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August 2014

Brain Injury

While we were in Kenya, we performed "housecalls" for the villagers that could not travel to Kitale. One of the sadder cases we encountered involved a six-year-old girl. Her mother believed that the reason her daughter was not able to walk was due to something she had done.  After an examination of the child's posture and listening to her  mother relate an arduous labor that deteriorated into an emergency cesarean section, we postulated a diagnosis. The child's medical condition was in all likelihood due to an anoxic/hypoxic injury acquired during the delivery.

Ebola In California?

Today the California Department of Public Health stated that a patient in it's state capital may be infected with the Ebola virus.  Further stating that patient is considered a low-risk case.  However the CPDH decided to proceed extremely cautiously and forward blood samples to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

According to the World Health Organization Ebola hemorrhagic fever has struck 2,473 cases of which 1,350 people have died.  So far, the Ebola plague has been confined to Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

Help for patients with Ebola








Our volunteers are currently en route to Africa to participate in the International Humanitarian effort to provide medical care to areas where healthcare is sparse. Healthcare volunteers tend to have an overwhelming desire to help via the inherent nature of the medical profession. 
Areas in Africa are dealing with the Ebola outbreak as best as they can. Many are optimistic over a new experiment treatment for Ebola. According to authorities, ZMAPP is in the animal trial stage of testing. However, due multiple factors, this medication has been alleged to have been used in the treatment of two patients with Ebola

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Isolation Chamber
NEWS FLASH: The Health Advisory Network confirmed that two Americans are infected with the Ebola Virus. It is believed that they contacted the disease while working as missionaries in Liberia.  Emergency preparations are in progress to safely transport the patients to Atlanta, Georgia, home of the Centers for Disease Control.  It is postulated that they will be treated at the prestigious Emory University. The latest infectious prevention measures will be utilized to prevent cross contamination.