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New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts

October 25, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, Oct. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — On Friday, the governors of New York and New Jersey announced strict new quarantine measures for anyone returning via Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports who may have had contacts with Ebola patients in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leona.
The measures, which exceed current federal guidelines, [...]


Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

October 24, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Only about 6 percent of American hospitals have infection control procedures in place to effectively and safely handle Ebola patients, a new survey reveals.
Of the 1,039 acute care hospitals that responded to the survey, about 6 percent said they were “well-prepared,” and about 5 percent [...]


Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola

October 24, 2014

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses to be infected with Ebola while caring for a patient, is now free of the virus, officials at the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Friday.
And on her way home to Texas, she got a special [...]


New York City Ebola Patient in Stable Condition

October 24, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A New York City doctor who recently returned from West Africa infected with Ebola is in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital, media reports say.
Dr. Craig Spencer had been working with the medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders, helping to treat Ebola patients in Guinea, [...]


Studies Link Cold Sore Virus to Alzheimer’s Risk

October 24, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The virus that causes common cold sores — herpes simplex — might increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest.
In fact, being a carrier of certain antibodies to the virus can double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers found.
“The [...]


Nurse Nina Pham Declared ‘Free’ of Ebola Virus

October 24, 2014

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses to be infected with Ebola while caring for a patient, is now free of the virus, officials at the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Friday.
Pham, 26, has been treated at a special isolation unit at [...]


New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

October 24, 2014

New York City health officials said Thursday that a health care worker who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola. The patient, identified as Dr. Craig Spencer by city officials, had been working with Doctors Without Borders helping to treat Ebola patients in Guinea, one of three countries hit hard by the disease, The New York Times reported.


Experts Predict ‘Catastrophic’ Ebola Epidemic in West Africa If Aid Delayed

October 23, 2014

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A large influx of international aid is needed, and soon, if West Africa is to avoid tens of thousands of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a team of Yale University researchers predict.
Using a specially designed mathematical model, the researchers looked at the possible future of the [...]


Possible Ebola Patient in Isolation at New York City Hospital

October 23, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New York City health officials said Thursday that a health care worker who recently returned from West Africa is in an isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital while he is tested for Ebola.
The United States has seen numerous “false alarms” in cases such as this, [...]


Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Now ‘Free’ of Virus, Family Says

October 23, 2014

Amber Vinson, one of two nurses battling Ebola after contracting it from a patient at a Dallas hospital, is now free of the virus, according to a statement released by her family on Wednesday.



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