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Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Free of Ebola

She is out of the hospital and headed home

(Newser) - A dose of good news on Ebola to counter the bad in New York City : Dallas nurse Nina Pham is free of the virus, reports WUSA-TV . The 29-year-old was released today from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where she had been in isolation. Pham herself appeared at... More »

Dallas Nurse With Ebola 'Conscientious and Careful'

Nina Pham gets blood from US Ebola survivor

(Newser) - Colleagues describe Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Duncan, as not just compassionate, but extremely careful, which makes it more of a mystery how she became infected. A friend and fellow nurse tells the New York Times that Pham is very committed to her profession... More »

US Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to New American Patient

Kent Brantly flies to Nebraska to help his friend, Rick Sacra

(Newser) - If one person knows what Ebola patient Rick Sacra is going through, it's Kent Brantly. Both American doctors contracted the disease while doing charity work in Africa, though Brantly made a full recovery after returning to the US. To help his friend do the same, Brantly flew to the... More »

Ebola-Infected Doctor in Stable Condition

Rick Sacra, 51, is being treated at the Nebraska Medical Center

(Newser) - A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center, officials said today. Rick Sacra, 51, is being treated at a 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of the US' four. It was... More »

To Fight Ebola, Experts Look to Blood of Survivors

Method used on Kent Brantly debated at WHO meeting

(Newser) - As the Ebola outbreak reaches apocalyptic proportions , an experimental method to help fight the virus is emerging: injecting victims with the blood of survivors. American Dr. Kent Brantly underwent the procedure in July, though it isn't clear if it improved his condition. Yet with vaccines only just beginning human... More »

Ebola Survivor: 'God Saved My Life'

Kent Brantly addresses media; Nancy Writebol was released earlier

(Newser) - A grinning Dr. Kent Brantly walked into a press conference at Emory University Hospital this morning, the fully recovered survivor of Ebola virus. "Today is a miraculous day," he said. "I'm thrilled to be alive, to be well, and to be here with my family."... More »

American Ebola Patients to Be Released Today

Blood test reportedly comes back negative for Kent Brantly

(Newser) - It looks like Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly are two of the lucky ones. The American Ebola patients, who contracted the virus in Liberia, will be released from Emory University Hospital today after weeks of treatment, ABC News reports. NBC News , however, says Writebol may only be released from... More »

American With Ebola Says He's 'Growing Stronger'

Kent Brantly releases statement from hospital in Atlanta

(Newser) - One of the two Americans being treated for Ebola at an Atlanta hospital has good news: He's "growing stronger every day." Kent Brantly, who's getting an experimental Ebola treatment never before used on people, released a statement about his life as a doctor in Liberia, NBC... More »

Nurse: Why We're Caring for Ebola Patients in US

It's the right thing to do, medically and ethically, writes Emory's Susan Grant

(Newser) - As Emory University Hospital in Atlanta treats two patients with Ebola, health officials are taking flak for bringing the contagious disease to the US. The head nurse at Emory, however, thinks everybody should calm down. "Those fears are unfounded and reflect a lack of knowledge about Ebola and our... More »

2nd Ebola Patient Arrives in US

Nancy Writebol to be treated in Atlanta

(Newser) - The US has its second Ebola patient on the ground. Nancy Writebol arrived in Atlanta today for care in Emory University Hospital—the facility where Dr. Kent Brantly, her fellow missionary worker in Liberia, is also being treated, NBC News notes. She arrived at Dobbins Air Force Base at about... More »

US Sending 50 Experts to Fight Ebola Outbreak

1st US patient 'improving' in Atlanta hospital

(Newser) - As the first Ebola patient to arrive in the US recovers in an Atlanta hospital, dozens of US experts are preparing to go to the other way. At least 50 public health experts are being sent to West Africa to help fight the deadliest-ever outbreak of the disease, Centers for... More »

Ebola-Stricken Doc 'Glad' to Be Home, Walked Into Hospital

Emory called one of safest places in world to treat Dr Kent Brantly

(Newser) - Kent Brantly, who arrived yesterday as the first person in America carrying Ebola, walked into Emory University Hospital under his own power. "It was a relief to welcome Kent home today," said his wife, Amber, in a statement. "I spoke with him, and he is glad to... More »

US Gets First Ebola Patient

American doctor who got sick in Africa arrives in US for treatment

(Newser) - Ebola has arrived in the US, though in a carefully controlled manner. A plane carrying one of two Americans who contracted the disease in Africa arrived at a military air base near Atlanta this morning, reports the Journal-Constitution . The AP says the patient is 33-year-old doctor Kent Brantly, though hygienist... More »

Americans With Ebola Coming Home on Private Jet

Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol will be treated in Atlanta

(Newser) - Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said today. One is expected to arrive tomorrow, and the other a few days later, according to Atlanta's... More »

US Doctor With Ebola Turns Down Serum ...

... so it can go to his colleague instead

(Newser) - The hopeful news for two American charity workers stricken with Ebola in Liberia is that an experimental serum turned up yesterday. The wrenching part is that there was only enough for one of them. That's when Texas doctor Kent Brantly, one of the two ailing Americans, asked that it... More »

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