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Ebola-Linked Deaths In West Africa Rise Over 100

AP | BOUBACAR DIALLO and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Ebola could continue to spread in West Africa for months in one of the most challenging outbreaks of the disease the internat...

3 Suspected Cases Of Ebola In Mali

AP | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Residents in the Malian capital say panic over suspected cases of Ebola has prompted public demonstrations. Ibrahim Coullibaly,...

3 Suspected Cases Of Ebola In Mali

AP | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Residents in the Malian capital say panic over suspected cases of Ebola has prompted public demonstrations. Ibrahim Coullibaly,...

Mali Reports 3 Suspected Cases Of Ebola Fever

AP | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Residents in the Malian capital say panic over suspected cases of Ebola has prompted public demonstrations. Ibrahim Coullibaly,...

Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.

This Is Exactly How Deadly Ebola Is

Posted 04.01.2014 | World

More than 78 people in the African nation of Guinea are suspected to have died since January from one of the world's most lethal infectious diseases: ...

2 Cases Of Ebola Confirmed In Liberia

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living

By Alphonso Toweh MONROVIA, March 30 (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday that Liberia has confirmed two cas...

UPDATE: 8 Cases Of Ebola Turn Up In Guinea's Capital

AP | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health officials in the West African nation of Guinea say they're now treating eight cases of Ebola in the capital. Dr. Sako...

Ebola Spreads To New Country, Kills Dozens

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

* Marks first recorded outbreak in humans in West Africa * Ebola kills up to 90 percent of those infected (Raises death toll) ...

Pathogens Welcome: BU Biolab Update

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

No system is safe from one person intent on destruction from within. Nor are they safe from mistakes, as the history of virtually every other biolab demonstrates.

Have Deadly Viruses Finally Met Their Match?

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/21/2013 12:05 PM EDT on LiveScience A single compound could stop several viruses, including ...

Reactions to Uganda's Health Scare Should Ring True for Americans

Anne Goddard | Posted 11.07.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

While we should be able to relate to the fear that Ugandans are experiencing, what is difficult to imagine is confronting a potentially deadly disease with information about it so elusive.

Man Steals Phone From Ebola Patient At Uganda Hospital, Gets Ebola

GlobalPost | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
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We'd make fun of this crook, if only we didn't feel a little bad for him....

Man Steals Phone From Ebola Patient, Gets Ebola

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.27.2012 | Weird News

Don't do the crime if you can't contract the virus. A man stole a cell phone from an isolation ward in Uganda two weeks ago, but realized he had mo...

The Benefits of Studying Chimpanzees

William T. Talman, MD | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Because of the continued debate over the scientific use of chimpanzees, the eminent Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the United States recently assessed the necessity of studying chimpanzees in biomedical research.

Ebola Under Control In Uganda, WHO Official Says

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Doctors were slow to respond to an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda because symptoms weren't always typical, but a World Health Organiza...

New Info: How Terrifying New Ebola Outbreak Spread

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — The aid group Doctors Without Borders says the first victim of the latest Ebola outbreak in Uganda was a 3-month-old girl and ...

Country's Tourism Suffers Following Ebola Outbreak

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- The latest Ebola outbreak in Uganda has dimmed hopes of a successful year for the country's growing tourism industry, government of...

Creating Change, One Bed Net At A Time

Madelyn McGlynn | Posted 09.30.2012 | Teen
Madelyn McGlynn

NETwork Against Malaria (NETwork) is a national non-profit organization that my four sisters and I started five years ago. We raise funds to buy and distribute these nets in rural areas of Uganda.

Officials: Ebola Outbreak In Uganda Kills 14

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda -- The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks o...

Deadly Virus Can Be Vanquished, Monkey Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.20.2012 | Science

Canadian scientists may be on the verge of finding a cure for Ebola after an experimental drug "cocktail" apparently cured monkeys infected with the d...

Lynne Peeples

Bioterror Death Germs Thrive In Labs, Nature, As U.S. Funding Withers | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. In early October 2001, just da...

Lynne Peeples

Still Deadly After Death: 'Bushmeat' Trade May Import Disease | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.12.2012 | Green

Thousands of pounds of primate parts, rodents and other dry, smoked or raw animals -- so-called "bushmeat" -- are smuggled into the United States as f...

An Ebola Scare and Political Instability Didn't Stop Us

Vivian Glyck | Posted 09.27.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Some people thought I was crazy. But I did it anyway because I knew we'd be fine. Despite an Ebola scare and political instability, I took my husband,...

Boston U Scientists Get Closer To Cure For Ebola

The Daily Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The infectious Ebola virus has long been a threat to global health due to its high mortality rate and potential for use in biological weapons. However...