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EBOLA HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE DYING FASTER THAN THEIR PATIENTS

October 20, 2014
When Dr. Olivet Buck became the fourth Sierra Leone doctor to die from Ebola after she was denied evacuation, the third American healthcare worker to contract Ebola in West Africa was well on the way to recovery back in Omaha, Nebraska.   More   ...

EBOLA: A FRIGHTENING CONSEQUENCE OF UNSAFE INJECTIONS AND NEEDLESTICK INJURIES

October 18, 2014
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa (as well as the several recent cases outside of Africa) highlights both the necessity for, and fragility of, healthcare systems.  And at the heart of healthcare systems are, of course, healthcare workers.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the “high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected” is “unprecedented.”   As of October 8, 2014, 416 healthcare workers...