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According to an article published by Reuters, the World Health Organization has declared the Ebola epidemic an international health risk. The virus, which has already killed almost 1,000 people in Africa, could be due to weak healthcare systems in the afflicted countries, in addition to an inadequate...
Ermias D. Belay, MD, Associate Director for Epidemiologic Science, Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), talks about the symptoms and prognosis of the Ebola virus. Symptoms of...
After returning from a trip to West Africa and exhibiting symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, a New York City man has tested negative for the disease, a New York Times article reports. The man, whose name is currently being withheld, has been kept in isolation at Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital since...