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The Ebola Virus Explained — How Your Body Fights For Survival

Tracking a Serial Killer: Could Ebola Mutate to Become More Deadly?

Why we need to terminate Ebola 2014 before the virus learns too much about us.<p>Forty years ago, Ebola was just the name of a river. It was a small waterway of no particularly sinister character that flowed through northern Zaire, not far from the village hospital where the first known outbreak of a …

Ebola Could Be Contained Within Six Months: Red Cross Official

BEIJING - A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months. Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, told a …

Disease

First Ebola, now Marburg. Here’s why deadly viruses are on the rise in Africa

As the Ebola virus ravages western and central Africa, one of its virulent cousins has turned up in the opposite corner of the continent. Ugandan authorities report that a healthcare worker in Kampala, the country’s capital, died on Sep. 28 of Marburg virus, a hemorrhagic fever with similar …

Disease

Some Ebola experts worry virus may spread more easily than assumed

U.S. officials leading the fight against history's worst outbreak of<p>Ebolahave said they know the ways the virus is spread and how to stop it. They say that unless an air traveler from disease-ravaged West Africa has a fever of at least 101.5 degrees or other symptoms, co-passengers are not at …

Spain ramps up Ebola response; Norwegian tests positive in Sierra Leone

Four more potential cases of Ebola were under observation Tuesday in Spain, health authorities said Tuesday, a day after a nurse's assistant became the first person known to have contracted the deadly virus outside Africa in the current outbreak.<p>The woman helped treat two Spanish missionaries, both …

CDC: U.S. health worker with Ebola should not have flown on commercial jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say.<p>Because she had helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and because another health worker who cared for Duncan had been diagnosed with …

Nurses at Dallas hospital describe poor safety measures with Ebola victim

Nurses at a Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola described a confused and chaotic response to his arrival in the emergency room, alleging in a statement Tuesday that he languished for hours in a room with other patients and that hospital authorities resisted isolating him.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> …