The world’s worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has now claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. While the disease has carved a destructive path through several West African nations, Liberia recorded…
By PBS NewsHour
By Anya van Wagtendonk
More than a dozen Ebola patients are still unaccounted for after a violent attack on a Liberian Ebola treatment center Saturday, authorities say, raising fears that the virus will find a new stronghold in the country’s largest slum.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Friday, supporters and opponents of Pakistan’s government clashed while thousands of protesters flooded the nation’s capital. The convoy of opposition figure Imran Khan was attacked with stones and gunfire, according to Khan. Police disputed that account.
Judy Woodruff leads a conversation with Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown Law and Jonathan Moreno of the University of Pennsylvania on using untested drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the possibility of a new experimental vaccine from Canada,…
An ethics panel of the World Health Organization unanimously approved using untested drugs to treat Ebola in West Africa, where more than 1,000 people have died from the outbreak so far. A shipment of the U.S.-made drug ZMapp is expected…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
The Liberian government said Monday that it will receive doses of the drug to treat two doctors in the country. They would be the first Africans to receive it.
By Vic Pasquantonio
How is a computer program able to spot Ebola happening before researchers can? HealthMap is a website that’s been around since 2006 and aims to help public health organizations determine that a crisis is occurring.
By Anna Christiansen
Dr. Kent Brantly, the Samaritan’s Purse doctor currently being treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta for Ebola, released a public statement on Friday. While providing an update on his condition, the humanitarian worker also gave insight into his background, current…
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