Special Treatment Centers May Be Needed to Stop Ebola in US
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa spreads and fears heighten in the US, health experts are assessing America's ability to stop an Ebola outbreak at home. Those experts said conventional US treatment centers may not be enough.
Texas Health Worker Quarantined on Cruise Ship
A health worker who might have come into contact with lab samples from an Ebola patient boarded a cruise ship last Sunday. Now the worker and a traveling partner are in voluntary isolation in a cabin of the ship, which is outside of Belize.
Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson Free of Ebola and Released from Hospital
Four days after Dallas nurse Nina Pham tested positive for Ebola, a second health care worker who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan has also tested positive for the virus.
WHO Predicts Alarming Ebola Case Numbers
As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread in West Africa, health officials are calling for increased measures to fight it. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates say that, if the global response to the crisis isn't ramped up, the outbreak could worsen.
NIH Says Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Is Ebola-Free
A Texas health worker who treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed on US soil has tested positive for Ebola in Dallas.
Officials to Monitor West African Travelers for Ebola After US Arrival
As the Ebola outbreak rages on in West Africa, US health officials are taking measures to keep the virus from spreading in the US. One such measure will be screening airline passengers for signs of Ebola.
Dallas Sheriff's Deputy Tests Negative for Ebola
To date, health officials have not seen any spread of the Ebola virus in the US. But a patient who claims to have had contact with Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is now showing symptoms of the virus.
Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died
On September 30, health officials confirmed that a man in Dallas, TX had been infected with Ebola virus. Now, those officials are taking steps to reassure the public that the situation is under control.
First Ebola Case Diagnosed in US Confirmed
A patient being treated at a Dallas, TX hospital is the first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the US, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday.
FDA OKs Ebola Treatment for Emergency Use
With case estimates as high as 1.4 million by mid-January, the Ebola outbreak continues to spread in West Africa. In response, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an Ebola treatment for emergency, limited use.