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  • Why it's harder to contain this Ebola epidemic

    Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa more than two dozen times over the past 40 years, and they have been brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
  • Ebola patient got experimental serum, missionary group says

    Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted Ebola in West Africa while caring for victims of the disease, received an experimental serum before leaving Liberia for the U.S., the organization he works for said Sunday. Samaritan's Purse said in a...
  • American missionary battling Ebola to arrive in U.S. on Tuesday

    As a deadly Ebola virus outbreak produced more victims in West Africa, an American missionary stricken with the disease was expected to arrive in the United States on Tuesday to join a U.S. doctor receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital in...
  • Fighting a killer virus [Editorial]

    Fighting a killer virus  [Editorial]
    The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
  • 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...
  • What was Oscar Pistorius thinking when he fired the gun?

    What was Oscar Pistorius thinking? For all the minute testimony in the South African athlete's murder trial — about dents in a door made by a cricket bat, positions of curtains, power cords and duvets in his bedroom, the forensics of bullet wounds...
  • Scientists feel urgency in their search for an Ebola virus cure

    SEATTLE Scientists working on an Ebola cure say the growing outbreak in West Africa lends urgency to their mission. "To see how fast it's spreading is incredible," said University of Washington immunologist Michael Gale Jr. "It shows how dire the need is...
  • Ebola crisis alters agenda for African summit in Washington

    Ebola crisis alters agenda for African summit in Washington
    With about 50 African leaders coming to town for a summit and massive gala dinner at the White House this week, the Obama administration had to adjust for a last-minute party spoiler: the deadly Ebola virus. Two West African heads of state, Nobel...
  • Infected Ebola relief worker due to arrive in U.S. today

    Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday. A plane equipped to transport Dr. Kent...
  • Friday's multi-sport local and college roundup: Ebola outbreak in Africa prompts U.Va. women's basketball program to cancel trip there

    Colleges: Women's basketball: Virginia’s team canceled a trip to Africa, scheduled for mid-August, because of concerns about the Ebola virus. The Cavaliers planned to play three games against teams from South Africa and Senegal. Ebola has...
  • Michael T. Osterholm: What we need to contain Ebola

    Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa on more than two dozen occasions over the past 40 years, and it was brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...