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Ebola Panic Costs Kentucky Teacher Her Job

Susan Sherman, a religious education teacher at a Catholic school in Louisville, Kentucky, recently went on a mission trip to Kenya. When she got back, the school where she works was wary of having her head back to class. According …

Samantha Power Visits Ebola-Stricken Countries To Drum Up Health Care Support

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power has flown to West Africa to encourage international support for the fight against Ebola. Power traveled through Guinea on Sunday and landed on Monday in Sierra Leone. She also plans to visit Liberia …

Ebola in Mali: Virus Continues to Spread in West Africa

As the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations struggle to contain Ebola in West Africa, the virus is continuing to spread. The current outbreak is the largest Ebola outbreak in history. More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola …

Ebola Outbreak May Not Be As New As Thought

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has already killed 600 people. The outbreak occurred this spring, but a new study shows that the virus may have been affecting people in the region for years before the outbreak. According to the …

Ebola Virus Survivors Face Stigma

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 240 people so far, and has been fatal to over 145. Ebola results in death in 68% of all cases, though at times those who survive recover quickly and completely. …

Mali Mass Grave Linked to General Amadou Sanogo

Twenty-one bodies have been found in a mass grave located in Mali’s Diago village. The bodies have not been identified; however, the location near a military camp has led authorities to link the grave to the March 2012 coup led …