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
In our news wrap Monday, CDC director Tom Frieden stressed the importance of improving the safety of health workers on the front lines of treating Ebola after a Dallas nurse was confirmed to have contracted the disease by caring for Thomas Eric Duncan. Also, Islamic State fighters captured an Iraqi military training camp. The militants now control strategic towns and have advanced toward Baghdad. Continue reading
While concerns about identifying, treating and containing Ebola in the U.S. are real, Dr. Howard Markel of the University of Michigan told the NewsHour this afternoon the country is well-positioned to prevent larger outbreaks. Continue reading
How prepared are hospitals, doctors and nurses to handle Ebola cases in the United States, and what measures should be taken to increase safety? Judy Woodruff gets an assessment from Dr. Howard Markel of the University of Michigan and Katy Roemer of National Nurses United. Continue reading
The director of the World Health Organization called Ebola’s ravaging effects on West Africa a “crisis for international peace and security.” Jeffrey Brown speaks with David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee about the conditions driving the emergency, the challenges of breaking the cycle of transmission and the existential and political consequences of the epidemic. Continue reading
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold a news conference today at noon EDT to address the current state of response to Ebola cases in the United States and West Africa.
In West Africa, more than four thousand people have died of Ebola. Drew Hinshaw of the Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan to report on the status of the global response to the health crisis facing the countries in Africa at the epicenter of the virus’ spread. Continue reading
Speaking at a press conference late Sunday morning, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said a breach of safety protocol was apparent and that more cases of Ebola may emerge. Continue reading