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  • Factbox: Ebola cases in the United States

    (Reuters) - There have been eight cases of Ebola seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil. Two hospital employees who cared...
  • India to step up travel surveillance to stop any Ebola outbreak

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India stepped up its efforts on Tuesday to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, conducting mock drills at its airports and installing surveillance systems. Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's...
  • Heightened Ebola screening of travelers from W. African countries to U.S. announced

    Heightened Ebola screening of travelers from W. African countries to U.S. announced
    Tuesday, as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing response to prevent the spread of Ebola to the United States, it announced travel restrictions in the form of additional screening and protective measures at U.S. ports of entry for...
  • Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond

    Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond
    The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her...
  • Hopkins is hypocritical on academic freedom

    Hopkins is hypocritical on academic freedom
    On Sept. 26, an interdisciplinary cohort of students, faculty and staff at Johns Hopkins University answered President Ronald Daniel's call to join the conversation on academic freedom, which he wrote, "deserves dialogue and debate" ("Hopkins welcomes...
  • In Benghazi, Libya's army liberates a ghost town

    In Benghazi, Libya's army liberates a ghost town
    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Sitting in one of the last buildings still intact after months of fighting near Benghazi's airport, Libyan army special forces commander Wanis Bukhamada presides over a world of destruction. His forces managed to stop an...
  • MSF aims to start drug trials in Ebola clinics next month

    DAKAR (Reuters) - The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) intends to start trials of experimental Ebola drugs in its treatment centers in West Africa next month, as it steps up measures to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease on record....
  • Cuban doctors proud to risk lives in mission to halt Ebola

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban doctors and nurses departing for West Africa to combat Ebola consider themselves lucky. Among the 15,000 who volunteered, they are among only 256 who have been chosen for the job. "There have been fights breaking out, heated...
  • Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
    (Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. (Graphics: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/ebola/index.html)...
  • Egypt sentences to death seven suspected members of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced to death seven suspected members of Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis on Tuesday on charges related to attacks on the military in and around Cairo in March which killed nine soldiers, judicial...
  • Robert B. Reich: Getting a grip on Ebola

    We have to get a grip. Ebola is not a crisis in the United States. One person has died and two people are infected with his body fluids. The real crisis is the hysteria over Ebola that's being fed by media outlets seeking sensationalism and politicians...