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Health Experts Discuss Ebola Myths

Posted On October 14, 2014

(Bloomington, IN) -- Health experts at Indiana University are clearing up myths about the Ebola virus. At a forum yesterday, IU School of Medicine Associate Professor Joshua Mugele said the risk to Americans right now is low.   Mugele says that people can stop the spread of Ebola by maintaining a general level of public…

Boyfriend Of Ebola Nurse Hospitalized, Not Showing Symptoms

Posted On October 14, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- The boyfriend of the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola is hospitalized, but he is not showing any symptoms of the deadly virus. The unidentified man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Sunday to be monitored. He works for eye care product company Alcon and was "in contact" with Nina…

Schumer Blames Protocol Breach For Dallas Nurse Ebola Case

Posted On October 14, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York Senator Chuck Schumer says a probable breach in health protocols caused a Dallas nurse to become infected with Ebola.   Nina Pham was infected while trying to save the life of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan who died of the disease. It's thought she may have been exposed while…

Dallas Nurse With Ebola Gets Blood Transfusion

Posted On October 13, 2014

(Dallas, TX) -- The nurse hospitalized in Dallas with Ebola is getting help from a survivor of the deadly virus. The aid group Samaritan's Purse says Nina Pham received a blood transfusion Monday from Ebola survivor Kent Brantly. Brantly was working for Samaritan's Purse in Liberia when he contracted Ebola. The CDC said Monday Pham's…

CDC Vows To Rethink Ebola Infection Control

Posted On October 13, 2014

(Atlanta, GA) -- The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is vowing to rethink Ebola infection control, calling even a single infection unacceptable. Dr. Thomas Frieden made the comment after a nurse became infected while caring for dying Ebola patient Thomas Duncan in a Dallas hospital last week. Frieden said Monday the…