Also true: No one knows exactly how many there are. Why is it so hard to count in a public health crisis? Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Monrovia.
“I think the first thing we should do is be honest about the disease and I think President Obama’s administration has so tried to downplay the transmissibility of this,” Paul said.
In exclusive interviews with BuzzFeed News, two Dallas residents who live next to Ebola patients described what it was like when hazmat crews descended on their buildings.
Ron Klain is a longtime Beltway insider and former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Gore and Biden.
Chances are, you’ll never need to suit up against Ebola — but just in case, here’s how to do it. Update: This post includes new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Beginning with the misdiagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan on Sept. 26, there have been a number of missteps in the effort to contain the Ebola virus,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief Thomas Frieden and other health officials have said. The main mission of the CDC, which has a fiscal year 2014 operating plan of nearly $11 billion, is to protect people from health threats.
Two days after a nurse who treated the first U.S. Ebola patient became infected with the disease, the CDC said it needs to do more prevent the infection from spreading. It also announced that it is monitoring a total of 124 people who may have come in contact with the deadly virus.
The Facebook founder and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating the money to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“In the 30 years I’ve been working in public health, the only thing like this has been AIDS,” CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Thursday of the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Enterovirus 68 is suspected of sickening children in more than 40 states, and has now been linked to four deaths, though its exact role still remains unknown.
The man arrived in the U.S. from Liberia on Sept. 20 and began to show symptoms of the virus on Sept. 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A handful of other people may have been exposed.
There are hundreds of bits of data behind the apocalyptic estimate from the Centers for Disease Control, but just one of them drove the headline-grabbing, worst-case scenario. What are the chances it’s right?
A new survey indicates most gay and bisexual men aren’t being tested for HIV and are unaware of current prevention and treatment options, and a new study by the CDC shows half living with HIV in the U.S. are not receiving appropriate medical treatment.
According to a worst-case scenario estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Tuesday, the virus could infect more than a million people if not brought under control. The World Health Organization estimated that more than 20,000 people could be infected by early November.
A CDC official said the alarming spike in children suffering from the illness in at least 10 states could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases.”
The head of the Centers For Disease Control, returning from West Africa, says the Ebola outbreak is “the world’s first Ebola epidemic.”
The organization will run advertisements with information from studies about adherence to pill’s daily regimen in several publications within the next week.
For the first time, sexual orientation has been included in a major survey by the Centers for Disease Control.
These accidents at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could have, in theory, killed members of its staff and the public.
Authorities have yet to determine if the virus, discovered in a storage room in Maryland, is alive and infectious.
The World Health Organization says the outbreak is a “public health emergency of international concern.”
An Illinois man picked up an infection after visiting the first U.S. victim of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
Leading HIV/AIDS health care organizations have signed a letter in which they endorse new federal health guidelines and condemn critics of the drug, PrEP.
As of May 2014, a total of 538 laboratory-confirmed cases and 145 deaths have been attributed to the MERS virus. Two cases have been reported in the U.S.
U.S. officials confirmed on Monday that a second U.S. case of the Middle East Respiratory System (MERS) virus was confirmed in Florida.
Two new studies released today paint a pretty grim picture of the sexual health of the country. Sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs) will unfortunately be a popular gift tonight.
They are also three times as likely to be raped, according to the first-ever nationwide study on domestic violence and sexual orientation.
One more reason to legalize marijuana, right? The CDC is trying the “scared straight” approach to anti-smoking PSAs.
Do they know something we don’t know? Sure, this is probably a PR stunt to cash in on disaster awareness but I’ll be stockpiling
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