43 Duncan Contacts Ebola Free

DALLAS COUNTY, Texas — The first wave of people who had contact with Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are out of isolation and symptom-free. The group reached the 21-day incubation period at midnight. Texas officials announced 43 people can resume normal life. Another five will be cleared soon. “Of the original 48 contacts, 43 … Continue reading »

3 Now in Quarantine in Ohio

CLEVELAND, Oh. — In Ohio, some 29 people who came into contact with Amber Vinson between October 10th and 13th are being monitored. Three were in quarantine as of Sunday, up from one Saturday. One is the nurse’s stepfather. Amber Vinson was transferred to Emory University Hospital’s isolation unit in Atlanta for treatment. According to … Continue reading »

Ebola-linked Cruise Passenger Cleared

GALVESTON, Tex. (CNN) — A cruise ship plowed through the waters of a Texas port on Sunday with precious cargo on board — the end of a small Ebola scare. A passenger had been loosely linked to the only patient to die from the disease in the United States, but health authorities cleared her after … Continue reading »

Texas Lab Supervisor Isolated on Cruise

(CNN) — A Dallas health worker is under voluntary quarantine on board a carnival cruise ship in the Caribbean. The U.S. State Department says the person may have handled lab specimens from Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died. Officials say the person has no signs of Ebola. The Carnival cruise line released a statement … Continue reading »

Urgent Care Prepares for Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — Questions about Ebola preparedness are everywhere, including in Oregon. With flu season just around the corner, staff with the Eugene Urgent Care Clinics say they’re always prepared for any infectious disease this time of year, but a false Ebola case last week really kicked things into high gear and they’ve been working … Continue reading »

Ebola Passed Via Close Contact

EUGENE, Ore. — While concerns about Ebola transmission are high, doctors continue to emphasize that contracting this virus isn’t easily done. They say Ebola is transmitted through close personal contact with blood and bodily fluids. For example, touching a cut or getting directly sneezed on would be ways you could contract it, but just brushing … Continue reading »

Travelers React to Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — News that the second Ebola patient traveled before she was diagnosed has some people wondering if the virus could be making its way west and how it could impact travel. In a release by Frontier Airlines, the company she was flying with, crew members say that she didn’t show any signs of … Continue reading »

New Ebola Case Diagnosed in Texas

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A second health care worker has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, and CDC officials say she was on a plane the day before she started showing symptoms. Amber Vinson, 29, treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas and then contracted the Ebola virus. “This is a heroic person, … Continue reading »

Ebola Patient Gets Transfusion

DALLAS (CNN) — The first person to contract Ebola in the United States is now getting help from the first person to bring it here. The news photographer who contracted Ebola in West Africa described “dark and profoundly frightening moments,” on a Facebook post Monday that he will never know he contracted the virus. “I … Continue reading »

Student Abroad Trips Affected by Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — Ebola is spreading in the United States, and the effects are being felt at the University of Oregon, as multiple study abroad programs are re-thinking trips to Africa. As of right now, a study abroad program through the science department has been cancelled. It would have sent six UO students to Ghana … Continue reading »

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