Yesterday the Nurse, Kaci Hickox, who fought against a ‘mandatory’ Ebola quarantine, ended her incubation period which is currently believed to be a maximum of 21 days. Here is a round-up of the day’s news:
- The Associated Press reports that a Nurse has died from Ebola in Mali. She caught the disease after treating another man who had come from Guinea. The man passed away on Monday and tests later confirmed that he had the virus. The two cases are unrelated to the first case which was confirmed when a young two year old from Guinea tested positive after contracting the virus from her late father. The young girl passed shortly after diagnosis. The contacts of the girl are outside of the incubation period as of yesterday.
- Dr. Craig Spencer said at a press conference yesterday that he was proud to have volunteered in West Africa and that the children in the region who battled against the virus were the true heroes. Spencer was greeted with applause at the conference organized outside Bellevue Hospital to celebrate his Ebola-free status.
- The family of the Liberian National who became the index patient for Ebola in the United States has reached a settlement with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital after arguing that the facility failed to treat Thomas Eric Duncan to the best of their ability.
- A second team of Doctors, Nurses and other experts have been dispatched to Liberia by the African Union. This is expected to bring the number of AU personnel in the nation to 70.
- A delegation of European Union Officials have arrived in Sierra Leone for a two day meeting on how to continue and better support the fight against the Ebola virus. The multidisciplinary delegation is expected to conclude in favor of increased cooperation on all fronts.
- An estimated 18000 Nurses yesterday protested in Northern California about the lack of training regarding the treatment of Ebola. The protest has been described as necessary by some and a convenient excuse by others.