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May 22, 2018 11:51 PM Experimental Ebola Treatment May Be Deployed to Congo

Distribution of the therapeutic, developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will be coordinated with WHO An experimental treatment for Ebola currently in testing may be deployed to Democratic Republic of Congo to help combat a growing outbreak of the virus, a top U.S. government official said Tuesday. Congo’s minister of health 64

May 21, 2018 4:11 PM Ebola Vaccination Begins in Democratic Republic of Congo

An initial shipment of 4,000 doses of the experimental vaccine arrived on Saturday Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday, as the country battles to contain its ninth outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever. The first people to receive the vaccine were staff at a 20-bed Ebola treatment 53

February 22, 2018 10:37 PM Missing CDC employee left work sick 10 days ago, hasn't been seen since, police say

Police are asking the public for help finding a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who went home sick 10 days ago and hasn't been seen or heard from since. Timothy Cunningham, 35, went to work on Feb. 12 and left sick, the Atlanta Police Department said. Cunningham, who studied at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 70

January 26, 2018 7:21 PM Texas measles outbreak could be caused by anti-vaxxers

A small measles outbreak in Texas has spread among people who were never vaccinated against the disease — an alarming trend in the state. The first known case was tweeted about by the Texas Department of State Health Services last Friday. By Tuesday, the number of measles cases in Ellis County, Texas, increased to six after the patient went to the movies 87

December 10, 2017 11:28 PM Review: A World of Sickness

The Spanish flu of 1918-19 infected 500 million people, killing between 50 and 100 million. Its cause was discovered only decades later. Edward Kosner reviews ‘Pale Rider’ by Laura Spinney. We live in an age of AIDS, SARS, bird and swine flu, Ebola, and Zika. Spurred by globalization and hyped by the internet, those plagues alarmed huge swaths of the world 66

October 8, 2017 2:47 PM Liberian Leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Yields as Voters Choose Her Successor

While breaking a violent tradition by relinquishing power, president leaves moribund economy behind Liberians go to the polls Tuesday to pick a leader to succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist who is about to become Liberia’s first president ever to peacefully relinquish power. But the country’s faltering economy and slower-than-expected 40

August 20, 2017 2:49 AM Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84

The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His trademark was the searing punchline. “A Southern liberal?” he once said. “That’s a guy that’ll lynch you from a low tree.” Another 92

July 2, 2017 10:58 PM Democratic Republic of Congo Declares End of Ebola Epidemic

Four people died in most recent outbreak of the highly contagious disease The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola epidemic is over, the country’s health ministry declared, putting an end to the most recent outbreak of the highly contagious disease that caused four deaths. The announcement came after health officials contained a chain of cases in the remote 39

July 1, 2017 11:22 AM Congo declares end to Ebola outbreak after 4 deaths

Congo's health minister has declared an end to the country's Ebola outbreak. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement Saturday that Congo has officially gone 42 days with no new recorded cases of the deadly virus. The health minister says the outbreak killed four of the eight people infected. Officials announced the outbreak in May, saying 62

June 2, 2017 5:43 PM Congo health minister says Ebola outbreak under control

Congo's health minister says there have been no new confirmed cases of Ebola and the outbreak has been controlled. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said Friday no new cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed in the Likati zone for more than 21 days, the maximum incubation period. However, he says experimental vaccines to fight the virus have not yet arrived 71