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Local Hospital Joins Fight Against Ebola

A statement from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania says its agreed to be among hospitals to care for U.S. medical workers who contract Ebola while working in Africa.

10/17/2014

(Dr. Robert Fowler speaks to the Infectious Diseases Conference in Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Doctors Fighting Ebola in Africa Present Findings in Philadelphia

“It’s a disease that the US has prepared for — it has an excellent acute-care system to treat patients,” said Dr. Robert Fowler.

10/08/2014

File photo. A doctor for tropical medicine prepares a blood sample for analysis during a demonstration for the media of ebola treatment capabilities. (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Understanding How Ebola Spreads

Most of us know a lot more about the Ebola virus than we knew a week ago, but the CDC has been on top of this for quite some time, and the World Health Organization has been monitoring it as well.

10/07/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Local Doctor Explains How Ebola Virus Is Contracted

Dr. Neil Fishman, infectious disease doctor at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, points out that Ebola is only contagious if the infected person is experiencing active symptoms.

10/03/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Concern About Ebola In U.S. Grows

People here locally and around the country are growing more concerned about the spread of the virus.

10/02/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

For more information about Ebola, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/.

09/30/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

CDC Confirms Patient In Dallas Has The Ebola Virus

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus. Tuesday’s official determination makes the Dallas patient the first diagnosed Ebola case in the United States.

09/30/2014

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Testing Begins On Ebola Vaccine Developed By Local Drug Company

Human trials start this week on an ebola vaccine developed by local pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

09/01/2014

(Lists of prayer requests sit at the alter of the Victory Harvest Fellowship International Church, 2536 South 59th St., in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Liberian Church Community in Philadelphia Rallies For Afflicted Countrymen

“This has been a rough year,” said Nora Solo at a church service in South Philadelphia. “The children died in the fire, and then Ebola is going on.”

08/06/2014

(Dr. Ronald Harty, in file photo provided by Penn Vet.  Photo by John Donges)

Penn Vet Research May Lead To Future Treatment For Deadly Ebola Virus

Dr. Ronald Harty and his team are studying the molecular workings of viruses, aiming to reduce their ability to spread infection.

08/05/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

A hospital worker sprays premises outside the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia to prevent germs from spreading. (credit: Zoom Dosso/Getty Images)

Ebola Outbreak Prompts Peace Corps To Remove Volunteers From Some Countries In Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest ever, but the risk of it spreading to the United States is very low.

07/31/2014

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