Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America’s top infectious disease expert told a group of Harvard students in a commencement speech to always second-guess their assumptions because “overconfidence can kill.”
The White House is conceding that there were shortcomings in the response to an Ebola patient’s care in Texas that ended up with two health care workers testing positive for the disease.
A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.
The government will send a rapid response team to any hospital in the country that diagnoses another Ebola patient, to make sure the local health workers can provide care safely.
A Texas health care worker who provided hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus, health officials said Sunday in a statement. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.
Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone with an additional 100 Marines to join 200 already on the ground to help medical authorities cope with the outbreak.
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists may use “carriers” to spread the Ebola virus as part of a low-tech biological terror tactic, according to national security and health experts.
Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell.
Maryland’s health department says it has confirmed the presence of an unusual respiratory illness in children in the state.
They laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa: warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January; or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up.