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.
Report: CDC Considering Putting 76 Health Care Workers Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient On No-Fly ListThe federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis. Officials are now reportedly considering putting dozens of hospital workers who treated the Ebola patient on the no-fly list.
White House: 'Shortcomings' In Texas Ebola Case 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.
CDC Director: We Have To Work Now So Ebola 'Is Not The World's Next AIDS'The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a top-level forum in Washington, D.C., that the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything he’s seen since the AIDS epidemic.
Health Official: 'You Can Cause Unrest' In West Africa If US Imposes Travel EmbargoTop government health officials say they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.
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.