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  • Economy is focus of US-African summit, but Ebola casts a shadow

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will welcome the leaders of nearly all of Africa's nations to Washington this week as part of a first-of-its-kind summit designed to boost economic ties between the United States and Africa. The U.S.-Africa Leaders...
  • U.S., foreign health workers to flock to West Africa amid Ebola crisis

    U.S., foreign health workers to flock to West Africa amid Ebola crisis
    With dozens of local doctors and medical staff among the dead, U.S. and foreign experts are preparing to flood into West Africa to help fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. Although two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and health worker Nancy...
  • The economics of Ebola, or why there's no cure

    Of all the horrific features of Ebola disease--its deadliness, its virulence--perhaps the scariest is that there's no cure. This is not the same thing as saying it's incurable or untreatable. In fact, scientists are fairly confident they can develop...
  • Use of experimental Ebola drug raises red flags among medical experts

    Two American aid workers were gravely ill, fighting to survive infection with the deadly Ebola virus. A San Diego drug company had three doses of an experimental Ebola medicine that showed promise in monkeys but had never been tested in humans....
  • Second American Ebola patient wheeled into Atlanta hospital for treatment

    Second American Ebola patient wheeled into Atlanta hospital for treatment
    An American missionary stricken with Ebola in West Africa wore a protective white suit on Tuesday as she was wheeled on a stretcher into the Atlanta hospital where doctors will try to save her and a fellow aid worker from the deadly virus. Nancy...
  • 'Angel Airplane' has top-level containment for Ebola

    ATLANTA Two weeks ago, Dent M. Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air, received an interesting phone call while he was on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. One of the leading air ambulance companies in the world, Phoenix Air had developed...
  • Emirates Airlines suspends flights to Guinea after Ebola outbreak

    Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has suspended service to Conakry, Guinea, citing the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the West African country. Emirates is the first major international carrier to halt service in response to the outbreak. Several carriers...
  • New York patient who went to Africa tests negative for Ebola

    A man who was hospitalized in New York City with Ebola-like symptoms after returning from a trip to western Africa has tested negative for the disease, hospital officials said Wednesday. The unidentified man, who had been kept in isolation at Mount...
  • Why do 2 Americans get the Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?

    What should happen if a massive viral outbreak appears out of nowhere and the only possible treatment is an untested drug? Who should receive it? The two American missionaries who contracted the almost-always-fatal Ebola virus in West Africa were given...
  • Secondary drowning explained

    Secondary drowning explained
    As kids spend time in the water, officials warn parents to keep a close watch to ensure children don't drown. But there is another condition parents should know about: secondary drowning. It afflicts children who survive a near-drowning incident. And...
  • Ebola's reach is felt in New York's Little Liberia community

    Ebola's reach is felt in New York's Little Liberia community
    It used to be the civil war back home that worried Oretha Bestman-Yates, who came to the United States in 1987 from the West African nation of Liberia. Now it is Ebola, a threat quieter than the automatic weapons that once rattled her homeland, but...