Ebola

Health workers take off their protective suits after finishing disinfecting areas at the Pita hospital on Aug. 25, 2014. (credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

9 People Being Quarantined Test Negative For Ebola Virus

Officials say a quarantine is in place at a Birmingham home over a possible Ebola case.

08/05/2015

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Study: Ebola May Live On Hospital Surfaces For Days

The Ebola virus may live on hospital surfaces for up to two weeks, a new study finds.

05/06/2015

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Study: Measles Threat Looms In West Africa Following Ebola Outbreak

A measles outbreak in West Africa could potentially take as many lives as Ebola if vaccinations don’t increase, a new study suggests.

03/16/2015

Nancy Writebol, the SIM USA missionary who recovered from Ebola Virus Disease contracted in Liberia speaks as her husband David looks on at a news conference at the SIM USA headquarters on September 3, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Keane/Getty Images)

Ebola Survivor Returning To West Africa

An American missionary who survived the Ebola virus is returning to the West African country where she was infected last year.

03/02/2015

Volunteers in protective suit carry for burial the body of a person who died from Ebola in Waterloo, some 30 kilometers southeast of Freetown, on Oct. 7, 2014. (credit: FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Ebola Virus Still Infectious Week After Death

The Ebola virus may still be be infectious up to a full week after a person infected with it has died, a new study has found.

02/14/2015

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Study: Liberia’s Ebola Epidemic Could End By Summer

A new study predicts that the Ebola epidemic in Liberia could come to an end by June if the country stays on track with getting a high percentage of people who are ill to a hospital.

01/14/2015

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

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CDC Monitoring Tech For Possible Ebola Exposure

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say a lab technician is being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus.

12/24/2014

Volunteers in protective suit carry for burial the body of a person who died from Ebola in Waterloo, some 30 kilometers southeast of Freetown, on Oct. 7, 2014. (credit: FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Head ‘Encouraged’ By Ebola Spending Plan

A top health official says he’s “encouraged” by a $5.4 billion spending plan proposed by Congress to fight Ebola.

12/10/2014

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Bono, Affleck Stay Silent in PSA on Ebola Response

Celebrities are playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

11/19/2014

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