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  • CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

    October 27, 2014 | 4:03 pm

    Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states.

    Dr. Thomas Frieden,...

  • Fear and indifference leave West Africa desperate for Ebola staff

    October 24, 2014 | 11:07 am

    When Australia offered more than $2 million last month to the medical charity leading the fight against Ebola in West Africa, Medecins Sans Frontieres bluntly rejected it.

    What was urgently needed from rich Western countries, MSF said, was not more money but doctors and nurses.

    ...
  • Facebook’s Zuckerberg to donate $25 million to tackle Ebola

    October 14, 2014 | 10:28 am

    Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, would donate $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to fight Ebola.

    "We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn't spread further and become a...

  • Israel prepares to fight Ebola in West Africa

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    October 14, 2014 | 9:23 am

    Even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced new measures on Oct. 12 to screen for Ebola cases at Israel’s points of entry, officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Health had worked over the weekend to put in place an emergency response program to...

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  • U.S. funds to fight Ebola now top $1 billion, may rise

    October 13, 2014 | 3:14 pm

    The U.S. government now has more than $1 billion available to fight the spread of Ebola from West Africa and is proceeding with plans to deploy up to 4,000 military personnel to the region by late October.

    Key congressional committee leaders signed off last week on the transfer...

  • First person diagnosed with Ebola in U.S. dies in Texas hospital

    October 8, 2014 | 10:40 am

    A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital on Wednesday, his case having put health authorities on alert for the deadly virus spreading outside of West Africa.

    About 48 people who had direct or indirect contact with...

  • West Africa Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people, WHO says

    August 28, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.

    The World Health Organisation...

  • For we were strangers

    March 21, 2013 | 4:30 am

    When I first began taking trips to West Africa while working on my doctorate in African history, I assumed that while there I would keep my Judaism to myself. This was not out of fear of anti-Semitism, but, rather, I thought there would be no one to share it with. There, since my...

  • Unwelcome Visitors Plaguing Israel

    By Helen Schary Motro

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    In strong language a week ago, the United States renewed its security warning against travel to Israel. Nevertheless, millions of visitors are certain to ignore it -- including both the most welcome tourists and the least desirable arrivals of all.

    Five hundred million visitors...

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