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  • Scot Young's Wife Hired A Private Detective Just Weeks Before He Was Impaled On A Fence

    12/12/2014 9:44:41 AM PST · by bgill · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | Stefano Pozzebon
    The Mail says Young was particularly paranoid about enquiries on his wealth. He had stated that the hunt for the money was driving him crazy, and he had even demanded to be confined for treatment under the Mental Health Act. Although Young's friends have claimed that he would have never committed suicide, Scotland Yard is under pressure to open an inquiry after The Telegraph revealed that four of his friends and business associates have also died in mysterious circumstances in the last four years. The group included the exiled oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who was found hanging in his Surrey house...
  • ‘Tramautized’ Georgetown, Harvard Law Students Demand Postponed Finals

    12/09/2014 9:34:47 AM PST · by bgill · 32 replies
    yahoo screen ^ | Dec. ?, 2014 | yahoo
    Minority student coalitions at Harvard and Georgetown law schools are pressing administrators to postpone or defer finals.
  • NYPD Officer Who Fatally Choked Eric Garner Wasn't Indicted, Man Who Filmed the Incident Was

    12/04/2014 2:45:36 PM PST · by bgill · 51 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | Ryan O'Connell
    On the same day one grand jury decided not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who was killed after being put in a chokehold last July, a different jury did indict 22-year-old Ramsey Orta, the man who captured Garner's death on camera. Orta was charged with weapon possession after being arrested on Aug. 2, less than one month after taping Garner's confrontation with police.
  • Lauren Hill begins hospice care as symptoms worsen

    12/04/2014 7:10:52 AM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Doctors discovered an inoperable tumor growing at the base of Hill's brain stem last year and diagnosed her with DIPG, a rare, inoperable pediatric brain tumor that kills 90 percent of victims within 18 months. Fearful that Hill wouldn't be strong enough to fulfill her goal of playing college basketball for the first time, the Indiana native's parents asked Mount St. Joseph to petition to have its Nov. 15 season opener moved up — a request the NCAA granted in October. Ten thousand fans packed the Cintas Center at Xavier University and a national TV audience watched from home as...
  • Officials designate 35 hospitals for Ebola care

    12/02/2014 12:35:52 PM PST · by bgill · 22 replies
    AP via yahoo ^ | Dec. 2, 2014 | Mike Stobbe
    Health officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the list of hospitals on Tuesday. Most are clustered in metropolitan areas like New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Washington D.C.
  • Austin Protests Planned After Ferguson Decision (TX)

    11/25/2014 3:13:51 PM PST · by bgill · 65 replies
    KEYETV ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | KEYETV
    Later Tuesday in Austin, people are planning to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict the Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown. Occupy Austin put out a message on Twitter promoting a rally in front of the Austin Police Department at 6 p.m. Tuesday, less than 24 hours after a peaceful protest that stretched late into the night Monday. "I can't tell you how many times here cops have been brought in front of the grand jury and exonerated," said Harrington. "And that's not the function of the grand jury to exonerate them. The...
  • Nurse who had Ebola asks bridal shop for refunds

    11/25/2014 12:39:10 PM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | AP
    A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store says the reimbursements aren't feasible because it had to temporarily close and lost significant business. Amber Vinson's Dallas attorney asked that Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal refund $480 in dress payments by several of Vinson's bridesmaids
  • Pilot program to charge foreigners to enter Mexico suspended

    11/22/2014 9:42:41 AM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Barbara Medina
    Following a backlash from residents, visitors and protests from business leaders in Baja California, the pilot program to charge foreigners to enter Mexico has been suspended. The pilot program, announced on Nov. 13 by the National Institute of Immigration, also known as INAMI, would have required foreigners who enter Mexican territory for more than seven days to pay 306 pesos, or about $28. Initially, the program was only going to charge foreigners who entered Mexico through the pedestrian port of entry at Otay.
  • China building South China Sea island big enough for airstrip: report

    11/22/2014 9:26:05 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 22, 2014 | staff
    Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defense publication said on Friday. The construction has stoked concern that China may be converting disputed territory in the mineral-rich archipelago into military installations, adding to tensions waters also claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei.
  • Ebola victim's family, hospital reach settlement

    11/12/2014 11:10:29 AM PST · by bgill · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    The hospital that treated the only Ebola patient to die in the United States will pay his relatives an undisclosed sum and create a charitable foundation in his name, the family's attorney said Wednesday. The agreement heads off a lawsuit from relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Attorney Les Weisbrod declined to say at a news conference how much money the family would receive but said the settlement was a "very good deal" that would provide for Duncan's parents and his four children. Weisbrod also said Presbyterian hospital was not charging...
  • Houston Bakery Offers Cake Stuffed With 3 Pies

    11/12/2014 9:05:57 AM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    keye.com ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | keye
    It's being called the "Turducken" of desserts. It is three different pies, baked inside three different cakes. "It's a pumpkin pie in a pumpkin spice cake, a pecan pie in chocolate cake, an apple pie in an apple spice cake," said Bobby Jucker, chef and owner at Three Brothers Bakery," said Bobby Jucker. The dessert stands 11 inches tall, and weighs 23 pounds. The Pumpecapple Piecake sells for $175.00 and must be ordered 5 days in advance.
  • Rainbow crosswalks getting some pushback (TX)

    11/12/2014 8:49:41 AM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Angie Beavin
    Bundick says the rainbow is what the area’s all about. “It’s the most recognizable way that people can identify and say, ‘This is a safe community. This is an accepting community,'” he said. The Austin City Council gave the project initial approval. Now the details are getting worked out with the city’s Art Commission. Funding for the project will come partially from city money for public artwork. The Austin PRIDE Foundation is also donating money.
  • Can HIV be transmitted via manicure instruments?

    11/11/2014 6:24:58 AM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    Medical Press ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
    In the article "An HIV-1 Transmission Case Possibly Associated with Manicure Care," Elaine Monteiro Matsuda and coauthors from Santo André AIDS Program, Adolfo Lutz Institute, and University of São Paulo, Brazil, describe the case of a 22-year-old woman who had advanced HIV infection but no apparent risk factors for acquiring HIV. She reported having shared manicure instruments years before with a cousin who was later found to be HIV-positive. Genetic analysis of the viruses from both patients suggests that they shared a common viral ancestor, indicating the possibility that HIV was transmitted via the manicure instruments.
  • U.S. was ill-equipped to handle Ebola rescues, State Dept. contract reveals

    11/11/2014 5:36:33 AM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 11, 2012 | Jason Sickles
    The air ambulance operation tasked with rescuing U.S. Ebola victims from West Africa was initially slowed by bureaucratic bungling and is now at risk of being overburdened as thousands of American troops deploy to fight the deadly disease. Yahoo News has learned the U.S. government spent millions last decade to develop and build two of the world’s only isolation chambers for flying contagious patients — but as the epidemic raged in West Africa this summer and American aid workers there needed evacuating, the medical inventions were packed away in a small-town Georgia warehouse. The troubling lack of preparedness by federal...
  • Nurse who fought Maine Ebola quarantine moving out of state: report

    11/08/2014 4:13:05 PM PST · by bgill · 54 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Reuters
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and publicly fought quarantine orders in New Jersey and Maine after returning to the United States last month has decided to move away from her home state, a newspaper in Maine reported. Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, plan to leave Maine after Nov. 10, or the expiration of the monitoring period for the virus' 21-day incubation, according to the Press Herald newspaper.
  • Judge: ‘It is truly difficult to describe how sickened people … are at the sight of you’ (NY)

    11/08/2014 3:17:26 PM PST · by bgill · 57 replies
    WPIX-TV via Q13 FOX ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Q13 FOX News Staff
    A 29-year-old father who butchered his wife in a jealous rage and then hacked to death his two, slumbering toddler daughters was sentenced to 45 years in state prison on Friday, WPIX-TV reported. Before sentencing Miguel Mejia-Ramos, Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder delivered an epic tongue-lashing against the killer. “It is truly difficult to find words to describe how sickened people are in this courtroom at the sight of you,” Holder said, saying what he did repulses even the most hardened of criminals. Calling him a “vile and despicable man,” the justice, seething with outrage, said the convicted killer...
  • Philadelphia Abduction Suspect Delvin Barnes on Suicide Watch

    11/08/2014 1:54:48 PM PST · by bgill · 15 replies
    Delvin Barnes, the man suspected of abducting a woman in Philadelphia and a teenager in Virginia, was put on a suicide watch in a Virginia jail today. Barnes' arrest Thursday ended a five day manhunt following the violent abduction of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither off a Philadelphia street Sunday night. At his only court hearing, Barnes agreed to be taken to Virginia where there was a warrant for his arrest accusing him of the Oct. 1 kidnapping a 16-year-old girl, raping her and trying to kill her. The girl escaped.
  • Cosmetic surgery to fix ear "tribal piercings" on the rise

    11/08/2014 1:45:00 PM PST · by bgill · 38 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Alphonso Van Marsh
    Liam Palmer says his dream is to serve in the British Army. But the military won't accept the 21-year old with gaping holes in his earlobes from ear piercings, followed by stretching the skin with plugs. "I don't regret it. [Wearing ear plugs] was just a part of who I was," Palmer says about his younger counter-culture days of gelled hair, skinny jeans and ear plugs - also known as ear gauges or "tribal" ear piercings. "Patients realize [ear gauges] are not becoming in terms of job hunting or work - sort of like tattoos," Edwards says.
  • Bastrop HEB Closing Highlights Hunger Issue (TX grocery store)

    11/08/2014 6:11:36 AM PST · by bgill · 48 replies
    keyetv ^ | Nov. 3, 2014 | Fred Cantu
    The local HEB (grocery store) in Bastrop is back in business after spending the better part of a week cleaning up after a fire. In that time it revealed how few resources there are in rural areas for people looking for healthy groceries... "I mean you're going to have to drive 20 miles to another HEB."
  • Boston Marathon suspect's sister pleads guilty

    11/05/2014 7:55:33 AM PST · by bgill · 7 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2014 | Denise Lavoie
    A sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Tuesday to misleading a police detective during a counterfeiting investigation, avoiding jail time in an agreement with prosecutors. Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, entered the plea in South Boston Municipal Court... prosecutors also considered separate charges pending against Tsarnaeva in New York, where she is accused of threatening to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival.
  • Ebola rapidly advancing in rural Sierra Leone

    11/02/2014 3:49:53 PM PST · by bgill · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Nov. 2, 2014 | AFP
    On average, 12 new cases a day were seen in the rural areas surrounding Freetown in late October, compared with 1.3 cases in early September, the report said, a nine fold increase. Transmission was also increasing rapidly in the capital Freetown, with the average number of daily cases six times higher than two months ago.
  • More international homebuyers shopping in Austin (TX)

    11/02/2014 8:45:23 AM PST · by bgill · 16 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 1, 2014 | kxan
    A study from the Texas Association of Realtors shows international buyers pumped more than $11 billion dollars into the Texas economy between March of 2013 and 2014. One Austin Realtor says people from outside of the U.S. are looking for a secure investment. “An international client can come into the Austin market, get a great value for what they’re buying and almost be insured that there’s profitability in that and that’s unique to the world as a whole,” said J Kuper, owner of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty.
  • Cruise Ship Stuck off Norway, No Damage

    11/01/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov. 1, 2014 | AP
    A Bahamas-registered cruise liner that ran aground in northern Norway a few months ago did it again on Saturday, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored. The Norwegian rescue services say passengers had been allowed to leave the "Marco Polo" cruise ship, which was carrying more than a thousand people when it ran aground in the Lofoten archipelago early Saturday. Rescues services said they were hoping to pull the 176-meter (580-foot) "Marco Polo" free at high tide late Saturday. Tugboats and a coast guard vessel had tried in vain to free the vessel by pushing it...
  • Hungry and cash-strapped Donetsk residents queue for food parcels

    11/01/2014 6:48:59 AM PDT · by bgill · 1 replies
    AFP via yahoo ^ | Nov. 1, 2014 | Nicolas Miletitch
    "We give out food aid to around 1,400 people per day. We started on August 29 and more than a thousand volunteers are taking part in this operation at the moment," says 28-year-old Maria, helping to give out the parcels. No one seems to have heard of any humanitarian aid coming from Russia or elsewhere. "As usual, with the corruption we have here, it all gets stolen," says an elderly woman in the queue.
  • F1 team plans to spend $16K on groceries for race weekend

    10/30/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | Natalie Hee
    Even though the van used to transport the groceries from the store to the race track was jam packed with supplies, the $3,742.10 only covered food for three days. Freeman says that is just a fraction of the total cost the Sahara Force India team will spend throughout their time in Austin. “We normally spend about 10,000 pounds per race– that’s about $16,000,” said Freeman. Over the course of eight days, Chef Freeman and his kitchen crew of six people will prepare three meals-a-day for more than 100 people. That includes mechanical crews, drivers and their guests. “We couldn’t ship...
  • Central Texas nurse quarantined after returning from West Africa

    10/29/2014 3:20:14 PM PDT · by bgill · 29 replies
    KXAN ^ | Oct. 29, 2014 | Eric Janzen
    A nurse from Central Texas has agreed to quarantine herself after working with Ebola patients in West Africa. The woman is not currently showing any signs of the disease, but her work is Sierra Leone places her at “some” risk according to CDC protocols, the governor’s office said in a release. The woman was met by state health officials after flying into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport early Wednesday. Her name is being withheld for privacy reasons, the state said. At the governor’s request, the nurse will be quarantined at her home and will be monitored twice daily by the Texas Department...
  • Denver police look through CCTV footage for clues in disappearance of Broncos fan Paul Kitterman

    10/28/2014 12:35:45 PM PDT · by bgill · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 28, 2014 | Marc Weinreich
    Police obtained CCTV footage on Monday from officials at Mile High Stadium in Denver to look for clues into the ongoing investigation of a man who vanished during halftime at the Broncos-Chargers game last Thursday. Because of patient privacy laws, they can't obtain confirmation whether the man has been admitted to the hospital. Bakke said she continues to call stadium officials. "And they keep telling us that there's nothing they can do for us," she said.
  • Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI (Boston)

    10/28/2014 8:09:30 AM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    AP vis yahoo ^ | Oct. 28, 2014 | Denise Lavoie
    The defense also called former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis to testify for Phillipos. Dukakis, an old family friend of Phillipos' mother, described a phone conversation he had with Phillipos five days after the bombings. Dukakis said Phillipos told him he had been questioned by the FBI for five hours, but was so confused he didn't remember what he said.
  • After A Month Of Silence, We Finally Know What Happened To Emory's 3rd Ebola Patient

    10/20/2014 5:33:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Lauren F. Friedman
    A patient who was transported to Emory University Hospital on Sept. 9 with Ebola virus disease was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 19, 2014. In coordination with the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health, the patient was determined to be free of virus and to pose no public health threat. The patient has asked to remain anonymous and left the hospital for an undisclosed location. He will make a statement at a later date.
  • Plans in place to make new hospital primary Ebola facility (TX)

    10/19/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    wfaa ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>To pick up the load, he says Parkland Hospital will now stand up a Go Team, including 50 medical specialists who can assist at any local hospital.</p> <p>There are also plans to identify a new hospital as the primary Ebola facility as soon as tomorrow. Back at Presbyterian, the health care workers enter another week of closely monitoring their temperatures for any signs of fever -- a symptom of Ebola.</p>
  • Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

    10/19/2014 12:14:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo via AP ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    Troh plans to partially recover financially with a book written about her life, from growing up in Liberia, meeting Duncan in a refugee camp in Ivory Coast, Duncan's years-long quest to come to America to be reunited with his girlfriend and their 19-year-old son, and his death in an isolation ward. "It will be a love story," she said.
  • Second Ebola nurse, Amber Vinson, 'felt funny' while in Ohio, CDC says

    10/17/2014 11:30:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    A Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she "felt funny" and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas, a CDC official said Friday... "I would never have known that she was ill," Younker said. "There was no coughing, sneezing — nothing like that."... Dr. Chris Braden of the CDC told reporters. "But some more information that’s come through recently, we can’t rule out that she might have had the start of her illness Friday.
  • Breaking News: Patient with Ebola-Like Symptoms at BSA Hospital

    10/15/2014 4:42:53 PM PDT · by bgill · 34 replies
    KFDA CBS Channel 10 ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | KFDA
    Amarillo TX- A patient showing Ebola like symptoms is currently in isolation at Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital. The patient went to BSA Hospital at around 4:00 PM today. While he was there, he went through screening and the patient says he had been in contact with someone who had recently traveled to Africa. A healthcare worker is also in isolation.
  • Nurses' union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

    10/15/2014 7:36:17 AM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    On the day that Duncan was admitted to the hospital with possible Ebola symptoms, he was "left for several hours, not in isolation, in an area where other patients were present," ... After expressing concerns that their necks were exposed even as they wore protective gear, the nurses were told to wrap their necks with medical tape, the union says... "There was no one to pick up hazardous waste as it piled to the ceiling," Burger said.
  • WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

    10/14/2014 5:52:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 55 replies
    AP via yahoo ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | AP
    A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.
  • Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim’s burned belongings in Louisiana

    10/13/2014 8:05:09 PM PDT · by bgill · 49 replies
    Dallas Morning News via LATimes ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Kurtis Lee
    District Judge Bob Downing issued the injunction Monday afternoon after state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell requested a temporary order to keep the incinerated items out of Louisiana. In a statement late Sunday, Caldwell cited reports that “six truckloads” of items from the Texas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying were set to be dumped at a Louisiana landfill after being burned at a Veolia Environmental Services plant in Port Arthur, Texas. Duncan fell ill with Ebola in Texas and died Wednesday.
  • BLOG: Updates on Ebola (Dallas WFAA, A Gannett Company)

    10/13/2014 5:00:28 PM PDT · by bgill · 51 replies
    WFAA, A Gannett Company ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Gannett
    <p>Gannett doesn't allow their articles to be posted to FR.</p>
  • Liberia health workers' strike on Monday could hurt Ebola efforts

    10/12/2014 4:37:45 PM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 12, 2014 | James Harding Giahyue
    Thousands of Liberian healthcare workers are set to begin an indefinite strike at midnight on Monday which could undermine the country's effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus and leave several hundred patients without care. Health workers in the West African nation threatened to abandon hundreds of patients in Ebola treatment units, clinics and hospitals if demands for better incentives, working conditions and protective equipment were not met.
  • Could Ebola Affect Chocolate Supplies?

    10/11/2014 12:47:00 PM PDT · by bgill · 37 replies
    Newsplex ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | CBS MoneyWatch
    West Africa produces nearly three-quarters of the world's cocoa -- with the nations of Ivory Coast and Ghana responsible for 60 percent of that supply. And while Ebola has not yet appeared in those two nations, their proximity to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone -- the current epicenters of the Ebola outbreak -- have led to concerns that any continued spread of the disease could also cause a major disruption in cocoa production, and another spike in world cocoa prices.
  • Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev allegedly knew of brother's role in 2011 murders

    10/11/2014 12:30:23 PM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2014 | Holly Bailey
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys, who appear to be crafting a defense based around casting the older brother as a bullying mastermind of the Boston operation, renewed their push for evidence on Friday arguing the government had previously said the case was “might be relevant if Dzhokhar were aware of it.” They then pointed to a letter they received from prosecutors on Aug. 15, 2014, saying the government had a witness prepared to testify that “Dzhokhar had such an awareness.” The developments come just days before both sides are scheduled to release their initial list of witnesses in the bombings trial, which...
  • Creepy burglar lurks as people sleep, apologizing before leaving

    10/09/2014 10:30:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 9, 2014 | Susan Tran, WHDH
    A creepy crime in one Boston suburb has police unsettled: a burglar who breaks in while people inside are sleeping — and then waits for them to wake up. He’s a creepy burglar accused of breaking into homes in the middle of the night. Police say he ends up in peoples’ bedrooms — lurking and watching — until the person wakes up. Then, police say he apologizes before taking off.
  • NYC man cleared after being hospitalized for symptoms of Ebola

    10/08/2014 4:37:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Kirstan Conley
    A Harlem man showing Ebola-like symptoms was taken to Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday, sources told The Post. The 31-year-old, who had recently visited Nigeria, was later cleared by doctors after a battery of tests, sources said.
  • Plane Lands at MAF, Paramedics Discussing Ebola Symptoms (Texas)

    10/08/2014 1:31:38 PM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    CBS7 ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | staff
    "At this point we are considering it not to be Ebola but we never want to rule anything completely out. It's highly unlikely that it is Ebola," Bustilloz said. The female passenger travelled from Istanbul Turkey through London to Dallas Fort Worth where 2791 departed to Midland. The 69 passengers are all being tracked and were told to look out for symptoms although they were released.
  • Decontamination Complete

    10/07/2014 9:33:16 AM PDT · by bgill · 43 replies
    WBAP ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | AP
    About 140 barrels were filled with items taken from the unit at the Ivy apartments on Fair Oaks. Most of the material will be destroyed.
  • Jesse Jackson in Dallas to address Ebola scare

    10/07/2014 8:18:17 AM PDT · by bgill · 37 replies
    WFAA ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Jenny Doren
    While Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan remains in critical condition, Civil Rights Activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has arrived in Texas to address the virus scare and "seek the best humanitarian relief." Jackson, whose plane landed around 8:45 a.m., is expected to meet with pastors and community leaders in Oak Cliff at 11 a.m. In the afternoon he will meet with Duncan's doctors and then his family members.
  • Ebola patient in Dallas struggling to survive, says CDC head

    10/05/2014 3:35:39 PM PDT · by bgill · 107 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Oct. 5, 2014 | Lisa Maria Garza
    When asked on Sunday if the United States should suspend flights to and from affected countries or impose a visa ban on travelers from those countries, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said "absolutely not." "When you start closing off countries like that, there is a real danger of making things worse," Fauci said on "Fox News Sunday." "You can cause unrest in the country," he said. "It’s conceivable that governments could fall if you just isolate them completely."
  • Health officials: 'Extremely unlikely' Kansas City patient has Ebola

    10/05/2014 9:26:44 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    KCTV5 ^ | Oct. 5, 2014 | Chris Oberholtz
    The Kansas City Health Department said they are monitoring and keeping a close eye on a patient who may have contracted a contagious virus. Spokesman Jeff Hershberger said it is extremely unlikely that this person has Ebola because of their travel history and lack of symptoms. It is unknown at this time what the patient is suffering from or if anyone else is sick.
  • Vomiting passenger cleared of Ebola after CDC investigation at Newark Airport

    10/04/2014 11:24:42 AM PDT · by bgill · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 4, 2014 | Nichole Hensley
    Two passengers — a father and daughter — believed to be from Libera were removed from the flight of 255 passengers from Belgium after exhibiting signs of the deadly Ebola virus during the seven hour flight, WNYW-TV reported. The remaining passengers were under quarantine on the Boeing 777 at Gate B54 after landing at about noon, according to FlightAware’s activity log, while waiting for a team of Center for Disease Control officials to examine the sick traveler.
  • Family That Hosted Ebola Patient Confined to Home

    10/03/2014 6:50:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 31 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Nomaan Merchant, AP
    This Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows a copy of a passenger health screening form filled out by Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, which was obtained by the Associated Press from the Liberia Airport Authority. Liberia plans to prosecute Duncan, who brought Ebola into the U.S., alleging that he lied on a health questionnaire about not having any contact with an infected person, authorities said Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
  • Man tells of Dallas Ebola patient’s decline

    10/03/2014 6:37:53 AM PDT · by bgill · 71 replies
    FOX ^ | Oct. 3, 2014 | Wall Street Journal
    Joe Joe Jallah said he met the man diagnosed with Ebola, Thomas Eric Duncan, last week when visiting Jallah’s former wife, Louise Troh, the same woman Duncan had come to see in the U.S... Jallah left to go to work, but returned the next day after his daughter, who lives with Troh, called, sounding frantic, saying that Duncan was still ill.