Ebola

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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.

WAOK-AM–12/29/2014

File photo of a sign in the CDC's headquarters. (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images)

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

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)

Vets Issue Advice On Pets That May Have Ebola

Pets that have been in close contact with Ebola-infected people should be quarantined and — if they test positive — euthanized, according to new guidance issued Wednesday by a veterinarians’ group.

11/12/2014

Kaci Hickox walks outside of her home to give a statement to the media on October 31, 2014 in Fort Kent, Maine. After returning from Sierra Leone where she worked with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients, nurse Hickox publicly challenged a quarantine order by the state of Maine. She has twice tested negative for Ebola and says she will lead a normal life unless she feels ill. Hickox and her boyfriend, both staying in Fort Kent, headed out for a bike ride yesterday morning followed by the media and State Police. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Ebola Nurse To Be Advocate For Health Workers

A Maine nurse who battled politicians over her quarantine after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa said she will continue speaking out on behalf of public health workers.

11/10/2014

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