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Archive for October, 2014

Ebola patient's temperature spiked to 103 degrees

Ebola patient’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees

By EMILY SCHMALL and HOLBROOK MOHR and NOMAAN MERCHANT,          Associated Press        DALLAS (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan’s temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room — a fever that was flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital’s record-keeping system, his medical records show. Despite telling […]

Dallas hospital defends its treatment of Ebola patient who died

Dallas hospital defends its treatment of Ebola patient who died

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Michael Muskal               LA Times   REPORTING FROM DALLAS – Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated professionally and compassionately without regard for his nationality or ability to pay, the hospital that treated him said Thursday, one day after he died. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was responding to complaints from […]

Pot calling tea kettle black

Pot calling tea kettle black

By Dennis Jah                 First off, may I register my profound condolence to the family of Mr. Thomas Eric Duncan who lost his battle with the deadly Ebola virus in Texas today. I literally broke down in tears this morning when I heard that the brother didn’t make it. The CNN report breaking the […]

Examining the legality of prosecuting Thomas Eric Duncan

Examining the legality of prosecuting Thomas Eric Duncan

By Cecil Franweah Frank              On September 19, Thomas Eric Duncan is said to have boarded a flight from Liberia’s Roberts International Airport for the United States via Belgium, Brussels. As it later turned out, the flight and Mr. Duncan’s subsequent arrival in the United States started a Trans-Atlantic scandal involving the first known spread of […]

Ebola and the state of governance in Liberia

Ebola and the state of governance in Liberia

By Cecil Franweah Frank                This article examines the state of governance in Liberia in light of the Ebola crisis. Liberians are experiencing the worst public health safety crisis in living memory, and possibly since the country declared independence in 1847. This crisis like the civil war before it has cast the issue […]