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.
At the same time that globalization improves lives across the world, it carries systemic risks to our health, climate and economy. There's no way to mitigate those risks, especially contagious diseases like Ebola, without national support for intergovernmental organizations, argues…
By Rialda Zukic
More than 10,000 people worldwide have been infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization reported Saturday, and nearly half of those people died.
By Domenico Montanaro and Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration's effort. But he says imposing a travel ban from disease-ravaged West…
By David Crary, Associated Press
NEW YORK — Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The response to the Ebola epidemic is far less…
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of next year if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads to neighboring countries in West Africa, the World Bank Group said…
The entire country of Sierra Leone will shut down for three days in an attempt to slow down the Ebola outbreak.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
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.
By Jaywon Choe
An overtaxed international response to the Ebola outbreak will receive some much needed help. Cuba has agreed to send 165 healthcare workers to the region, the largest detachment of foreign doctors and nurses committed thus far. They are expected to…
By Joshua Barajas
The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine on an initial 20 adult humans this week, as the lethal virus’ reach “continues to accelerate” in West Africa.
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