Posts tagged with "Ebola"

Emory selected for National Ebola Training and Education Center

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 2, 2015

Emory is one of three hospitals in the country selected to be on the front lines in the fight against the Ebola virus. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has selected Emory, along with the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Neb., and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City to be National […]

Report: Possible Ebola exposure at CDC in Atlanta

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 24, 2014

The Washington Post reports that the Centers for Disease Control is monitoring a lab technician in Atlanta for symptoms of the Ebola virus. According to the Post, the CDC said the technician may have accidentally been exposed to the virus on Monday, Dec. 22. To read the full story, click here. During the summer, the […]

Decatur will scrub schools to stop spread of viruses

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 22, 2014

City Schools of Decatur sent a letter to parents on Wednesday afternoon advising the community about its plans to defend against Ebola and Enterovirus. There have been no reported outbreaks of either at CSD, but Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said all schools will be scrubbed prior to the Thanksgiving break. In addition, the system is also adopting a […]

Emory, DeKalb dispute NYT story on Ebola

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 14, 2014

An Oct. 13 New York Times story on about how hospitals in the U.S. are reacting to the spread of Ebola virus included a surprising claim. According to NYT, “As doctors and nurses there worked to keep desperately ill patients alive in August, the county threatened to disconnect Emory from sewer lines if Ebola wastes […]

Patient in Texas tests positive for Ebola

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that a patient in the U.S. has tested positive for the Ebola virus. CDC put out a press release this afternoon confirming the diagnosis. CNBC reported that the patient is at a hospital in Dallas, Texas. The patient is being kept in isolation, according to CNBC. It is […]

(VIDEO) – At CDC, Obama announces Ebola response

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 16, 2014

Editor’s note: Video and photo obtained via  President Barack Obama spoke at the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control today and announced plans to use the U.S. military to respond to an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. “First and foremost I want the American people to know that our experts here at […]

Emory Hospital receives third Ebola patient

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2014

Emory Hospital officials announced today that they they have received a third Ebola patient for treatment at the hospital’s specially-designed Isolation Unit. The news comes three weeks after the hospital released two Ebola virus patients who became infected while caring for patients in West Africa. Hospital officials have not identified the third patient. “Emory University […]

UPDATE – Ebola patients leave Emory

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 21, 2014

CNN is reporting that both patients infected with the Ebola virus being treated in an isolation unit at Emory Hospital will be released today. An Emory spokesperson told CNN that Dr. Kent Brantley’s blood samples has tested negative for the virus. Brantley and another healthcare worker, Nancy Writebol, were transferred to the hospital from West Africa. Initially, the […]

Emory nurse pens WaPo op-ed on Ebola patients

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 7, 2014

The Chief Nurse for Emory Healthcare wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post defending the hospital’s decision to receive and treat patients infected with the Ebola virus. Susan Grant’s editorial, titled “I’m the head nurse at Emory. This is why we wanted to bring the Ebola patients to the U.S.”, ran on Aug. 6. Emory […]

Second Ebola patient arrives at Emory

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 5, 2014

CBS 46 Atlanta reports that a second patient infected with the Ebola virus has arrived at Emory University Hospital. The patient is the second of two aid workers who were caring for patients in West Africa, which is dealing with the largest Ebola outbreak in history. To read the full story from CBS Atlanta, click […]

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