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Amber Vinson's Family Says She's Free of Ebola

Hospital or CDC has yet to confirm

(Newser) - Amber Vinson's family has what appears to be great news for all those Ohioans who came into contact with the Dallas nurse : She is free of the disease. So says a family statement asserting that "as of yesterday evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for... More »

CDC: 2nd Nurse With Ebola Shouldn't Have Flown

Obama cancels fundraising trip to talk Ebola

(Newser) - The CDC isn't happy that the second nurse to have contracted Ebola in Texas decided to get on a plane . "She should not have traveled on a commercial airline," says CDC chief Thomas Frieden, as quoted by NBC News . He said the woman had "extensive contact"... More »

4th American With Ebola Is Home for Treatment

Unnamed aid worker to be treated at Emory University Hospital

(Newser) - Emory University Hospital is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient, who landed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base outside Atlanta this morning. The hospital said the patient would be treated in its isolation unit. Last month, two aid workers who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia were treated successfully at... 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 »

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 »

Troops Deployed to Halt Ebola Spread

2nd US patient 'weak but improving'

(Newser) - At the center of the worst-ever Ebola outbreak, hundreds of troops have been deployed to isolate hard-hit communities and clinics housing infected patients. A military spokesman in Sierra Leone says convoys will bring food and medicine to the affected areas, reports the Guardian , which notes that poor enforcement of quarantine... 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 »

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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