Comedian Joan Rivers is reportedly in a medically-induced coma to relieve swelling in her brain after she stopped breathing during a routine endoscopy procedure at an outpatient clinic in NY yesterday.
Rivers, 81, was reportedly undergoing a non-surgical endoscopic procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic when she experienced respiratory and cardiac arrest as a result of a lack of oxygen to her brain.
The 2nd American Ebola patient arrived in Atlanta from Liberia today.
Nancy Writebol arrived on a private jet at Dobbins military base near Atlanta just after 12 noon. Writebol was transported to Emory Healthcare by a specially equipped ambulance.
Video from a CNN helicopter showed Writebol being removed from the ambulance on a gurney and wheeled into the hospital by 2 healthcare workers wearing hazmat suits.
CNN’s chief medical reporter Dr. Sanjay Gupta interrogated the director of the CDC for bringing two American health care workers who have been infected with Ebola to Emory Hospital in Atlanta.
Dr. Gupta asked CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden if it was medically reasonable to evacuate the health care workers from Liberia to the U.S., especially in light of the anthrax lab accidents at the CDC last month.
“You’re knowingly bringing Ebola into the United States — a virus that has not been here,” said Dr. Gupta.
There was a run on grocery stores last night as word spread that an Ebola patient was being flown from Liberia to Emory Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. Atlantans stocked up on the basic staples: water, milk and bread as concern grew to panic.
An American doctor is sick with the deadly Ebola virus which has killed 670 people so far in Africa. Two American aid workers also fell ill with the disease. One died.
According to published reports, the National Guard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta are quietly preparing for an Ebola outbreak in America.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning that HIV infections among gay men is ‘exploding’ at an alarming rate.
“We are seeing exploding epidemics,” warned Gottfried Hirnschall, who heads WHO’s HIV department.
Hirnschall warns that infection rates are rising again among men who have sex with men — the group that was at the epicentre of the AIDS pandemic when it first emerged in the 1980s.
A baby girl who was born with HIV and believed to be cured after early treatment is showing new signs of the disease, doctors say.
HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS.
The Mississippi girl, who is now 4-years-old, was re-tested recently. New test results indicate she is not HIV-free.
According to a report on the BBC website, the girl showed no evidence of HIV infection until she was tested last week. She had not received treatment in 2 years.