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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Sept. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An American doctor infected with Ebola who is being treated at a Nebraska medical center is getting his appetite back, doctors there said. Dr. Rick Sacra has been a patient in the hospital’s isolation unit since being flown to the Omaha-based medical center on Sept. [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An American medical missionary who survived infection with Ebola has donated blood to a colleague who’s struggling to fight his own infection with the often deadly virus. Dr. Rick Sacra was given blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly last Friday, shortly after arriving at the Nebraska [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Acting in response to the devastating Ebola outbreak in four West Africa nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it has pledged $50 million to help combat the epidemic. The money will be made available to United Nations agencies and international organizations involved [...]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most adults can remember the battery of health services they endured as kids: hearing and vision tests, dental exams, regular checkups and vaccinations. Many American kids growing up now won’t have those memories, because millions of infants and children aren’t receiving recommended medical care aimed at [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An American medical missionary being treated at a Nebraska medical center for an Ebola infection is showing signs of improvement, according to the hospital. The patient, Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, of Massachusetts — the third of four U.S. health-care workers infected by the deadly virus in [...]