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Doctor Leading Fight Against Ebola Contracts The Virus

Reuters | Umaru Fofana | Posted 07.24.2014 | Healthy Living

FREETOWN (Reuters) - The head doctor fighting an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, one of a growing l...

World's Deadliest Ebola Epidemic Gets An Unfortunate Ally

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living

By Saliou Samb and Adam Bailes CONAKRY, Guinea/KENEMA, Sierra Leone, July 13 (Reuters) - Governments and health agencies trying to con...

Why Are There No Drugs For Ebola Virus?

Kartik Chandran, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science
Kartik Chandran, Ph.D.

The first outbreak of Ebola was in 1976 -- nearly 40 years ago -- so why is there yet no cure?

Why There Still Isn't An Ebola Cure

Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 06/24/2014 11:31 AM EDT on LiveScience Ebola first appeared more than three decades ago, but there ...

Mapping Ebola's Deadly Spread

The Huffington Post | Jan Diehm | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living

The Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in West Africa since it started in Guinea months ago has reached its second wave and is "totally...

Ebola Outbreak Gets Worse

AP | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A health official says seven people believed to have the Ebola virus have died in recent days in the Liberian capital, in t...

Ebola Deaths Spike In West Africa

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living

DAKAR, June 4 (Reuters) - At least 21 people died and 37 new cases of suspected Ebola were recorded in Guinea between May 29 and June 1, the World Hea...

2 New Ebola Deaths Confirmed In West Africa

AP | BOUBACAR DIALLO and CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Two new deaths from the deadly Ebola disease were announced Monday by health authorities in Guinea and Sierra Leone, raising ...

French Politician Says Ebola Would Solve Europe's 'Immigration Problem'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.22.2014 | World

The far-right party he founded is the frontrunner in France's European elections this week, but Jean-Marie Le Pen is courting global outrage for sugge...

Survivors Of Ebola Face Second 'Disease': Stigma

AP | BOUBACAR DIALLO and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The doctor has beaten the odds and survived Ebola, but he still has one more problem: The stigma carried by the deadly diseas...

Ebola-Linked Deaths In West Africa Rise Over 100

AP | BOUBACAR DIALLO and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.22.2014 | 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.