Category Archives: Ebola

BLU-MED Prepared for Stricter US Military Ebola Quarantine Rules

United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Oct. 29 approved a mandatory 21-day quarantine for United States military personnel serving in Ebola stricken areas of West Africa. The U.S. has 1,000 troops in the region, and the force could grow to as many as 4,000 in coming months, according to a CNN report. The…
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US Serviceman Screened for Ebola After ‘Flu-Like’ Symptoms

A United States serviceman who flew a mission to West Africa on Oct. 23 is being screened for possible Ebola infection after experiencing ‘flu-like symptoms’ on Wednesday, according to Joint Base Charleston officials in South Carolina. Health officials said the unidentified serviceman’s risk of Ebola infection was extremely low, but they wanted to follow the…
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To Stop the Ebola Outbreak, Additional Infrastructure is Needed

A second nurse that helped treat Eric Duncan has contracted Ebola. Additional infrastructure is needed to help stop the spread of the Ebola outbreak. Hospitals need to isolate Ebola patients with Isolation Facilities. BLU-MED Response Systems works with hospitals, municipalities, county and state governments to provide rapidly deployable hospital surge and isolation facilities. Learn more…
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Scientists Advise US to Find Ebola Cure in Victims’ Blood

A group of notable scientists said the United States should chart a new course in its efforts to develop Ebola drugs and vaccines by using antibodies found in the blood of people who have beaten the disease. The scientists’ proposal, created in part by three Nobel laureates in medicine, calls for the use of a…
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BLU-MED Ebola Isolation Wards

Governments and NGO’s are working tirelessly around the world. And yet we are losing against the Ebola outbreak. There are not enough medical professionals and equipment to keep up with the number of infected. In the rush to care for patients, corners are cut and the life saving medical professionals fall ill themselves. Center for…
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Ebola Outbreak Response Leads to WHO Reforms

The head of the World Health Organization acknowledged that the group struggled to confront the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and she unveiled a set of reforms aimed at improving the agency’s response to large-scale medical disasters. The most deadly Ebola outbreak in history has killed more than 8,600 people, most of them in Liberia, Guinea…
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