While the omicron variant is causing more mild breakthrough infections among vaccinated Nebraskans, health officials stressed the continuing power of vaccines to keep people out of the hospital.
Physicians say the strain put on hospitals by COVID-19 patients is jeopardizing the care of cancer patients and treatment for heart attacks and strokes.
While the state's cases were up 100% over the past two weeks, that percentage ranks only 41st nationally, as cases are surging across the country.
Precautions will be necessary until enough people have been vaccinated against COVID to reach herd immunity, and transmission of the coronavirus has been further reduced.
For all the harm the coronavirus pandemic has done, it also has undoubtedly spurred advances in medicine and public health, including the development of vaccines in record time.
LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts' chief spokesman led a Twitter attack Saturday against doctors calling for stronger measures to control the coron…
Gov. Pete Ricketts says it’s time to strike a balance between containing the virus’s spread and continuing Nebraskans’ compliance with the voluntary rules.
It only takes one infection in a small, close-knit community to send COVID-19 cases spiking through the roof.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The global health community gulped with the announcement that a case of Ebola had been confirmed in a city of more than 1 …
Dr. Phil Smith and Dr. Jeffrey Gold will attend the event, at which President Barack Obama will speak. The event will highlight how the U.S. government has worked with other governments, international organizations, private sector leaders and non-governmental partners to support the response to the outbreak, UNMC said in a press release.
Eleven years ago, I was on the original steering committee for the Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center.
Treating Dr. Rick Sacra taught the doctors that time is a valuable commodity when battling the deadly infection. An enthusiastic, jovial Sacra himself noted Thursday how important timely treatment was to his recovery after he fell ill in Liberia.
“God has used you to restore my life to me,” Sacra said to the workers who cared for him. “I am so grateful.”
Not to pander to the home crowd, but Dr. Rick Sacra, who is being treated for the Ebola virus in Omaha, put on this Husker T-shirt Saturday night to watch Nebraska's 41-31 win over Miami.
Choosing and securing an experimental drug for Omaha patient Rick Sacra was no easy task, as the Nebraska Medical Center doctors had only a few days to decide on a course of action.
Doctors caring for Dr. Rick Sacra, the American medical missionary who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, said Wednesday they are optimistic that he will be released from the hospital.
“We’re pleased with his progress,” said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center. “His lab values are improving and he’s becoming more alert and interactive. We continue to be encouraged by what we’re seeing up to this point.”