ebola

The World Health Organization has labeled the mosquito-borne Zika virus a global public health emergency, the same label given to the Ebola virus in 2014.

Two people died and several homes have been destroyed after two tornadoes swept through southwest Florida.

A day after the World Health Organization declared that West Africa was Ebola-free, a new case emerged in Sierra Leone when a corpse tested positive for the virus.

The World Health Organization declared the country Ebola-free on Tuesday after it went 42 days--the amount of time in two incubation cycles for the disease--without any reports of new infections, notes the news outlet.

North Korea is claiming to have found the cure for HIV, Ebola, various cancers, and more. New reports say the miracle drug is actually extracted from ginseng. Gawker sarcastically explains: The compound, Kumdang-2, is allegedly extracted from ginseng using fertilizer, rare-earth elements, gold, and platinum, and solves every health problem with a single injection. It’s […]

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Although the Ebola virus is still prevalent in a few African countries, one of the places hit the hardest is on its way to being declared Ebola-free. According to the World Health Organization, Liberia will be listed as Ebola-free on Saturday, which marks 42 days since the last case was reported. Although Liberia will rejoice […]

The first person to contract the Ebola virus within the United States is taking action against the Texas hospital that exposed her to it, the Dallas Morning News reports. Nina Pham has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s corporate company, Texas Health Resources. According to her lawyers, the nurse that treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan […]

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan organized an election rally on Saturday in Boko Haram’s heartland. He made a vow, amongst hundreds of attendees, to defeat the Islamist militants. [Daily Mail] An Ebola patient in the United Kingdom has made a full recovery since returning from an aid mission in West Africa. The Scottish nurse was diagnosed with the […]

Despite a drastic decrease in media coverage surrounding the Ebola virus, the crisis is still raging in a handful of African nations. Now, the first batch of an experimental vaccine is due to arrive in Liberia to combat the deadly outbreak. The Glaxo SmithKline’s (GSK) vaccine will hopefully curb what the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

Legendary gospel songwriter and performer Andrae Crouch died Thursday afternoon at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, his publicist Brian Mayes confirmed. Crouch was admitted to the hospital Saturday after suffering a heart attack. The seven-time Grammy award winner is known for penning gospel favorites like “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power,” ”My Tribute […]

Edward Herrmann, the actor who portrayed Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls and various other characters, has passed away at the age of 71. Herrmann died in a New York hospital on Thursday morning after a long battle with brain cancer. Rest In Peace Edward Herrmann. Our condolences go out to his family during this difficult time. […]

There has been a laboratory mistake at the Centers of Disease Control center in Atlanta, Georgia which may have exposed a technician to the deadly Ebola virus. The technician will be watched for a period of 21 days, which is the incubation period of the virus. [NY Times] ISIS has captured a Jordanian pilot after […]