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How Gun Violence Literally Infects Communities

In the mid-1980s, public health experts began referring to youth violence as an epidemic because it was occurring in higher than expected numbers. Until now, that assertion has remained more poignant analogy than biting reality. But a new study provides the first evidence that gun violence behaves exactly like a blood-borne pathogen.

February 8, 2017

‘Epidemic Of Fear’ Has Driven Ebola Debate, Experts Say

As the last of the American patients being treated for Ebola are deemed free of the disease, experts reflect on how the nation reacted to the public health scare.

November 11, 2014

Why Bush Rejected A Travel Ban In Avian Flu Pandemic

Did Republicans attack the Bush administration for rejecting an avian flu travel ban?

October 17, 2014

Doctor Exposed To Ebola Treated In U.S.

An American physician who was volunteering in a unit treating people exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone was flown to Washington to be treated at a clinic at the National Institute of Health.

September 29, 2014

Liberia Welcomes UN Pledges On Ebola

The west African country is thankful for global assistance to tackling the life-threatening epidemic.

September 26, 2014

Ebola Cases To Explode Without Drastic Action: WHO

The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that hundreds of thousands could be infected with Ebola by the end of the year unless drastic measures to control the disease are taken.

September 23, 2014

Obama Sends 3,000 Troops To West Africa To ‘Turn Tide’ On Ebola

Washington (AFP) — U.S. President Barack Obama will try to “turn the tide” on the Ebola epidemic Tuesday by ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to west Africa to curtail its spread as China also dispatched more experts to the region. The White House said Obama will travel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

September 16, 2014

Gates Foundation Gives 50 Million To Ebola Fight

Washington (AFP) — The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday it was pledging $50 million to help boost the fight against the Ebola outbreak as overwhelmed medical teams in west Africa struggle to contain the disease. The foundation said in a statement it would immediately release funds to U.N. agencies and international organizations involved […]

September 10, 2014

Death Toll In Guinea’s Ebola Outbreak Hits 80

DAKAR, Senegal — The Ebola death toll in Guinea has risen to 80, while 122 suspected cases have been registered, health authorities said Tuesday. The outbreak was “unprecedented” because the spread of the disease across the small West African nation made it very difficult to control, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres warned. “We are […]

April 1, 2014