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  • 'Fear is trumping science' in Ebola debate, experts say

    'Fear is trumping science' in Ebola debate, experts say
    In his 30 years as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci has seen his share of public health scares. When AIDS exploded in the 1980s among gay men, Fauci recalls that some people didn't want gay...
  • Amber Vinson defends herself after Ebola infection: 'I'm not reckless'

    Amber Vinson defends herself after Ebola infection: 'I'm not reckless'
    Amber Vinson gave a round of interviews Thursday morning, days after being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, describing the physical toll that Ebola has had on her, and the emotional toll of critics who questioned her decision to fly...
  • How Ebola spread to Mali: The lessons learned

    When the father of Mali’s first confirmed Ebola victim, a 2-year-old girl, fell ill while working at a private clinic in neighboring Guinea, fellow townspeople suspected witchcraft. The man's father advised him to return to their native village of...
  • Here's hoping you Ebola panic mongers are feeling just a bit abashed now

    Here's hoping you Ebola panic mongers are feeling just a bit abashed now
    This just in: New York doctor infected with Ebola to be released from hospital. A New York doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola after working with patients in West Africa will be released on Tuesday from a hospital where he has been treated for the...
  • A virus doesn't require a passport

     A virus doesn't require a passport
    As more Americans become gripped with fear and uncertainty over the threat of the Ebola virus, our government has stumbled at nearly every level, with a tepid "don't panic" response that has failed to alleviate the concerns of the general public or to...
  • African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth

    African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth
    The little boy born just before sunset was lucky. He had stopped breathing just after his mother delivered him into a shawl as she lay in a cramped hospital ward here in this provincial town 100 miles north of the capital, Maputo. Fortunately, a group...
  • California missionary quarantined at group's NC campus

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Dr. John Fankhauser, a medical missionary from California, is being quarantined for the second time this year on the Charlotte campus of SIM USA, the mission group that sponsors his work in Liberia. Fankhauser, 52, returned from West...
  • Free of Ebola, New York City doctor to be released from hospital

    Free of Ebola, New York City doctor to be released from hospital
    A New York City doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola after working with patients in West Africa will be released on Tuesday from a hospital where he has been treated for the disease, the hospital said. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, had been held in isolation in...
  • 1980s 'Hot Zone' scientists think US can handle Ebola

    WICHITA, Kan. It's been 25 years since an Ebola outbreak last threatened the United States. Jerry and Nancy Jaax remember it well. "It certainly looked like we had a serious public health emergency on our hands and all of the people involved in it, from...
  • Dallas marks Ebola end with relief, 'selfies' with President Bush

    Dallas marks Ebola end with relief, 'selfies' with President Bush
    A relieved Dallas got the U.S. government's all-clear on Friday from Ebola, and former President George W. Bush marked the event by visiting the hospital that was at the center of fighting the virus and the origin of an American scare over the disease....
  • The CDC can't seem to get its Ebola messages straight

    Spending an additional $6 billion to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa, as President Obama wants to do (close to a fourth of the money would also go toward preparedness in the United States), might well be the right thing to do. It’s galling that...