposed others to the virus, the nation’s leading healthcare official said Monday as experts stepped up scrutiny of medical workers at the hospital where...
  • Ebola ruled out as possibility for JFK patient

    Ebola ruled out as possibility for JFK patient
    Palm Beach County health officials followed federal guidelines in ruling out Ebola as a possible diagnosis for a patient transported by ambulance to JFK Medical Center on Wednesday. The woman, who had recently visited Africa, was staying at the Four...