December 20, 2014 | Sonya Burke

NIH Discharges Patient Exposed to Ebola

UPDATED Dec. 20  -The NIH Clinical Center has discharged the patient who was admitted to the hospital on December 11 following a high-risk exposure to Ebola virus while providing bedside nursing care in Sierra Leone. According to a statement issued by NIH, the patient showed no clinical or laboratory evidence of Ebola infection and will complete […]

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November 30, 2014 | Sonya Burke

NIH Reports Positive Results from Experimental Ebola Vaccine

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to NIH, the candidate vaccine, which was co-developed by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy […]

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November 14, 2014 | Staff Writer

Ebola Workshop Planned for Nov. 20 at Germantown Library (VIDEO)

Montgomery County health officials are presenting an educational workshop on the Ebola virus at the Germantown Library at 7 p.m. on  Nov. 20.

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November 11, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Germantown Doctor Heads to Sierra Leone to Work on Ebola Diagnostic Test

UPDATED The co-founder of Zalgen Labs in Germantown is on his way to eastern Sierra Leone to test a diagnostic platform for detection of active Ebola virus infections. Dr. Luis Branco took off on Nov. 11 for Kenema to work at the Lassa fever laboratory at the Kenema Government Hospital. “My mission is to validate […]

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October 24, 2014 | Krista Brick

NIH Declare Dallas Nurse Ebola Free, Discharges Her (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Dallas nurse Nina Pham said she was “blessed and fortunate” as she addressed the media after being discharged Ebola-free from National Institutes of Health Friday afternoon. Pham was admitted to the Special Clinical Studies Unit of the NIH Clinical Center at the request of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Oct. 16. She was the first nurse who […]

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October 17, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Texas Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola Virus Arrives at NIH (VIDEOS)

UPDATED The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center has admitted the first nurse who contracted the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital while providing patient care to the index patient who died of Ebola. Nurse Nina Pham has been admitted to the Special Clinical Studies Unit of the NIH Clinical Center at the […]

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October 14, 2014 | Krista Brick

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County to Train Healthcare Workers on Use of Protective Gear Against Ebola

Montgomery County has had two patients present with Ebola-like symptoms that did not actually have the disease, according to Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Ulder Tillman. Dr. Tillman appeared before the Montgomery County Council Tuesday to provide an update on the efforts in Montgomery County to educate the public on Ebola and prepare the healthcare […]

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October 8, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Patient Exposed to Ebola Discharged from NIH

Officials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have announced that the patient exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, has been discharged from the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda where he was under observation to his home. The patient, who is described as a physician volunteering in Sierra Leone, was admitted on Sept. […]

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October 2, 2014 | Krista Brick

Germantown Man Leads Effort to Help with Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone

By Sierra Leone standards Bobby Smith should already be dead. At 49 he’s lived two years past the life expectancy for a man in his home country. And with the Ebola outbreak hitting that country, had he still lived there the chances of making it to 50s would be even slimmer. Smith, a surgical tech who now […]

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June 19, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Dr. Garry Says Ebola Outbreak is at a “Tipping Point” (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University says the current Ebola health crisis is at “a tipping point” in western Africa: Garry was recently in Montgomery County meeting with officials at NIH, Health and Human Services and the State Department to talk about how the United States can do more to address […]

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