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British Nurse with Ebola Virus Remains in Critical Condition but has ‘Stabilized’

By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

Ebola virus patient Pauline Cafferkey remains in critical condition in a London hospital. However, British Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the House of Commons that Cafferkey’s “condition has deteriorated to a critical state, although she stabilized yesterday and continues to receive the best possible care."

Combating the Spread of Ebola: A Wicked, Chaotic and Complex Problem

By Mel Deaile, Ph.D.
Faculty Member, Military Studies at American Military University

America has seen the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, the first transmission of Ebola in the United States, the first death from Ebola, and, most recently, a case of Ebola in New York, all within a month of the president saying the possibility of Ebola reaching America was unlikely.

Gov. Christie announces Ebola joint response team

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — No one in New Jersey has been diagnosed with Ebola, but Gov. Chris Christie says the state is prepared for anything that comes its way but urged caution against overhyping the threat.

Christie on Wednesday announced the creation of a joint response team to coordinate Ebola preparedness in the state. The group will oversee the state’s response to the outbreak.

DHS: Flights From Ebola Nations Must Arrive at 1 of 5 US Airports

By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all flights arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries must arrive at one of five specific U.S. airports with adequate Ebola screening stations in place.

Starting Oct. 22, any flights arriving from the Ebola-ravaged region of Africa must stop at Newark, Washington Dulles, Atlanta, New York’s JFK or Chicago O’Hare.

Ebola: Rethinking Security

By Dr. Patricia Campbell
Assistant Provost of Graduate Studies, Research, and Innovation at American Public University System

Ebola is more than a potential endemic; it is a prime example of the importance of viewing “security” much more broadly than traditional definitions, which have focused on power, military might, and defensive and offensive capabilities.