Friday, October 24, 2014
By Clip Syndicate
The Spanish nurse who became Europe's first confirmed case of Ebola is improving and on her way to being cured, but something weighs on her: the death of her dog Exalibur. Teresa Romero is "very happy" that she tested negative for Ebola earlier this week, but she's "sad" because of Excalibur's death, Romero's husband, Javier Limon, told the Spanish daily El Pais on Wednesday. Limon said, "I just told her about the dog."


A health care worker who recently returned from Guinea was rushed to New York City's Bellevue Hospital on Thursday with Ebola-like symptoms. The man, who was working with Doctors Without Borders, has not tested positive for the virus. The New York City Department of Health and Medicine said in a statement that preliminary test results are expected in the next 12 hours. Bellevue Hospital has admitted a patient presenting fever gastrointestinal symptoms who will be tested for Ebola.

Top experts on the Ebola virus raised grave concerns Thursday about the worsening epidemic in west Africa as the number of people with the disease neared 10,000. The World Heath Organization said after an emergency meeting on the deadly haemorrhagic fever that the situation in the worst-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone "remains of great concern".   [READ MORE]
Top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney says expects to play for the Houston Texans on Sunday against Tennessee. The outside linebacker returned to practice last week for the first time since having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. He wasn't quite ready to play on Monday night against Pittsburgh, but says he feels better now and believes he'll be on the field on Sunday as the Texans try to snap a three-game skid. The former South Carolina standout was injured in the season-opener on Sept.   [READ MORE]
Amber Vinson’s blood tested negative for Ebola virus just nine days after she was first diagnosed. Her fellow nurse, Nina Pham, is now in good condition . The two nurses infected when they treated the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Thomas Eric Duncan , have seemingly fared better than most patients with the disease.   [READ MORE]
LG is trying to do its part to help in the fight against the Ebola virus. The mobile phone maker announced Wednesday that it will contribute 2,000 smartphones to the United Nations toward getting the Ebola threat under control. The UN will send the donated phones to healthcare staff and other people working in the areas affected by the disease.   [READ MORE]
Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far. Most disapprove of Obama's handling of the Ebola outbreak, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll.   [READ MORE]

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