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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...

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 29, 2014

Nurses Claim UC Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola

Nurses Claim UC Hospitals Unprepared for Ebola

An event to highlight a purported lack of preparedness at the UCLA Medical Center to deal with Ebola is being held on Wednesday.

Oct 28, 2014

Nurses Union: UC Hospitals Not Ready for Ebola Patients

Nurses Union: UC Hospitals Not Ready for Ebola Patients

California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, which represents 12,000 RNs at the five UC medical center, organized "speak out" events.

Oct 28, 2014

Local Doc Defends NY Ebola Patient's Actions

Local Doc Defends NY Ebola Patient's Actions

A San Diego doctor is defending the actions of Dr. Craig Spencer, the man hospitalized for Ebola in New York City.

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...

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