Ebola Virus

The first person to contract the Ebola virus within the United States is taking action against the Texas hospital that exposed her to it, the Dallas Morning News reports. Nina Pham has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s corporate company, Texas Health Resources. According to her lawyers, the nurse that treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan […]

Three men in the Bronx duct-taped and robbed an elderly woman of $5 on Dec. 20. The robbery took place at the woman’s home on Prospect Avenue in the Bronx, according to the NYPD. The armed men knocked on the elderly woman’s door and when she answered, pushed their way into the apartment and duct-taped her. […]

Despite a drastic decrease in media coverage surrounding the Ebola virus, the crisis is still raging in a handful of African nations. Now, the first batch of an experimental vaccine is due to arrive in Liberia to combat the deadly outbreak. The Glaxo SmithKline’s (GSK) vaccine will hopefully curb what the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

Two doctors, an ambulance driver, a nurse, and a health care worker who tackled the deadly Ebola virus have all been named TIME’s 2014 “Person of the Year.“ Collectively named the “Ebola Fighters,” the group of caregivers were chosen for their bravery, dedication, and hard work in combating Ebola and caring for the thousands of people who fell ill […]

A doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatments in time — a mistake that led to his death this week. Dr. Martin Salia did not receive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms. Salia was flown to the United States in order to be treated for the virus. […]

Dr. Martin Salia, the 10th person to be treated on U.S. soil for the Ebola virus, has died. Dr. Salia contracted the virus in Sierra Leone. After initially testing negative for the virus, Salia tested positive in a second test and was flown to the U.S. for treatment. The 44-year-old was being treated at Nebraska Medical Center […]

A Maryland surgeon diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus after treating patients in Sierra Leone will return to the U.S. Saturday to begin treatment. Dr. Martin Salia will be treated at the Nebraska Medical Center, Sierra Leone’s chief medical officer, Dr. Brima Kargbo, told The Associated Press. Salia is reportedly paying for his own evacuation. Salia is […]

The family of the Liberian man who died of Ebola in a Dallas hospital last month will receive a settlement from Texas Health Presbyterian that will help take care of his parents and four children. The terms of the settlement for Thomas Eric Duncan’s family was not disclosed, but a lawyer for the family said it would […]

The last patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. is now virus-free, New York City health officials announced Monday. Dr. Craig Spencer, who was diagnosed with the virus after treating Ebola patients in Guinea, will be released from Bellevue Hospital on Tuesday. Mayor Bill de Blasio told a reporter following an event Monday that he […]

The nurse who threatened to take legal action against New Jersey officials for placing her in quarantine following a trip to West Africa to treat Ebola patients is fighting for her freedom once again, this time with the state of Maine. Kaci Hickox, who was released from a quarantine tent outside of a New Jersey […]

A week after her family announced that the Ebola virus could no longer be detected in her body, authorities are confirming that Texas nurse Amber Vinson is virus-free. An Emory University Hospital spokeswoman said the Dallas nurse, who was diagnosed with the deadly virus after treating Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, will be released Tuesday. […]

Two brothers who recently immigrated to the U.S. from Senegal were attacked and called “Ebola” by a group of students in the Bronx, NYC. The boys, who have been in the U.S. for about a month, were attacked Friday afternoon at the I.S. 318 school in Tremont, sustaining severe injuries, according to the African Advocacy Council. […]