Since March, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed thousands of lives-- and all the while, US health officials have prepared for and addressed cases in the US. I'm Erin White and this is a health feature.
So far, only two patients have contracted Ebola on US soil. Both of these patients were nurses who treated a Liberian Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, who came to the US and was diagnosed at a Texas hospital. Duncan died October 8th from Ebola virus disease--the often fatal disease caused by the Ebola virus. On October 12th, nurse Nina Pham was diagnosed with the disease and a second nurse, Amber Vinson, tested positive for Ebola on October 15th. On October 20th, the same day the World Health Organization declared Nigeria to be Ebola-free, 43 people were taken off the Ebola watch list. They had had possible contact with Duncan and self-monitored and reported to health officials for 21 days. Ebola has an incubation period of 21 days, meaning that patients who go for longer than 21 days after possible exposure without developing symptoms, are not likely to have the virus. Symptoms of Ebola include a high fever, nausea, vomiting and unexplained bleeding. People with Ebola are only contagious when they are displaying symptoms and the virus can only be spread through blood and other infected bodily fluids. On October 23rd, Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Boarders physician who was treating Ebola patients in West Africa, developed a fever and other symptoms of Ebola. He immediately sought treatment and was placed in isolation at New York City's Bellevue Hospital. He has tested positive for the virus. Several US health and aid workers have become infected with Ebola while trying to fight the outbreak in West Africa. Some of those workers have been evacuated to the US for treatment including Dr. Kent Brantly, a missionary doctor fighting Ebola in Liberia.
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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. I'm Miranda Savioli with your latest health news.
On the heels of news that two US nurses had Ebola, a group of infectious disease experts released a statement on the US response to an Ebola outbreak. They said conventional US medical centers are neither equipped nor prepared to manage an outbreak, lacking the resources or ability to devote enough attention to detail needed to treat the virus without it spreading. They also called for new, specialized treatment centers that could reduce the spread of the virus, with protocol such as taking disinfectant showers after interacting with patients.
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As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread in West Africa, health officials are calling for increased measures to fight it. World Health Organization estimates say that, if the global response to the crisis isn't ramped up, the outbreak could worsen. I'm Erin White with your latest health news.
In a news conference Tuesday, WHO officials called for an increased global response to the Ebola crisis. According to the Associated Press, Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO assistant director-general, said West Africa could face as many as 10,000 Ebola cases a week within the next two months. But that's if the global response isn't stepped up. Dr. Aylward also said the death rate in the current outbreak has jumped from around 50 percent to 70 percent.
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Health experts gathered by the World Health Organization are recommending some specific vaccines and treatments, as the spread of Ebola in West Africa worsens. I'm Rachelle Grossman with your latest health news. The WHO has identified two promising vaccines that may protect against Ebola, but those vaccines won't be ready until at least November and supplies are low. In light of these limitations, the WHO is supporting the use of blood transfusions to treat infected people. That's when blood serum is taken from a person who survived Ebola. The serum contains antibodies that helped fight off the virus. If it's injected into an infected person, those same antibodies can help the patient fight off the disease. Stay informed about the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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On the heels of the World Health Organization's estimate that more than 20,000 people could become infected in the current West African Ebola outbreak, researchers found it was an animal to human transfer in late 2013 that started it. I'm Erin White with your latest health news.
Using genomic sequencing, a method of analyzing the genetic makeup of a virus, the researchers located the exact point in the virus's history when it moved from an animal to a human. They also noted rapid changes in the virus's makeup, leading them to call for improved monitoring of the virus. These findings could provide insight into how the disease spreads as well as aid in the development of better detection practices, vaccines, and treatments.
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As Ebola case counts climb in West Africa, health experts are now recommending travel screenings to slow the outbreak. I'm Rachelle Grossman with your latest health news. The World Health Organization is suggesting that countries including Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone begin screening people leaving the country at international airports, seaports and major land border crossings, for signs of Ebola. The death toll now stands at more than 12-hundred. The WHO stresses that the risk of transmitting Ebola during air travel is low since the disease is spread through direct contact with infected bodily fluids. The WHO says strengthened international cooperation is needed to contain the virus.
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