The president will send 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help combat the spread of the deadly virus, construct new treatment centers, and train health workers.
The foundation of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates is pledging $50 million to the emergency efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa.
The head of the Centers For Disease Control, returning from West Africa, says the Ebola outbreak is “the world’s first Ebola epidemic.”
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease will conduct its first phase of human testing of an Ebola vaccine in September.
He was from Guéckédou, in southeastern Guinea, which borders Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in west Africa an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response. More than 1,700 people in West Africa are infected with the virus.
Updating: At least 2,630 people have died of from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. Another strain of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at least 35. WHO warns that the number of Ebola cases could eventually exceed 20,000.
UPDATED: Dr. Kent Brantly has arrived in Atlanta’s Emory Universtiy Hospital. Nancy Writebol is expected there next week. The State Department is coordinating the patients’ evacuation from Liberia, where they contracted the disease.
A Liberian government employee on his way to a conference became the first Ebola death in Nigeria. But a specialist unit in Monrovia is ill-prepared to respond to the number of patients.
Terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected.
Doctor Sheik Umar Khan has helped save more than 100 people.
The doctor and “national hero” leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone contracted the deadly virus around July 23. The doctor died on July 29.
The West African country — likely obscure to most watching the foreign policy debate — just entered the national conversation.
A long time ago in countries far, far away, these Star Wars movie posters were hung. Apparently West Africa is a big fan of the television movie, “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.”
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