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U.S. cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

Washington - With no new Ebola cases in five days, U.S. authorities were cautious but hopeful that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

Op-Ed: Me-too journalism challenges credibility

New York - In recent weeks the public has been bombarded with false reports carried as the lead stories on respected journalism venues. The claimed release of 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls was one.

Nigeria officially Ebola free: World Health Organization

Abuja - The World Health Organization on Monday declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days -- or two incubation periods -- without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus."The virus is gone for now.

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola, further test to follow

Madrid - Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who was thought to be the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa, has tested negative for the virus. A further test within the next 48 hours will confirm the diagnosis.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

Abuja - Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on Monday in a "spectacular success" in the battle to contain the spread of a virus which is devastating Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia where more than 4,500 people have died.

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola

Monrovia - A Spanish nurse who became the first person outside Africa to be infected with Ebola on Sunday tested negative for the virus, Madrid said, as Liberia's president made an impassioned plea for all nations to help fight the disease.

Op-Ed: Have we learned anything about global disease epidemics?

The headlines read the disease is taking a toll on health care workers. People are avoiding travel and crowded shopping centers. Lawmakers are calling for a ban on foreigners from infected countries entering the U.S. Everyone is afraid of catching it.

'Every nation' must help in fight against Ebola: Liberia

Monrovia - Liberia's president on Sunday made an impassioned plea for all nations to commit to the fight against Ebola as Madrid announced that a Spanish nurse, the first to be infected outside Africa, had beaten the deadly disease.

Pres. Obama to seek extra funding as he continues Ebola fight

With the U.S. mid-term elections a scant two weeks away, Pres. Barack Obama is busy seeking solutions to the Ebola virus scare. Bloomberg News reported the president will do so, at least in part, by asking Congress for more funding to fight the disease.

Ebola is 'disaster of our generation' says aid agency

London - Aid agency Oxfam said Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", as US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria" in the face of the growing crisis.

Op-Ed: Ebolabama the latest problem of Barack Obama

Dallas - With all the attacks on President Barack Obama over Ebola it needs to be remembered that the disease has been known to exist since 1976.

Ebola is 'disaster of our generation' says aid agency

London - Aid agency Oxfam on Saturday said Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", as US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria" in the face of the growing crisis.

Study says 21 days not long enough to quarantine for Ebola

A new study published in PLOS: Outbreaks, suggests the recommended 2- to 21-day Ebola quarantine period in use today is based on data derived from just two previous outbreaks. A new analysis of data from additional outbreaks suggests we may be wrong.

Why was Ron Klain appointed as the new U.S. Ebola czar?

Washington D.c. - Ron Klain was President Obama's choice as the U.S. Ebola czar, a Democrat operative. Why? What made this man so unique that Obama feels he can get things done? One thing for sure, the choice makes President Obama look good, says those who know Ron Klain.

World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost

Geneva - The World Bank warned the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted.

World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost

Geneva - The World Bank warned Friday the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted.

Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216: WHO

Geneva - More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in west Africa at the beginning of the year, fresh World Health Organization figures showed Friday.

Document shows WHO officials admit to 'botching' Ebola response

Geneva - An internal document from the World Health Organization (WHO) admits that the organization "botched" efforts to control the spread of Ebola.

White House to appoint former chief of staff as Ebola Czar

Washington - Following the hospitalization of a second Dallas healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola, the Obama administration said it was considering appointing an Ebola czar, and has now tapped a former chief of staff for the position.

Ebola checks stepped up as UN appeal ignored

Washington - Western countries scrambled to put airport security measures in place Friday amid mounting fear of the spread of Ebola worldwide.

Texas Sheriff's Deputy in hospital due to possible Ebola

Frisco - A Texas deputy has been admitted to a Texas hospital due to possible Ebola symptoms. The patient has not had any exposure to Thomas Duncan, the Ebola patient who died on October 8, 2014 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Two of six new Ebola suspects in Spain test negative

Madrid - Two of six new Ebola suspects admitted to hospital for monitoring in Spain have tested negative for the deadly virus, the government said Friday.

Unapproved online Ebola medication sales tagged by FDA

According to the FDA, three companies have been issued warnings in the past month for selling treatments, solutions or therapies for Ebola. However, there are no FDA-approved drugs or vaccines to treat or prevent Ebola; only in the experimental stages.

World steps up Ebola action as fear mounts

Geneva - Western countries scrambled to review safety measures at airports and borders amid a mounting wave of fear that West Africa's Ebola outbreak will spread worldwide.

NYC dispatchers forbidden to use the 'E-word'

New York City - New York City's governing officials are so worried about causing a wide-spread panic over the Ebola virus that they are now forbidding 911 dispatchers from using the word, "Ebola." An FDNY memo wants the disease referred to in "vague terms."

World steps up Ebola action as fear mounts

Geneva - Western countries scrambled to review safety measures at airports and borders on Thursday amid a mounting wave of fear that West Africa's Ebola outbreak will spread worldwide.

U.S. health chiefs in hot seat over flawed Ebola response

Washington - Top U.S. health officials braced for a grilling Thursday by lawmakers infuriated over the nation's fumbling response to the Ebola outbreak, as the Obama administration scrambles to contain the disease's spread.

World pledges Ebola action as infections soar

Geneva - Ebola's escalating spread constitutes the worst global health emergency in years, world leaders warned, vowing to dramatically step up the response to the virus that has already killed nearly 4,500 people.

The Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency

Washington - World leaders declared the Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency in years, as President Barack Obama vowed a "much more aggressive" response to the spreading virus, which has killed nearly 4,500 people.

Op-Ed: The real Ebola threat for the U.S. is our Southern border

Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, says the real threat from the Ebola virus coming into the U.S. is not by international flights. The threat would be if Ebola breaks out in Central America.
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