More than 1,000 people have died from an Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo that started in August, the country's health minister said Friday, as attacks on treatment centers and health workers undermine efforts to contain the disease.
UK Hospital's readiness for an Ebola patient was tested on Tuesday, but it wasn't a drill. An ambulance from Madison County, with its crew in hazmat suits and masks, brought a man with Ebola-like symptoms to the hospital. Doctors determined the patient did not have the Ebola virus before he was unloaded from the ambulance.
The commander of the 101st Airborne Division is set to address the unit's deployment to Africa where soldiers are helping build care centers and train health care workers in an area stricken with Ebola.
There have been no cases of Ebola in Kentucky but fear of the disease is being felt particularly strong in Franklin County after a flier showed up in neighborhood.
State health officials call the flier a fake.