Tarrant County hospitals look hard at Ebola preparedness

| |Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Hospitals in Tarrant County are looking over their protective gear and protocols to make sure they are prepared should a case of Ebola show up at the door.

Lawmakers grill health officials on flawed Ebola response

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Senior health officials defended the government’s response to Ebola at a tense hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers accused them of underestimating the danger posed by the deadly disease and flubbing procedures to contain its spread in the United States, and shortly before President Barack Obama suggested he might appoint an Ebola czar to coordinate the nation’s response.

US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

A cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger leave the vessel.

Infected nurse’s quarantined dog may inspire Ebola pet protocols

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Bentley, the dog owned by Ebola-stricken Texas nurse Nina Pham, is apparently thriving under quarantine – being fed, cared for and played with by Dallas workers in full protective gear.

Dallas nurse with Ebola sent to special unit in Maryland

| |Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Dallas County’s top public health epidemiologist confirms that she spent time at Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan’s bedside and that she is among those potentially exposed to the virus.

Ebola patient Nina Pham moving to Maryland hospital

| |Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Ebola patient Nina Pham, whose family lives in Fort Worth, is being transferred to the National Institutes of Health Hospital in Bethesda, Md., says Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The biocontainment hospital is one of four in the nation.

Fort Worth expert sheds light on Ebola contagion

| |Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Healthcare experts want to educate North Texans about Ebola, but they also want to ensure residents don’t panic.

CDC sending team of 16 Ebola experts to Dallas

| |Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

The second hospital worker infected with Ebola was in isolation within 90 minutes of finding she had an elevated temperature, Dallas officials said.

Health professionals predict onslaught of nervous patients

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Hospitals and clinics will likely see an increase of nervous patients complaining of fevers, muscle aches and headaches, Tarrant County public health officials predicted.

Nurse with Ebola gets plasma from Dr. Brantly

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Nina Pham’s mother has spoken to her using Skype, the priest at their church said Monday evening.