West Africa

Study: No Evidence Of Ebola Virus Evolution In West AfricaNew research on the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa suggests that the virus is not becoming more severe or transmissible, according to a National Institutes of Health study in Science.
Liberia Begins First Large-Scale Testing Of 2 Potential Ebola VaccinesLast week, volunteers in Liberia's capital began rolling up their sleeves for the first large-scale testing of two potential Ebola vaccines.
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.
North Korea Blames U.S. For Ebola OutbreakA North Korean official claims the United States is waging biological warfare with the deadly outbreak in West Africa.
Md. Community Mourns Death of Surgeon Who Contracted EbolaNews 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.
Hagel Credits US Military With Ebola ProgressDefense 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.
Surgeon Who Contracted Ebola In Sierra Leone Dies At Neb. HospitalA surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has died, according to Nebraska Medical Center.
Top US Health Official: Clinical Trials Of Possible Ebola Vaccine Will Start Soon In West AfricaA 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.
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.
Pentagon Orders 21-Day Ebola Quarantine for TroopsOrdering 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.
Poll: 80 Percent Of Americans Believe US Citizens Returning From Ebola-Ravaged West Africa Should Be QuarantinedA new poll finds that a majority of Americans support quarantining people arriving from West Africa.
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.
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