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An American who may have been exposed to Ebola in Congo is being monitored back in the US

An American medical worker who may have been exposed to Ebola while working in the Democratic Republic of Congo was flown back to the US on Saturday.
Tracing anyone who was in contact with an infected person is an urgent priority.

An Ebola case has been discovered in a city of 1.2 million people — a ‘game changer’ that makes fighting the outbreak much more diff...

Health officials have confirmed that an infected person was found in a city of 1.2 million, meaning Ebola has spread beyond the town it was first spotted in. Ebola in an urban area is much more dangerous, since that dramatically increases the possibility that the disease could spread rapidly.
A biological technician wearing a Level C PAPR protective suit climbs up a ladder to inspect a decontamination tent covering Smailholm village hall in southern Scotland, which was the scene of an Anthrax outbreak in July 2006.

Bill Gates says a pandemic flu could kill 30 million people — these are the deadly diseases that scare experts the most

Somewhere on the planet, there's an organism or organisms — likely bacteria or a virus — that could kill tens of millions if it started to spread among people. Many experts think a global pandemic disease, whether naturally occurring or engineered, is the greatest threat humanity faces right now.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staffer Alex Eilert Paulsen watches as mattresses and bed frames burn at the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on January 31, 2015 in Paynesville, Liberia.

A new Ebola outbreak has infected 32 people — and the White House official in charge of responses to global pandemics just left

An Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sickened 32, with 18 deaths reported so far. The same day the outbreak was announced, the White House official in charge of global pandemic response stepped down. He is not being replaced.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staffer Alex Eilert Paulsen watches as mattresses and bed frames burn at the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) on January 31, 2015 in Paynesville, Liberia.

Bill Gates thinks an infectious disease outbreak could kill 30 million people in the next decade — but the US is cutting efforts to prevent glob...

Diseases know no national borders and can jump from one species to another. Many experts think that we need to be better prepared to prevent future outbreaks.

9 dangerous diseases that could be prevented by vaccines within the next decade, from HIV to cancer

Vaccines prime the body's immune system to fight an infection. Researchers are finding ways to use vaccines to tackle diseases like cancer and drug addiction.

More illnesses could be sexually transmitted than we thought — including the common cold

CDC researchers found the genetic material for 27 viruses in human semen, and they suspect there may be many more.

Disease experts reveal their biggest worries about the next pandemic

The next pandemic is coming. It's a disturbing reality that's clear to experts — but ignored by the rest of us. Here are five scientists' biggest fears.

A person has died from Ebola in Congo, signaling the start of a new outbreak

The case was confirmed from tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhagic fever in the northeast of the country.

A Harvard doctor just won $1 million for a project that could prevent the next deadly pandemic

Dr. Raj Panjabi, a Harvard Medical School doctor and the co-founder of Last Mile Health, just won the $1 million TED Prize for his Community Health Academy.