Federal health officials said Thursday they still don’t know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient, as criticism increased from lawmakers who questioned whether the nation is prepared to stop the deadly virus from spreading in the U.S.
The White House is conceding that there were shortcomings in the response to an Ebola patient’s care in Texas that ended up with two health care workers testing positive for the disease.
How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying you almost certainly won’t get it from someone sitting next to you on a plane?
A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.
The Texas nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola on American soil said Tuesday that she is doing well as her hospital expressed optimism about her recovery.
A Texas health care worker who provided hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus, health officials said Sunday in a statement. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.
A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died.
Raising fresh concern around the world, a nurse in Spain on Monday became the first person known to catch Ebola outside the outbreak zone in West Africa. In the U.S., the Obama administration considered ordering more careful screening of airline passengers arriving from the region.
The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.
Beset by hard-to-keep promises and a massive website failure, President Barack Obama traveled to the heart of the “Obamacare” opposition Wednesday, declaring that ideological rigidity was denying health insurance to millions of Americans.