Ebola Virus

As news swirls that the two Americans who were flown to Georgia to be treated in an Atlanta hospital for Ebola are increasingly improving, a top Ebola expert is asking the question on many minds — what about the people in Africa? In fact, three of the world’s leading Ebola specialists have come forward to […]

On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raised its response to the largest Ebola outbreak in history to a “level 1 activation,” an alert reserved for the most serious health emergencies. With the CDC on high alert, there comes a truth straight from the agency — the latest outbreak of Ebola will be […]

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization announced that the Ebola death toll had increased to 932, with 45 people dying between August 2 and 4. In addition, two more countries reported deaths of citizens suspected of carrying the virus. The new death toll is up from the previous number of 887 just two days ago. WHO […]

Keke Palmer is headed to Broadway. The 20-year-old songstress will be starring in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The role, which was originally played by pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, will mark the first time a black Cinderella has appeared on Broadway. Read more about Keke’s new gig here. It’s pretty obvious that Taye Diggs is a […]

Not that the always brash Donald Trump needed any more enemies, but his latest comments regarding the American aid workers who were flown to Atlanta for treatment after contracting the Ebola virus are angering many and turning a lot of heads. Trump took to Twitter to express his absolute dissent about having Dr. Kent Brantly flown […]

On Thursday evening, a medical charter flight equipped with an isolation pod left Cartersville, Georgia to transport two Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia to Atlanta. The American aid workers, who were involved in efforts to curb the deadly virus in the African nation when they were infected, will be taken to a hospital at Emory University, […]

The African nation of Sierra Leone has declared a state of public emergency in the wake of the largest Ebola outbreak in history. President Ernest Bai Koroma will call in security forces to quarantine epicenters of the deadly virus, according to Reuters. The measures resembled a tough anti-Ebola package announced by neighboring Liberia on Wednesday evening. Koroma […]

Days after ESPN host Stephen A. Smith suggested women are to blame for provoking domestic abuse, the network has suspended him. “ESPN announced today that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz wrote in a statement […]

With major concerns about transmission through air travel, talk of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leon, and Guinea spreading to the U.S. is becoming more reality than rumor. The virus, first detected in the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River in 1976, has seen an unprecedented spread in recent weeks, earning this year’s outbreak […]

According to a statement released by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa poses no threat outside of the region. On Monday, CDC spokesperson Stephan Monroe Ph.D., the deputy director at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, stated: “No Ebola cases have been […]

After one of Liberia’s leading physicians died to the deadly Ebola virus over the weekend, two American workers have been diagnosed with the disease. Nancy Writebol, of Charlotte, N.C. and Dr. Kent Brantley tested positive for the disease. Writebol is a U.S aid worker who worked with relief organization, SIM. Brantley of Fort Worth, Texas […]