Posts Tagged ‘Ebola’

Ebola May Be Present in Semen for Year or More

And virus is more likely to be found in male survivors older than 40, researchers report healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

Former Ebola Czar Explains How To Deal With Hysteria Over Refugees

Ron Klain, the Obama administration’s former point person on Ebola, on Tuesday weighed in on the growing debate in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks of what to do with refugees fleeing Syria’s bloody civil war. It is worth repeating Klain is the former Ebola czar because fears over the deadly virus turned out to […]

U.K. Nurse Suffers Rare Case Of Ebola Relapse

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it’s possible in rare instances for patients who survived Ebola to develop the lethal disease again, when the virus lingering in the body starts to replicate at high levels. That might explain what has happened to a Scottish nurse now being treated in London’s Royal Free Hospital. […]

U.K. Nurse Suffers Rare Case Of Ebola Relapse

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it’s possible in rare instances for patients who survived Ebola to develop the lethal disease again, when the virus lingering in the body starts to replicate at high levels. That might explain what has happened to a Scottish nurse now being treated in London’s Royal Free Hospital. […]

Ebola Can Survive In Semen For At Least 9 Months, Scientists Say

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Ebola virus can exist in the semen of male survivors of the disease for at least nine months after their initial infection appears, much longer than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday. In preliminary results that raised questions about how and when the West African epidemic might […]

Ebola Can Survive In Semen For At Least 9 Months, Scientists Say

By Kate Kelland LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Ebola virus can exist in the semen of male survivors of the disease for at least nine months after their initial infection appears, much longer than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday. In preliminary results that raised questions about how and when the West African epidemic might […]

Ebola Persists for Extended Period in Survivors’ Semen: Study

Research suggests virus can hide for up to 9 months, and men can pass the virus to female partners healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants […]

Response in Sierra Leone to Ebola Outbreak Saved 40,000 Lives: Study

But faster action could have spared thousands more, experts say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx […]

What We Learned From the Ebola Epidemic

It was the largest Ebola epidemic in history. It took thousands of lives. It was a wakeup call, and today we are better prepared because of it. In the year since Ebola spread through three West African countries and into the United States, we’ve taken a coordinated approach to be better prepared today for the […]

10 Critical Mistakes Made During The Ebola Outbreak Last Year: AP

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — An Associated Press investigation has found that the World Health Organization and other responders faced avoidable obstacles in their efforts to stop the spiraling Ebola outbreak last summer in Kenema, a pivotal seeding point for the virus and a microcosm of the messy response across West Africa. Their work was […]

Ebola Survivor Who Lost 21 Family Members Gives Birth To Baby Boy

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son. And yet it loomed, even on this, her happiest day. She delivered her child just a few minutes’ walk from the ward where just last year she had hovered between life and death, […]

Teen Girl’s Disturbing Murder Highlights Ebola Aftershocks In Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Aug 21 (Reuters) — Senior ministers and U.N. officials joined hundreds of women in a beachfront, candlelit protest in Sierra Leone’s capital as the killing of a 17-year-old girl highlighted a rise in violent crime in a country ravaged by Ebola. The protest followed a spate of murders in the West African country, where […]

What an Ebola Fighter Looks Like

We sat in a room in Conakry packed with religious leaders from most faiths in Guinea. I had grumbled earlier to a colleague that, while the outside world was finally paying attention to the Ebola outbreak that had been raging for eight months, my photos would be of someone standing in front of a power […]

World Humanitarian Day Honors Ebola, Syria And Nepal Health Workers

It’s never been a more dangerous time to be an aid worker.  Yet, when it comes to tending to the immediate needs of victims of natural disasters, disease outbreaks and conflict, medical volunteers remain ready to serve on the frontlines, which is why advocates are honoring their work on this year’s World Humanitarian Day.  Over the past […]

Meet an Aid Worker Behind the Ebola Response in Liberia

Last August, the Ebola crisis, which had been simmering for months, erupted into headlines across the U.S. as the World Health Organization declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a humanitarian emergency. Now, more than a year into the epidemic, tremendous progress has been made to halt Ebola’s spread, but the risk of resurgence remains […]

Ebola In West Africa Can Be Defeated By End Of 2015: UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Ebola epidemic in West Africa can be defeated by the end of the year if the number of new cases drops to zero and stays at zero, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday. Dr. Margaret Chan told the U.N. Security Council there have been no new cases […]

This Is How Ebola is Being Kept Out Of Classrooms In West Africa

As the global health community works toward a “game-changing” Ebola vaccine, advocates are pushing the most basic preventative measures to keep children safe. Children in affected regions in West Africa recently started their summer vacation that was marked by a break from Ebola’s devastating effects. Since schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone started employing […]

Ebola Treatment Shows Promise in Monkey Study

Antiviral drug cured animals with advanced infections, researchers say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community […]

President Obama Meets with West African Leaders to Discuss the Ebola Outbreak

President Obama speaks before meeting with the heads of West African countries to discuss the progress we’ve made on the Ebola outbreak. April 15, 2015. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug […]

Schools In Sierra Leone Reopen After Closure Because Of Ebola

By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) – Schools in Sierra Leone reopened on Tuesday after closing for nine months due to an Ebola epidemic that killed 3,800 people, but teachers and aid workers said attendance was low due to lingering fears of the disease. The authorities have waived fees at state schools and hope 1.8 million […]

Artist Creates Quick Fix That Humanizes Ebola Aid Workers Inside Their Intimidating Suits

An artist is revealing to Ebola patients the human beings behind the protective masks. Mary Beth Heffernan, a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California, recently returned from a trip to Liberia, where she had been implementing the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Portrait Project, according to the school’s website. The artist photographed the faces […]

Ebola Virus Evolving, But Isn’t Getting Deadlier, Study Says

Results suggest treatments developed in this outbreak will remain effective healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx […]

Texas Hospital Sued Over Ebola Training Seeks Dismissal Of The Lawsuit

DALLAS (AP) — A hospital operator denied allegations of poor training and improper preparation in seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease. Texas Health Resources filed a response Friday to the March 2 lawsuit by nurse Nina Pham, […]

Early Tests of Experimental Ebola Vaccine Show Promise

Immune response seen in all study volunteers, side effects were manageable healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

The End of Ebola? Lessons at the Epidemic’s One Year Anniversary

“That’s the anthrax building,” a colleague told me several years ago, pointing to a squat reddish-brown brick building in the middle of Fort Detrick, for many years the U.S. Army’s center for biological warfare research. Cinderblocks now sealed up all of the doors and windows. Inside, anthrax — a deadly pathogen — still lurks. Outside, […]

No, Ebola Is Not Mutating Into A ‘Supervirus’

The Ebola virus that is causing the current outbreak in West Africa is not mutating as quickly as earlier reports had suggested, a new study finds. This finding helps allay fears that the virus could change into a more infectious or deadly form, the researchers said. In the study, published online today (March 26) in […]

In Liberia, Children Affected by Ebola Need Our Support

This post is part of the Relay for Kids in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages. Each time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $ 1 (per action) to support children worldwide affected by crisis. Scroll to the bottom to find out more. At the height of the Ebola outbreak, a woman came […]

More Dangerous Ebola Strain Unlikely, Study Shows

Researchers compared virus samples that were 9 months apart, and found normal mutating rate healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of […]

Ebola Virus Most Deadly For Babies & Young Children

Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic’s impact on children suggests. Those a little older — ages 1 to 4 — fared not much better. Ebola proved fatal for […]

Ebola May Hit Young Children Hardest, Study Finds

Babies, toddlers get sick faster and die sooner than older children and adults, study finds healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

After Ebola

The disease had left her with almost nothing, but when she heard that the Americans were hiring, Josephine Dolley pulled out her best blue jeans. Healthy Living – The Huffington Post Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription […]

New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials

It appeared to provoke good immune response in Chinese study, but larger trials are needed healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release […]

First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola In Liberia After 2 Week Hiatus

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian official: Patient tests positive for Ebola, over 2 weeks after last case discharged. Healthy Living – The Huffington Post Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]

American Health Worker With Ebola Now In Critical Condition

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday. The agency said in a statement that the patient’s status was changed from serious condition to critical condition, meaning the […]

U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the […]

World Health Organization Approves Breakthrough 15-Minute Ebola Test

(Adds detail, quotes) By Tom Miles GENEVA, Feb 20 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said on Friday. The test, developed by U.S. firm Corgenix Medical Corp , is […]

Rapid Detection and Response Are Essential to Stopping Ebola

The recent drop in Ebola cases in Liberia is welcome. Many factors are contributing to this decline, including the adoption of safe burials and the emphasis on quickly getting patients into Ebola treatment units or community care centers and community initiatives to isolate and care for patients and track contacts. One promising development has been […]

Chart of the Week: Progress in the Battle Against Ebola

The world is witnessing the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. Since the first cases in March of 2014, there have been more than 22,500 reported cases in West Africa and more than 8,900 people have died from this devastating disease. As the President has made clear, to effectively protect the American people, we must […]

Chart of the Week: Progress in the Battle Against Ebola

The world is witnessing the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. Since the first cases in March of 2014, there have been more than 22,500 reported cases in West Africa and more than 8,900 people have died from this devastating disease. As the President has made clear, to effectively protect the American people, we must […]

Chart of the Week: Progress in the Battle Against Ebola

The world is witnessing the worst outbreak of Ebola in history. Since the first cases in March of 2014, there have been more than 22,500 reported cases in West Africa and more than 8,900 people have died from this devastating disease. As the President has made clear, to effectively protect the American people, we must […]

Getting to Zero: President Obama on the Next Phase in Our Fight Against Ebola

Watch on YouTube "If you need me, just say the word."  Brett Sedgwick spent much of his recent time traveling to furthest corners of Liberia. He'd go from community to community, supporting teams that helped grieving families bury their loved ones who had perished from the Ebola disease. The safe-burial teams buried them carefully, safely, […]

President Obama Provides an Update on the U.S.-led Response to Ebola

On February 11, 2015, President Obama spoke on America’s leadership in the fight against Ebola and the significant progress we have made since the first cases were reported in March of 2014. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of […]

Week In Review: Ebola, ISIL, and a New Law

This week, the President welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House, introduced the next phase in our fight against Ebola, submitted a draft proposal to Congress to authorize military force against ISIL, took his #GetCovered message to BuzzFeed, and signed the Clay Hunt Act into law. Find out more about the past week at […]

Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response, U.K. Study Finds

Early trial findings echo those from a smaller U.S. study healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx […]

Ignoring Real Heroes? Terrorism, Ferguson, Ebola

Last year was not a kind year. Deadly serious issues confronted the nation. It did not go well. Several arenas epitomized these issues more than most. Healthcare Cancer in the extended family was our introduction to the US civilian healthcare system and the providers and patients who populate the top tiers of US healthcare. Heroes […]

How Innovation Is Transforming the Fight Against Ebola

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the holiday season, President Obama showcased some cutting-edge gadgets in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. But they were not new tablets, smartphones, or digital cameras. They were protective suits, state-of-the-art cooling vests, and germ-killing gels — all tools that could make the difference between life […]

Ebola Epidemic in Liberia Could End by June, Study Predicts

But aggressive monitoring, adding more hospital beds must continue, researchers say healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

1st Ebola Clinic For Pregnant Women Opens In Sierra Leone

A new clinic is giving some of the most vulnerable Ebola patients a better chance at surviving the virus. The facility — located in a former boys’ high school in the capital city of Freetown — is the first care center created specifically for pregnant women since the current outbreak began, Reuters reported. It is […]

Ebola: How Quickly We Forget

As we begin a new year, we often discard the less important memories of the preceding year, but some events should never be forgotten. Remember Ebola? Faded from our collective memory, has it? Probably so, but barely two months have passed since Dr. Craig Spencer was released from a New York hospital on November 11, […]

Ebola, Obamacare Top U.S. Health News for 2014

VA hospitals scandal, enterovirus illnesses in kids, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

Chris Coons Travels To Liberia For Ebola Follow-up

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) traveled to the West African nation of Liberia this week, partly to remind the American people that an Ebola epidemic is still going on, Coons told reporters Monday. “My hope was to remind the American people that this is an investment that helps keep the world safe, not just […]

Woman Who Saved Family From Ebola Will Attend Nursing School In U.S. (How To Help)

Fatu Kekula didn’t have a hazmat suit or physician’s expertise. She did, however, have trash bags, some nursing training and the determination to save lives amid the Ebola outbreak. And she succeeded. Now, with the support of one American university and a growing pool of inspired supporters, the 22-year-old Liberian woman is set to finish […]

Liberia Holds Delayed Senate Election Despite Ebola Fears

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Health workers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate vote that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease. A total of 1.9 million voters are registered to participate in 15 Senate races throughout the country contested by […]

Devastating Fire Destroys Crucial Ebola Medicine In Guinea

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone’s most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said. In neighboring Guinea, a fire destroyed medicine crucial to fighting Ebola. The fire engulfed a warehouse at the Conakry airport and burned everything inside, […]

Screening Test Finds Drugs That Show Promise Against Ebola

Researchers uncover 53 potential treatments; all are already FDA approved but need more study for this use healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced […]

Ebola 3.0

By Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., and Jennifer Sherwood, M.P.H. The doctors, nurses and other health care workers who responded to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa were recently named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.” The courageous individuals who dedicate their careers and risk their lives to help in times of global public health emergencies […]

Male Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms for at Least 3 Months, Experts Say

Studies find semen retains deadly virus for up to 91 days healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

President Obama Meets with Key Advisers on the U.S. Response to Ebola

On December 12, 2014, President Obama provided an update on the America’s response to the Ebola outbreak. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants […]

In Ebola Outbreak, Bad Data Adds Another Problem

LONDON (AP) — As health officials struggle to contain the world’s biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, their efforts are being complicated by another problem: bad data. Having accurate numbers about an outbreak is essential not only to provide a realistic picture of the epidemic, but to determine effective control strategies. Dr. Bruce Aylward, who is leading the […]

Obama To Get Most Of $6.2 Billion Request To Fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will be awarded the bulk of his $ 6.2 billion request to fight Ebola in Africa, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee said Thursday. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday that Obama won’t get the full $ 1.5 billion he requested for a contingency fund but he’s […]

“A Test of Our Character as a Nation”: President Obama on What We Need in the Fight Against Ebola

President Obama visited the Naitonal Institutes of Health (NIH) today to visit the team of scientists who recently made significant progress in developing an Ebola vaccine. "No potential Ebola vaccine has ever made it this far," he noted.  Indeed, the United States is taking the lead in the world's response to Ebola — in treating, […]

“A Test of Our Character as a Nation”: President Obama on What We Need in the Fight Against Ebola

President Obama visited the Naitonal Institutes of Health (NIH) today to visit the team of scientists who recently made significant progress in developing an Ebola vaccine. "No potential Ebola vaccine has ever made it this far," he noted.  Indeed, the United States is taking the lead in the world's response to Ebola — in treating, […]

President Obama Speaks on the Fight Against Ebola

On December 2, 2014, President Obama visited the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to discuss the progress we’ve made and the work we still need to do to contain and combat the Ebola outbreak. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high […]

Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine

Injections appear safe, but one expert is betting on a different approach healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American […]

Giving that’s Truly Worthy of our Thanks: Combatting Ebola Overseas & Keeping Our Communities Safe

As families sit around their Thanksgiving tables today, there will be a few empty seats, left behind by a group of courageous U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers, who volunteered for duty in West Africa. Their mission is to offer help, healing, and hope to the people of the region, and in turn protect […]

6 American Ebola Survivors Would Do It All Over Again If Given The Chance

In an exclusive segment on the “Today” show this morning, six American survivors of Ebola met each other for the first time. Dr. Kent Brantly, Dr. Rick Sacra, nurses Amber Vinson and Nina Pham, aid worker Nancy Writebol and journalist Ashoka Mukpo joined Matt Lauer to share their experiences and the lessons they learned from […]

President Obama Holds a Meeting on Ebola, Discusses Attacks in Jerusalem

Watch on YouTube This morning, President Obama met with his national security and public health teams at the White House to discuss the latest news about Ebola and our ongoing response in West Africa. read more White House.gov Blog Feed SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN !-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss […]

Welcoming Bipartisan Action Against Ebola

While many issues divide Washington, we have seen bipartisan progress — in both the House and the Senate — in the effort to combat Ebola. These steps forward are encouraging, and hopefully suggest positive momentum for the President’s vital $ 6.2 billion emergency funding request to fight Ebola here at home and in West Africa. […]

President Obama Provides an Update on the U.S. Response to Ebola

After meeting with his Homeland Security Council, President Obama provided an update on the U.S. response to Ebola in West Africa. November 18, 2014. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. […]

Powerful Portraits Of Ebola Survivors Back Home And Still Fighting To Live

They survived Ebola, but their ordeal is far from over. French photographer Livia Saavedra travelled to the Guinean capital Conakry in October to document Ebola survivors who have returned to their communities. Some have lost family to the disease, others no longer have jobs or face rejection from their community. “The stigma they face is […]

Ebola Flaring Anew In Africa: Red Cross

BRUSSELS (AP) — Red Cross officials helping to lead the fight against Ebola in West Africa say the virus is spreading, and they’re having trouble recruiting health care workers to combat it. Antoine Petitbon of the French Red Cross said Monday that it’s easier for him to recruit people to go to Iraq, despite the […]

Senator Bill Frist: To Beat Ebola, We Must Keep Our Eye on the Ball

Ed. Note: The following excerpts are from an op-ed for Fox News written by Senator William "Bill" H. Frist, M.D., an American physician, businessman, and former Republican Senator from Tennessee who served as the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. You can read the full op-ed here.  When crisis strikes, the world looks to the […]

CDC Director Tom Frieden Discusses Ebola And Protecting America From Diseases (LIVESTREAM)

Watch Live Nov. 17 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST. Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, is director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our nation’s health protection agency. Since 2009, he has worked to control health threats from infectious diseases, respond to emergencies, and battle the leading causes of death in our nation and […]

Doctor With Ebola Dies at Nebraska Hospital

He became infected in West Africa, epicenter of the outbreak healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx […]

Martin Salia, Nebraska Ebola Patient, Dies

Dr. Martin Salia, the surgeon being treated for Ebola in Nebraska, has died, WOWT6News reported on Monday. The hospital confirmed the news. Salia was 44. A resident of Maryland, he had fallen in while treating patients in his native Sierra Leone. He is the second person to die of Ebola in the United States. The […]

Trust Is Key to Curbing West Africa Ebola Outbreak, Study Finds

Early in epidemic, many in Guinea were skeptical of Red Cross workers’ messages regarding the disease healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

Welcoming the G20’s Commitment to Stop Ebola and Strengthen Global Health Security

We have consistently said that Ebola is an urgent global challenge requiring an urgent and commensurate global response.  Earlier today, Leaders of the G20—a collection of the world’s largest economies—answered that call from their ongoing summit in Brisbane, Australia. They committed to continued and intensified action to end the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and […]

“Citizens of the World”: U.S. Health Care Workers on Why We’re Fighting Ebola at Its Source

"Ebola is a terrible disease that is causing great devastation in West Africa, and that’s where the help is needed. It’s like fighting a fire. You have to spray the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire, not just at the top of the flames — or you’ll never put the fire out."   […]

President Obama On Our Fight Against Ebola

An excerpt from President Obama’s remarks to health care workers on their efforts to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. October 29, 2014. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. […]

What Makes America Exceptional: President Obama Thanks U.S. Health Care Workers Fighting Ebola

  President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an event with American health care workers fighting Ebola, in the East Room of the White House. October 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) America has never been defined by fear. We are defined by courage and passion and hope and selflessness and sacrifice and […]

Nurse Kaci Hickox Defies Ebola Quarantine In Maine, Goes For Bike Ride

ROBERT F. BUKATY, Associated Press FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine’s voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride. Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend stepped out of their home Thursday morning and rode away […]

The President Provides an Update on the U.S. Response to Ebola

On October 28, 2014, President Obama delivered an update on how U.S. health care workers are helping to contain and ultimately end the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost […]

Nurse In Newark To Be Allowed To Finish Ebola Quarantine At Home, Christie Says

A nurse who recently returned from West Africa and was quarantined for the past three days in a tent behind a New Jersey hospital despite having no symptoms associated with Ebola will be allowed to return home to serve out the rest of her mandatory quarantine. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As […]

Nurse In Newark To Be Allowed To Finish Ebola Quarantine At Home, Christie Says

A nurse who recently returned from West Africa and was quarantined for the past three days in a tent behind a New Jersey hospital despite having no symptoms associated with Ebola will be allowed to return home to serve out the rest of her mandatory quarantine. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As […]

Nurse In Newark To Be Allowed To Finish Ebola Quarantine At Home, Christie Says

A nurse who recently returned from West Africa and was quarantined for the past three days in a tent behind a New Jersey hospital despite having no symptoms associated with Ebola will be allowed to return home to serve out the rest of her mandatory quarantine. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As […]

White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines

Move follows diagnosis of New York City doctor, but many health experts say quarantine is counterproductive healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines

Move follows diagnosis of New York City doctor, but many health experts say quarantine is counterproductive healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

White House Presses N.Y., N.J. to Rethink Ebola Quarantines

Move follows diagnosis of New York City doctor, but many health experts say quarantine is counterproductive healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

President Obama Meets with Ebola Response Coordinator

On October 22, 2014, President Obama met with the Administration’s Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain to discuss the U.S. response to Ebola at home and abroad. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription […]

Ebola Update from the Desk of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), sat down to share an update on Ebola. Speaking from his office at NIH headquarters in Bethesda, MD, Dr. Fauci explains how Ebola spreads and what we’re doing to address it in the U.S. and in West Africa. Take four minutes to […]

After Beating Ebola, Nurse Nina Pham Shares a Hug with the President

President Barack Obama greets Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after caring for an infected patient in Texas, in the Oval Office, Oct. 24, 2014. Pham is virus-free after being treated at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) While caring for Ebola […]

An Ebola Update From the Desk of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Health Institute gives a briefing on Ebola. Get the facts and learn more at http://wh.gov/ebola-response Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the […]

‘SNL’ Mocks President Obama, Ebola Czar Ron Klain In Cold Open

“Saturday Night Live” kicked off this weekend’s Jim Carrey-hosted episode with some not-so-subtle ridicule of President Obama and his Ebola Czar Ron Klain. Calling his handling of the Ebola crisis, “Probably one of my greatest accomplishments,” when compared to his ISIS strategy and other aspects of his second term, Obama (Jay Pharoah) introduced Klain (Taran […]

New York, New Jersey to Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contacts

Move follows diagnosis of a New York City doctor, but many experts say rule is excessive healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

Top U.S. Health Official: Ebola Quarantine May Have Unintended Consequences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mandatory 21-day quarantines on health care workers returning from Ebola-ravaged West Africa, like those put in place by three states, can have the unintended consequence of discouraging them from volunteering, a top federal health official said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that […]

Ebola Cases Top 10,000: WHO

* Bulk of cases in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone * Total includes new cases in Mali, U.S. * WHO warns that Ebola coming closer to Ivory Coast GENEVA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World […]

Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Oct. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) In this week’s address, the President discussed the measures we are taking to respond to Ebola cases at home, while containing the epidemic at its source in West Africa. This […]

Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

In this week’s address, the President discusses the measures we are taking to respond to Ebola cases at home, while containing the epidemic at its source in West Africa. October 25, 2014. Uploads by The White House Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of […]

Active Monitoring and the Latest Steps in Our Response to Ebola

President Barack Obama holds a meeting on Ebola with Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and members of his team coordinating the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office. October 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The United States continues to lead a comprehensive effort enhance our preparedness to respond to Ebola here […]

Meet the U.S. Military Team That’s Poised to Help Respond to Ebola in the U.S.

The Department of Defense (DOD), at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced this weekend that U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is providing a 30-person medical support team to quickly, effectively, and safely respond in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States. USNORTHCOM is the military's geographic command […]