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  • 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...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Southington Senior Health Fair

    A health fair for older adults will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, 9-11:30 a.m., at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. This informative event will include demonstrations, educational materials, free health screenings (balance, bone density,...
  • Lehigh Valley health events include oral cancer walk, Get Bookin' 5K

    Lehigh Valley health events include oral cancer walk, Get Bookin' 5K
    WALK FOR AWARENESS 1 The Walk for Awareness-Oral Cancer will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Township Municipal Park, 2900 Farmersville Road. Cost: $25, pre-registration; $30, day of event; $10, ages 6-10; free, ages 5 and under and oral...
  • 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...
  • East Hartford Health Dept. to hold free flu vaccine clinic for seniors

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thousands of people die from influenza each year. One group that is at higher risk than the general populations is senior citizens. With that in mind, the Town of East Hartford Health Department...
  • Second Texas healthcare worker with Ebola had been on plane recently

    Second Texas healthcare worker with Ebola had been on plane recently
    DALLAS (Reuters) - A second Texas healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by plane a day before she reported symptoms, U.S. and airline officials said on Wednesday. The worker at Texas...