Whatever Happened To Ebola?


Majority Report

Majority Report looks at what’s happened to Ebola in Liberia.

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Whatever Happened To ‘Ebola Nurse’ Kaci Hickox?

Out of “left field,” MSNBC interviewed nurse Kaci Hickox, who – prior to the November election – was accused of being an Ebola threat and was quarantined.

Hickox, who was ordered to quarantine by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after the Ebola scare of 2014, joins Chris Hayes for an interview about America’s public health system, and comments on the ongoing anti-vaccine controversy.

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Dr. Rick Sacra Returns To Liberia


CNN

Dr. Rick Sacra is returning to Liberia after a surviving a battle with the deadly Ebola virus.

Sacra, 52, was a family physician from Massachusetts who survived Ebola. He underwent treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center after contracting the virus while treating patients in Liberia. He was released on Sept. 26.

Different Political Narrative

Whatever happened to ISIS and Ebola?

Now there is a much different political discussion in Washington than there was just two months ago.


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Jerry Boykin

Who is Jerry Boykin?

Sources state that William G. “Jerry” Boykin was the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2007 and is a conservative Christian political activist.

He is currently executive vice president at the Family Research Council.

During his 36-year career in the U.S. Army, he spent 13 years in the Delta Force, including two years as its commander, and was involved in numerous high-profile missions, including the 1980 Iran hostage rescue attempt and the Black Hawk Down incident in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The Family Research Council was designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2010.

Recently, Boykin said “Thank God For ISIS” for bringing attention to the “Destruction Of The Military,” and he claimed the military will “never get out of” the Middle East.

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Ebola Patient In Italy Gets Experimental Treatment

In this photo provided by the Italian Air Force, a doctor who has tested positive for the Ebola virus lies on a stretcher encased in a plastic seal, at the Pratica di Mare military airport near Rome, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The Italian health ministry says an Italian doctor working in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and has been transferred to Rome for treatment. The ministry said in a statement that the doctor, who works for the non-governmental organization Emergency, will be taken Monday for treatment at the Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases in Rome. It is Italy's first confirmed case of Ebola. (AP Photo/Italian Air Force)

According to the AP, an Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Italy and is being treated with the same experimental drugs used in the U.S. and other European countries.

Rome doctors declined to identify the antiviral drug used for treatment, though they said the drug has been used before in the U.S. and Europe.

The doctor, whose name wasn’t released, is in his 50s and has Italy’s first confirmed case of Ebola.  He arrived at a Rome military air base early Tuesday and was transported in a hazard-safe equipped ambulance to Lazzaro Spallanzani hospital, a Rome hospital that specializes in infectious diseases.

His condition is ’’stable,’’ doctor Emanuele Nicastri said at a press conference at the hospital. ’’He’s conscious and collaborating’’ with the medical team.

More than 15,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 5,420 have died, according to the World Health Organization.