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CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

October 20, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body suits with no skin exposure and use of a respirator at all times.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided to issue the tougher rules after [...]


Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola’s Spread: Study

October 20, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If passengers weren’t screened before they boarded airplanes in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, three people infected with Ebola would leave on international flights from any of those West African nations every month, a new analysis predicts.
The three countries are those hit hardest by [...]


Man Treated for Ebola in Atlanta Now ‘Free’ of the Virus

October 20, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An unidentified patient being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is now “free of Ebola virus disease” and was discharged Sunday from the facility, the medical center said in a statement released Monday afternoon.
The man, who has requested anonymity since being admitted to care [...]


Mouse Study Suggests Antibiotics May Aid Salmonella’s Spread in Animals

October 20, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Antibiotics might actually help Salmonella — bacteria that cause food poisoning — spread among infected animals, according to new research.
Although this phenomenon isn’t yet known to have occurred among people, the study’s authors cautioned their findings should serve as a reminder of the potential dangers of antibiotic use.
They [...]


Obama Urges Calm in Ebola Scare, Opposes Travel Ban

October 20, 2014

President Barack Obama on Saturday asked Americans not to give way to panic over Ebola, and he repeated his opposition to a travel ban for flights from affected countries in West Africa.


Dozens in Dallas Said to Be Free of Ebola Risk

October 20, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some good news arrived Monday on the Ebola front in the United States: Dozens of people who had contact with the Dallas patient who died earlier this month are no longer in danger of catching the disease, health officials said.
Those people include the fiancee [...]


Ebola or Not? Rapid Test for the Virus Not Here Yet

October 20, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — “Diagnosing Ebola is very different from treating Ebola.”
That assessment, by Dr. Daniel Varga, chief clinical officer at Texas Health Resources, during testimony before a Congressional panel on Thursday, sums up the critical concern at the heart of the current Ebola scare.
It was the challenge faced [...]


U.S. Preparing Tighter Infection Controls for Ebola Patients: Report

October 19, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials are planning to tighten recommendations for health care workers treating Ebola patients.
The new guidelines, which haven’t been formally unveiled, are expected to include recommendations for full-body suits and hoods “with no skin showing.” There will also be stricter rules for removing [...]


Cruise Ship Passenger Linked to Ebola Back on Shore

October 19, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A cruise ship carrying a lab worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to its Galveston, Texas, port early Sunday morning, cruise line officials said.
The unidentified woman, a laboratory manager at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, handled a lab specimen from the Liberian man [...]


WHO Admits Botched Response to Ebola in Africa

October 17, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The World Health Organization has admitted it dropped the ball with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, according to a news report published Friday.
In a draft internal memo obtained by the Associated Press, WHO blamed incompetent staff and other factors for not curbing at the outset what [...]



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