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A second healthcare worker at Texas Health Presbyterian has tested positive for the Ebola virus, Reuters reports. Health officials are monitoring dozens of people who may have come in contact with the two workers and have made haste to clean the affected areas and the victims’ homes. CDC Director Dr....
When Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola patient walked into a hospital two days before testing positive for the virus, nurses sent him home, increasing the risk that the infection spread, according to CBS News. The CDC is currently investigating why the Duncan was turned away, in addition to...
In an effort to reduce the number of readmissions that result after a patient leaves the hospital, physicians in Toronto looked at a new model of care called the “Virtual Ward,” to determine whether or not it helped in preventing patients from readmissions. The goal of the new model is to provide...