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Obama: Ebola Fight ‘Nowhere Close To Being Over’

Declaring the “fight is nowhere close to being over,” President Barack Obama on Tuesday heralded strides in the effort to confront Ebola in West Africa and in protecting the U.S. against the spread of the deadly virus.

12/03/2014

A North Korean official claims the United States is waging biological warfare with the deadly outbreak in West Africa. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Blames U.S. For Ebola Outbreak

A North Korean official claims the United States is waging biological warfare with the deadly outbreak in West Africa.

12/02/2014

Screenshot from YouTube of Dr. Martin Salia. (Photo from CBS via Youtube)

Md. Community Mourns Death of Surgeon Who Contracted Ebola

News of Dr. Martin Salia’s death from Ebola at a clinic in Nebraska is taking a heavy toll on the West African community in Maryland, and those who knew the surgeon remember him for his generosity.

11/17/2014

File photo of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. (Pool photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Hagel Credits US Military With Ebola Progress

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday there are encouraging signs of progress against the Ebola virus in West Africa, and he said the U.S. military can take some credit for containing it.

11/17/2014

Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon infected with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, arrives at the Nebraska Medical Center on Nov. 15, 2014 in Omaha, Neb. (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Surgeon Who Contracted Ebola In Sierra Leone Dies At Neb. Hospital

A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has died, according to Nebraska Medical Center.

11/17/2014

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

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, listens while President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press after a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Oct. 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC Director: ‘Still Real Possibility Other People With Ebola Will Be Diagnosed In US’

Health workers on the front line of the Ebola crisis say the need for urgent help isn’t letting up, as Congress begins considering President Barack Obama’s $6.2 billion emergency aid request to fight the disease.

11/12/2014

Marines lined up to have their temperatures taken by Liberian health workers as they left their planes. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Pentagon Orders 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for Troops

Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines upon their return — longer than required for many civilian health care workers.

10/29/2014

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Poll: 80 Percent Of Americans Believe US Citizens Returning From Ebola-Ravaged West Africa Should Be Quarantined

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans support quarantining people arriving from West Africa.

10/29/2014

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, N.Y. (credit: Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Jeb Bush: Obama’s Handling Of Ebola Crisis ‘Very Incompetent’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s initial handling of the Ebola crisis as “incompetent,” saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public about the virus.

10/29/2014

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