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Obama’s Ebola Response: Is It Enough and In Time?

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

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Guinea's Red Cross health workers wearing protective suits prepare to carry the body of a victim of Ebola at the NGO Medecin sans frontieres Ebola treatment center near the hospital Donka in Conakry on Sept. 14, 2014. (credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Assign 3,000 US Military Personnel To West Africa To ‘Combat And Contain’ Ebola Outbreak

The Obama administration will assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa “to combat and contain” what senior administration officials call an “extraordinarily serious epidemic.”

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Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. (Credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: ‘It’s Gone Beyond An Ebola Crisis To A Humanitarian Crisis’

The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.

09/15/2014

President Barack Obama talks to reporters at the end of the NATO Summit on Sept. 5, 2014 in Newport, Wales. (credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Obama Warns Ebola Virus Could Mutate If Outbreak Is Not Controlled

President Barack Obama warns that the Ebola virus could mutate if it is not controlled.

09/07/2014

Largest Liberian Newspaper: US Government Manufactured Ebola, AIDS Virus (credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Asks Congress For $30M For CDC To Help Contain Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

The White House on Friday sent Congress a request for $30 million to pay for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s efforts to help contain the Ebola outbreak in western Africa.

09/07/2014

The race is on to test two experimental Ebola Virus vaccinations. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

The Race to Test Ebola Vaccines on Humans

Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won’t be easy.

08/14/2014

Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. (Credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

25 Years Ago, A Different Ebola Outbreak In Va.

It had all the makings of a public-health horror story: an outbreak of a wildly deadly virus on the doorstep of the nation’s capital, with dozens of lab monkeys dead, multiple people testing positive, and no precedent in this country on how to contain it.

08/10/2014

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Director: Scale Of Ebola Crisis Unprecedented

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday.

08/07/2014

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FDA Lifts Hold on Experimental Ebola Drug

Federal health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus.

08/07/2014

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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

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