Health Jun 25

Are we closer to a rapid test for Ebola?

In the early stages of infection it’s easy to mistake Ebola for other diseases, and sorting out which patients carry the virus is a delicate and dangerous task. Now, there’s new evidence that a simple test could make that job…

Science Jun 12

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Why testing an Ebola vaccine isn’t so easy

In Sierra Leone and Liberia, where the Ebola epidemic has been a nightmare, the promise of a vaccine offers hope. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on the challenges of conducting experimental drug trials there and the desperate need to find…

Science Jun 12

The real killer in the Ebola epidemic

Some disasters are more transparent than others. As we departed JFK airport on our way to Brussels and ultimately Freetown, Sierra Leone, we flew right over the Rockaways and Broad Channel, NY. Photojournalist Cameron Hickey was sitting right beside me.

Jun 10

Miles O’brien has given NewsHour viewers a look into the heart of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, digging deep into the science, medicine and cutting edge research unfolding along with the crisis. But behind the science are human beings. Doctors and…