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  • Ebola at six months

    It began with a 2-year-old Guinean boy falling mysteriously ill in a remote village in December, and has erupted into the largest, most deadly Ebola epidemic in history. This week, six months after the World Health Organization published its first...
  • Ebola outbreak often leaves children alone and terrified

    Ebola outbreak often leaves children alone and terrified
    The small, frail girl was slumped in the street outside a row of shops when an ambulance picked her up. Anna Singbeh, 11, was terrified. The child, from the town of Totota in central Liberia, had seen her mother sicken with the Ebola virus and swiftly...
  • Patient exposed to Ebola to be treated at Maryland clinic

    The National Institutes of Health announced Saturday it expects to admit a patient exposed to the Ebola virus in the "coming days." The patient is an American doctor who was exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, according to a...
  • Five babies in Texas test positive for TB after possible mass exposure

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Five babies have tested positive for tuberculosis infection in El Paso after being at a hospital where hundreds of newborns may have been exposed to TB by a diseased worker at the facility, health officials said on Saturday....
  • Orlando tech companies target Ebola threat

    Orlando tech companies target Ebola threat
    Amid the global battle against Ebola, some Central Florida companies are developing what could become critical parts of the arsenal against the deadly outbreak, industry experts say. Scientists at VaxDesign Corp. are creating "test tube" human lungs for...
  • Chiefs reveal nature of DE Catapano's mystery illness

    On Friday, the Chiefs finally revealed the mystery illness that had been plaguing defensive end Mike Catapano for the better part of two months. "Mike had two issues," trainer Rick Burkholder said. "One, he had a virus that was gastrointestinal based. As...
  • 'Collateral' death toll expected to soar in Ebola crisis

    'Collateral' death toll expected to soar in Ebola crisis
    Deaths from infectious diseases such as malaria, diarrhea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems and killed nurses and doctors. Specialists on deadly diseases say deaths...
  • WHO sees small-scale use of experimental Ebola vaccines in January

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday it expected to begin small-scale use of two experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa early next year and in the meantime transfusions of survivors' blood may offer the best hope of...
  • Ebola, a non-ideological killer, calls for a world response

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday, Sept. 24: While the air war against the Islamic State is getting all the attention, President Barack Obama has committed military ground troops to combat another world threat:...
  • 'Collateral' death toll expected to soar in Africa's Ebola crisis

    By LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Deaths from infectious diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems and killed nurses and doctors. Specialists on...
  • West Africans are key to fighting Ebola

    Ebola doesn't threaten you or me. Despite the seriousness of the crisis, the virus hasn't “gone airborne.” The disease spreads only through contact with Ebola-infected blood or bodily fluids, and there's no indication this fundamental mode...