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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]