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Nigeria: A nightmare scenario of Ebola raging unchecked among millions of slum-dwellers in Africa's largest city has given way to a rare example of a victory over the virus.

Ban Ki-moon has launched another urgent appeal for funds to help fight Ebola after a United Nations drive for donations fell short of its target. Ebola has killed about 4,500 people so far, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Airline notifying 800 passengers linked to flights taken by nurse infected with Ebola.

Ebola on camera doesn't look as bad as you might think. In a video released on Thursday, we got a short peek inside one Ebola patient's room.


 

The schools were closed after officials learned that students and an adult had either been on a flight with or had come into contact with Amber Joy Vinson, a nurse infected with Ebola. 

A congressional committee criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as officials said Nina Pham, a nurse infected with Ebola, would be transferred to a specialized unit in Maryland.


​                           Dr Daniel Varga; Image: Nytimes.com

Only about 15 ambulance teams are available to aid Monrovia, a city of nearly 1.5 million people, where hundreds of new Ebola cases are reported each week.

Changes to Ebola Protection Worn by U.S. Hospital Workers: Some hospitals had extra protections in place even before the C.D.C. tightened its guidelines Tuesday.

Downfall for Hospital Where Ebola Spread: With the announcement that a second nurse in Dallas had been infected, scrutiny of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital intensified as officials sought to calm workers and patients.

Obama Cancels More Travel to Oversee Ebola Response, Urging 'Aggressive' Action: President Obama canceled his planned travel for the second straight day so he could stay at the White House to oversee the government's response to the Ebola crisis, officials said.

With New Ebola Case Confirmed, U.S. Vows Vigilance: The news that a second nurse was infected in Dallas and that she was cleared to fly the day before showing symptoms raised questions about officials' ability to control the disease.

Lax U.S. Guidelines on Ebola Led to Poor Hospital Training, Experts Say: Infection control experts say many American hospitals have improperly trained their staffs to deal with Ebola patients because they were following federal guidelines that were too lax.

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  • Ebola alert in US expands to Ohio
    US health officials say a nurse infected with Ebola may have been sick for four days before diagnosis, and she took two domestic flights in that time.



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