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By Dr. Howard Markel
Robert Koch’s greatest evening unfolded 133 years ago today, when he solved the riddle that had plagued doctors for centuries: what, exactly, caused tuberculosis?…
By Andrew Mach
Just as the 2009 swine flu pandemic drove up trips to the ER by nearly 20 percent even in areas where the illness had still not yet appeared, cold and flu season this year and the height of Ebola in…
By PBS NewsHour
The Ebola virus has now reached a fifth country. Officials announced a Guinean student in Senegal was confirmed to have the disease. Meanwhile, a new report traces the deadly outbreak to a funeral in Guinea near the Sierra Leone border.
By Larisa Epatko
Containing this year's Ebola outbreak won't be easy. Undeveloped governments in the three countries most affected by the current Ebola surge -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- are having trouble coordinating a response, and health care workers are overwhelmed,…
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 887 people, and sickened more than 1,600. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Stern, reporting from Guinea for Vanity Fair, about the conditions in the village where the outbreak originated, how…
Two American aid workers infected with Ebola in Liberia will be sent back for care at Emory University hospital in Atlanta -- the first time any Ebola patient has been transferred to the U.S. for treatment. Hari Sreenivasan talks to…
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 670 people and spread to four countries. Among those now infected are two American aid workers and the lead Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone. Gwen Ifill interviews Dr. Estrella Lasry…
The latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now the largest and deadliest outbreak ever. And unlike outbreaks of the past, it is affecting both rural and urban areas. Jeffrey Brown talks to Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign…
More than 100 people have died so far in the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in years, which began in Guinea before spreading to Liberia. Now health officials are investigating possible cases in Mali and Ghana. Jeffrey Brown talks…
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