Helping in the fight against Ebola. More than 100 Maryland Army reservists are heading to West Africa–where more than 5000 people have died from the disease.
A Maryland doctor arrives in Nebraska today to receive treatment for Ebola.
The current Ebola outbreak isn’t the only fatal virus out there.
Five of the nation’s airports are stepping up screenings for people flying in from West Africa. One of them, Dulles International, is right here in our region.
Soldiers from Aberdeen Proving Ground are heading to West Africa to help with the overwhelming task the country has in diagnosing those patients with the deadly Ebola disease.
Health officials are working on a plan to monitor every person who returns to Maryland from countries stricken by Ebola, but the extent of the monitoring will depend on individual circumstances, the state’s health secretary said Wednesday.
All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.
Under pressure to select an Ebola “czar” to lead the U.S. response against the disease, President Barack Obama conceded Thursday it “may be appropriate for me to appoint an additional person” to head the administration effort.
President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.
More than 4,000 people have now died in the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and officials with the United Nations say the number of cases is doubling every three to four weeks in West Africa. Now the first human trials of an Ebola vaccine are underway.
Ebola continues to spread out of control. Now President Barack Obama says the US will respond to the crisis in West Africa where thousands have died.