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Anna Almendrala's Blog

As a health care journalist, I knew exactly what I needed to do once I landed in the hospital... more »
posted 01/13/21
It’s been almost five months since the Ebola virus was first diagnosed in the U.S. What have we... more »
posted 02/22/15

Anna Almendrala's Work

A year after Thomas Eric Duncan died from Ebola after seeking care at a Texas hospital, what’s different about health preparedness in the U.S.? Reporter Anna Almendrala set out to answer that question, and found a series of heartbreaking stories of loss along the way.

Today, Sept. 25, marks the one-year anniversary of Thomas Eric Duncan walking into a Dallas emergency room, where two of his nurses contracted the disease before Duncan died. Many nurses still feel unprepared and are seeking stronger safety protections.

The Ebola outbreak of 2014 has dramatically changed hospitals and clinics across the U.S. Experts across the country say that protocols have changed for the better. But will it be enough when the next pandemic hits?