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Nov 29, 2018

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History, WHO Says

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History, WHO Says

The World Health Organization says Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago. WHO emergencies...

Jul 24, 2018

Woman Likely Spread Ebola A Year After Infection

Woman Likely Spread Ebola A Year After Infection

A Liberian woman who probably caught Ebola in 2014 may have infected three relatives a year after she first fell sick, doctors reported in a study published Monday. There have been previous instances of...

May 21, 2018

Nurse Dead in Congo as Ebola Vaccination Campaign Starts

Nurse Dead in Congo as Ebola Vaccination Campaign Starts

Congo began an Ebola vaccination campaign Monday in a northwest provincial capital in a major effort to stem an outbreak that has already made its way from rural towns into a city of more than 1 million...

May 18, 2018

Congo's Ebola Risk 'Very High' as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

Congo's Ebola Risk 'Very High' as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

Congo's latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization was holding an experts' meeting...

May 17, 2018

'Major, Major Game-Changer': Ebola Spreads to Big Congo City

'Major, Major Game-Changer': Ebola Spreads to Big Congo City

Congo's Ebola outbreak has spread to a crossroads city of more than 1 million people in a troubling turn that marks the first time the vast, impoverished country has encountered the lethal virus in an urban...

May 26, 2015

NJ Man Dies of Lassa Fever After Liberia Trip

NJ Man Dies of Lassa Fever After Liberia Trip

A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said.

Oct 30, 2014

Quarantined Nurse: "We Have to Make Decisions Based on Science"

Quarantined Nurse: "We Have to Make Decisions Based on Science"

Nurse Kaci Hickox, who recently returned from treating Ebola victims in West Africa and has challenged the legality of a quarantine, spoke outside of her Maine home after health officials announced they...

Oct 27, 2014

Fevered Boy, 5, Tests Negative for Ebola: Officials

Fevered Boy, 5, Tests Negative for Ebola: Officials

A 5-year-old Bronx boy is being tested for Ebola after developing a fever following a trip to West Africa, health officials and law enforcement sources said.

Oct 23, 2014

Most Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola: Health Official

Most Hospitals Can't Handle Ebola: Health Official

Texas' top health official said Thursday that most hospitals can't handle Ebola patients and that they should instead be treated at specialized care centers — a break with past federal assertions that nearly any...

Oct 7, 2014

Mom of NBC News Freelancer With Ebola Says Doctors Are Optimistic

Mom of NBC News Freelancer With Ebola Says Doctors Are Optimistic

The mother of NBC News freelance photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo says that her son and his doctors are optimistic about his chances of recovering from the deadly virus. In a phone interview with New England Cable...

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