Ebola Updates

Malloy orders Ebola drills at all hospitals in Connecticut

Hospitals statewide have been directed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to conduct Ebola preparedness drills within the next seven days and preferably within the next 48 hours, and a Unified Command Team of state officials has been formed to coordinate resources and personnel to handle any Ebola cases.

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1-year-old daughter, wife of Congo's Goma victim have Ebola

Rwanda briefly closed its border with Congo over the virus outbreak in the city of more than 2 million people.

Congo officials say second Ebola case confirmed in city of Goma

Goma is on Congo's heavily traveled border with Rwanda and has an international airport.

Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of 2 million

The Congolese health ministry confirmed an Ebola case in Goma late Sunday, marking the first time the virus has reached the city of more than 2 million people along the border with Rwanda since the epidemic began nearly a year ago.

U.N. says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency.

U.S. health-care worker with possible exposure to Ebola evacuated to Nebraska medical center

An American health worker who was possibly exposed to Ebola while treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo was evacuated to the United States Saturday and placed in a secure area at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, hospital officials said. The person has no symptoms of the deadly hemorrhagic fever and is not contagious, but will be monitored closely for up to two weeks, hospital officials said.

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Ebola scare might overcome vaccine fear

One interesting takeaway from the Ebola situation. No, not that the media and the political hacks can make a crisis out of a comparative kerfuffle.

Living longer, better

Amid all the scary health news, there is some good to report -- we are living longer.

Reasonable precautions against Ebola

"We're ready with emergency kits and we're aware of the signs and symptoms," said Dr. Joseph Gadbaw, chief of infectious disease and department of medicine at L+M Hospital. "We're ready with travel questions."

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