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Nurse infected with Ebola says she’s ‘doing well’

DALLAS  — The Texas nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola on American soil said Tuesday that she is doing well as her hospital expressed optimism about her recovery. Read more…

Health Care Worker In Dallas Tests Positive For Ebola Virus

Health worker becomes second in US to test positive for Ebola

A Texas health care worker tested positive for Ebola, even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized patient who later died from the virus, health officials said Sunday. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S. Read more…

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1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said. Read more…

UN creates Ebola relief mission in Ghana

The United Nations has established a Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Ghana. The mission chief says the outbreak cannot be stopped without international assistance. Read more…

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CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US

DALLAS — Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola. Read more…

Here’s what you need to know about Ebola

The World Health Organization recently announced that it was ethical to offer unproven medicines as potential treatment for Ebola, given the particular circumstances of the current outbreak. This followed the announcement Aug. 8 that it ranks as an international health emergency. Here’s everything you need to know about the disease, and whether it’s something to fear. Read more…

Ebola outbreak now responsible for more deaths than previous combined

The latest information from the World Health Organization shows at least 1,848 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a figure that now exceeds the total number of recorded deaths previously caused by Ebola since it’s discovery in 1976. Read more…

Journalists face big risks, challenges covering Ebola epidemic

Journalists face big risks, challenges covering Ebola epidemic

The highly contagious nature of the Ebola virus and its dismal survival rate have caused many news organizations to steer clear of the region. Read more…

Will an Ebola vaccine matter at this point?

As the death toll from Ebola continues to rise, human trials for a vaccine are starting in the U.S. this week. They hope to have results by the end of the year. Read more…

UN fears food crisis due to Ebola epidemic

The Ebola emergency across West Africa is leaving millions at risk of hunger – that’s the latest warning from the United Nations. It is concerned that travel restrictions are curbing food supplies. Meanwhile, this autumn’s cereal harvest is at risk because there aren’t enough people to bring crops in. CCTV-America’s Owen Fairclough has more. Read more…

Maryland researchers working on Ebola vaccine

It’s an ordinary-looking building in the center of Baltimore, Maryland. But inside the University of Maryland School of Medicine, extraordinary things are taking place in the world of deadly diseases. Read more…

Advanced US labs could start developing Ebola treatments

Researchers in the United States are trying to help curb the Ebola virus at three advanced labs that could start developing treatments if they are given permission. Read more…

Nigeria claims progress in Ebola fight

Nigeria is claiming progress its battle to contain Ebola. The virus killed five people in its commercial capital, Lagos. But of the eight others infected, all but one has been discharged.

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UNICEF ramps up emergency relief for Ebola

As the world battles the worst Ebola outbreak on record, basic health care systems in the affected African countries are crumbling under the pressure. In response, the United Nations Children’s Fund, also known as UNICEF, is ramping up its fight beyond the front lines. CCTV America’s Liling Tan reports. Read more…

UN sends new envoy to West Africa for Ebola and aid operation to Iraq

The United Nations has called for more preventative measures in the countries affected by Ebola. CCTV America’s Liling Tan reports from U.N. headquarters in New York. Read more…

Ebola cases tops 2,000 as WHO appeals for calm, realistic expectations for untested drugs

Citing “an emotional climate of intense fear” that “extends well beyond West Africa,” the World Health Organization Friday appealed for calm, stating that “the general public is not at high risk of infection.” WHO also called for “realistic expectations” for experimental medicines and vaccines. Read more…

Chinese medical worker in Guinea survives after Ebola contact

Chinese medical worker Cao Guang carried on with his job in Guinea after being held in isolation because he showed Ebola symptoms. Read more…

Chinese medical team in West Africa for Ebola outbreak support

A Chinese medical team in West Africa is providing vital support in the Ebola outbreak. CCTV America’s Nina deVries reports. Read more…

Unrest in Liberia over quarantine as curent Ebola outbreak cases surpasses all previous

Liberian security forces cordoned off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, quickly setting off violent protests by angry residents. Read more…

British health care worker flown to London after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone

A British health care worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is now in London to receive treatment. The 29-year-old is Britain’s first confirmed case from the outbreak. Read more…

Deaths from Ebola outbreak top 1,200

The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that the worst Ebola outbreak in history has so far claimed at least 1,229 lives and caused 2,240 cases of the deadly disease across four countries. Read more…

Relatives of Nigerian Ebola victims speak out

The relatives of Ebola patients in Nigeria called for international assistance, and said the country’s current health infrastructure is inadequate. Read more…

Ebola fears rise after clinic is raided in Liberia

Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses. Read more…

Nigerian health officials try experimental Ebola drug in hope for cure

Nigerian health officials try experimental Ebola drug in hope for cure

Nigeria is racing to halt the spread of the Ebola virus and save the lives of those who have contracted the deadly disease. So far, the country has recorded four deaths from the virus including the Liberian who brought the virus to the country. Health officials now say they have received an experimental drug, nona-silver, to try and treat those who have been infected. CCTV’s Deji Badmus reports. Read more…

US orders diplomat family members out of Sierra Leone due to Ebola

The U.S. State Department said Thursday that eligible family members of American diplomats were to leave Sierra Leone. It ordered the move after the U.S. Department’s Medical Office announced that “there is a lack of options for routine health care services at major medical facilities due to the Ebola outbreak.” Read more…

Difficulties recruiting medical workers grows as Ebola spreads in Nigeria

A third person in Nigeria died from the Ebola virus as the recruitment of medical workers to fight the disease becomes increasingly difficult. Read more…

WHO: Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs in current outbreak

The World Health Organization declared it’s ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa although the tiny supply of one experimental treatment has been depleted and it could be many months until more is available. Read more…

Ethics test: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

Shares of Canada’s Tekmira Pharmceuticals soared for a second straight day. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fast-tracked its experimental drug, TKM Ebola. The company will be allowed to resume human clinical trials on its experimental treatment. Read more…

Chinese medical teams aid Ebola-stricken countries

Three medical teams from China have arrived in Liberia with Ebola-related medical equipment as the country placed a third province under quarantine. Read more…

Death toll from Ebola approaches 900

The World Health Organization reports the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is approaching 900, with more than 1,600 cases overall. Read more…

How close are we to an Ebola cure?

The ZMapp serum could be the most promising treatment for the Ebola virus that has seized West Africa with no signs of abating. Its mixture of antibodies has been given to the two American aid workers who became infected with the virus when they were in the region. Read more…

Ethical issues raised over which patients get experimental Ebola drug

Ethical questions have come up about who is receiving an experimental drug to treat Ebola. Health policy expert Glenn Cohen joined CCTV America with more on this issue. Read more…

Liberia's economy faces downturn as Ebola virus spreads

Liberia’s economy faces downturn as Ebola virus spreads

In Liberia, the government has warned that the Ebola outbreak will badly damage the country’s economy. Many gains made since the end of the civil war in 2003 could be reversed. It has been forced to cut its growth forecasts, and officials fears that food prices will rise as farm workers stay home to avoid infection. Read more…

Aid group: West African Ebola epidemic ‘out of control’

An Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is out of control and requires massive resources from governments and aid agencies to prevent it spreading further, according to medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières. Read more…

American Ebola patients closer to recovery

Dr. Kent Brantly went from ‘near death’ to drastically improved after being given an experimental drugs serum called ZMapp. He was transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday. Nancy Writebol, the second American aid worker to become infected with the disease, was also given the serum. She will be transported to the same hospital Tuesday. Read more…

With one-of-a-kind diagnostic, US company helps contain Ebola outbreak

Corgenix, a company in the U.S. state of Colorado, is playing an important role in efforts to keep the Ebola outbreak contained. The company manufactures tests for the virus now being used in parts of West Africa. CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports.

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What steps are West African nations taking to contain the Ebola outbreak?

West African nations experiencing the Ebola outbreak continue their efforts to quarantine the afflicted. CCTV’s Robert Nagila reports from Nairobi. Read more…

Uganda to begin screening travellers as threat of Ebola spreading increases

The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history has surpassed 700 in West Africa. In response, African nations have stepped up precautionary measures. Read more…

U.S. doctor and missionary contract Ebola in Liberia

Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol, who have been working in Liberia to save the lives of Ebola patients, are now in isolation after becoming infected. Janet Shamlian reports. Read more…

Ebola drug ZMapp supply exhausted, will take months to replenish

The manufacturer of the one of the leading experimental drugs in the fight against Ebola, called ZMapp, tells CCTV America it will be a “handful of months” before it is available again. Read more…

Top Ebola doctor dies after treating more than 100 patients

The doctor leading Sierra Leone’s fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, according to the country’s chief medical officer. Read more…

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The Heat: Containing the Ebola epidemic

The Ebola epidemic continues with more than 930 people dead and more cases being reported every day. Can it be contained? Or could it become a global health crisis? Read more…

South Africa on high alert for Ebola

Health authorities in South Africa are on high alert over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but they emphasize there is no need to panic. Authorities here say that South African is at low risk of contracting any cases of Ebola disease. Read more…

Second American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

After days of waiting, both Americans infected with the deadly Ebola virus are now in the United States and undergoing treatment. Read more…

Ravaging Ebola outbreak affects business in Liberia

The World Health Organization has confirmed that more than 880 people have died in West Africa due to the deadly Ebola virus. Read more…

On sidelines of US-Africa summit, ‘intensive’ talks on beating Ebola outbreak

Senior U.S. health officials met with high-ranking officials from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone Monday and held “intensive” talks on how best to mount an effective defense against the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Read more…

Nigeria confirms nine cases of Ebola

In Nigeria, health authorities confirmed that the total number of Ebola cases in the country has risen to nine. Two people have died of the virus so far including a Liberian man who was the first reported case in Nigeria. Officials say all those infected had direct contact with the man. Read more…

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Nigeria says sole Ebola case has been contained

Health officials in Nigeria are running tests on dozens of people who had contact with the country’s first-known ebola victim. They include Nigeria’s ambassador to Liberia. Authorities are also urging Nigerians to take basic health precautions. CCTV America’s Deji Badmus reports. Read more…

Nearly 700 dead from worst Ebola outbreak in history

Ebola is one of the world’s most lethal viruses with up to nine in 10 infections ending in death. And right now, parts of West Africa are in the midst of the worst-ever outbreak. Nearly 700 people have died this year and it may now be spreading further. CCTV’s Susan Roberts reports. Read more…

Liberian Ebola victim’s contacts monitored in Nigeria

In Nigeria, health officials are monitoring those who came in contact with a Liberian man who died of the Ebola virus in Lagos. Read more…

Liberia works to contain Ebola as West African death toll mounts

In the worst Ebola outbreak in history, the death toll has risen to more than 880 people. The spread of the disease in West Africa has outpaced the efforts to contain the virus with dozens of deaths daily. Read more…

Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures as virus claims senior doctor

Liberia’s president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Read more…

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Kenya steps up border controls against spread of Ebola virus

There are no suspected ebola cases in Kenya, and authorities say there’s little threat from the virus. But they are taking precautions. Every person who flies in from West Africa is being screened. CCTV’s Robert Nagila has more. Read more…

First American Ebola patient arrives at Atlanta hospital for treatment

For the first time tonight a patient known to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus is on U.S soil. Read more…

Health ministers gather for emergency Ebola summit in West Africa

Health ministers from across West Africa have gathered in Ghana for an emergency summit on Ebola. Read more…

Fighting the Ebola Virus in Liberia

Aid organizations have scaled up their response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The International Federation of the Red Cross is sending 9 more health specialists to Guinea, where the epidemic has killed an estimated 102 people. The charity has also launched an emergency fund-raising campaign. Across the border in Liberia, an estimated 13 people have died from the virus. Nationwide health education campaigns are at a crucial stage. CCTV’s Katerina Vittozzi has more now from Liberia.

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Experimental serum used on Ebola patients

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has prompted federal officials to fast-track development of a vaccine. An experimental treatment is being developed by a California company. Read more…

Ebola vaccine in the works at US lab

Scientists at a lab in Montana have had promising results with an Ebola vaccine, and other U.S. researchers plan to begin clinical trials this fall. Read more…

Ebola outbreak worsens in West Africa

The deadliest Ebola outbreak on record continues to get worse. Read more…

Ebola epidemic affecting even those without virus

Rural communities in Liberia are feeling the impact of the government’s emergency measures to contain the Ebola epidemic. Read more…

Ebola declared ‘international health emergency’ with nearly 1,000 dead

The World Health Organization Friday declared the Ebola outbreak to be an international public health emergency and would require an extraordinary response to stop its spread. Nearly 1,000 have died from the disease so far. Read more…

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Health ministers and experts meet to tackle Ebola

Health ministers from 11 countries and international experts are attending the two-day summit in Ghana to discuss an Ebola outbreak. Read more…

Ebola claims second life in Nigeria as five more infected

Ebola has claimed a second victim in Nigeria, and the government says five more people are sick with the virus. They all had contact with Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who flew into Lagos last month and died in a city clinic days later.
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Nigeria struggles to cope with Ebola outbreak

Nigeria’s public health service is struggling to cope with the Ebola outbreak, despite the fact that only 10 cases of the disease have been reported. Read more…

UN chief urges global help for Ebola and Iraq

The threat from the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and the humanitarian crisis are just two of the pressing concerns for the United Nations Secretary General. Read more…

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Continuing coverage on the Ebola outbreak from CCTV America.

Media advocacy plays a positive role in Ebola education

Media advocacy plays a positive role in Ebola education

Health officials in Nigeria say they are containing the Ebola outbreak. Four more people who were sick have recovered and been discharged. The media has played a large role in educating people. CCTV’s Deji Badmus reports. Read more…

China gives green light to mass produce Ebola test kits as cases in Liberia top 1,000

As the number of Ebola cases continues to climb — the World Health Organization now counts at least 2,615 cases, with 1,427 deaths — countries across the world are increasing their efforts to combat the deadly virus. Read more…

Ebola hurts West African economies

Ebola has struck at some of the world’s fastest growing economies. Read more…

Ethiopia steps up security against Ebola

Security has been stepped up against the Ebola virus at Ethiopia’s main airport, but Ethiopia Airlines will continue flights into Nigeria. Read more…

Exclusive: CCTV interviews Peter Piot, scientist who co-discovered Ebola

The scientist who co-discovered Ebola claims it is the worst and longest Ebola outbreak on record. In an exclusive interview with CCTV’s James Chau, Peter Piot said the vulnerable healthcare systems in the affected African countries need international attention and help. Read more…

How deadly is the West Africa Ebola outbreak?

The Ebola virus has been known to have a mortality rate of up to 90 percent. How does the current outbreak — which may take another nine months to contain — compare? Read more…

Medical experts in Europe on high alert for Ebola

Some of the world’s top Ebola experts are gathering in Geneva to discuss a plan for developing drugs to treat the virus. So far, it is still contained to Africa. Read more…

More details emerge about Ebola victim

More details have emerged about the death of the doctor in Nigeria’s Port Harcourt. Read more…

Nearly 300 vaccines under development in the US – including Ebola

Biopharmaceutical companies in the United States are working on the development of at least 271 vaccines for infectious diseases, cancer, neurological disorders, allergies, and viruses. This week, federal researchers will begin testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. Read more…

Raincoats provide protective barrier against Ebola

Being in close contact with someone infected with the Ebola virus is a concern for public transportation workers in Sierra Leone. Read more…

Sierra Leone economy hit hard by Ebola outbreak

Sierra Leone’s economy hit hard by Ebola outbreak

Many economies in West Africa are suffering because of the Ebola outbreak. CCTV’s Nina deVries reports from Sierra Leone. Read more…

The Heat: Global response to Ebola

The U.N. Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, steps up a global response to the Ebola outbreak. The death toll now tops 1,200 people in West Africa and there’s an urgent need for doctors, nurses and medical equipment. Read more…

Travel restrictions create dilemma for war on Ebola

Despite warnings that isolation is getting in the way of Ebola aid efforts, most airlines have suspended services to Sierra Leone and Liberia. Read more…

US discharges two American Ebola patients treated with experimental drug

The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after nearly three weeks of treatment, according to officials. Read more…

Africa could reach 20,000 Ebola cases in upcoming months

WHO issues road map to combat Ebola outbreak

A new report by the World Health Organization creates a plan to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa. It’s designed to address a caseload that could exceed 20,000 Ebola patients. CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports. Read more…

US to send more money to fight against Ebola

The U.S. will send up to 3,000 troops to the Ebola region. To direct operations, the U.S. will build a new command and control center in Monrovia, Liberia led by a U.S. Army general. Read more…

Climate change, ISIS, Ebola top UNGA agenda

World leaders gathered in New York for the 69th United Nations General Assembly. Climate Change topped the agenda where 125 world leaders are meeting. Read more…

Congress hears testimony on fighting Ebola

Those working on the front line in the fight against Ebola testified before the U.S. Congress this week including Ted Alemayhu, the founder of US Doctors for Africa.
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Cuba to send largest contingent of medical workers to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone

Cuba is sending nearly 200 health workers to the front-lines of the battle against Ebola. The World Health Organization said it’s the largest commitment of medical personnel deployed by any country. Read more…

Ebola Epidemic: China sends lab inspectors to Sierra Leone

A team of Chinese lab inspectors is on its way to Sierra Leone to aid efforts against Ebola. With them are Chinese-made mobile lab appliances. CCTV America’s Wu Guoxiu has more. Read more…

Ebola patients speak of long delays as they seek treatment

Frustrated residents of Monrovia, who have been seeking treatment at an Ebola health center on Thursday, complained about delays they were facing, as Liberia, the country hardest-hit by the disease, cordoned off areas of its capital at one point to slow transmission. Read more…

Ebola survivors work to end discrimination by sharing their stories

In Nigeria, five Ebola survivors recount their stories, after meeting with the governor of Lagos. CCTV America’s Deji Badmus reports. Read more…

Music artists spread ebola awareness through songs

Authorities are resorting to drastic measures in hopes of curbing the spread of Ebola. In Sierra Leone, two million people are to be sealed-off and quarantined, but some are convinced there are more effective ways to save lives. CCTV America’s Jane Kiyo reports. Read more…

Nigerian efforts to contain Ebola virus

The Nigerian government says the country now is free of the Ebola virus disease. The pronouncement follows a similar statement from the World Health Organization, which say the virus has been contained in both Nigeria and Senegal. How did Nigeria manage to overcome a disease that many had feared was going to wreak havoc in Africa’s most populous country.
CCTV America’s Deji Badmus reports.
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UNGA convenes high-level meeting on containing Ebola outbreak

UNGA convenes high-level meeting on containing Ebola outbreak

The Ebola virus rages on in three countries in West Africa and infection rates are doubling every three weeks. Two hundred people die each day, health systems are collapsing and economies are buckling under the strain. Seventy-five thousand kilometers (about 47,000 miles) away from this place, world leaders came together at the United Nations in New York to find solutions on containing this outbreak. Read more…

UN creates mission for Ebola emergency response

UN creates mission for Ebola emergency response

Ebola poses a serious threat to international peace and security, and it will require an unprecedented plan to address the epidemic. That stark assessment comes from the United Nations Security Council. Read more…

UK fast tracks new drug trials to battle Ebola epidemic

A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea on Tuesday, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West Africa’s current deadly outbreak. CCTV America’s Richard Bestic reports.
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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. Read more…

US to send $500 million in Ebola fight

President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The U.S. Department of Defense will send $500 million to West Africa in aid to fight Ebola.
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US to send 3,000 troops to help with Ebola crisis, but will it be enough?

The United States is sending help in response to urgent appeals from Liberia about its Ebola crisis. Three thousand U.S. troops will be sent to Liberia, as well as Guinea and Sierra Leone. Read more…

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WHO says it has $4M, needs $490M to combat Ebola virus

There is still no supply of some of the most promising drugs to treat the Ebola virus. The manufacturer of one of those drugs called ZMapp said a new supply should be available in a matter of weeks. Read more…

Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms

DALLAS — Health officials in Texas have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man who brought Ebola into the U.S. or someone close to him, a public-health spokeswoman said Thursday. Read more…

Zimbabwe makes Ebola prevention strategies

As concern rises about Ebola spreading to other countries in Africa, Zimbabwe said headway is being made in prevention strategies, but more work is needed. CCTV America’s Farai Mwakituya reports. Read more…

Dallas Ebola patient in serious, but stable condition

Known as patient zero, Thomas Eric Duncan is a Liberian who is believed to have contacted the Ebola virus in Africa. Duncan began to show symptoms a few days after traveling to the United States and has been in isolation at a Dallas hospital since Sunday. Health officials are now working to contain the illness. CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports. Read more…

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DC hospital treating patient with Ebola-like symptoms

A hospital in D.C. has confirmed it is treating a patient with Ebola like symptoms. Read more…

Ebola fears grow with new cases outside West Africa

While the center of the Ebola outbreak is still in West Africa, there is a growing concern about the spreading disease. Governments around the world are considering new measures to keep their populations safe. CCTV America’s Nathan King reports on the latest updates of Ebola patients. Read more…

Digital technology helps fight Ebola epidemic

Fears are rising in the United States and other countries that the Ebola epidemic may be spreading beyond West Africa. Health experts say that is unlikely, but they acknowledge the progress that digital technology has brought to the fight against Ebola. Read more…

American TV cameraman infected with Ebola transported to Nebraska

A Nebraska hospital is preparing to receive the latest American Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo. He was expected to leave Liberia and arrive the U.S. for treatment by Monday. He worked as a freelance cameraman with the American TV network NBC. The rest of the crew will also be flown home separately so they can self-quarantine in the U.S. Read more…

African migrants in Spain fear possible backlash in Ebola crisis

The spread of Ebola in Spain has raised fears of a possible backlash against African migrants. Hundreds of thousands of Africans live in Spain, many from West Africa. Some living in Madrid are worried about being targeted. CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg reports. Read more…

African Union wants entire continent to fight Ebola

The African Union has made a public plea to leaders across the continent to join the fight against Ebola. The AU says that unless the outbreak is curbed, the killer virus will hit every country in Africa. CCTV America’s Girum Chala reports. Read more…

Chinese experts say China’s experience with SARS helps it contain Ebola

Medical experts say China’s experience dealing with the SARS epidemic puts it in a special position to help contain Ebola. CCTV America’s Wu Guoxiu reports. Read more…

Countries work to develop Ebola vaccine, treatment drugs

U.S. health experts say the Ebola outbreak is unlikely to be eradicated unless a vaccine or another drug treatment is developed. While the emphasis has been on halting the spread of Ebola by rapidly scaling up public health care facilities, experts said efforts are unlikely to keep pace with the disease. CCTV America’s Daniel Ryntjes reports. Read more…

Dallas nurse contracts Ebola from patient, marking first case of US tramsmission

An unnamed female healthcare worker, who treated the first U.S. case of Ebola, has contracted the disease. Health officials said the infected worker contacted with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died at a Dallas hospital last week after being exposed to Ebola in Liberia and then traveled to the U.S. Read more…

Fear rises after first US Ebola case diagnosed

Health officials in Dallas are monitoring five schoolchildren who came in contact with a man being treated for Ebola. The man had recently traveled to the United States to visit relatives in Texas. CCTV America’s Daniel Ryntjes reports.
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Frontier Airlines scrubs plane that carried Ebola patient

One of the Ebola-infected nurses from Texas traveled by plane on Frontier Airlines just before her diagnosis. That aircraft is being cleaned again, in an abundance of caution.
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In Ebola epidemic, Liberia suffers brunt of outbreak

Of all the countries challenged by the current Ebola epidemic, Liberia has suffered the most, given that the country has had the most cases and fatalities. Read more…

Inside look at challenges facing Ebola health workers

Liberia faces a grim task of dealing with the country’s mounting death toll. For the burial teams, it’s also a risky one. Read more…

International medical experts sent to combat Ebola in West Africa

With European Union officials set to meet on Monday, Germany’s foreign minister suggested the EU could send a team of medical and logistical experts to West Africa to combat the Ebola outbreak. CCTV America’s Jessica Stone reports. Read more…

Liberia’s health system struggles to cope with Ebola outbreak

One key reason Ebola has spread so quickly is that local health services can’t cope with its rapid progression. Many public hospitals in Liberia have closed because staff and patients fear they’ll be infected if they go there. CCTV America’s Katerina Vittozzi reports from Monrovia. Read more…

Liberia’s Monrovia becomes first capital with Ebola

In urban, densely-populated areas, Ebola is more likely to pass between people living and working in such close proximity. And it has, as the infection rate accelerates in Monrovia. Read more…

Major iron ore plant stays open for business in Liberia despite Ebola outbreak

The World Bank estimates Ebola could cost West African nations $2.6 billion. The seven-month long outbreak has scared away many investors and led Liberia, the worst-affected country, to slash its annual growth estimate. However, the world’s biggest steel and mining group, ArcelorMittal, is determined to keep its employees safe, and its production stable. Read more…

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More than 8,000 Ebola cases counted, half have died

The number of people infected with the Ebola virus has now risen above 8,000 according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). Nearly half of those people have died. CCTV America’s Nathan King reports. Read more…

Nurses heed African Union’s pleas, head to Ebola treatment units

Africa is ramping-up its responses to the Ebola virus. More than 600 medics are heading to Ebola-hit nations after the African Union made a plea for more help this week. However, many unforeseeable risks await them. CCTV America’s Katerina Vittozzi reports from central Liberia. Read more…

Obama appoints US Ebola czar as total cases in Africa near 10,000

He has tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain’s newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date. Read more…

One More Question for Michel Sidibé: Is social justice the biggest victim of the Ebola crisis?

The UN’s Ebola mission chief said the world was falling behind in the race to contain the virus, on Thursday. Read more…

Private sector funds new Ebola clinicis in Liberia

Businesses in northern Liberia are taking a lead in Ebola containment efforts. CCTV America’s Katerina Vittozzi reports. Read more…

Scientists use technology to track Ebola

With the rapid spread of Ebola, medical researchers, epidemiologists, and data scientists are working on ways to help physicians and aid groups halt the spread of the virus. CCTV America’s Patrice Howard reports from Boston. Read more…

Second US health care worker tests positive for Ebola

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports. Read more…

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Spain’s Ebola patient in stable condition, 14 others in isolation

The first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa is now in serious but stable condition in Spain. CCTV’s Roee Ruttenberg reports from Madrid. Read more…

Spanish government vows to contain Ebola

Spanish health officials said there are signs of hope for a nurse infected with Ebola, even though she remains seriously ill. CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg reports from Madrid. Read more…

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Spanish nurses resign, refuse to work with Ebola patients

More than a dozen people in Spain are being monitored at a hospital in Madrid for signs of Ebola. This is the same hospital where an infected nurse Teresa Romero is receiving treatment. Officials say the 44-year old nurse’s condition is improving.
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Thousands of children orphaned as result of Ebola outbreak

The Ebola outbreak is having a huge impact on children in West Africa. The U.N. estimated Ebola has orphaned almost 4,000 children already, and says the number could double in coming weeks. Read more…

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Timeline of the first US Ebola patient

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States flew from Liberia, said U.S. health officials. The unidentified man, who traveled to Dallas to visit family, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Read more…

US considering stricter airport security measures for Ebola

The U.S. government officials said they are considering more screening of travelers arriving from West Africa. Read more…

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US officials consider whether to add Ebola screenings at airports

Ahead of a White House meeting on the Ebola outbreak, federal health officials said Monday the U.S. is weighing whether to institute extra screening at U.S. airports where travelers from Ebola-stricken African nations may be arriving. Read more…

US pledges medical evacuations to aid workers fighting Ebola

The United States and the European Commission have pledged to provide medical evacuations for health care workers and other responders fighting the Ebola crisis in West Africa. CCTV America’s Daniel Ryntjes reports from the IMF and World Bank where world leaders have been in a crisis meeting. Read more…

US to send dozens of troops to Ebola affected regions

The U.S. is ramping up its response to the Ebola virus outbreak where it began in West Africa months ago. President Obama promised to send up to 4,000 U.S. troops to the region. This week, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) also began a new training course to help troops work safely in an Ebola infected environment. CCTV America’s Lorna Shaddick reports. Read more…

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What does the international community need to do to stop Ebola’s spread?

As the global death toll from Ebola continues to rise, new questions are being raised after the virus was transmitted to someone in the United States for the first time. Read more…