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Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital
Associated Press | October 19, 2014
Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But despite all the warnings that the deadly virus could arrive unannounced at an American hospital, for days after the admission, his caregivers are vulnerable.
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CDC, hospitals hit reset on Ebola preparedness
By Beth Kutscher , Adam Rubenfire and Andis Robeznieks | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Hospitals across the country are stepping up their preparedness and staff training for the possible arrival of Ebola cases at their doorsteps in the wake of failures in handling Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
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Obama names Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'
By Adam Rubenfire , John N. Frank and Virgil Dickson | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Facing mounting political pressure to name an Ebola czar, President Barack Obama last Friday appointed former senior White House aide Ron Klain as the administration's response leader for the Ebola outbreak.
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Ebola preparedness: The fire this time
By Merrill Goozner | October 17, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. healthcare system badly fumbled its first unexpected encounter with the deadly Ebola virus. One misdiagnosed patient is dead, two nurses who treated him are sick, and hundreds of people may have been exposed to the virus. Panic is spreading.
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Obama urges calm as critics call for more action on Ebola
By Gregg Blesch | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
President Barack Obama sought to restore calm Thursday evening to a nation and healthcare system rattled by a seemingly fast-growing threat from a disease that looked remote and manageable less than three weeks earlier.
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Texas hospital official apologizes for misdiagnosing Ebola case
By Virgil Dickson | October 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
An official from the hospital system that owns Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has apologized for initially misdiagnosing the symptoms of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. patient to die from Ebola. At least two of the hospital’s workers who cared for him have also contracted the...
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Texas health official being monitored for Ebola
Associated Press | October 16, 2014
Dallas County's top public health epidemiologist confirmed Thursday that she spent time at Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan's bedside and that she is among those potentially exposed to the virus.
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Emory hospital to care for second Dallas health worker with Ebola
By Adam Rubenfire , Bob Herman and John N. Frank | October 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The second nurse infected with Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas was transported Wednesday to the biocontainment unit at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital.
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Second Dallas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola
By John N. Frank | October 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A second Dallas healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced early Wednesday.
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Ebola victim's family unlikely to win lawsuit against Dallas hospital
Lisa Schencker | October 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan would have a hard time winning a liability lawsuit against the hospital where he was treated and died, experts say. But that's only because of the state's restrictive tort reform law, and the scenario might be much different in other parts of the...
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