(Monroe, LA.) — An emergency room at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport-Monroe Medical Center was shutdown out of an abundance of caution. A patient, who had recently arrived from Africa showed up sick with EBOLA symptoms. The hospital tells us they informed the Louisiana Office of Public Health, and the hospital quickly sounded the EBOLA alarm throughout the hospital.
At least 43 people were killed in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after a series of attacks over the weekend. The attacks were carried out by rebels with links to the Islamic State group and were in response to a new military offensive in the area, a human rights group said. The president of a Congolese human rights group known by its French acronym CEPADHO, Omar Kavotha, said that the rebels were trying to force the people against the military so that they demand the military action to be stopped.
Passengers “quarantined” on a plane after a suspected Ebola virus outbreak occurred on board. Dozens of emergency services personnel are at the scene and passengers were not allowed to leave the tarmac. Photos taken from inside the aircraft by passengers showed dozens of emergency services vehicles lined up on the tarmac surrounding the plane.
“People think that Ebola does not exist,” says Pascal Vahwere, a doctor who works to combat the disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “My team has been attacked for doing our job.” Dr. Vahwere told journalists what happened when he was surrounded by an enraged crowd in March while leading a small team of health workers administering vaccines in a remote village in the province of North Kivu.
A Missouri hospital believes a patient from Africa arrived with possible Ebola Virus on July 9. Ebola symptoms include vomiting blood, fever, bleeding from eyes, mouth and nose. The hospital isolated the patient from other patients in the ER and called the Missouri Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control.
Airports in the united states are expecting and preparing for the Ebola outbreak that may be coming to the united states. Career builder just posted a new job at Dulles Airport seeking EMTs to help Dulles Airport screen the thousands of migrants arriving at Dulles for Ebola Virus.