OSU Scientist Develops Ebola Drug

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The World Health Organization says more than 5,100 people have died from the Ebola outbreak worldwide. Meanwhile, a scientist at Oregon State University is working to try to prevent future deaths with a new drug. Professor Patrick Iversen has been working on Ebola for a decade. He says the Ebola virus attacks … Continue reading »

Ebola Patient Dr. Martin Salia Dies

OMAHA, Neb. (CNN) — A surgeon being treated for Ebola in Nebraska has died. Dr. Martin Salia died early Monday morning as a result of advanced symptoms of the disease, according to Nebraska Medicine. He was flown to University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in critical condition Saturday. Doctors say Salia’s advanced symptoms included … Continue reading »

Duke Patient Tests Negative for Ebola

(CNN) — In North Carolina, preliminary tests for a patient being monitored for Ebola have come back negative. The State Department of Health says additional testing will be conducted to be sure. Until then, the unidentified patient will remain isolated at Duke University Hospital. Health officials say the patient developed a fever after a trip … Continue reading »

Ebola Ruled Out for Patient in Milwaukie

(KGW) PORTLAND, Ore. – Public health officials on Sunday said a woman being monitored in a Milwaukie hospital does not have Ebola. “Based on test results and an evaluation of her clinical condition, I’m pleased to say there are no cases of Ebola in Oregon. The CDC has advised us that no further testing is … Continue reading »

Florence Couple Questions Ebola Protocol

FLORENCE, Ore. — June Parsell, of Florence, says she called 9-1-1 Thursday after her husband, Ray, was having a bad reaction to some medication he was taking because of a recent surgery. “I looked at him and he didn’t feel well. Nothing, even water. He couldn’t keep in,” said June Parsell. She says when emergency … Continue reading »

Oregon Patient Being Monitored for Ebola

PORTLAND, Ore. — There are new developments in the spread of the Ebola virus, possibly in Oregon. One of those scares was in Florence and then Portland. An individual is being monitored in Portland for possible Ebola symptoms. Not much information is being released about the person, just that they are isolated in a hospital … Continue reading »

Corvallis Hospital Prepares for Ebola

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Centers For Disease control has confirmed more than 10,000 cases of Ebola, and hospitals in our region are preparing just in case the virus appears in Oregon. Health officials have designated six hospital systems in the state to treat Ebola patients, including Samaritan Health Services. Dozens of volunteer health care professionals … Continue reading »

Public Health Presents Ebola Protocol

EUGENE, Ore. — Public health officials in Lane County are trying to put the Ebola outbreak into perspective. They presented commissioners with the latest on Ebola and response protocol Tuesday, just in case we see a case in our area. While health officials say the chance of an outbreak in Oregon is low, we should … Continue reading »

Commissioners to Get Ebola Preps Update

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners will get an update Tuesday on key points surrounding Ebola. The board will hear from Lane County Public Health officials on the latest Ebola news both nationally and globally. It will also hear about specific steps the county has taken to prepare for a potential case. … Continue reading »

Ebola Quaratine Under Scrutiny

NEW YORK (CNN) — A nurse who recently arrived to the U.S. after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she has been mistreated by the state of New Jersey. Three states are currently issuing mandatory quarantines for medical professionals who have had direct contact with ebola patients. That’s causing a heated debate between supporters … Continue reading »

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