(CNN) — NBC medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman apologizes for violating quarantine. The husband of the Ebola-stricken Spanish nurse lashes out. And a United Nations worker being treated for the disease in Germany dies.
With multiple developments under way, here’s what you need to know to get caught up on the latest on the Ebola outbreak:
The guidelines were constantly changing and “there were no protocols” at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas as the hospital treated a patient with Ebola, the co-president of National Nurses United says. Protective gear nurses initially wore left their necks exposed; they felt unsupported and unprepared, and they received no hands-on training, co-president Deborah Burger says, citing information she said came from nurses at the hospital. The hospital says compliance and employee safety is its top priority.
Obama says the world isn‘t doing enough
U.S. President Barack Obama says he’d be reaching out directly to heads of state to encourage other countries to do more concerning the issue of Ebola. “The world as a whole is not doing enough. There are a number of countries that have capacity that have not yet stepped up. Those that have stepped up, all of us, are going to have to do more,” he says.
CDC forms Ebola response team
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is establishing an Ebola response team so that whenever there’s a confirmed case anywhere in the country, “we will put a team on the ground within hours,” Director Dr. Tom Frieden says.
An apology for breaking quarantine
NBC medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman has issued an apology after she reportedly violated the quarantine her team was placed in when their cameraman contracted Ebola. “As a health professional I know that we have no symptoms and pose no risk to the public, but I am deeply sorry for the concerns this episode caused,” she said in a statement.
Cameraman says thank you
The NBC freelance cameraman who’s recovering at the Nebraska Medical Center after contracting Ebola thanked everyone for their support in a Facebook post Monday. “There have been some dark and profoundly frightening moments in this ordeal,” Ashoka Mukpo wrote. “I won’t ever know exactly when I slipped up and contracted the virus. I had been taking precautions but obviously they weren’t enough.”
Duncan’s waste disposal blocked
A judge has granted a temporary restraining order blocking the disposal in a Louisiana hazardous waste landfill of incinerated waste from the Texas apartment where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan stayed. The company that incinerated the waste told CNN it had followed CDC guidelines and had no plans to move the waste to Louisiana.
The blame game begins
The Agenda Project, a liberal advocacy group, has released an online ad that interlaces self-described “disturbing footages of the Ebola outbreak” with a mash-up of top Republicans — including those tied up in crucial midterm contests and potential 2016 candidates — saying the word “cut.” The ad describes how the CDC saw its discretionary funding cut by $585 million from 2010 to 2014 and the National Institutes of Health has faced $446 million in cuts during the same period.
WEST AFRICA DEVELOPMENTS
Expect 5,000 to 10,000 new cases
The World Health Organization estimates that there will be 5,000 to 10,000 new Ebola cases weekly in West Africa by the first week of December. Officially, WHO has reported only 8,914 Ebola cases total in the entire months-long outbreak, but it has said that the total is under-reported.
Chocolate companies join fight
Much of the production of the world’s largest chocolate companies comes from West Africa, and the companies are worried the virus will disrupt production. Nestlé and Mars say they have already responded to a call from the World Cocoa Foundation, a nonprofit that helps small cocoa farmers. The group plans to disclose Wednesday how much it has raised. Others in the group include Hershey, Godiva, Ghirardelli, General Mills and Mondelez International.
IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Ebola patient dies in Germany
A U.N. worker being treated for Ebola in Germany has died. The Sudanese man had contracted Ebola while working in Liberia, the St. Georg clinic in Leipzig said.
Husband pens scathing letter
Teresa Romero Ramos, a nurse’s assistant in Spain who contracted Ebola, is in critical condition and is having trouble breathing, authorities said. In a scathing letter, her husband said she received only 30 minutes of training in putting on protective gear and called for the resignation of Madrid’s regional health minister. “Please explain to me how one puts on a protective suit, since unfortunately my wife doesn’t have a master’s degree in that,” he wrote.
CNN’s Dana Ford, Catherine E. Shoichet and Anna Maja Rappard contributed to this report.