What's next for curbing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where the death toll now exceeds 8,000? For one, drug companies have begun to experiment on humans in the affected region. Gwen Ifill talks about new approaches with Anthony Banbury,…
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is ending Ebola-related airport screening procedures for travelers from Mali.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
A group of researchers from the Robert Koch Institute in Germany found that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa likely began when a young boy played too close to an infected group of bats. Their findings were published Tuesday in…
By Joshua Barajas
A healthcare worker, who was returning from Sierra Leone after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested positive for the disease, Scottish officials confirmed Monday. It is the country’s first confirmed Ebola patient.
By PBS NewsHour
This year’s Ebola outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 6,800 people, according to the World Health Organization. “If you leave a single case untreated and then if you let that transmission continue, it could explode again,” Dr. Jim…
The president of Mali declared the country free of Ebola on Saturday as the number of people who have been infected with the virus across West Africa rose above 16,000.
Hospital officials in Omaha, Nebraska, are preparing to treat a surgeon who was reportedly infected with the Ebola virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone, where the outbreak continues to be dire. In Liberia, infections rates seem to be slowing,…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, Liberia’s president lifted a state of emergency that restricted citizen movement, citing progress against Ebola. More than half of the more than 5,000 people who have died from the disease have been from that country.
By Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in Mali and reports…
Support Provided By: Learn more
Educate your inbox
Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.