Nearly one in three people across Maryland who have been tested for influenza during the current flu season have tested positive for the highly contagious and difficult-to-predict illness, and health officials are seeing similar numbers in Harford County.
In 2003, Ebola virus killed around 5,500 gorillas in the Lossi Sanctuary of the Republic of Congo and reduced its population there by over 90 percent — the virus' deadliest incursion in any species until the current outbreak in West Africa. That gorilla outbreak, however, was just the next step along a trajectory that appeared to begin in 1976, when Ebola was first diagnosed in humans, but which had actually been underway for decades due to the convergence of several insidious forces that
About a week after being admitted to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, a health care worker exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone has not tested positive for the virus, officials said Wednesday.
Children bustled through the corridors of an Army Reserve facility just south of the city line Saturday as soldiers gathered for the last family day before some of them head out to West Africa for the military's mission fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak.
An American nurse recently exposed to Ebola while volunteering at a treatment unit in Sierra Leone is expected to be admitted to the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda sometime Thursday.
If a person came into one of Harford County's two hospitals complaining of Ebola-like symptoms, would hospital staff be prepared to properly deal with the situation, while also calming the fears of other patients or visitors who might be present?
After touring a National Institutes of Health lab where scientists are developing a leading Ebola vaccine candidate, President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to approve $6 billion for relief efforts in Africa and research in the U.S.
An experimental Ebola vaccine being tested in humans appears to be safe and is capable of stirring a response in the immune system, the Bethesda-based National Institutes of Health reported on Wednesday.
The best way to stop Ebola from spreading across the world is to contain it now by bringing all infected patients here (or to other developed nations) where we are better able to provide excellent care and bring the outbreak under control.
A surgeon from Sierra Leone, critically ill with Ebola, was flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment on Saturday, and is sicker than previous patients treated in the United States, medical officials said.
As the U.S. government has stepped up its efforts against the deadly spread of Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in West Africa in recent months, federal and military personnel in and around Maryland have joined the fight
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials told Congress on Wednesday that the Obama administration's request for $6.2 billion in emergency funding is critical to fighting the spread of Ebola in West Africa and there were indications the proposal could win broad bipartisan support.
While Liberia and other West African countries are seven months into the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history, several Carroll County-based organizations are on the front lines of the battle to control the outbreak.
State health officials are monitoring about 100 people who have traveled from Ebola-stricken countries but won't disclose any more information about their condition unless someone tests positive for the deadly virus under a new policy.
Embedded in our national anthem is the concept that we live in "the home of the brave." This point of pride, with its implication that other nations are, by comparison, less courageous, deserves an examination in the light of our behavior so far in the 21st Century.
The fight against the spread of the Ebola virus is now being fought in doctors' offices and urgent-care clinics in Maryland and across the country. Receptionists and doctors are now often asking patients questions about travel and other risks to pinpoint if there's a chance that the patient has been exposed to the often-deadly virus
Maryland law enables state health Secretary Josh Sharfstein to order sheriffs or police to enforce a policy requiring monitoring and possible quarantine of those at risk of bringing the Ebola virus into the state.
Travelers to Maryland from three West African countries where Ebola continues to spread could be quarantined at home or barred from public transit depending on their risk of exposure to the deadly virus, according to guidelines Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday.
Federal health regulators have tapped Johns Hopkins Medicine to lead development of a Web-based tool to train doctors, nurses and other health care workers on the protocols they should follow when treating patients with, or at risk of contracting, Ebola.
The U.S. Army is giving Profectus BioSciences $8.5 million to put toward human trials of the Ebola virus vaccine, bringing the Baltimore biotechnology company's fundraising total for the project to more than $17 million in a matter of days.