Ebola

A Liberian woman holds up a pamphlet with guidance on how to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading, in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

W. Africa Ebola outbreak like ‘wartime’

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) – The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa could last another six months, Doctors Without Borders said Friday, and an aid worker acknowledged that the true […]

08/15/2014

Liberia women sing after  praying for help with the Ebola virus, in the city of  Monrovia, Liberia.  Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Liberia faced an excruciating choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove either life-saving or life-threatening. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, arrived in the West African country late Wednesday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

Liberia gets Ebola drug; ponders who should get it

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials faced a difficult choice Thursday: deciding which handful of Ebola patients will receive an experimental drug that could prove life-saving, ineffective or even harmful. ZMapp, the untested Ebola drug, […]

08/14/2014

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, wearing brown at left, consoles a relative of a nurse that died, right, as she travels to call on health workers not to leave there post as fear of the Ebola virus spreads through the city of Monrovia, Liberia.   (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

As African medics die of Ebola, debate over drugs

  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading physician in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official said Wednesday, as it emerged that another top doctor last month was considered […]

08/13/2014

Workers unload Ebola related aid goods from China at the airport in Conakry , Guinea. Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries. But until this year, Ebola had never come to West Africa. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

Spanish priest dies of Ebola amid ethics debate

  MADRID (AP) — A Spanish priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in Madrid despite having received an experimental drug while the World Health Organization announced it is ethical for unproven drugs and vaccines […]

08/12/2014

Nigeria health officials wait to screen passengers at the arrival hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn’t be afraid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus.” The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people […]

08/11/2014

A large billboard promoting the washing of hands to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries, including Congo where the disease was first reported in 1976. But until this year, Ebola had never come to West Africa. (AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh)

Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Spanish missionary priest is the third Westerner with Ebola to be treated with an experimental drug that’s never been tested in people and is said to be in very limited supply. […]

08/11/2014

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014,  medical personnel work at the Doctors Without Borders facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone where Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan died. A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday, July 29, 2014,  from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people.  (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

Missionaries return to US, in Ebola quarantine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three missionaries who worked with patients infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia have returned to the United States. Health officials say the aid worker and two doctors are all healthy, […]

08/11/2014

Police officers guard an entrance to Emory University Hospital after an ambulance arrived transporting an American that was infected with the Ebola virus, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Atlanta.  (AP Photo/David Goldman)

US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

ATLANTA (AP) — An American doctor infected with the Ebola virus in Africa arrived in Atlanta for treatment Saturday, landing at a military base, then being whisked away to one of the most sophisticated hospital […]

08/02/2014

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US aid workers headed to Atlanta for Ebola care

NEW YORK (AP) — Aid officials say a plane carrying an American doctor infected with the Ebola virus is heading to the U.S. The doctor is the first of two seriously ill Americans being flown […]

08/02/2014

Uganda loses tourists with Ebola cases, deaths

(AP) – The latest Ebola outbreak in Uganda has dimmed hopes of a successful year for the country’s growing tourism industry, government officials and tour operators said on Wednesday, as tourists began to cancel trips […]

08/01/2012

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