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Nurse Who Survived Ebola Is Suing Texas Hospital

'PR pawn' Nina Pham says hospital failed her

(Newser) - Nina Pham beat Ebola; now she's taking on the place where she caught it. Pham, who contracted the virus while caring for dying patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, tells the Dallas Morning News that she is suing the parent company of the hospital that... More »

Dallas Finally Gets Some Good Ebola News

Ebola monitoring ends for dozens there

(Newser) - After weeks of fear, there's now relief in Dallas: Around 50 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan before he was admitted to the hospital have reached the end of the 21-day monitoring period without showing signs of Ebola. The people declared risk-free include health workers, the paramedics... More »

Doctor Shoots Video of Ebola Nurse in Bed

Nina Pham talks, cries in video shortly before being transferred to Md. facility

(Newser) - Nina Pham had been isolated in a Dallas hospital room since she was diagnosed with Ebola last week, but her attending physician released a video yesterday showing Pham smiling, chatting, and wiping away tears from her hospital bed. Pham sat up and looked to be in good spirits as she... More »

Texas Ebola Worker Quarantined ... on Cruise Ship

Employee may have handled Thomas Eric Duncan's samples

(Newser) - If you're already a little paranoid about getting sick on a cruise ship , this news is certainly not going to help: A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital employee who may have handled Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's lab specimens has self-quarantined aboard the Carnival Magic. The unnamed worker never... More »

Yale Student Tested for Ebola; More Quarantined

As Tom Frieden, others testify before House subcommittee

(Newser) - A Yale doctoral student who came back to Connecticut recently after visiting Liberia has a fever and is being tested for Ebola, officials say. The student is in isolation at Yale-New Haven Hospital, CNN reports. Meanwhile, one person in Ohio who was recently in contact with or in the vicinity... More »

2nd Case of Ebola in Dallas; Nurses Decry Hospital

Worker tested positive after reporting fever

(Newser) - Nurse Nina Pham is no longer the only American to contract Ebola while caring for Thomas Duncan . A second health care worker at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for the virus. The Texas Department of State Health Services says the worker reported a fever yesterday and was... More »

The 7 Grimmest Numbers Tied to Ebola

WHO puts death rate at 70%

(Newser) - Recent news on the Ebola outbreak paints a bleak portrait of the disease by numbers:
  • 70%: The current death rate from the disease, the World Health Organization again confirmed today. That's an increase from the initial 50% cited by WHO, the AP reports.
  • 10,000: The number of new
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Dallas Ebola Patient Identified

Nurse diagnosed with the virus is Nina Pham, 26

(Newser) - The Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan has been identified as Nina Pham, 26. A family member revealed the former Texas Christian University student's name to WFAA , as well as a picture. She graduated from the nursing program at TCU in 2010. One person... More »

Louisiana Fights to Keep Dallas Ebola Ashes Out

Attorney general seeking restraining order before incinerated waste is buried

(Newser) - Six truckloads of linens, carpets, bedding, and other materials were taken from the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying, all of it potentially contaminated with the Ebola virus—and it's not clear where it will end up. The material was reportedly brought to Port Arthur, Texas, on... More »

CDC Blames 'Protocol Breach' in Dallas Ebola Case

Meanwhile, nurse praised as 'heroic' as officials quarantine 'close contact'

(Newser) - The Texas health care worker who has become what is believed to be the first case of Ebola contracted on American soil wore full protective garb when treating Thomas Duncan, officials tell the AP . She is a female nurse, adds CNN , citing inside sources, though her identity is being withheld... More »

Texas: Ebola Victim Will Be Cremated

Pastor says Thomas Duncan's fiancee in shock

(Newser) - Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is dead but still highly infectious and will be cremated without an autopsy, according to health officials in Texas. The 42-year-old Liberian national's body will be dealt with under CDC guidelines, wrapped in a plastic shroud with IV lines still in place and put... More »

Dallas Ebola Patient's Bill Jumps $1K Per Hour

City on edge as incubation deadline nears

(Newser) - Ebola doesn't just cause a horrific death: It'll leave you with a massive hospital bill if you survive, reports Bloomberg . Care for Liberian national Thomas Duncan , who is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, is costing up to $1,000 an hour, and analysts believe the bill... More »

Nurse Treats Missionary, Gets Ebola

Spanish woman is 1st to contract disease outside of Africa

(Newser) - A nurse in Spain has come down with Ebola, making her the first victim of the current outbreak to not contract the disease in Africa, the BBC reports. Health officials say she began feeling sick last week after treating Manuel Viejo, a Spanish priest who got Ebola in Sierra Leone... More »

Pastor: Ebola Victim Wanted to Marry US Girlfriend

But now she's 'overwhelmed' in quarantine with 3 children

(Newser) - The Ebola patient who's in critical condition in Dallas traveled there to marry his longtime girlfriend, who's now in quarantine with three children at an undisclosed location, her church's pastor tells NBC News . The pastor, George Mason, says the church has been trying to help the woman,... More »

Liberia to Prosecute US Ebola Patient

Thomas Duncan lied on health questionnaire, they say

(Newser) - If he survives Ebola, the man who brought the disease with him to the US from Liberia will face charges back home. The Liberian government said today that it plans to prosecute Thomas Duncan for lying on a health form, reports AP . On a questionnaire he filled out at the... More »

US Ebola Patient Vomited 'All Over' Outside Apartment

Texas official now says at least 80 came in contact with Thomas Duncan

(Newser) - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US is now in isolation, but a Texas health official told KHOU this morning that more than 80 people came into at least indirect contact with Liberian national Thomas Duncan. Of those, four or five are being monitored closely and have been told... More »

US Ebola Patient Had Contact With Sick Woman in Liberia

Dallas authorities keeping watch on 5 kids, others possibly exposed

(Newser) - Nobody else in Dallas is showing symptoms of Ebola, but health authorities are keeping a close watch on several people—including five children—who were in contact with the new patient before his diagnosis, reports DallasNews.com . The number of people possibly exposed might have been smaller had the patient,... More »

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