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  • Officials Confirm Ebola’s Return to Liberia

    (MONROVIA, Liberia) — Liberian officials confirmed that Ebola has returned to the country after the death of a teenager. The 17-year-old boy tested positive for the virus 48 days after the World Health Organization declared…

  • Patient with Ebola discharged from NIH

    WASHINGTON — The American health care worker with Ebola admitted to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, was released Thursday and is in good condition. The health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering…

  • American who contracted Ebola improves to good condition

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Officials say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has improved to good condition at a federal hospital. The National Institutes of Health said Tuesday…

  • Results promising after initial human testing of Ebola vaccine

    WASHINGTON — An experimental vaccine that was rushed into testing during the height of the Ebola outbreak appears to be safe for humans, according to new findings. The vaccine has also “generated a robust immune…

  • 5 people monitored for Ebola in Nebraska remain healthy

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — All five American aid workers who are being monitored at a Nebraska hospital for Ebola exposure remain healthy. Nebraska Medical Center spokesman Taylor Wilson said Thursday that one of the workers,…

  • American who contracted Ebola now in critical condition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday. The…

  • Americans returning from Africa for Ebola monitoring

    ATLANTA (AP) — Public health officials said Saturday that a number of Americans will return from west Africa to be monitored after possibly being exposed to Ebola. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said…

  • American who contracted Ebola in Africa to be treated in US

    UPDATED at 7:10 a.m. : The Ebola patient arrived at NIH for treatment at 4:44 a.m., according to NIH. The patient has been admitted to the NIH Clinical Center’s Special Clinical Studies Unit  that is specifically…

  • NIH to admit 2nd Ebola patient

    WASHINGTON — An American healthworker who has tested positive for Ebola will be admitted to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda for treatment. The NIH says the patient was volunteering in an Ebola treatment…

  • Baltimore gown designer goes to Fashion Week with Ebola suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This was definitely not how Jill Andrews imagined making her way to New York Fashion Week. But the Baltimore wedding gown designer couldn’t be prouder of the garment she displayed in Manhattan…

  • Africa faces unprecedented security threats

    WASHINGTON – More than 300 security, intelligence and military officials from all over the world are descending on North Africa this week as the entire continent faces growing concerns about trans-national and security threats. Africa…

  • Using technology in the fight against Ebola

    By Joel Selanikio, M.D., special to wtop.com LUNSAR, Sierra Leone —  When I got here, I was excited to begin my time helping in the fight against the Ebola virus that has ravaged West Africa. As…

  • University of Maryland aiding Ebola vaccine quest

    Volunteers at University of Maryland are part of a promising Ebola vaccine trial.

  • Nurses striking at Providence Hospital

    Nurses at D.C.\’s Providence Hospital are on strike, protesting what they say is a lack of training to deal with Ebola.

  • Va. Tech bans travel to 3 countries due to Ebola

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has banned travel for university business to three West African countries because of the Ebola virus. President Timothy Sands announced the ban on travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone and…