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Portrait of an Epidemic: The Front Lines of Ebola

With close to 10,000 confirmed cases of Ebola in West Africa, the stories of individuals in the middle of the fight are more important than ever.<p>John …

One Study to Explain Ebola Panic

It was 2009, and the United States was in the midst of a full H1N1 pan­dem­ic. Pub­lic con­cern about the dis­ease, com­monly re­ferred to as swine …

The Latest: Ebola in the United States

A continually updated summary of all that’s happened since the first patient was diagnosed on American soil.<p>In late September, Thomas Duncan became the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Two hospital workers who treated him also became infected, setting off a nationwide effort to …

Dr Moncef Slaoui: Is This The Man Who Can Save the World from Ebola?

The British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has announced it has appointed Dr Moncef Slaoui, one of the most influential figures in the …

North Korea Issues Travel Ban On Foreigners Over Ebola Fears

At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, with nearly 10,000 cases recorded by Oct. 19, though the true toll could be three times as much.<p>It was not immediately clear if the North Korean ban also covered …

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How Ready Is New York City for Ebola?

Doctors Without Borders physician Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, …

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How Lessons From the AIDS Crisis Can Help Us Beat Ebola

Without urgent action, Ebola could become “the world’s next AIDS,” said Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

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New York doctor becomes fourth to be diagnosed with Ebola in US

Doctor who returned to US from West Africa with a fever tests positive for Ebola at a New York City hospital<p>A doctor who recently returned to the US from treating Ebola patients in West Africa has become the fourth person in the country to be diagnosed with the disease.<p>Craig Spencer, 33, who …

Why you shouldn’t freak out about getting Ebola on the New York subway, or at a bowling alley

The biggest city in the United States got its first confirmed case of Ebola tonight, after Dr. Craig Spencer came down with a high fever nine days after returning from treating the outbreak in Guinea and tested positive for the virus.<p>Attention quickly focused on Spencer’s activities before the …

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New York officials trace movements of new Ebola patient

New York City officials said Thursday night they are retracing the steps of Craig Spencer, the 33-year-old doctor who was diagnosed earlier in the …

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Ebola crisis: UK pledges extra £80m to fight disease

<b>The UK is to give an extra £80m of aid towards the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.</b><p>The pledge was announced by Prime Minister David Cameron at a European Council summit in Brussels, and brings Britain's total contribution to £205m.<p>Further pledges were expected to take total …

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US Stock Futures Tumble On Reports Of Ebola Case In NY

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures tumbled while safe-haven assets such as the yen and U.S. bonds gained on Friday after media reported that a doctor who …

North Korea Closes Borders over Ebola Fears

A Beijing-based travel agency received a “panicked” phone call Thursday from its partners in North Korea, claiming “all borders will be completely sealed,” the <i>South China Morning Post</i> reports. The North Korean government’s apparent motive is to prevent Ebola from entering the country.<p>Currently, no …

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Republicans question federal response on Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they criticized the federal response to the outbreak and questioned top officials' credibility.<p>"I can tell you it's not working. All you need to do is look at …

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Ebola Reaches Mali

The West African country is now the sixth in the region to be affected by the outbreak.<p>Less than a week after two West African countries successfully rid themselves of Ebola, another has announced its first case of the disease. In a television address on Thursday, Mali’s health minister, Ousmane …

Ebola.com Purchased for $200K by Marijuana Company. And It Gets Stranger From There

Earlier this month, we reported that Ebola.com's owner, a disease-obsessed domain name vendor called Blue String Ventures, was hoping to sell the URL …

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Trump hits Twitter to blame Obama for Ebola in NYC

Real estate mogul Donald Trump is in the center of another Twitter scuffle, this one involving the recent diagnosis of the Ebola virus with a doctor in New York City.<p>Shortly after officials confirmed Craig Spencer had tested positive for the virus after treating Ebola patients in Guinea, Africa, …

Ebola crisis: 'Many exposed' to infected Mali girl

<b>The authorities in Mali have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl.</b><p>The World Health Organisation said the toddler had travelled hundreds of kilometres by bus from Guinea through Mali showing symptoms of the disease.<p>More than 40 people known to have come into …

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Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in the capital be cremated, authorities have determined.<p>Cremation violates values and cultural practices in …

New York mayor Bill de Blasio urges calm over Ebola – video

Mayor Bill de Blasio reassures New Yorkers that they are at low risk of catching Ebola after a doctor tested positive for the disease in the city. Craig Spencer, who works for Doctors without Borders, had recently returned to New York after treating Ebola victims in west Africa. Spencer is now in …

Uber Confirms The Ebola Patient Rode In Its Car But Doesn't Think Passengers Who Followed Him Should Worry

On Wednesday evening, the 33-year-old rode in an Uber on his way home from a Brooklyn bowling alley. He reportedly wasn't showing symptoms, self-quarantined when he began to feel unwell, and was eventually rushed to the hospital.<p>Uber confirmed that Spencer did take an Uber and contacted the driver …

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New York Governor on Ebola Fears: I'll Ride the Subway Today

To quash what he described as "irrational fear," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he'll ride one of the three subway lines taken by the latest Ebola patient in the United States.<p>"There's no reason for New Yorkers to panic of feel that they have anything to worry about on the subway system," …

Prepared for the Worst: Inside Bellevue's Ebola Unit

When Bellevue hospital showed off its preparations for Ebola earlier this month, the epidemic still seemed a long way from New York and it looked like a mildly humorous bit of public relations theater. There was something comical about seeing fully-clad staff members stretching their gloved hands …

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NYC Ebola Patient's Neighbor: 'I Don't See a Need to Panic'

NEW YORK — Many residents who live in the same neighborhood as New York's first Ebola patient know their facts and say they aren't afraid of catching …

Reports: First confirmed Ebola patient in Mali dies

The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials.<p>The victim, a 2-year-old girl, had traveled to the country with her grandmother from Guinea -- one of the three countries hardest hit during the recent Ebola outbreak.<p>Earlier on …

House Republicans blast Obama administration's response to Ebola

As the Obama administration works to calm public anxiety over Ebola, congressional Republicans took fresh aim Friday at its missteps in responding to the disease and its strategy for containing the virus.<p>The hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee came a day after a new case …

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The NYC Ebola patient has turned us all into spies

Craig Spencer is now the most-watched man in New York. Last night, the 33-year-old doctor was confirmed as New York's first case of Ebola. In the hours since, detectives and reporters have pored over every detail of his seven days in New York. We know where he lives, where he ate dinner the night …

New York Mayor Tries To Stop The City From Freaking Out About Ebola

De Blasio stressed there is "no cause for alarm" and people in the city do not need to change their "daily routine."<p>"We are fully prepared to handle Ebola," de Blasio said.<p>The patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea, one of the three countries in West Africa that has …

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This is what Ebola is doing to West African economies

Before Ebola broke out in parts of the West African sub-region, the Adjamé market in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire held its reputation as the biggest commercial hub for traders. Bus stations at the market connected travelers to all parts of Côte d’Ivoire and cities in neighboring countries. Today, this …

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