News & Perspective

Sep 05, 2014

Sep 05, 2014
Blood bags

WHO on Ebola: Blood may offer help now, vaccines this fall

Blood products may offer early help, while vaccines may be ready in November.

Sep 04, 2014

Sep 04, 2014
Ebola control trainer

West Africa's Ebola count soars higher

The latest WHO update shows a 20% increase in cases as the organization convenes a meeting of experts to discuss experimental drugs and vaccines.

Sep 03, 2014

Sep 03, 2014
Nigeria map

Quarantine escapee sparked more Ebola in Nigeria

The man infected at least two other people, and officials again stressed urgent steps.

Aug 25, 2014

Aug 25, 2014
Map of DRC

DRC says its Ebola outbreak not linked to West Africa's

Ebola has struck the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, but authorities say it is not the same strain as in West Africa.

Aug 22, 2014

Aug 22, 2014
Ebola treatment center

As Ebola outbreak grows, WHO notes case-count difficulties

As West Africa's Ebola toll climbed by 142 cases and 77 deaths, the WHO conceded that the size of the epidemic has been underestimated.

Aug 14, 2014

Aug 14, 2014
Airplane behind fence

WHO pushes back against Ebola-related flight bans

The WHO voiced concern about Ebola-related bans on flights to outbreak countries and other African nations.

Aug 12, 2014

Aug 12, 2014
Marie-Paule Kieny, PhD

WHO: It's ethical to use untried drugs in Ebola outbreak

As deaths top 1,000, a panel says it's ethical to use unlicensed drugs, vaccines.

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 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.

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