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Confronting Ebola

The worst Ebola outbreak on record was first detected in Guinea in March 2014 and spread to six countries, including the U.S.  There is no vaccine or cure for the deadly virus, which is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of symptomatic patients.

Side effects temporarily halted Ebola vaccine safety trial

After a promising Ebola vaccine causes temporary arthritis in human test subjects, researchers develop new versions of the drug

Ebola virus not mutating as quickly as feared

New research suggests that Ebola is not mutating as fast as previously feared.

Ebola's lingering pain: Liberians rue use of cremation

Experimental Ebola drug ZMapp begins clinical trials in Liberia

NIAID and Liberian government launch clinical trial to test experimental Ebola drug ZMapp

Leading scientist warns that Ebola eradication may be elusive

Dr. Peter Piot, among the scientists who discovered Ebola, discusses the West African epidemic and its complications.

WHO report: 'Lethal, tenacious, unforgiving virus' fueled Ebola epidemic

Fear and misunderstanding of a "lethal, tenacious and unforgiving virus" fueled Ebola epidemic, WHO says

Liberia's Ebola epidemic could be eliminated by June, researchers say

Researchers say Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be eliminated by June.

Scotland's first confirmed Ebola patient being treated in Glasgow

Scotland's first Ebola case has been confirmed, officials said. The patient, a healthcare worker who had been helping in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is being treated at the Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow, according to the Scottish government.

Insect-eating bats, not fruit bats, sparked Ebola outbreak, study says

Researchers say small children playing with bats is likely how the current Ebola virus outbreak began.

With Ian Crozier's reveal, here are the 10 Ebola patients treated in U.S.

Since the current Ebola outbreak began a year ago in West Africa, 10 patients have been treated in the United States. Of those 10, eight have recovered and two have died. These are the U.S. patients and their ages at diagnosis:

Ebola doctor's dilemma: Two patients, and drugs enough for one

CDC chief: 'World of difference' in Ebola fight, but complacency a risk

The fight against Ebola in West Africa has seen some "real momentum and progress." CDC chief Thomas Frieden said Monday.

'The Ebola fighters' honored by Time as person of the year

Time magazine has named the people who are helping to fight the spread of Ebola around the world as its person(s) of the year.

Ebola 'czar' urges Congress to authorize emergency funding

No Southern California hospital on federal Ebola treatment list

Four California hospitals have been included on a federal government list of 35 facilities "designated as Ebola treatment centers."

No safety concerns raised in Ebola vaccine trial, researchers say

Initial human testing of a top Ebola vaccine candidate demonstrated that the drug was safe and provoked a strong immune response

Ebola patient who died had received ZMapp late in his treatment

Martin Salia was given the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp almost two weeks after he was infected following a false negative test result

U.S. is now Ebola-free, and the panic is gone as well

U.S. is Ebola-free for the first time since Sept. 5 — a milestone that barely seemed to register with a once-frenzied public.

Mali reports second Ebola case; nurse is said to have died

A clinic in Mali is on lockdown after a nurse there died of Ebola on Tuesday in what would be the country's second confirmed case of the disease, according to news reports.

African health spending lags despite rapid economic growth

African nations' fight against diseases and infant mortality is hobbled by insufficient financing and poor organization.

FDA officials defend use of placebos during Ebola drug trials

FDA officials say experimental Ebola drugs should be tested in randomized controlled trials

Dallas nurse Nina Pham reunites with her beloved Bentley

Why Ebola quarantine is bad policy: From the front lines

After reporter Robyn Dixon interviewed Ebola victims face-to-face in Liberia, she quarantined herself — and then regretted it.

U.S. cases prove Ebola is 'not a death sentence'

Ebola, long thought to be a killer disease, has proved vulnerable to a mix of standard and invasive treatments.

In Liberia, Ebola survivors care for orphans of the disease

At a government-run refuge in Monrovia, Liberia, eight Ebola survivors take care of children whose parents died of the virus.

Facing its first Ebola test, New York acts quickly and aggressively

Ebola hits home for a Liberian faith healer

A Liberian faith healer in Monrovia grapples with the changes Ebola has brought.

Human safety trials begin on second experimental Ebola vaccine

The National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday that human testing has begun on a second experimental Ebola vaccine, VSV-ZEBOV

Ebola outbreak spurs production of protective suits

With Ebola scare, travel industry hits rough patch

New Ebola protection guidelines leave no bare skin

CDC Director Tom Frieden releases new guidelines for Ebola personal protective gear

Ebola patient's family isolated by fear amid monitoring, confinement

The monitoring period of 48 people who came into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is nearing its end.

Ebola armor: Protective gear for healthcare workers

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