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Children sit in from of their home in the St. Paul Bridge neighborhood of Monrovia, Liberia, Sunday Sept. 28, 2014. Six months into the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and the first to happen in an unprepared West Africa, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is desperately needed is huge. Even as countries try to marshal more resources to close the gap, those needs threaten to become much greater, and possibly even insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate aid for the accelerating West African crisis. The spread of Ebola has spiraled into the worst ever outbreak, and the World Health Organization says it is has linked more than 3,000 deaths to ...

US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital. The patient, who was not identified, arrived at NIH's Clinical Center about 4 p.m., NIH said in a statement ...

Health workers stand outside the Island Clinic Ebola isolation and treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday Sept. 26, 2014.  The outbreak of Ebola has overwhelmed the weak health systems of some of the world's poorest countries - there aren't enough doctors and nurses or even clinics to treat the spiraling number of cases.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients. Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time in an unprepared West Africa and eventually became the worst-ever outbreak, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is needed is ...

FIU doctor says education key to stopping Ebola

A doctor has returned to Florida International University's medical school after spending a month working with an international team of experts to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Dr. Aileen Marty spent 31 days in Nigeria, working with a World Health Organization outbreak alert and response ...

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows Daniel Bennett quarantined in an isolation unit at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., during research for a better flu vaccine. The NIH is preparing to care for an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. As early as Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, the physician is expected to be admitted to the same special isolation unit at NIH's hospital out of what the agency called "an abundance of caution," for observation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

NIH to treat US doctor exposed to Ebola virus

The National Institutes of Health is preparing to care for an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. Out of what the agency called "an abundance of caution," the physician is expected to be admitted to the special isolation unit at the NIH's ...

Children walk in the St Paul's Bridge neighborhood of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday Sept. 26, 2014. Six months into the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and the first to happen in an unprepared West Africa, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is desperately needed is huge. Even as countries try to marshal more resources to close the gap, those needs threaten to become much greater, and possibly even insumounable. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine

Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola. Bernice Dahn, a deputy health minister who has represented Liberia at regional conferences about combating the epidemic, told The Associated Press on Saturday that she did not have any Ebola symptoms ...

Gov't lets Liberians stay in US amid Ebola crisis

Liberian immigrants living in the United States without a visa won't be sent back to the epicenter of Ebola crisis in West Africa for at least another two years, the Obama administration said Friday. President Barack Obama signed a memo extending a legal protection called "deferred enforced departure" that continues ...

Debbie Sacra, wife of Dr. Rick Sacra, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Africa looks on as her husband addresses reporters during a media availability at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Friday Sept. 26, 2014 in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Massachusetts doctor says he knew Ebola risk

Dr. Rick Sacra knew what he was getting into when he went to Liberia in early August to treat very ill pregnant women and deliver babies at a time when the West African nation was dealing with an outbreak of Ebola. But Sacra, who contracted Ebola and was treated successfully ...

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, a healthcare worker sprays disinfectant on the corpses of children in a morgue suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.  Sierra Leone restricted travel Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in three more "hotspots" of Ebola where more than 1 million people live, meaning about a third of the country's population is now under quarantine. Sierra Leone is one of the hardest hit countries in the Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa that is believed to have killed more than 2,900 people, according to World Health Organization tolls published Thursday. (AP Photo/ Tanya Bindra)

WHO: 1000s of Ebola vaccine doses in coming months

Thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines should be available in the coming months and could eventually be given to health care workers and other people at high risk of the deadly disease, the World Health Organization said Friday. Public health experts are exploring experimental therapies and unconventional means of ...

IMF OKs $130 million for Ebola stricken countries

The International Monetary Fund has approved $130 million in emergency aid to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to help these West African countries respond to the Ebola outbreak. The Washington-based lending institution said Friday the amount will cover part of the immediate balance of payments and budget needs of the ...

Obama: Fighting Ebola must be a global priority

President Barack Obama says that in an interconnected world, outbreaks of deadly viruses like Ebola have the potential to affect every nation. Obama is speaking to representatives of more than 40 countries attending a global health summit at the White House. The president says that while the U.S. is taking ...

NC-based missionary group asks for prayer on Ebola

The North Carolina-based missionary organization impacted by the Ebola virus in west Africa is asking the world to pray for an end to the outbreak. SIM is encouraging Christians around the world to pray for one week beginning Sept. 29 that God will stop the virus. It is also asking ...

Dr. Richard Sacra peers out from the front seat of a car after arriving in Worcester, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. After three weeks in isolation, Sacra, an American doctor who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa says he's grateful for the specialized care that allowed him to recover and remains concerned about the people he was trying to help. (AP Photo/Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Christine Peterson)

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. HOLDER ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION The attorney general, one of the most liberal voices in the Obama administration, says he'll remain at the Justice Department until his successor is in place. 2. AP SOURCE: ...

President Barack Obama speaks at a high level meeting on the Ebola outbreak during the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Obama urges world to do more to tackle Ebola

President Barack Obama, in a sober assessment of international efforts to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak, warned a high-level United Nations gathering Thursday that there is a "significant gap" between what's been offered so far and what is actually needed to stem the health crises in West Africa. The leaders ...

Former Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra participates in a news conference at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.  Dr. Sacra who was treated at the medical center the last three weeks has left his room in the biocontainment unit and will head home soon. The CDC confirmed that two separate blood samples taken from Dr. Sacra 24 hours apart show the Ebola virus is no longer in his bloodstream. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

US Ebola patient released; says he feels great

After three weeks in isolation, an American doctor who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa says he's grateful for the specialized care that allowed him to recover and remains concerned about the people he was trying to help. Rick Sacra, 51, was released from the Nebraska Medical Center Thursday ...

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, a healthcare worker sprays disinfectant in the area they found a man suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.  Sierra Leone restricted travel Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 in three more "hotspots" of Ebola where more than 1 million people live, meaning about a third of the country's population is now under quarantine. Sierra Leone is one of the hardest hit countries in the Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa that is believed to have killed more than 2,900 people, according to World Health Organization tolls published Thursday. (AP Photo/ Tanya Bindra)

Sierra Leone quarantines 2 million to fight Ebola

Sierra Leone on Thursday took the dramatic step of sealing off districts where more than 1 million people live as it and other West African countries struggle to control the Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives. With three new districts under quarantine, about one-third of Sierra Leone's 6 ...

Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola

Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa. But just $50 million of President Barack Obama's $1 billion request has been approved for immediate use, under the opaque process by which congressional panels OK transfers between agency accounts. a ...

MUSC schedules discussion on Ebola outbreak

Doctors and scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina are holding a panel discussion on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the challenges in trying to contain it. The session on Thursday at the Charleston school includes a screening of a PBS documentary on the situation. The panel ...

Nurses stage Ebola 'die-in' on Las Vegas Strip

U.S. hospitals aren't ready for an Ebola outbreak, according to nurses who staged a "die-in" Wednesday outside a Las Vegas Strip resort where they were holding a union convention. Many protesters in the crowd of about 1,000 who attended the Planet Nurse convention wore bright red T-shirts and suits resembling ...

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn the White House, in Washington, before heading to the United Nations. The president said the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone."  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama at UN: Dismantle the IS 'network of death'

Confronted by the growing threat of Middle East militants, President Barack Obama implored world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday to rally behind his expanding military campaign to stamp out the violent Islamic State group and its "network of death." "There can be no reasoning, no negotiation, with this brand ...

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