News & Perspective

Aug 11, 2014

Aug 11, 2014
Border patrol

Ebola: Guinea closes border, Canada case ruled out

In recent days, Guinea closed its borders, and suspected cases in Canada and Saudi Arabia were ruled out.

Aug 08, 2014

Aug 08, 2014
Emergency button

WHO declares Ebola a public health emergency

Along with the agency's declaration came an emergency committee's list of steps to limit disease spread.

Aug 08, 2014

Ebola Scan for Aug 08, 2014

Possible use of Ebola drugs
CDC Ebola guidance
State of emergency in Nigeria
Possible cases in Greece, Benin

Aug 07, 2014

Aug 07, 2014
Rayburn Building

House witnesses paint grim picture of Ebola epidemic

An official of a leading aid group asserts that inaction by the rest of the world has let the disease get out of control.

Aug 06, 2014

Aug 06, 2014
Floor of the EOC

Ebola developments trigger CDC's highest response level

With the situation in Nigeria worsening, CDC takes an action it last took during the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic.

Aug 04, 2014

Aug 04, 2014
Emory University Hospital

US homecoming for Ebola-stricken workers as outbreak spreads

A US doctor with Ebola is improving and new cases have been reported in Morocco and Nigeria, as the outbreak reaches 1,603 cases and 887 deaths.

Jul 30, 2014

Jul 30, 2014
Workers care for Ebola patients

Ebola cases rise to 1,323; 2 African doctors die

The illness continues to exact a heavy toll on healthcare workers and disrupt aid.

Mar 22, 2012

Mar 22, 2012

Africa reports progress on polio, ramps up vaccine efforts

(CIDRAP News) – Polio cases in Africa were almost halved in 2011, but the disease shows worrisome trends in some countries, health officials reported today as the continent geared up to vaccinate 111 million children against the disease.

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