Lassa fever death in New Jersey recalls Ebola death in Texas
Lassa fever was named after a town in Nigeria where Western doctors first identified the illness in 1969. The disease, spread by rodent excrement and contact with an infected person's bodily fluids — but not ... The situation recalled the Ebola case ...
'Flocked swabs' may be key to treating diarrheal diseases in developing countries
Stool samples are notoriously difficult to collect from infants and this is especially true in developing countries, where resources are stretched and a single nurse might be responsible for 30 crying babies. As a result, doctors in low-income ...
WESLEY PRUDEN: A little good news about Ebola
The figures barely describe the dimensions of personal tragedy, which has taken entire villages in the remote and isolated back country, whole families in the cities, and even some of the doctors and nurses who have given their lives for their patients.
Why We Need Design Thinking In Healthcare
30 and was diagnosed with Ebola, the question asked by nearly everyone paying attention (and we all were) was, "How could the doctors and nurses have missed the telltale signs of Ebola presenting in a man just returned from west Africa?" The hospital's ...