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Why Is Nina Pham, Ebola Survivor, Suing Texas Health?

Last October, Nina Pham became the first person to contract Ebola in the United States. Pham, a nurse for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, got the disease from Thomas Eric Duncan. Duncan, who passed away while he was being treated, was a Liberian national and the first-ever Ebola patient in the US. Pham has survived her battle with Ebola, but now …

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Nina Pham, the Nurse Who Survived Ebola, Says She ‘Had No Choice’ But to Sue Hospital

Nina Pham, the first person to ever contract Ebola in the United States, says she “had no choice” but to sue the hospital where she contracted the virus. Nina Pham — who is a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas and contracted the disease while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who was sent home initially after displaying signs of …

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Nina Pham: Ebola Nurse to Sue Dallas Hospital

Nina Pham made headlines when she contracted Ebola after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to die from the disease in the U.S., in a Dallas hospital. Now Pham is suing the same Dallas hospital, saying they are negligent and responsible for her getting the disease. According to a report from CBS News, Nina Pham will file her …

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Bob Simon: Final ’60 Minutes’ Segment Airs Sunday

Bob Simon was a beloved news reporter for many years. Sadly, he passed away this past week after a car he was riding in crashed in New York City. The final 60 Minutes segment Bob Simon reported on is set to air Sunday night, February 15th, on CBS. The feature Simon did for Sunday’s episode is about a drug that …

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Amber Vinson: Bridal Shop Closed After Visit from Ebola Patient

Amber Vinson is one of the Dallas, Texas nurses who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. That patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, died of the disease. All those who cared for him were told to remain quarantined if they showed any symptoms. Before showing any of the listed symptoms, Amber Vinson flew to Ohio …

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Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence in Ebola PSA

Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, and Josh Hutcherson–all members of the Hunger Games cast–got together recently to create a PSA to help raise awareness of and shoot down misconceptions about the recent Ebola outbreak. The PSA was published on Monday by the Ebola Survival Fund. The fund was founded by actor Jeffrey Wright, who plays Beetee in the Hunger Games franchise’s …

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World Cup Was the Biggest Thing on Facebook in 2014

It’s that time of the year again – the time for year-in-review updates. Facebook is early to the party, and has already announced the most-discussed topics of the year. With its massive global reach, it should come as no surprise that the World Cup in Brazil was the most popular topic of conversation on Facebook in 2014. Not only that, …

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Sierra Leone: The Battle Against Ebola Rages On

More than half of Sierra Leone’s population is under quarantine as the Ebola outbreak continues to cause deaths in the country. The outbreak has claimed more than 1,400 deaths so far, forcing the health ministry to mandate a strict lockdown for hundreds of thousands of citizens in the area. The Tonkolili District was the latest area to be sealed shut, …

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Amber Vinson, the Dallas Nurse Who Had Ebola, Seeks a Refund From Bridal Shop

Amber Vinson, the nurse who contracted Ebola and caused a furor when she boarded a plane, sent a letter to an Ohio bridal shop Saturday asking for a refund. The letter came as a shock to the owner of Coming Attractions Bridal and Formal, Anna Younker, especially considering she had to close the store to have it cleaned because of …

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Lily Allen Calls Ebola Charity Single “Smug”

Lily Allen refused to partake in the collaboration for the Band Aid 30 charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” During an interview with the Daily Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine, Allen said that she turned down the invitation to sing with British singers One Direction, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran because she felt that there was something “smug” about it. …

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Ebola Nurse Action Figure Now Available

A toy manufacturer called Herobuilders has designed the “Case-E Ebola Nurse Action Figure.” While Herobuilders insists that Case-E has nothing to do with the once quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox, the doll is obviously a simulacrum of the Ebola-free Doctors Without Borders member. Hickox, who was quarantined in New Jersey and then ordered to self-monitor in Maine for the Ebola virus, …

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Kaci Hickox “Back to Normal” Post Ebola Quarantine

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey and then ordered to self-monitor in Maine for the Ebola virus, said her life is “back to normal,” after completing a 21-day period with no symptoms. Doctors Without Borders member Hickox returned from Sierra Leone on October 24, and was involuntarily quarantined at New Jersey’s University Hospital by Gov. Chris …

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