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Centers for Disease Control

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

A health care worker worker who just returned from West Africa is under a mandatory quarantine at a New Jersey hospital. New York, New Jersey and Illinois implement mandatory Ebola quarantine policies as the federal government considers a similar mov...

Ebola

Centers for Disease Control

Quarantined nurse knocks Ebola policy

A mandatory 21-day quarantine imposed by New York and New Jersey on health care workers returning from West Africa caught local and federal officials by surprise and spurred a heated debate on handling the spread of Ebola without cutting the flow of ...

Operating room, hospital

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Quarantines if you treat Ebola in Africa?

When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Ebola, what should be their reward upon coming home?

Three weeks off, some say -- whether they like it ...

Ebola vaccine shot

NIH

Ebola: Millions of doses of vaccines planned

As the world reels from its deadliest Ebola outbreak, health experts are fast-tracking tests for various vaccines, and hope to have millions of experimental doses by next year.

There is currently no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which continues to spread...

Heart, cardiovascular health

CNN

Australian team hails new heart transplants

Pioneering heart transplant surgery announced Friday in Australia may lead to a new option for patients awaiting transplants by boosting the number of donor hearts available.

Amazon forest

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Teen's Amazon quest ends in tragedy

Kyle Nolan did his research -- his mother made sure of that. She didn't want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all -- let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed "medicine" with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around.

Craig Spencer

CNN

NYC's first Ebola patient: Where he's been

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City and the fourth diagnosed in the United States.

Here is a timeline of Craig Spencer's movements since he got back from the ...

Craig Spencer Facebook photo

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Officials: Doctor with Ebola had no symptoms until Thursday

One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital.

The second h...

Ebola symptoms sign

Josue Decavele/Reuters

First confirmed Ebola patient in Mali dies

The first confirmed Ebola patient in Mali has died, according to state TV reports, citing government health officials.

Nina Pham

Sarah Strittmatter

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola. The European Union pledges more funds to fight the deadly virus. And a military response team begins training.

With multiple developments under way, here's the latest on the Ebola outbreak:

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