US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful on Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

Third UN employee dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the third employee from the world organization to succumb to the deadly virus, the UN spokesman said on Monday.

120 still on Ebola monitoring: US officials

Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas.

Texas: Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker

A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.

Texas hospital apologises over handling of Ebola case

The Texas hospital that cared for the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States apologised today over its handling of the case.

US lab worker on cruise tests negative for Ebola: Reports

A cruise ship carrying a lab worker suspected of contact with Ebola returned to Texas on on Sunday, as US media reported the woman had tested negative for the deadly disease.

Texas health worker isolated on cruise ship over possible Ebola contact

A Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been isolated on a cruise ship despite showing no symptoms of the disease, the Department of State said on Friday.

Ebola-stricken nurse arrives at hospital outside Washington
Ebola-stricken nurse arrives at hospital outside Washington

A nurse infected in Texas with Ebola arrived late Thursday for treatment at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, one of the nation`s premier medical facilities.

Gymnasts Simone Biles poised to leap into Rio Olympics spotlight
Gymnasts Simone Biles poised to leap into Rio Olympics spotlight

Her training headquarters is a small warehouse in Spring, Texas, but bigger things are expected for petite gymnast Simone Biles, who is on track to become a darling of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Barack Obama open to appointing Ebola ''czar,'' opposes travel ban
Barack Obama open to appointing Ebola ''czar,'' opposes travel ban

President Barack Obama said he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States, but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. 

US schools close in Ohio, Texas, over Ebola fears

Some schools in Ohio and Texas closed on Thursday amid fears that students or staff had been exposed to a nurse who had Ebola infection during an airline flight.

US nurse with Ebola took commercial flight
US nurse with Ebola took commercial flight

A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a US health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the US response to the deadly virus.

More Ebola cases in Dallas ''very real possibility'': County official

Dallas County authorities are anticipating more possible Ebola cases as a second nurse who had treated the first victim of Ebola diagnosed on U.S. soil was infected with the virus, a county official said on Wednesday.

Second Ebola case on US soil as UN warns disease `winning the race`
Second Ebola case on US soil as UN warns disease `winning the race`

A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola, officials said Wednesday, in a new contamination far from the west African heart of an epidemic the UN warned was "winning the race".

Second health worker in Texas tests positive for Ebola
Second health worker in Texas tests positive for Ebola

A second health worker at the Texas hospital where the first case of Ebola contamination on US soil occurred has tested positive for the disease, the state government said Wednesday.

US Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law

The US Supreme Court has blocked a Texas state law that reduced the number of abortion clinics in the nation`s second most populous state, media reported Wednesday.

Dog of Ebola-infected Dallas nurse to be cared for, officials say

The dog of the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola when treating a patient infected with the virus is still in the woman`s apartment and will be kept safe while its owner is in isolation at a local hospital, officials said on Monday.

CDC head criticized for blaming 'protocol breach' as nurse gets Ebola

Some healthcare experts are bristling at the assertion by a top US health official that a “protocol breach” caused a Dallas nurse to be infected with Ebola while caring for a dying patient, saying the case instead shows how far the nation’s hospitals are from adequately training staff to deal with the deadly virus.