Tag: Ebola

‘Ebola Nurse’ Reaches Settlement With Texas Hospital

Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who entered the United States infected with the fatal virus, reached a settlement in a lawsuit she filed against Texas Health Resources, the parent company of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Zika Virus Expected to Spread at Texas-Mexico Border

Thirty-five cases of the Zika Virus have been reported in Texas but the virus is expected to spread in the Lone Star State during mosquito season. The threat is especially likely near the Texas-Mexico border and along the Gulf Coast.

Kenyan witch-doctor John Dimo, who claims to be 105 years old, interprets the result after throwing shells, bones, and other magic items to predict the outcome of the U.S. election, in front of his hut in the village of Kogelo, from where President Barack Obama's late father came from and whom Dimo claims he knew, in western Kenya Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. While pollsters in the U.S. are using armies of live-interviewers, statistical analysis and the latest automated polling technology, Dimo, who inherited the work from his father in 1962 and has two wives and five children, is confident of his traditional methods and claimed the result would go in Obama's favor. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya Legalizes Medical Advertising to Curb the Witch Doctor Business

In west Africa, trust in traditional herbalists significantly worsened the outlook in the unprecedented Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015. In Tanzania, authorities banned witch doctors entirely after years of attacks on the nation’s “magical” albino population. Now Kenya has taken a bold new move in eradicating the practice of unlicensed medicine: letting certified physicians advertise their services in public.

The Royal Free Hospital in north London where British nurse Pauline Cafferkey was hospitalised in January 2015 after contracting Ebola while working in Sierra Leone

British Ebola Survivor Nurse Hospitalised For Third Time

A British nurse who was twice successfully treated after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 was on Tuesday admitted to hospital for a third time “for further investigations,” the health service said. Pauline Cafferkey, who voluntarily went to the

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Ebola Panic Returns: Rwanda Reinstates Airport Checks

The government of Rwanda has reinstated mandatory Ebola screening and self-reporting procedures at its airports, as Liberia imposes regular temperature checks at school to monitor any new potential cases following the death of 15-year-old Nathan Gbotoe of the disease in late November.

Dallas Mayor Admits Fear of White People

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings spoke out against Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order to state agencies not to participate in Syrian refugee resettlement programs of the federal government. Abbott issued an order last week stopping Texas’ participation and he urged the White House to stop its programs.

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British Ebola Nurse Released From Isolation

(AFP) – A British nurse who suffered a relapse after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone has been released from isolation after being treated for meningitis caused by the virus, her hospital said. Pauline Cafferkey, 39, had been kept in isolation

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Sierra Leone Officially Declared Ebola-Free

Cheers erupted and people danced in the streets Saturday as Sierra Leone marked the end of the Ebola outbreak within its borders, although neighboring Guinea still struggles to stamp out the deadly virus that has killed more than 11,000 mostly in West Africa.

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Report: Cuba Refuses to Pay Doctors Sent Abroad to Fight Ebola

The estimated 460 Cuban doctors deployed to west Africa to participate in the fight against the Ebola outbreak developing there last year have not been paid the car, home, or World Health Organization (WHO) salaries they were promised if they returned from the mission healthy.

Study: Male Survivors Can Carry Ebola for up to Nine Months

A new study by the World Health Organization has found that the Ebola virus can live in the semen of survivors for at least nine months, dramatically increasing the risk of sexual transmission of the disease in west Africa, where an outbreak that began in March 2014 has not yet been fully contained.