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  • Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to bring the...

  • VIDEO --- Weekly Examiner: Obama's plan to fight the Islamic State

    President Obama had a busy week starting at the CDC where he laid out his plan for the U.S. to help stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. He then traveled to Florida where he opened up about his plan to fight the Islamic State.

  • Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries. The foreign ministry said late Friday that 100 soldiers and two military planes will initially be provided for the operation, which might use Dakar in Senegal as a hub. Germany also plans...

  • U.S. troops arrive in Liberia this weekend to start anti-Ebola mission

    U.S. troops will arrive in Liberia's capital this weekend to set up a headquarters and begin evaluating where to build treatment centers to help fight the deadly Ebola virus, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday.

  • Hagel: $1 billion for Ebola fight won't hurt military readiness

    The Pentagon has asked Congress to shift $1 billion from the Army's budget to pay for President Obama's dispatch of 3,000 troops to west Africa to help limit the spread of the Ebola virus.

  • Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa. "We can't afford to wait months, or even weeks, to take action, to put people on the ground," Dr. Kent...

  • Five questions about W.H. Ebola push

    The president will face many challenges in fighting the virus, including whether there's enough money for it and whether other world crises will overshadow Ebola.

  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control. The question was whether the aid...

  • UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe." Even as President Barack Obama is ordering...

  • Obama: 'The world is looking to us' to fight Ebola

    Still, the president insisted Tuesday that Americans need not fear an Ebola epidemic on U.S. soil.

  • VIDEO: Obama to announce plan to fight Ebola

    President Obama will travel to Atlanta Tuesday afternoon where he will announce his expanded plan to fight Ebola.

  • Sierra Leone: WHO too slow to help doc with Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being "sluggish" in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care. Dr. Olivet Buck died Saturday, hours after the U.N. health...

  • US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an...

  • CDC issues Ebola checklist: 'Now is the time to prepare'

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that "now is the time to prepare," has issued a six-page Ebola "checklist" to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.

  • 200,000 from Ebola countries have visas to enter U.S.

    There are about 200,000 Africans from countries hosting the deadly ebola virus who hold temporary visas to visit the United States, greatly raising the stakes it could spread to America, according to a group following the immigration issue.



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