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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The World Health Organization says East Asia, with its trade and transport hubs and armies of migrant workers, remains at risk of the entry of Ebola but is beefing up its defenses against the virus. WHO's regional director for the Western Pacific, Shin...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say. Airline...
NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study on building toilets in rural India shows that adding facilities alone is not enough to improve public health. India is considered to have the world's worst sanitation record, with more than half its 1.2 billion people still defecating in the open...
Here are some facts about how Ebola spreads: WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS? Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea. HOW DOES EBOLA SPREAD? Through close...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first study of a possible Ebola vaccine is underway in Africa: University of Maryland researchers say three health care workers in Mali received the experimental shots. The U.S. government developed the vaccine. First-stage human safety testing began last...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairmen of House panels that oversee the Pentagon have signed off on an additional $700 million to pay for the military mission to help fight Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak. Thursday's action by Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck"...
The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died in Dallas, and the government says it will begin taking the temperatures of travelers arriving from West Africa at five U.S. airports. A look at the essential developments worldwide: THE LATEST Thomas Eric Duncan died...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations made urgent pleas for money, doctors and hospital beds Thursday and representatives of nations gathered for a World Bank meeting promised to send more aid quickly. "Our people are dying," said...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when they arrive at five major U.S...