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Health Officials Revise Ebola Treatment Protocol
While treating a Liberian man infected with Ebola, two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has tightened its guidelines for Ebola treatment.
Hemispherx Gains Government Relations Partner in Fight Against Ebola
Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSE MKT: HEB) (the “Company” or “Hemispherx”), has retained Squire Patton Boggs (SPB) to serve as its global government relations team in an effort to help find additional pathways for testing Hemispherx’s flagship experimental anti-viral Ampligen® and approved anti-viral (HPV) Alferon® N against the devastating Ebola virus.
Contacts of First US Ebola Patient Cleared From Watch List
More than 40 people in Texas breathed a sigh of relief Monday — they had been taken off a watch list for Ebola infection after coming into contact with the first patient diagnosed in the US, Thomas Eric Duncan.
Special Treatment Centers May Be Needed to Stop Ebola in US
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa spreads and fears heighten in the US, health experts are assessing America's ability to stop an Ebola outbreak at home. Those experts said conventional US treatment centers may not be enough.
Texas Health Worker Quarantined on Cruise Ship
A health worker who might have come into contact with lab samples from an Ebola patient boarded a cruise ship last Sunday. Now the worker and a traveling partner are in voluntary isolation in a cabin of the ship, which is outside of Belize.
Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson Free of Ebola and Released from Hospital
Four days after Dallas nurse Nina Pham tested positive for Ebola, a second health care worker who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan has also tested positive for the virus.
WHO Predicts Alarming Ebola Case Numbers
As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread in West Africa, health officials are calling for increased measures to fight it. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates say that, if the global response to the crisis isn't ramped up, the outbreak could worsen.
NIH Says Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Is Ebola-Free
A Texas health worker who treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed on US soil has tested positive for Ebola in Dallas.
Officials to Monitor West African Travelers for Ebola After US Arrival
As the Ebola outbreak rages on in West Africa, US health officials are taking measures to keep the virus from spreading in the US. One such measure will be screening airline passengers for signs of Ebola.
Dallas Sheriff's Deputy Tests Negative for Ebola
To date, health officials have not seen any spread of the Ebola virus in the US. But a patient who claims to have had contact with Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is now showing symptoms of the virus.