• N.Y. official: Ebola policy 'a real stunner'

    Ebola drug ZMapp

    Public Health Agency of Canada

    A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa after treating Ebola patients caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of the ...

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  • Quarantined nurse knocks Ebola policy

    Ebola airports


    A nurse under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey after caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has blasted more stringent state policies for dealing with health care workers returning from West Africa, saying the change could lead to medical profes...

  • Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

    Ebola virus in black and white

    Centers for Disease Control

    A health care worker worker who just returned from West Africa is under a mandatory quarantine at a New Jersey hospital. New York, New Jersey and Illinois implement mandatory Ebola quarantine policies as the federal government considers a similar mov...

  • Quarantines if you treat Ebola in Africa?

    Operating room, hospital

    Ferre' Dollar/CNN

    When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Ebola, what should be their reward upon coming home?

    Three weeks off, some say -- whether they like it ...

  • Ebola: Millions of doses of vaccines planned

    Ebola vaccine shot


    As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines, and hope to have millions of experimental doses by next year.

    There is currently no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which continues to spread...

  • Australian team hails new heart transplants

    Heart, cardiovascular health


    Pioneering heart transplant surgery announced Friday in Australia may lead to a new option for patients awaiting transplants by boosting the number of donor hearts available.

  • Teen's Amazon quest ends in tragedy

    Amazon forest


    Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around.

  • NYC's first Ebola patient: Where he's been

    Craig Spencer


    A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City and the fourth diagnosed in the United States.

    Here is a timeline of Craig Spencer's movements since he got back from the ...

  • Officials: Doctor with Ebola had no symptoms until Thursday

    Craig Spencer Facebook photo


    One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital.

    The second h...

  • First confirmed Ebola patient in Mali dies

    Ebola symptoms sign

    Josue Decavele/Reuters

    The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials.

  • Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

    Nina Pham

    Sarah Strittmatter

    A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola. The European Union pledges more funds to fight the deadly virus. And a military response team begins training.

    With multiple developments under way, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak:

    U.S. DEVE...

  • 'Fortunate and blessed': Nina Pham beats Ebola

    Nina Pham at press conference


    Nina Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil, and now, 13 days after testing positive, she has been declared free of the deadly disease.

    Her first order of business will be to hug her dog, Bentley, she said Friday.

    She invoked God and sci...

  • President Obama hugs Ebola-free nurse

    Obama hugs Nina Pham

    Larry Downing/Reuters

    Before Nina Pham headed back home to Dallas, Texas, she made one exciting final stop.

    The 26 year old nurse, who is now Ebola free, met with President Obama in the Oval Office this afternoon, where the president gave Pham a big hug.

    He wasn't the onl...

  • NY gov. on Ebola fears: I'll ride the subway today

    NY Gov Andrew Cuomo


    To quash what he described as "irrational fear," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he'll ride one of the three subway lines taken by the latest Ebola patient in the United States.

  • Texas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

    Ebola Halloween display


    Ebola-themed Halloween decorations? That's the approach one Dallas-area man is taking.

  • Ebola fears prompt N. Korea to halt tourism

    North Korea

    North Korea is closing its borders to international tourists because of concerns about Ebola, tour agencies specializing in the country were told.

    Beijing-based Koryo Tours and Young Pioneers Tours issued statements Thursday saying they received news...

  • Rwanda reverses plan to screen US visitors

    Ebola virus


    Rwanda will not be screening U.S. visitors for Ebola after all.

  • NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola

    Mayor de Blasio Ebola news conference

    A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late Thursday.

  • Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

    Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

    Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, has increased his commitment in the fight against Ebola to $100 million on Thursday.

  • Diet pill study promoted by Dr. Oz retracted


    Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.

  • Maker of Camel cigarettes bans smoking in its offices

    Cigarette in hand, smoking

    Ferre' Dollar/CNN

    Joe Camel isn't going to be able to smoke at his desk any longer. Reynolds American, the nation's No. 2 tobacco company, will no longer let its employees smoke in most places at work starting next year.

  • Cell transplant sees paralyzed man walk again

    Islet cell transplantation

    Courtesy Dr. Andrew Posselt/UCSF

    A ground-breaking cell transplant has allowed a paralyzed man to walk again, researchers announced Tuesday.

  • Ebola: Nurse to leave isolation

    Amber Vinson at Emory Hospital

    Family of Amber Vinson

    A doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola. An infected nurse shows signs of improvement. And a military response team begins training.

    With multiple developments underway, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak:


    Doctor tests posi...

  • Obama calls, thanks Dallas hospital workers

    Obama on the phone with Putin

    Pete Souza/The White House

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday thanked health care workers at the hospital in Dallas where a patient died of Ebola and two nurses became infected with the virus earlier this month.

  • Day one for Ebola czar

    Ron Klain


    The seasoned Democratic operative President Barack Obama tapped last week to head his administration's Ebola fight got to work on Wednesday, though Ron Klain's new job is expected to unfold out of public sight.

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