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  • Possible Ebola Patient in Isolation at New York City Hospital

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New York City health officials said Thursday that a health care worker who recently returned from West Africa is in an isolation unit at Bellevue Hospital while he is tested for Ebola. The United States has seen numerous “false alarms” in cases such as this, [...]

  • Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Now ‘Free’ of Virus, Family Says

    Amber Vinson, one of two nurses battling Ebola after contracting it from a patient at a Dallas hospital, is now free of the virus, according to a statement released by her family on Wednesday.

  • Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Riding a bus or an elevator full of sniffles, coughs and sneezes is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the flu season. Those same coughs and sneezes can be downright terrifying these days, given that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has spread a tendril [...]

  • Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their doctors don’t always know about it. The study, of doctors at three large U.S. hospitals, found that 21 percent were unaware that a patient [...]

  • All People Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked

    By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-affected nations in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The new monitoring program, which starts Monday, will require anyone back from Liberia, Guinea or [...]

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