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Ten Things You Really Should Know About Ebola

The current outbreak of Ebola virus disease has been all over the news lately, and of course, many rumors and much misinformation has been spread. …

Why are so many Ebola health-care workers dying from the virus?

The disturbing feature of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa isn't just that it's the largest and deadliest: it's also that so many health workers have lost their lives while caring for the sick.<p>The death toll right now is at least 60, according to the World Health Organization. To put that …

What Actually Happens When A Person Is Infected With The Ebola Virus

The worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history -- happening now in West Africa -- has claimed more than 700 lives, according to the latest count from the World Health Organization. The deaths occurred in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.<p>"This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to …

Ebola patients 'refusing isolation' - Sierra Leone doctor

Convincing patients to get treatment is the biggest task facing medical professionals trying to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a doctor in Sierra Leone says.<p>Dr Oliver Johnson also said persuading staff to work with him in the Ebola isolation unit in the capital Freetown was a …

Ebola virus disease update - West Africa

Disease outbreak news<br>4 August 2014<p>Epidemiology and surveillance<p>Between 31 July and 1 August 2014, a total of 163 new cases of Ebola virus disease …

Ebola Was Already in the United States

<i>This</i> <i>article</i> <i>originally appeared in the blog</i> <i>Aetiology</i><i>.</i><p>It’s odd to see otherwise pretty rational folks getting nervous about the news that the American …

The Ebola Outbreak Is Overwhelming Aid Workers and Scaring Away Reinforcements

"Whatever cliché you want to use, this is the worst case scenario, this is the nightmare," experts are saying about the outbreak.<p>As the Ebola epidemic spirals out of control, international relief organizations are beginning to deal with something they've rarely experienced before: The specter of …

We have Ebola in the US but Africa remains most at risk

Last spring, most people would have guessed that this Ebola outbreak in West Africa would be over by the end of summer. Yet, nine months on, we're in the midst of the deadliest outbreak in history, and one that has defied the odds: it has lasted longer, killed more, and spread further than any …

How Ebola's economic 'scare factor' adds to misery

U.S. President Barack Obama is this week hosting fifty African leaders in Washington D.C. It's an event the White House has dubbed "historic," and it's designed to promote trade and investment.<p>But as the summit launched Monday, the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history was intensifying in Western …