The Ebola epidemic is withering away in the USA – at least that’s what we’re hoping.
The doctor who contracted the deadly virus while in West Africa is now in stable condition and health officials in Oregon have also confirmed a woman there, who showed Ebola-like symptoms, probably does not have the virus.
Dr. Craig Spencer has been responding well to treatment, that includes being given the experimental antiviral drug brincidofovir. He’s been in Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital since October 23rd and according to a statement on the LA Times:
Based on our patient’s clinical progress and response to treatment, today HHC is updating his condition to ‘stable’ from ‘serious but stable. The patient will remain in isolation and continue to receive full treatment.
Over in Oregon, doctors are waiting on test results to prove whether or not the woman has the virus. LA Times reports:
The woman, whose identity has not been made public, recently traveled to West Africa, and has been monitored since her return. She came down with a high fever Friday and was taken to Providence Milwaukie Hospital, just outside Portland, according to Julie Sullivan-Springhetti, a spokeswoman for the Multnomah County Health Department. On Saturday, the hospital said the woman was considered “low-risk for having the Ebola virus.
We will keep you updated on the Ebola crisis as new details emerge, and we have Dr. Spencer and all other victims of the epidemic in our prayers.
SOURCE: LA Times | PHOTO SOURCE: Getty