Health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first diagnosed case of the Ebola virus in the U.S., and Colorado hospitals say they’re ready if get a case comes to the state.
It appears a lack of communication allowed the sick Ebola patient to be released back into the community. The CDC now believes at least 12-18 people, including children, may have been exposed. Now the Agency must track down all possible contacts and monitor them, and isolate them if they become ill. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the medical detective work that must now take place, as well as the legal authority health officials have to contain the spread of the virus.
A new case of a child in Colorado suffering from paralysis-like symptoms was announced by health officials, and now doctors are working to determine if the illness is connected to another that’s already made hundreds of children sick.
Doctors are investigating what’s been leaving some children in Colorado with muscle weakness and paralysis-like symptoms.
An outbreak of a respiratory illness in children is taking a frightening turn in Colorado as some young victims are now experiencing paralysis.
Ten states including Colorado are asking the CDC for help investigating the high number of respiratory virus cases that is sickening kids.
Rumors and fears over Ebola are spreading faster than the virus itself. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida answers five key questions about Ebola that should put your concern into perspective.
The highest number of measles cases in 20 years has federal health officials concerned.
The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.
America’s medicine cabinets are bulging with pills — more than ever before. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at what’s being prescribed and why more than half of us are taking at least one ongoing prescription from our doctors.