The first ever case of Ebola in the U.S. has been diagnosed in Dallas.
Liberian immigrants living in the United States without a visa won’t be sent back to the epicenter of Ebola crisis in West Africa for at least another two years, the Obama administration said Friday. Continue reading
The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help these West African countries respond to the Ebola outbreak. Continue reading
President Obama warned fellow heads of state at the U.N. not to stand by without offering aid as the Ebola outbreak grows in West Africa. The World Health Organization increased the current death toll to more than 2,900 and reported that the country of Liberia needs another 1,500 beds for patients. In Sierra Leone, one-third of the population is now under quarantine. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said the disease has accelerated faster than initially thought, so the U.S. needs to get people on the ground and ramp up numbers quickly. President Barack Obama has pledged 3,000 troops, and the U.S. military commander and a small team has arrived in Liberia to do initial assessments. Continue reading
The entire country of Sierra Leone will shut down for three days in an attempt to slow down the Ebola outbreak. Continue reading
President Obama will announce today a surge of U.S. support including hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of military personnel to countries in West Africa suffering from the Ebola epidemic. The effort is a response to the World Health Organization’s requests for the United States to take ‘command and control’ of the chaotic situation, a White House senior adviser told the press late Monday evening. More than 2,400 people have died so far from the Ebola virus.
Patrice Juah’s shop in Liberia is an explosion of color. Brightly printed garments in violet, turquoise and daffodil yellow hang in neat rows along the walls. Her business is one of the many threatened by the Ebola crisis. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — More of the world’s children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday. Continue reading