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US details cases of 9 pregnant women with Zika virus

Feb 27, 2016 - 8:49 AM

Health officials say two of the women miscarried and two elected to terminate their pregnancies

ZIKA AND PREGNANCY. A picture made available on February 12, 2016 of Patricia Vieira de Araujo (L) holding her one-month-old granddaughter Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the zika virus during her mother's pregrnacy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 11, 2016. File photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Texas case forces US to 'rethink' Ebola approach

Oct 14, 2014 - 11:26 AM

US CDC head: What we will be doing in the coming days and weeks is doubling down on the amount of education training outreach and support we provide

US President Barack Obama (2nd L), Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell (R), and Assistant to President Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco (L) participate in a conference call with Director of the Center for Disease Control Dr. Tom Frieden on Ebola in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 13 October 2014. Alex Wong/Pool/EPA

Ebola toll passes 4,000 as fears grow worldwide

Oct 11, 2014 - 8:28 AM

From Australia to Zimbabwe and Macedonia to Spain people who showed signs of fever or had recent contact with Ebola victims are whisked into isolation units or ordered to stay in their homes

FIGHTING FOR LIFE. A paramedic wearing protective clothing visits ebola infected nurse Teresa Romero at Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, Spain, October 10, 2014. The health condition of Romero is serious but stable, according to Carlos III Hospital' sources. Another 13 people are in hospital under observation. Photo by Victor Lerena/EPA

Ebola quarantines mount in Spain, as nations add airport screenings

Oct 09, 2014 - 8:53 PM

EU officials rush to reassure citizens Europe is well armed to prevent an Ebola epidemic but experts point to some gaps in public health systems which could be called upon to ward off contagion of the tropical fever

Members of a sanitation team and a fire crew wait outside the residence of Teresa, a Spanish nurse, and her husband Javier Limon on October 8, 2014 in Alcorcon after they were admitted Sunday and Monday respectively to a Madrid hospital fearing infection with the deadly Ebola virus. Curto de la Torre/AFP

Man dies of Ebola in Texas, as world toll nears 3,900

Oct 08, 2014 - 11:28 PM

UPDATED The spillover of the virus – with the first diagnosis in United States and the first case of infection in Spain – has raised fears of contagion in the West

Fresh warning over Ebola as regional crisis talks start

Aug 28, 2014 - 5:00 PM

A total of 1 427 people have died from Ebola since the start of the year with 2 615 people infected

TO ISOLATION. A picture taken on August 25, 2014 in Monrovia shows nurses wearing a protective suit escorting a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in Monrovia. Zoom Dosso/AFP

US health chief faces Congress over flu, anthrax mixups

Jul 16, 2014 - 9:08 PM

Tom Frieden who leads the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to face tough questions from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at the hearing