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Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola

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President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday. More>>

Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

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Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. More>>

4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent... More>>

Cuba sending dozens of doctors to fight Ebola

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Cuba's health ministry said Friday it is sending more than 160 health workers to help stop the raging Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, providing a much-needed injection of medical expertise in a country where health... More>>

From Ebola front line: Teaching how to stay safe Video included

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He's traveled to the sites of worrisome outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, MERS. But the Ebola outbreak that's spiraled out of control in West Africa presents new challenges for even a veteran infectious disease doctor -... More>>

Ebola survivor donates blood to infected colleague Video included

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Doctor Kent Brantly, who received a blood transfusion from a 14 year old Ebola before he came to Emory University Hospital , has apparently returned the favor. More>>

Obama to visit CDC to talk Ebola

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President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control. More>>

Ebola patient in Omaha eating ice cream

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Officials at the Nebraska Medical Center where an American aid worker infected with Ebola is being treated say the patient is getting his appetite back. More>>

Sierra Leone requests funds for Ebola evacuation

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The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease. More>>

American gets blood from fellow Ebola survivor

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An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and Nebraska doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week. More>>

4th Sierra Leonean doctor infected with Ebola

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Another doctor from Sierra Leone who has tested positive for Ebola will be evacuated for medical treatment, an official said Thursday, making her the first citizen of a hard-hit country to be treated abroad. More>>

35 deaths attributed to Ebola outbreak in Congo

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The World Health Organization says that an Ebola outbreak in Congo is thought to have killed 35 people of the more than 60 sickened. More>>

Nebraska doctors: Ebola patient improving

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A Nebraska doctor treating an American who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia says the man's condition is improving. More>>

US gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

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As the U.S. government and the United Nations both stepped up giving Wednesday to quell the Ebola epidemic sweeping through several West African countries, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will spend $50... More>>

Gates Foundation to spend $50M on Ebola response

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it will spend $50 million to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, marking the group's largest donation to a humanitarian effort. More>>

FBI: Air marshal attacked with syringe in Nigeria

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A U.S. air marshal was being monitored after being attacked with a syringe containing an unknown substance at a Nigerian airport, officials said Tuesday. More>>

With surge in Liberia, Ebola case toll above 4,200

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A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting health workers at risk as they struggle to treat an overwhelming number of patients. More>>

Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten back

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Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there. More>>

Obama promises more US aid to stem Ebola outbreak

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President Barack Obama is pledging more U.S. assistance to help contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. More>>

4th American with Ebola to be flown to US for care

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A fourth American who contracted Ebola in West Africa was expected to arrive in the U.S. for care Tuesday and will be treated at an Atlanta hospital where two other aid workers successfully recovered from the disease, the... More>>

WHO: Liberia will see thousands of new Ebola cases

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The United States and Britain will send medical equipment and military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned Monday that many thousands of new infections are... More>>

WHO: Use survivors' blood to treat Ebola patients

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The World Health Organization recommends that doctors should use blood from survivors to treat patients in an effort to combat the biggest-ever outbreak of Ebola. More>>

Nebraska doctors say Ebola patient making progress

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The Nebraska doctors treating the man who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia said Sunday that he is making progress, but it's not yet clear if he will recover. More>>

White House asks for $30M for CDC's Ebola efforts

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The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in western Africa. More>>

Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

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New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way. More>>

Obama warns Ebola outbreak could worsen

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President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority but it's going to be a long and difficult task. More>>

Could the blood of Ebola survivors help patients?

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As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the blood of survivors. More>>

Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

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Working with Ebola patients in Liberia, American pediatrician Alan Jamison treated as many people as he could as the country slipped into chaos. Each day, more patients showed up at the hospital's doors. The deadly... More>>

US to provide $75M to expand Ebola care centers

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The American aid agency announced Thursday it would donate $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola treatment centers in Liberia and buy 130,000 more protective suits for health care workers. More>>

Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

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President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly... More>>

Ebola survivors: Hospital staff exposed in Africa Video included

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The hospital in Liberia where three American aid workers got sick with Ebola has been overwhelmed by a surge in patients and doesn't have enough hazard suits and other supplies to keep doctors and nurses safe, a... More>>

WHO: New Ebola fears mount in Nigeria Video included

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An ill doctor in southern Nigeria exposed dozens of people to the Ebola virus by continuing to treat patients before his death, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday as it announced the toll across West Africa had... More>>

Group says world is losing battle against Ebola Video included

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The international group Doctors Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone." More>>

Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care Video included

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When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering... More>>

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study Video included

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak... More>>

Senegal monitors contacts of 1st Ebola patient Video included

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Senegalese authorities on Monday were monitoring everyone who was in contact with a student infected with Ebola who crossed into the country, and who has lost three family members to the disease. More>>

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students Video included

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College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. More>>

US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week Video included

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Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. More>>

Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues Video included

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A single funeral caused many. More>>

Sacramento Hospital Patient Being Tested For Ebola Virus Video included

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A patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being tested at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. The patient is being kept in an isolated negative pressure room while specialists work to confirm or rule out an Ebola infection. More>>

Another U.S. Ebola patient?

There are new concerns that an American woman in New Mexico has showed symptoms related to Ebola. More>>

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Husband, wife turned to God when she got Ebola Video included

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When a doctor told missionary David Writebol that his wife, Nancy, had contracted the Ebola virus while they were serving in Liberia, he says they turned to God for help.

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Doctor addresses concerns over Ebola patients

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As a second patient suffering from Ebola makes her way to Atlanta for treatment, some folks in Georgia are expressing their growing concerns about exposure to the deadly virus. But one of Atlanta's top infectious disease experts insists there is no cause for alarm.
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Plane lands in Liberia for 2nd American with Ebola

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The Liberia airport authority says a chartered evacuation plane that will take home the second American sick with Ebola has landed at the airport in the capital.
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Atlanta hospital deemed 1 of safest for Ebola care Video included

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The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in Africa and could have catastrophic consequences if allowed to spread, world health officials say. So why would anyone allow infected Americans to come to Atlanta? More>>

Emirates halts flights to Guinea over Ebola fears

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Emirates, the Mideast's largest airline, said Sunday that it halted flights to the West African nation of Guinea because of concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus there.
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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

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U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year.
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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

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Three West Africa nations are struggling to control an outbreak of Ebola. The virus was first discovered nearly four decades ago in Congo in a village near the Ebola River.
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Disease control head: Ebola patient seems improved

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the condition of the American doctor stricken with Ebola seems to have improved from earlier reports. More>>

US aid workers headed to Atlanta for Ebola care

When two U.S. aid workers sick with Ebola arrive in Atlanta from Africa, they will be whisked into one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country. More>>

CDC releases Ebola guidelines for airlines Video included

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Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released new guidelines for all United States airlines and flight crews. More>>

Volunteers helping to contain Ebola outbreak Video included

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The Ebola outbreak continues to spread across parts of West Africa and Atlanta-based aid workers are doing their part to help. More>>

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