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Report: Ebola Spreading In Sierra Leone 9 Times Faster Than In September

A new report by the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) said that the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is spreading up to nine times faster than just two months ago.

11/04/2014

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)

Doctor: It’s ‘Quite Possible That Every Major City Will See At Least A Handful’ Of Ebola Cases

Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year’s end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.

11/03/2014

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, listens while President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Oct. 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Director: US Government Wasn’t Aggressive Enough In Managing, Containing Ebola At Dallas Hospital

In the days after the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was resolute in his confidence about hospitals’ ability to manage the virus.

10/15/2014

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)

Expert: 5 Million People Could Die From Ebola Outbreak

An Ebola expert is predicting that 5 million people could die from the deadly disease.

09/17/2014

Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden testifies during a hearing before the Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Aug. 7, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

CDC Director: Ebola Outbreak ‘Is Spiraling Out Of Control’

The director for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says that the Ebola outbreak is going to get worse.

09/02/2014

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)

Poll: 39 Percent Of Americans Fear Large Ebola Outbreak In The Next Year

Nearly four-in-ten (39 percent) U.S. adults are concerned that there will be a large outbreak of the Ebola virus, and more than one-quarter (26 percent) are concerned that they or someone in their immediate family may get sick with Ebola in the next year.

08/22/2014

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)

Researchers Don’t Know How To Stop Ebola From Seeding New Outbreaks

A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks.

08/18/2014

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan on Aug. 8, 2014 in Geneva gives a press conference following a two-day emergency meeting on west Africa's Ebola epidemic, as the death toll nears 1,000. (credit: ALAIN GROSCLAUDE/AFP/Getty Images)

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak To Be International Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

08/08/2014

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigerian Health Authorities: We Did Not Immediately Quarantine Sick Airline Passenger Who Died Of Ebola

Nigerian health authorities acknowledged Tuesday that they did not immediately quarantine a sick airline passenger who later died of Ebola, announcing that eight health workers who had direct contact with him were now in isolation with symptoms of the disease.

08/06/2014

A therapist treats a patient suffering from backache. (credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Low Back Pain Not Linked To Weather

According to a new study, lower back pain is not linked to weather conditions.

07/10/2014

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