WASHINGTON — People who shared an apartment with the country’s first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration’s effort. But he says imposing a travel ban from disease-ravaged West Africa, as Republicans have demanded, would be counterproductive. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation’s public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus before a congressional hearing Thursday. Continue reading
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a press conference at 3 p.m. EDT today to update the investigation of Ebola in the U.S. and West Africa. Director Dr. Tom Frieden and the Texas Department of State Health Services Director Dr. David Lakey will brief the media. PBS NewsHour will live stream the event.
Nurse Nina Pham, confirmed Monday as the health worker who tested positive for Ebola after caring for U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, received a blood transfusion from an Ebola survivor and is reported to be “clinically stable.” Continue reading
A little more than two weeks ago when Thomas Eric Duncan arrived in the U.S., he stayed at his girlfriend’s apartment in Dallas’ Vickery Meadow neighborhood. Today, the ethnically diverse community of immigrants and refugees in the neighborhood learned of his death by word of mouth and watching TV. Continue reading
A spokesperson for the Dallas hospital where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated has confirmed Wednesday that he has died. Continue reading
Why was Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan initially turned away from the hospital even though he had symptoms of the disease? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Stephan Morris of the Center for Strategic and International Studies about lessons from the handling of the first case of the disease in the U.S. Continue reading
Hospitals compete for patients, and Emergency Departments play a big role in business. So what happens to business when a hospital takes on a patient with Ebola?
On Thursday afternoon, there was no wait time at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s emergency room in Dallas. Continue reading