Health News

New Contract to Accelerate Ebola Medicine Testing
The development of a medication to treat illness from Ebola will be accelerated under a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).
CDC Advises Colleges to Watch for Ebola
Students are returning to college campuses across the United States. But some may have plans to study abroad — maybe in West Africa. Due to the Ebola outbreak ravaging that region, US health officials are warning against such travel.
Animal-to-Human Transfer Caused Ebola Outbreak
Researchers continue to search for answers in the the West African Ebola outbreak — now the largest in history. One research team has made a discovery that could lead to improved treatments and vaccines for the deadly virus.
NIH to Study Potential Ebola Vaccine
With more than 1,500 suspected deaths from Ebola virus disease in the recent West African outbreak, health officials are scrambling to test vaccines that could slow the spread of the virus.
Travel Screenings Recommended as Ebola Rates Climb
Concerns have increased around the globe as Ebola case counts climb in West Africa. Now, health experts are recommending travel screenings to slow the outbreak.
FDA Warns Against Fake Ebola Treatments
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement warning against fraudulent Ebola treatments.
ZMapp Supply Runs Dry
The maker of an experimental Ebola treatment announced that it has run out of the medication.
Unproven Treatments Deemed Ethical in Ebola Outbreak
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues, health workers and their governments are looking for ways to save lives and prevent the spread of the disease. One experimental serum to treat Ebola has gained a lot of attention but also raised some ethical questions.
Misconceptions About Ebola
With the World Health Organization (WHO) recently naming the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency, speculation about the virus has run wild on the Internet and in other forums.
Ebola Declared Public Health Emergency
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency.