Checkup Newsroom (Ebola)

2015
January
29,
2015
| 05:07 PM America/Chicago
I’ve been watching the Disney measles outbreak, each day cringing when I see the total number of infected people and hoping that there are no serious complications. Then, the news broke that there is a confirmed case of measles right in our backyard....
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2014
October
23,
2014
| 11:14 PM America/Chicago
Fever, headaches, joint and muscle aches, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and lack of appetite.Over the next few months, many children will have these symptoms and many parents will, and should, call their Cook Children’s pediatri...
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October
16,
2014
| 09:53 PM America/Chicago
I spent the day yesterday doing some quiet, serious thinking about Ebola, contacts, infection spread etc. Because it has been healthcare workers involved, it hit close to home and required me to do spend some time gathering my thoughts about the infe...
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October
03,
2014
| 09:54 PM America/Chicago
Ebola virus. Enterovirus 68. Chikungunya. The return of the measles, whooping cough and soon the flu.We’ve spent a lot of time recently talking to you grownups out there about all of these conditions in an effort to inform you, but also hopefully to ...
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October
01,
2014
| 05:47 PM America/Chicago
Since Dr. Kent Brantley was diagnosed and transported back to the United States for treatment of Ebola, we have followed the outbreak and made an effort to provide guidance and reassurance to our Cook Children’s family.Unfortunately, the outbreak has...
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August
22,
2014
| 10:07 PM America/Chicago
The two Americans who contracted the Ebola virus while caring for people in West Africa have been discharged. I’m sure many of you are relieved, while still concerned, especially after you heard that Dr. Kent Brantly may be moving back to the DFW are...
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August
05,
2014
| 07:26 PM America/Chicago
Let me start by saying that the work Dr. Kent Brantly was doing was absolutely amazing. I cannot imagine putting myself at that level of risk to help people who, otherwise, would have no help. I have said many prayers for him and his family over the ...
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