Ebola Virus

As news of Ebola hitting the United States spreads, about 1,400 U.S. troops will head to Liberia this month for a mission to curb the spread of the deadly virus. About 700 of those troops will come from the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, Ky. The other half will be combat engineers from […]

UPDATE: 2:00 PM EST Authorities in Liberia say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who was diagnosed in Dallas earlier this week, saying he lied on an airport health questionnaire. With an Ebola crisis raging in West Africa, passengers leaving Liberia are being screened for fever and are asked if they have […]

A patient isolated at a Dallas hospital is continuing treatment after he was diagnosed with Ebola this week. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis, the first on U.S. soil, on Tuesday. The patient, who has not been identified, left Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in Texas on Sept. 20. Four […]

Scary new estimates put the number of Ebola cases in West Africa to 21,000 by November, tripling the tally of 5,800 illnesses reported since the deadly virus hit the nations. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that cases are continuing to increase at a rapid pace, but added that Ebola could sicken people for years to come. […]

The six-million residents of Sierra Leone now have a peace of mind this week now that the three-day lockdown to prevent the Ebola virus was declared a success on Sunday. According to BBC, authorities lifted the ban that prevented men, women and children from leaving their homes. The controversial lockdown meant that many people were […]

Sierra Leone has ordered everyone in the country to stay indoors for three days in attempt to stop Ebola from spreading. This meant suspending commerce and emptying the streets. Government officials, soldiers and nearly 30,000 volunteers will go house to house, hoping to educate the country about the extreme dangers of the disease and to […]

Hospitals in West African nations hit with Ebola are struggling to treat patients, but now those patients are relying on the black market for a chance at survival. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patients have taken to buying blood from survivors of the virus on the black market. The blood, which is called […]

To combat the Ebola crisis crippling West African nations, President Obama’s administration is sending 3,000 U.S. military personnel to supply medical and logistical support. Obama announced the plan, which includes the building of 17 new health-care facilities and an increase in the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims, Tuesday during a visit to the […]

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the Ebola death toll increased by 200 in just a day, bringing the total number of dead to at least 2,296. As of Sept. 6, 4,293 cases have been recorded in five West African nations. But the WHO is having trouble compiling data on cases, especially in the […]

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The 125-foot Six Flags Magic Mountain roller coaster, Colossus, caught on fire Monday afternoon outside L.A., ripping through the wooden tracks and causing part of the scream machine to collapse. The roller coaster, which closed in August, is being revamped with a new twisted steel track, and is scheduled to reopen next year. The fire was under […]

An American missionary infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia will be the third patient to travel to the U.S. for treatment. Rick Sacra is expected to arrive in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday morning to begin treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center’s Biocontainment Patient Care Unit. Read about it here… [NBC] A 14-year-old girl in […]

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Over two dozen teens who escaped from the Nashville Detention Center still remain at large Tuesday morning. Approximately 32 teens escaped from Woodland Hills juvenile detention facility around 11 p.m. Monday by crawling under a weak spot in a fence that surrounded a yard. The escape happened when a large group of teens at the center went […]