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a sign warning of the dangers of ebola outside a government hospital  in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Surgeon With Ebola Coming To U.S. For Care

Dr. Martin Salia tested positive for the virus in Sierra Leone. He will be flown to Omaha for treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center.

11/14/2014

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U.S. to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations

Everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days.

10/22/2014

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U-Md. Plays Role in Ebola Vaccine Test in Africa

Forty years of vaccine research in far-flung places helped a University of Maryland professor land an important role in the fight against Ebola.

10/10/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Biden: ‘The Nation Of Africa’ Should Join World’s Most Prosperous Countries

Vice President Joe Biden spoke with business and political leaders from 51 African nations on Tuesday, but unfortunately the gaffe-prone politician referred to the entire continent as a single country.

08/06/2014

A view of Dulles Airport, one of Washington, DC's area airports. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feds Watch Airline Passengers For Ebola Symptoms

Federal agents at U.S. airports are watching travelers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be tied to the recent Ebola outbreak, as delegations from some 50 countries arrive in the nation’s capital for a leadership summit this week.

08/04/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

File photo of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony taken on November 12, 2006. (STUART PRICE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ugandan Rebel Leader Kony “Hibernates,” Evades Jungle Hunt

California-based Invisible Children campaign made a viral 30-minute video seen by more than 100 million people which helped create pressure to capture Kony.

07/04/2014

A Zakouma National Park anti-poaching team patrol on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Official: ‘Poaching In Africa Is Funding Terrorist Groups’

The U.S. government is stepping up its crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across the nation’s borders, saying some may be linked to terrorists, federal officials said Monday.

06/17/2014

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Man Sentenced For Sending Stolen Car to Africa

A man who pleaded guilty to a role in a plot to ship stolen vehicles to west African countries has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

06/09/2014

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