Ebola Virus

Residents of Nigeria and Senegal can now breathe a little easier, after both countries were declared free of the deadly Ebola virus.  The World Health Organization listed the countries disease-free after no new cases were reported in the 42-day testing period. ‘Nigeria is now free of Ebola,’ WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in the […]

The families of Texas Ebola patients Thomas Eric Duncan and Amber Vinson have spoken out following claims that Vinson, the second nurse who contracted the virus while nursing the late Duncan, was careless for traveling after being exposed to Ebola. Vinson’s family released a statement on Sunday, reiterating that the nurse was cleared multiple times to travel. […]

A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital health worker has been placed in isolation on a Carnival cruise ship amid fear that the individual might have had contact with Ebola specimens. The woman, who has not been identified, shows no signs of illness. Carnival says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified them of the passenger, who […]

In a video released by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Nina Pham, the first person to contract the Ebola virus in the U.S., joked with her caretakers about her move to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Pham boarded a G-3 jet at Dallas Love Field to fly to one of the few hospitals with a […]

This week, two nurses who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were diagnosed with the deadly virus. In the weeks leading up to their diagnosis, more than 80 people who had possibly come in contact with Duncan were monitored for symptoms after it was revealed the hospital turned him away […]

Hey guys? Ebola is bad news. I mean, it’s only a deadly virus that’s killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa and infected thousands more. We’re only in the midst of the largest outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in history. Ever. And it’s only like, one of the most contagious viruses we’re dealing with. So by […]

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has come under fire yet again for giving the second Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola the green light before boarding a passenger flight on Monday. Amber Vinson, the second person to contract the deadly virus in the U.S., called the CDC before her flight due to a slightly elevated […]

UPDATE 12:00 PM EST The second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. has been identified as Amber Vinson. Health officials announced Wednesday afternoon that Vinson was a passenger on a Frontier Airlines Flight from Cleveland to Dallas-Forth Worth on Monday. Officials are now tracking down the 132 passengers aboard the flight to alert them […]

Hospital staffers at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas could be in danger of contracting the Ebola virus. About 70 staffers were involved in the care of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed Duncan. The medical team’s task in treating Duncan included drawing his […]

The Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan has received a blood transfusion from the missionary who survived the deadly virus. A spokesperson at Samaritan’s Purse confirmed that at the request of the hospital, Dr. Kent Brantly donated plasma to Nina Pham on Sunday. It’s the third time Brantly […]

Chris Brown is a bit of a conspiracy theorist – that much is clear after today. As the Ebola virus seems to become more and more of a threat as time passes, Americans are getting more fearful by the day – even celebrities. This weekend we learned Iggy Azalea hurled an “I hope you get […]

Hey guys? Ebola is not funny. It’s not a laughing matter. More than 3,000 people have perished from the deadly and contagious virus in West African nations hit hard by the largest outbreak in history. And there is no cure. So we think it goes without saying that Ebola isn’t a joke. Like seriously: And […]