The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone.
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A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting health workers at risk as they struggle to treat an overwhelming number of patients.
Hundreds of children in about a dozen states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials suspect may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
The United States and Britain plan to send military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned Monday that many thousands of new infections are expected in Liberia in the coming weeks.
The National Institutes of Health said it has uncovered a nearly century-old container of ricin and a handful of other forgotten samples of dangerous pathogens as it combs its laboratories for improperly stored hazardous materials.
A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is sick, but in stable condition at the Nebraska Medical Center, officials said Friday.
A popular park in downtown Tokyo has been closed temporarily after dozens of cases of dengue fever were contracted by people who visited the area.
ZMapp, an experimental drug that may have already have saved a few patients in Africa, is the most effective anti-Ebola therapy yet, according to a recent Nature paper on rhesus macaques monkeys.
A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said.
At least $600 million is needed to fight the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has now killed more than 1,900 people, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday.
A research team has devised a way to use magnetic resonance relaxometry (MRR), a close cousin of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to detect a parasitic waste product in the blood of Malaria-infected patients.
The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is `losing the battle' against Ebola, while U.N. officials implored all countries to quickly step up their response by contributing health experts and other help.
New research sheds light on how the rabies virus hijacks the transport system in nerve cells to reach the brain with maximal speed and efficiency.
In response to an ongoing, unprecedented outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, a team of researchers has rapidly sequenced and analyzed more than 99 Ebola virus genomes.
Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The NIH announced today that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GSK.
A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.
Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years. The ministry says the case occurred in Saitama, a prefecture adjacent to Tokyo.
The TIM family of proteins that promotes virus entry into cells also has the ability to block the release of HIV and other viruses, researchers have found.
A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country's information minister said Monday, as a top U.N. delegation promised more help for countries battling the virulent disease during a visit to Sierra Leone.
Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit. They were first two Ebola patients ever brought to the United States.
New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.
Scientists who study tuberculosis have long debated its origins. New research shows that tuberculosis likely spread from humans in Africa to seals and sea lions that brought the disease to South America and transmitted it to Native people there before Europeans landed on the continent.
After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.
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