A 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.
Regarding the Feb. 23 cover story “Hospitals face closures as 'a new day in healthcare' dawns,” it's a great article. Unfortunately, these closures will eventually place the basic ability to care for our citizens at risk, especially in rapid response to superbugs, Ebola/SARS, natural...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday unveiled its latest weapons for fighting Ebola and other infectious diseases—a series of video training modules developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine.
A wearable sensor that can monitor vital signs of Ebola patients and easy-to-assemble chambers able to decontaminate health workers and equipment in less than three minutes are two of the innovative solutions the federal government plans to help develop to address the ongoing challenges of the West...
For the first time this year new cases of Ebola increased last week in all three affected West African countries hit hard by the outbreak. The setback comes after weeks of signs suggesting the outbreak was beginning to wane.
A Senate panel this week will examine the causes of the recent rise in measles cases and other infectious diseases that are preventable through vaccine use.
Despite the extraordinary gains in public health brought about by vaccinations, there has never been a shortage of people who balk at the scientifically proven method for preventing infectious disease.
Improvements in the way hospitals address potential infectious disease threats that arose from the Ebola epidemic highlight the importance of a sustained approach toward preparedness, a new survey finds.
A patient who presented with symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus was transferred from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif., to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday morning, according to a statement from UC Davis.
The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.
Medicaid expansion in Arkansas got the backing of the state's new Republican governor but still needs super majorities in the state's House and Senate to survive.Legislative leaders indicate Gov. Asa Hutchinson will get his way.
For a physician to deliver an accurate diagnosis, it requires time for thoughtful consideration of a patient's symptoms. But time is one element physicians say they don't have.