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Last US Ebola Patient Cured, Released from Hospital

SO WE'RE NOT ALL GONNA DIE?!?

New York (AFP) - The last known Ebola patient in the United States, a New York doctor who contracted the virus while treating infected people in West Africa, was released from the hospital on Tuesday after being declared cured.
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Craig Spencer, an emergency room doctor in New York, appeared at a press conference flanked by Mayor Bill de Blasio to announce that he had been discharged from Bellevue Hospital -- one of a handful of US medical facilities designated to handle Ebola cases.

"New York City's first and only Ebola case is successfully treated. Dr Spencer is Ebola-free and New York City is Ebola-free," de Blasio proclaimed at the hospital, to cheers and applause.

Spencer, 33, had been admitted to the hospital three weeks earlier after returning to the United States from Guinea, which along with Sierra Leone and Liberia is one of three hard-hit West African countries where the often fatal disease is raging.

He returned to the United States on October 17, flying into John F. Kennedy International Airport, after returning from several weeks volunteering with the Doctors Without Borders group.

Spencer's case stirred fears because he traversed New York in the days following his return, using the subway and a taxi, dining in a popular restaurant and going bowling with friends, before falling ill and isolating himself.

He said he was grateful for the high-quality medical care he received during his illness, and urged that more be done for those suffering from Ebola in Africa.

"Today I am healthy and no longer infectious. My early detection reporting and now recovery from Ebola speaks to the effectiveness of the protocols that are in place for health staff returning for from West Africa," he said.

"While my case has garnered international attention, it is important to remember that my infection represents but a fraction of the more than 13,000 reported cases to date in West Africa ... where families are being torn apart and communities are destroyed."

In what has become something of a ritual when public officials pronounce Ebola patients cured, de Blasio gave Spencer a hug of appreciation for his selfless volunteer work with Ebola patients in Africa -- and to demonstrate that the public need have no fear of contracting the disease from him.

"It is a good feeling to hug a hero, and we have a hero here in our midst," de Blasio said, adding that Spencer deserved praise as "someone who served others, no matter how much danger."

"He has been an inspiration throughout the challenges he's faced, and by the way, Dr Spencer showed us what it means to help your fellow human," de Blasio said.

Spencer is one of nine people to have been treated for Ebola in the United States, all but one of whom have survived.

The lone fatality, Thomas Eric Duncan, who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from his native Liberia, died of Ebola last month after a delay in his treatment of several days after he first began to exhibit symptoms.

Duncan's illness, the first known case of Ebola in the United States, created a national panic, which in the end proved to be unmerited, that a widespread US outbreak could occur.

Two nurses who cared for him contracted the disease, but have since recovered, and no other known cases developed.

In another controversial case, Kaci Hickox, a nurse who returned last month from West Africa and who refused to remain in isolation because she had developed no Ebola symptoms, was released from home quarantine in Maine Monday after remaining healthy during a 21-day incubation period.

Some 5,000 people have died from Ebola, mostly in West Africa, where underfunded health systems have contributed to the rampant spread of the disease.

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No mention on how they cured it?

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Fuck Africa, worry about your own country idiot.

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No mention on how they cured it?

they probably didn't but need a good back up story in international media to sell vaccines to african nations...

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No mention on how they cured it?
The treatment is already old news..

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The Department of Health and Human Services awarded Tuesday an $8.2 million contract to Baltimore-based Profectus BioSciences Inc. for research and development of an Ebola vaccine proven 100 percent effective in animal tests, according to the company.

The Defense Department’s Joint Project Manager Medical Countermeasure Systems located at Ft. Detrick, Maryland, is working with Australia and Canada on development of the Profectus vaccine to defend against bio-weapon attacks and to help public health agencies in all three countries combat Ebola, the unit’s commander, Col. Russell Coleman said in a Sept. 24 presentation.

Elleen Kane, an HHS spokeswoman, said the contract is for animal studies but did not provide any further details.

In a paper presented to an international vaccine conference in 2012, Profectus said its vaccine provided 100 percent protection for monkeys and guinea pigs in tests with the Zaire variant of Ebola. The company said its research has been backed by grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

The Ebola vaccine contract award comes as the U.S. deals with the case of a second Ebola infection by a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. The nurse tested positive for the virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, who was treated at the hospital and died Oct. 8.

The World Health Organization said in late August more than 240 health care workers had developed the disease in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, and more than 120 had died.

In its 2012 paper, Profectus said its Ebola vaccine would help protect health care workers from the virus.

“An effective prophylactic vaccine would find application with medical personnel and close contacts during outbreaks in endemic areas of sub-Saharan Africa, with laboratory workers engaged in filovirus research, and with military and civilian personnel threatened by weaponized filoviruses,” the paper stated.

At a Sept. 5 press conference in Geneva following a meeting of 200 virus experts, Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general of WHO, said researchers may have enough data from small human studies of new Ebola vaccines to warrant offering them to health care workers and other front-line staff caring for Ebola patients by November.

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they probably didn't but need a good back up story in international media to sell vaccines to african nations...
There are actually multiple vaccines but the FDA has such strict regulations they aren't just immediately available..

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There are actually multiple vaccines but the FDA has such strict regulations they aren't just immediately available..
In other words there is no vaccine.

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In other words there is no vaccine.
If you actually read before you posted, you would have seen my previous post explaining the vaccine they did use..

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They are testing vaccines. So as of now there's no vaccine.

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They are testing vaccines. So as of now there's no vaccine.


Human trials on the VACCINE, have already been taking place for months. It will be fully available to the public the first quarter of next year. You do realize if something isn't approved by the FDA it doesn't mean it's not a vaccine right?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ebola-va...y-researchers/

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