Texas state health officials said in a statement Sunday that a health worker who helped to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., has tested positive for the Ebola virus in a preliminary test.
Dallas authorities are trying to find Michael Lively, a homeless man who might have had contact with the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. Lively is identified as a “low-risk” contact, was last monitored October 4th, and is now missing.
President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for close to $1 billion in funding to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As part of his response, the president also plans to include more U.S. military involvement in the crisis.
An Ebola patient in Liberia, hungry and thirsty, escapes quarantine camp for food and receives backlash from fearful civilians. Doctors eventually captured the man and forcefully took him back to the camp.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced the closing of one of its labs in Sierra Leone after a health care worker became infected with Ebola. At the same time, Canada announced they were recalling their three-member lab team.
The current Ebola outbreak in west Africa is the deadliest in history, but a possible silver lining of the infection of Americans assisting in the region is that the U.S. medical research sector will now focus intensely on the infamous virus.
As the worst ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus unfolds across a swathe of countries in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to reveal a $100 million package of measures to combat the virus.
In an impassioned plea for the Liberian Ministry of Health to provide more protective equipment for health care workers, the Head of the Liberia Physician Assistants Association spoke from the LIPAA head office in Monrovia Tuesday, explaining the need.
Tanzania has been placed on high alert over two suspected cases of Ebola. The two patients suffering Ebola-like symptoms had returned to Tanzania from a trip to neighboring Uganda where suspected Ebola cases have risen to 53.