Although he received some criticism for doing so, Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell sheltered the fiancé of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S., during the required quarantine period because that’s what Jesus would have done.
Nina Pham, the dedicated Dallas nurse who was infected with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient to die in the U.S., is a devout Catholic whose faith very much informed her work as a nurse.
The first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the U.S. and even though we have the highest standard of medical care in the world, internal government reports show that we are not prepared to deal with a potential pandemic.
Locals in a remote village in Guinea who fear the invasion of “foreigners” who are coming to aid the country’s Ebola victims are accused of murdering eight healthcare workers and dumping their bodies in a latrine.
Even though there are no reported cases of ebola in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent out a warning to hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare” for cases that are likely to appear at any time.
As the spread of the ebola virus reaches crisis proportions is west Africa, the Catholic Church is doing all that it can to check its spread, including the hard-hit country of Sierra Leone.
As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread through West Africa, now claiming the life of a nun and a priest along with 1,000 others, Catholics in hard-hit areas are being asked to change their worship habits in a desperate attempt to check the deadly progress of the disease.
The case of a “missing” Ebola patient who died after her family removed her from a Sierra Leone hospital and took her to a herbalist for treatment highlights the deep distrust of Western medicine that exists in some of the worst hit areas of the outbreak.
The families of two American missionaries serving in West Africa amidst the historic outbreak of the Ebola virus are asking for prayers for their loved ones who have contracted the deadly disease and are now fighting for their own lives.