Ebola

Detective work can stop Ebola in its tracks

The greatest challenge to isolating and treating everyone with Ebola by the end of the year? Tracking them down, says Bruce Aylward, an emergencies...

75 percent of Ebola victims are women

Ebola can infect anyone who does not take the necessary and simple health precautions. Women, however, represent 75 percent of Ebola-related deaths. Why women? Ebola spreads through...
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Is an Ebola vaccine within reach?

Although Ebola has no known cure, scientists and pharmaceutical companies around the world are working hard to develop a vaccine against the virus.
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Can you make a map to guide Ebola health workers?

You can’t stop Ebola if you don’t know where it is. Before organizations such as Doctors Without Borders or the Red Cross send health...
Water spraying over rubber gloves in Ebola exercise (AP Images)

Can I still get a visa? This and other Ebola questions...

The Ebola outbreak has caused confusion. Here are answers to common questions: I live in a country where the Ebola outbreak is ongoing. Can I...
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Tire company takes on Ebola. Tire company wins.

When Ed Garcia, managing director of Firestone Tire and Rubber Liberia, learned an employee's wife had caught Ebola, he decided to act. “There was no facility that...
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3 reasons why the U.S. hasn’t restricted flights to and from...

Despite the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, U.S. officials vow to continue airline flights from West Africa. Learn three reasons why.

This simple act can help protect you against Ebola

Washing your hands can help protect you from catching Ebola. That's because the virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids (sweat, vomit, diarrhea, urine,...
The Ebola virus under a microscope

The facts about Ebola: What you need to know

These are the key facts about Ebola you need to know to help stop the deadliest outbreak in history from spreading — and to support the relief effort.