Doctors Without Borders has raised about $100 million to fight the deadly epidemic this year, $21 million of which has come from U.S. donors.
The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.
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Ebola tests results came back negative for a patient at New York City's Bellevue Hospital who had traveled to the U.S. from the West African nation of Mali and was showing Ebola-related symptoms.
The Ebola-related death on Monday of a surgeon from Sierra Leone at a Nebraska hospital should serve as a painful reminder of the deadly nature of the disease even under the best circumstances.
At first, Dr. Martin Salia thought he had malaria or typhoid. A surgeon working in Sierra Leone, he told his wife back in Maryland that he had a headache and fever. He had two negative tests for Ebola. Then the third came back positive.
Two House subcommittees will host Ebola-related hearings this week. The Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a session Nov. 18 examining the public health response to the Ebola outbreak.
An emergency room physician who has recovered from Ebola said Tuesday as he left the hospital that he was living proof that early detection and isolation can stop the spread of the deadly virus, and he called for a better focus at the center of the outbreak in West Africa.
Lawmakers need to provide sustained resources that would allow academic health centers to effectively respond to Ebola, said leaders from the academic medical community Monday. They also advocated preparedness for future infectious-disease threats.
The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to stepping out her front door — "like normal people."
Dr. Robert Fuller didn't hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he's given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients this winter.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to confront Ebola at its source in West Africa and to secure the U.S. against any possible spread.