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1 hr ago | WNYC-AM New York
Tomorrow, President Obama is scheduled to announce a new U.S. plan to help stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We offer two perspectives on what the president should say.
7 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco
After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.
7 hrs ago | KAUZ
A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead. The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds.
7 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison
Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. Crews are trying to get better access in steep terrain to a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that has forced hundreds of people from their homes.
Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed that Britain will hunt down the killers of an aid worker beheaded by the Islamic State, which he described as the "embodiment of evil". FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official says.
That's his thing. The 37-year-old American loves chasing dangerous pathogens, studying them in secure labs or searching for them in jungles where the microbes lurk.
District Medical Superintendent at the Kenema Government Hospital on Tuesday has expressed optimism over the caseloads of Ebola in the district. Dr. Christian Pratt did not give specific figures in terms of the number of infection rates in recent times but said "Ebola infection rates in the epicenter are reducing gradually" and that they would eventually become a success story in the fight to eradicate the deadly viral disease.
A healthcare worker helps a colleague as she prepares his Ebola personal protective equipment before entering the Ebola isolation ward in Kenema, Sierra Leone where three doctors have already died from the virus. The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease.
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The largest Ebola outbreak in history, spanning five west African countries, continues to spread and threatens to engulf the infrastructures of multiple nations. The situation could get worse for the continent, according to one Oxford University study that finds animals carrying the virus are being eaten in at least 15 different countries at risk for an outbreak.
The United States said on Friday it would train Liberia's security forces to assist in isolation operations to tackle an Ebola epidemic ravaging the West African nation, after a boy was killed when soldiers opened fire on a protest last month. The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed more than 2,400 people in West Africa - more than half of them in Liberia.
The president of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, has written to his Gambian counterpart, H.E Sheikh Prof. Alhagie Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Nasirul Deen Babili Mansa, thanking him for his donation of US$500, 000 to combat the deadly virus of Ebola in his country.
Members of a Red Cross burial team take samples from a woman suspected of dying of Ebola in the village of Dia on Monday, August 18, 2014. So-called "safe burials," conducted by the International Federation of the Red Cross, are conducted in accordance with rigorous safety procedures.
When she was an undergraduate at Princeton University, books like "The Hot Zone" and "Virus Hunters" captivated Rebecca Levine, inspiring her to become a disease detective. Fifteen years later, Lt.
Another doctor from Sierra Leone who has tested positive for Ebola will be evacuated for medical treatment, an official said Thursday, making her the first citizen of a hard-hit country to be treated abroad. Dr. Olivette Buck is the fourth Sierra Leonean doctor to contract the disease - and the three others all have died.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:00 pm
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