Entries by Live Ebola Map

Maine nurse’s boyfriend still barred from campus

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who successfully fought Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients is free to go wherever she pleases, but her boyfriend on Monday was still staying away from the campus where he’s a nursing student. Ted Wilbur told reporters that the University of Maine at […]

Tune out cable news and turn away fear

I miss the days when people would say “Bon voyage” to travelers heading off. Today, Americans instead say “Travel safely.” I travel a lot. In the last year or so I’ve been to Egypt, the West Bank, Israel, Turkey and Russia. My loved ones worry out loud: “Rick, do you think this is safe?” I […]

Australia bows to pressure to step up Ebola fight in Africa

Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia, addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York September 25, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – Australia will fund an Ebola treatment clinic in Sierra Leone, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, responding to pressure from the United States and others to […]

Ebola nasal spray vaccine found to ‘offer long-term protection’ 

Scientists at the University of Texas are developing the breathable vaccine It has been shown to protect monkeys against the deadly virus Next step is to test vaccine on humans in phase one clinical trials Researchers said respiratory vaccine could overcome logistical problems of storing, transporting and administering injectable vaccines By Lizzie Parry for MailOnline Published: 08:47 EST, 4 November 2014 […]

11-2-2014 Updates

No Ebola in Oregon: http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2014/11/test_on_liberian_woman_hospita.html 1 Monitored Case in Durham, North Carolina http://www.wral.com/patient-at-duke-hospital-being-monitored-for-possible-ebola/14141848/

Sierra Leone doctor tests positive for Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities in Sierra Leone said Sunday that another doctor there has tested positive for Ebola, marking a setback for efforts to keep desperately needed health care workers safe in the West African country ravaged by the deadly virus. Government Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brima Kargbo confirmed on Sunday that a […]

Nurse: No option but to fight Ebola quarantine

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who successfully fought Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who have treated Ebola patients said she had no option but to challenge how medical professionals were being treated and is hopeful that others who return from West Africa won’t face the same reaction. Kaci Hickox said in an […]

Gates Foundation boosts aid to stamp out malaria

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Philanthropist Bill Gates says he wants to end malaria in his lifetime and will give more money toward that goal, part of his broader fight against tropical diseases that are getting unusual public attention because of the Ebola epidemic. In an interview with The Associated Press and in a speech Sunday […]