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U.S. Hospitals Alert to Ebola Threat, CDC Says

Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan remains in critical but stable condition at a Texas hospital, officials said Tuesday. "He is on a ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis. His liver function, which declined over the weekend, has improved, but doctors caution that this could vary in coming days," …

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Ebola drugs are in the works

Scientists racing to develop something that will stop the largest Ebola epidemic in history are trying a variety of experimental drugs on patients.<p>Without a cure, the disease has killed at least 3,431 people and infected 7,470 at last count.<p>The first person known to have been diagnosed with the …

Every Newly Emerging Disease Like Ebola Begins With a Mystery

One crucial factor in the epidemic spread of Ebola is poverty, says author of a new book about the disease.<p>Though Ebola is unlikely to gain a substantial foothold in the United States, even after the first U.S. diagnosis of an Ebola case this week, author David Quammen argues that our common …

Questions raised about safety measures used for Ebola cases in Spain

Questions were raised Tuesday about the quality of the protective equipment and training received by Spanish medical personnel caring for Ebola patients as three people were placed in quarantine for possible exposure to the virus.<p>Spain's Health Ministry announced Monday that a nursing assistant at …

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Wrapped in Plastic: Preparing for Ebola

As several African nations struggle to contain outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus, and other countries ready themselves for any possible spread, images of healthcare workers wrapped in colorful personal protective equipment have become symbolic of the fight against the disease. In Liberia, Sierra …