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Nebraska medical facility says it's monitoring American possibly exposed to Ebola

An American who may have been exposed to Ebola while in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in Nebraska to be monitored, the medical facility revealed Saturday. (Nebraska Medicine) An American who may have been exposed to the lethal disease Ebola while in the Democratic Republic of Congo arrived in Nebraska to be monitored, the… Read More »

Trek Into Congo Forest Reveals an Ebola Crisis Fueled by Violence

ImageA vaccination team administering the Ebola vaccine to residents of the Kanyihunga district in Congo, starting with those who had recent contact with Alphonsine Kahindo Kambere, the most recent local victim.CreditDiana Zeyneb Alhindawi for The New York Times LUSEGHE, Democratic Republic of Congo — Four health workers threaded their way cautiously down a steep valley… Read More »

Global Health: Marburg Virus, Related to Ebola, Is Found in Bats in West Africa

The Marburg virus, a deadly cousin of Ebola, has been isolated in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time it has been found in West Africa. Five bats caught in three health districts tested positive for the virus, according to two teams of scientists. One was led by the Centers for Disease Control… Read More »