The first person to contract the Ebola virus within the United States is taking action against the Texas hospital that exposed her to it, the Dallas Morning News reports. Nina Pham has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s corporate company, Texas Health Resources. According to her lawyers, the nurse that treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan […]

Saying they “risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved lives,” Time magazine selected Ebola health care workers as its Person of the Year for 2014. A list of runners-up includes Ferguson protesters:“Their refusal to let a life be forgotten turned a local shooting into a national movement.” Other runners-up include Russian President Vladimir Putin, President of […]

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital officials reportedly have reached a settlement with the family of Thomas Eric Duncan (pictured), after relatives charged that workers failed to properly treat the Liberian national who became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, the Washington Post reports. RELATED: Thomas Eric Duncan’s Sister Denied Experimental […]

While reportedly chanting, “Ebola,” schoolyard bullies on Friday attacked two brothers, who immigrated to New York City from Senegal about a month ago, according to NBC 4 New York. RELATED: Really? Fearing Ebola, Universities Disinvite African Journalists The 11- and- 13-year-old victims, in sixth and eighth grade, respectively, were beaten and verbally abused by other students […]

Amber Vinson (pictured), the Dallas nurse who attended to and contracted Ebola from her late patient Thomas Eric Duncan, is reportedly being released from Emory University Hospital, after successfully beating the virulent killer, according to CNN. RELATED: Did Thomas Eric Duncan Receive All The Care That He Needed? Another one of Vinson’s colleagues, Nina Pham, a nurse who […]

It has not even been a week since nurse Amber Vinson (pictured), who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, was diagnosed with the dreaded virulent disease.  Now, according to Vinson’s family, she is free of Ebola and is doing great, reports Yahoo! News. RELATED: US Restricts West Africa Travelers To 5 Airports “We are […]

Questions continue to be raised about whether Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States who died earlier this month, received the best medical care the nation has to offer at Texas Presbyterian Hospital. Duncan’s sister, Mai Wureh, (pictured) says that out of the thousands of medical pages that were released […]

  Since childhood, Amber Joy Vinson (pictured) has wanted to work in health care. That’s why she was excited to become a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. “She wanted to help people,” Diane Sloane Rhynes, whose late brother was married to Vinson’s mother for several years, told 11 Alive. “Amber has always […]

A few years ago, I was at a community health festival in Brownsville, a high-crime, very poor area of Brooklyn that is among the worst statistically in every category in New York City. After a while, I noticed something very important: few of the people coming in for checkups, testing, and medical advice were women; a […]

Liberian national, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States died on Wednesday at Texas Presbyterian Hospital. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Zachary Thompson, Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services spoke with Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel  (Rock Newman, Lauren […]

UPDATED Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:40 a.m. E.T. – The Liberian national who was hospitalized in Texas with Ebola, Thomas Eric Duncan, has succumbed to the disease. He died at 7:51 a.m. at a hospital in Dallas. NBC News posted the hospital’s statement on Twitter: As NBC News reported: “It is with profound sadness and heartfelt […]

UPDATED Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2:37 p.m. E.T.:  An experimental drug treatment is being provided to the Liberian national who was infected with the Ebola virus, the hospital where he is being treated in Texas announced on Monday. According to the Dallas Morning News: The drug is an investigational medication, brincidofovir. Duncan remains in critical but […]