Ebola, Measles, Meningitis, What’s Next?

EUGENE, Ore.– The country has seen quite a bit of outbreaks lately: ebola, measles, enterovirus, and now meningococcemia at the University of Oregon. It may appear as if things are getting worse, but doctors say it’s not unusual. “Diseases are not new, we’ve all been at risk for them for years and years and years. It … Continue reading »

Nurse Files Lawsuit Against Hospital

(CNN) — The Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola after caring for patient Thomas Eric Duncan, has filed a lawsuit against Texas Health Resources, the parent company of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where she worked. Nina Pham says the hospital failed to provide adequate protection for herself and her co-workers. The 26-year-old says she still faces … Continue reading »

Samaritan Bio-preparedness Training

LEBANON, Ore. — There is a demand for Ebola preparedness training in the Willamette Valley, and this week, some PeaceHealth employees were able to learn from experts at Samaritan Health Services. The Oregon Health Authority named Samaritan Health Services as one of the facilities in the state to receive and treat patients who may have … Continue reading »

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 »

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