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NYC Ebola Patient In Serious Condition

Posted On October 26, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York City Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer is in serious but stable condition. New York City Health and Hospitals President Dr. Ram Raju said he spoke with Spencer and his doctors this morning. Spencer's doctors say the patient looked better than he did yesterday and that he tolerated plasma treatment…

Christie: Quarantine Will Become National Policy

Posted On October 26, 2014

(Boca Raton, FL) -- New Jersey's governor is defending his decision to quarantine health workers returning from West Africa.   On "Fox News Sunday," Governor Chris Christie dismissed complaints from medical experts who think the decision could make the situation worse in the Ebola-stricken region. New Jersey, New York, and Illinois all instituted mandatory 21-day…

Issa: CDC Needs To Admit Mistakes In Ebola Protocols

Posted On October 26, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- One of the top Republicans in Congress thinks the CDC needs to admit mistakes in handling Ebola to regain Americans' confidence.   On CNN's "State of the Union," House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa defended three states' new policy of quarantining health workers returning from West Africa. The California lawmaker said monitoring the…

Doctors Without Borders Criticizes Treatment Of Quarantined Nurse

Posted On October 26, 2014

(Newark, NJ) -- A nurse under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey isn't the only one who's upset about her treatment. Doctors Without Borders released a statement saying New Jersey officials appear to have put mandatory quarantines in place without any kind of strategy to do it in an effective and humane way. Kaci Hickox says…

Military Starts Training Ebola Rapid Response Team

Posted On October 24, 2014

(San Antonio, TX) -- The military is training a new rapid-response team in Texas to help hospitals if another Ebola outbreak happens. The mission of the U.S. Military Ebola Rapid Response Team will be to supervise treatment and provide quick medical support to civilian healthcare workers treating Ebola. The 30-member team assembled at the Army's…