Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a hearing the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Top US Health Official: Clinical Trials Of Possible Ebola Vaccine Will Start Soon In West Africa

A top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in Mali and reports that the death toll has surpassed 5,000.

11/13/2014

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci speaks to members of the media during a news briefing at the National Institutes of Health on Oct. 24, 2014 in Bethesda, Md. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Federal Health Official: Local Officials Within Legal Rights To Impose More Severe Ebola Restrictions

A top administration health official is defending U.S. policy on Ebola in the wake of criticism about conflicting federal-state rules.

10/28/2014

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, speaks during a briefing on the US government's response to the Ebola  epidemic in West Africa on Oct. 3, 2014 in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Director: Mandatory Quarantines Of Returning Health Care Workers Can Have Unintended Consequences

The nation’s top infectious control doctor says mandatory quarantines of health care workers returning from West Africa can have the unintended consequence of discouraging them from volunteering in the Ebola-ravaged region.

10/26/2014

Officials from the World Health Organization wear protective clothing on July 28, 2012 as they prepare to enter Kagadi Hospital in Kibale District, about 200 kilometres from Kampala, where an outbreak of Ebola virus started.  (Photo credit: ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Doctor Exposed to Ebola Virus Admitted to NIH

An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation’s capital.

09/28/2014

Dr. Anthony Fauci. (credit: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US Scientist: Ebola Unlikely To Become Airborne

It’s incredibly unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air, and the best way to make sure it doesn’t is to stop the epidemic, a top government scientist told concerned lawmakers Wednesday.

09/17/2014

Scientists believe a cure was found for a baby born afflicted with AIDS. (JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists Report Baby Born With AIDS Possibly Cured Of Virus

A baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

03/03/2013

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