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Ebola in America: By the numbers

A snapshot of how Ebola has played out in the United States since Aug. 1:<p>— Nine patients: Five cases were diagnosed overseas. Of the four U.S.-diagnosed cases, two involved transmission here.<p>— One death: Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, the “index case” in Dallas, died on Oct. 8.<p>— One current …

Why It's Not Enough to Just Eradicate Ebola

The new U.S. plan to spend $6 billion fighting Ebola has a hidden agenda that aid workers approve of: not only stamping out the epidemic in West Africa, but starting to build a health infrastructure that can prevent this kind of thing from happening again.<p>President Barack Obama's $6.18 billion …

Disease

Ebola: Has the world stopped caring?

The Ebola epidemic continues to spread across West Africa, yet the Western public’s interest in the outbreak seems to have waned. David Cameron will press world leaders to do more to combat the virus at the G20 summit later this week.<p>While the outbreak has been extensively covered since summer, …

DoD to deploy fewer troops in Ebola fight

The Pentagon is sending about 1,000 fewer troops to fight Ebola in West Africa than it previously planned, officials said Wednesday.<p>The military is now on track to deploy about only 3,000 troops, down from the previous estimate of 4,000 or more, said Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st …

Hug Theater: How Obama and De Blasio Played Their Ebola Embraces

<b>Dr. Craig Spencer,</b> the Harlem resident who developed symptoms of Ebola after returning from an aid trip to Guinea, was declared clear of the virus and released from Bellevue Hospital on Tuesday. Eagerly awaiting his release was <b>Mayor Bill de Blasio,</b> who met Spencer with an embrace.<p>De Blasio was …

How Ebola caused a hunger crisis in Liberia

A worker hauls rice donated by the US government to a distribution center in Monrovia.Morgana Wingard-UNDP/USAID<p>Looking for news you can …