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Ebola Virus Disease

Health officials in Costa Rica react to first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States

Directors of 10 public hospitals in Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, on Wednesday said they are implementing preventive measures to detect and, if necessary, handle possible cases of the Ebola virus here. The announcement followed confirmation Tuesday of the first case of Ebola in the United States.

El Salvador quarantines 2 nuns as Ebola precaution

SAN SALVADOR – As a precaution against Ebola, El Salvador has quarantined two nuns who arrived in the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Health Minister Violeta Menjivar said Thursday.

First case of Ebola diagnosed in US, health officials say

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus, a man who became infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

UN confronts deadly Ebola epidemic

UNITED NATIONS – World leaders gathered at the United Nations heard dire warnings and desperate pleas for assistance Thursday as the deadly Ebola virus forced Sierra Leone to quarantine a million people.

‘It’s despair on all fronts,’ says Ebola aid worker

"We are so much at the breaking point," said Joanne Liu, international director for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. "My people are telling me, 'We don't know how much longer we're going to last.' "

Fear spreads as Ebola moves from remote areas into cities

Ebola is now spreading from the remote provinces and into the teeming cities such as Freetown, where 1.2 million people jostle for space. Previous outbreaks had been limited to remote villages, where containment was aided by geography. The thought of Ebola taking hold in a major city such as Freetown or Monrovia, Liberia's capital, is a virological nightmare.

Costa Rica-based US relief workers join efforts in West Africa to combat Ebola

Tim Callaghan and Phil Gelman were both involved in relief efforts in one of the most high-profile, horrific disasters in the Western Hemisphere in the last five years: the Haiti earthquake and cholera outbreak in 2010.

Costa Rican health officials announce measures to prevent introduction of Ebola virus here

The declaration by the World Health Organization on Friday of the outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa as an international public emergency prompted local health officials to implement a series of measures to prevent the possible spread to Costa Rica.

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