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 »

White House on Ebola Policy

(CNN) — Ebola fears have gone too far, according to the White House. The Obama Administration wants New York and New Jersey to stop forcing health care workers into quarantine after returning from Ebola aid work in Africa. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie say the 21-day quarantine is necessary … Continue reading »

New York Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola

NEW YORK, NY (CNN) — New York City’s health commissioner has confirmed that Dr. Craig Spencer has tested positive for Ebola. Spencer recently spent time in West Africa, considered Ground Zero for the Ebola outbreak. The 33-year-old was recently treating patients in Guinea. On Thursday, he began feeling fever, nausea, pain and fatigue — all … Continue reading »

Ebola: Researchers Race to Find a Cure

(CNN) — In Professor Erica Ollmann Saphire’s lab, the race is on to outwit Ebola. “We now need to do in weeks and months what it used to take us years to do,” Saphire said. That’s because time is running out. There are 4,500 dead worldwide and eight recent cases on U.S. soil. At her … Continue reading »

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 »

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