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US Ebola patient is first diagnosed outside Africa

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A man who traveled from Liberia to Texas is the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed outside Africa, US health authorities said on Tuesday.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

WHO: Deaths linked to Ebola pass 3,000

Construction workers build an Ebola isolation and treatment center in front of an unfinished and abandoned government building in Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday Sept. 25, 2014. AP

The World Health Organization says the number of deaths linked to an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

IMF approves $130 million for stricken countries

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde. AP

The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help these West African countries respond to the Ebola outbreak.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

In this undated file photo provided by Kentucky BioProcessing, tobacco plants are grown in a controlled environment at the Kentucky BioProcessing facility in Owensboro, Ky. The company is using tobacco plants grown at this facility to help manufacture an experimental drug to treat patients infected with Ebola. An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study released Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. AP

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak in history, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, August 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini)

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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