Kaci Hickox Refuses Ebola Quarantine in Maine

Like many selfless health professionals, Kaci Hickox recently battled Ebola in West Africa under the banner of Doctors Without Borders. On October 24 she returned to the U.S. and was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital. Now Hickox has returned…

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 in New Jersey? Not If Christie Has a Say

Three people have now been diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. and one of them has died. The small outbreak seems to have been contained to just one Dallas hospital, but fear of the virus spreading is high. The U.S.…

17 Ebola Patients Escaped Quarantine Back in August

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the first cases of Ebola began to appear in the Liberian capital of Monrovia in mid-June. The WHO and other organizations tried to quickly train local hospitals to contain the outbreak, but Monrovia’s…

Ebola: Cruise Ship Passenger in Quarantine Over Scare

The U.S. State Department today announced that an American on a cruise ship is currently being monitored for possible Ebola exposure. The passenger is an employee of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital where Eric Duncan died of Ebola last week. Duncan…

Ebola Infected U.S. Aid Worker to Fly to Atlanta

Officials at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta revealed Thursday that an unnamed American aid worker infected with the Ebola virus will be flown into the United States for treatment. The patient will be quarantined in a special isolation unit constructed…

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.…

MERS Virus Outbreak Spreads to Egypt, UAE

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak that has hit Saudi Arabia in recent weeks has begun spreading. According to a Reuters report, Egypt this weekend confirmed its first-ever case of MERS. The Egyptian patient had been working in Riyadh,…

Samoa Pink Eye Outbreak Extends School Closings

An outbreak of conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, has prompted the South Pacific U.S. unincorporated territory of American Samoa to keep most of its schools closed through the week. At least 2,400 students and teachers have contracted the…

Ebola Outbreak Confirmed to Have Spread to Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week confirmed that an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhaggic fever in Western Africa has entered Liberia. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, two cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the country.…