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Ebola Epidemic

Sierra Leone: Frontline Nurses In Aftermath of Ebola Outbreak Battle Depression, Stigma and Lack of Recognition

Fatou Wurie | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Fatou Wurie

Nurses like Magdalene are in the hundreds, these frontline soldiers are yet to be given proper acknowledgement for service to their country. And Magdalene's beckons us not to forget.

Eline Gordts

The Fight Against Ebola Is Making Incredible Progress, But It's Not Over Yet | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

In Liberia, Children Affected By Ebola Need Our Support

George Kordahi | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
George Kordahi

At the height of the Ebola outbreak, a woman came to our SOS medical clinic in Monrovia with her 16-year-old son. She was desperate for us to admit him to the clinic, and all signs indicated that he was already infected with the disease.

How 'Dumb Phones' Can Help Stop The Spread Of Ebola

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact

A basic cell phone may not be able to snap the best selfies, but it can be a vital tool in preventing the spread of deadly viruses. In Ebola-strick...

Less Than Half Of The Money Pledged To Fight Ebola Reached Affected Countries

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

Nearly $2.9 billion has been pledged to help fight the Ebola outbreak since it swept West Africa last year, but a new study found a large discrepancy ...

1st Ebola Clinic For Pregnant Women Opens In Sierra Leone

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact

A new clinic is giving some of the most vulnerable Ebola patients a better chance at surviving the virus. The facility -- located in a former boys'...

Woman Who Saved Family From Ebola Will Attend Nursing School In U.S. (How To Help)

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact

Fatu Kekula didn't have a hazmat suit or physician's expertise. She did, however, have trash bags, some nursing training and the determination to save...

Spanish Ebola Doctor: 'With The Money From Corruption, We Could End Ebola'

HuffPost Spain | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

When a health professional removes his Ebola suit in Bo, Sierra Leone -- a country where the virus is still spreading at full speed -- he has a choice...

Arthur Delaney

Justice Department Warns Against Ebola Discrimination | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department issued guidelines on Monday designed to help government workers avoid illegally discriminating against people bec...

Meet The Overlooked Responders Helping To End The Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living

While much attention has been paid to the hundreds of medical professionals and volunteers risking their lives to help stop the Ebola epidemic in West...

Sam Stein

President Obama Would Like To Reintroduce America To The Ebola Crisis | Sam Stein | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid nationwide protests over police tactics, intense scrutiny of an expansive immigration policy and growing concern about military str...

UN: More Than 16,000 People Sickened With Ebola

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Sierra Leone will soon see a dramatic increase in desperately needed Ebola treatment beds, but it's still not clear who will s...

Anna Almendrala

Why More Children Than Adults Are Surviving Ebola | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living

A new study examining a previous outbreak of Ebola in Uganda offers the first clues as to why children appear to be better than adults at fighting off...

Arthur Delaney

Why Is The CDC Editing Ebola Info On Its Website? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

See updates below. WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has quietly removed some Ebola information from its website. The ch...

International Community Ramps Up Ebola Aid For West Africa

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 12.27.2014 | World

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — German Capt. Mattias Reichenbach has loaded protective gear, soap and other cargo onto his plane and is ready to take off from t...

Ebola Cases Top 10,000

Reuters | Stephanie Nebehay | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

* Bulk of cases in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone * Total includes new cases in Mali, U.S. * WHO warns that Ebola coming closer to Ivory Coast ...

Expand CDC Precautions Based Upon Evidence-Based Science: Quarantine, Not a Ban

Terry Leach | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Terry Leach

We must require that all travelers from countries experiencing an Ebola epidemic, including U.S. citizens returning to the States, isolate in place at home for 21 days and immediately report any Ebola-like symptoms. And if an individual who is not a U.S. citizen doesn't have a site in which to isolate once here, serious consideration should be given to denying that person entry to the U.S.

Nigeria Is Officially Ebola-Free After Containing Virus

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2014 | World

By Camillus Eboh and Angela Ukomadu ABUJA/LAGOS, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determine...

Silent Ebola Infections Could Be Key to Controlling Outbreak

Lauren Ancel Meyers | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science
Lauren Ancel Meyers

As the devastating outbreak continues to spread in West Africa, it may be silently immunizing large numbers of people who never fall ill or infect others, yet become protected from future infection. If this is true, it would have significant ramifications for outbreak projections

WHO Says There Could Be Up To 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week In 2 Months

AP | Posted 12.14.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World...

Sam Stein

Key Hospital Preparedness Program Has Been Cut 50 Percent Since 2003 | Sam Stein | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid panic over the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and a second diagnosis in the United States, lawmakers are renewing efforts to bolster...

WHO: Ebola Is Modern Era's Worst Health Emergency

AP | By JIM GOMEZ | Posted 12.13.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times" on...

Here Are All The Times Doctors Without Borders Tried To Warn Us About Ebola

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to Ebola, it's not that the international community wasn't warned, it's just that nobody was paying attention. In the nearly seven m...

Dems Join Call To Ban Travelers From West Africa

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have joined Republicans in calling on President Barack Obama to restrict travel by ...

To Stop Ebola Here, We Must Stop It There

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Even after all this, we are losing the battle against Ebola. Why can I say this? Because most epidemics follow a bell-shaped cure.