Caitlyn Pegoda

8 Flips | 2 Magazines | @caitlynpegoda | Keep up with Caitlyn Pegoda on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Caitlyn Pegoda”

Ebola drug maker Chimerix's stock tumbles after Dallas patient dies

Shares of Chimerix Inc., the maker of an experimental drug to combat Ebola, sank Wednesday after the death in Dallas of a patient with the disease who received the medicine.<p>About two hours after officials announced the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Durham, N.C., company's stock was trading at …

Travelers From Ebola-Hit Africa Will Be Screened in U.S.

Travelers from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa will have their temperature taken and fill out a questionnaire when they arrive at one of five major U.S. airports, officials announced Wednesday. The screenings will start Saturday at New York’s JFK International Airport. Washington-Dulles, …

Ebola crisis: how health workers on west African frontline are paying with their lives

The day, 21 July, began like any other Monday for Ameyo Adadevoh, a doctor in Africa’s most populous city, Lagos. In a crowded midtown district, the usual jumble of patients awaited at the hospital where Adadevoh was known to sometimes give free drugs to those who could not afford it. Among them …

Ebola training focuses on astronaut-like gear

CHICAGO (AP) — The serious-faced physicians practice pulling on bulky white suits and helmets that make them look more like astronauts than doctors preparing to fight a deadly enemy. These training sessions at U.S. hospitals on Ebola alert and for health workers heading to Africa can make the …

Ebola outbreak could cost West Africa’s economy $32.6 billion

The 2014 Ebola outbreak, already the largest in history, could result in a two-year $32.6 billion economic loss by the end of next year, according to …

Officials to take temperature of travelers from Ebola-stricken countries at 5 US airports

Travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa will start to have their temperatures taken upon arrival at five U.S. airports as part of extra screening measures being implemented in the coming days, officials said Wednesday.<p>[audio-clip]<p>The new procedures will begin Saturday at New …