More than 2,500 people have died because failed development in villages heightens gender inequality and tensions, experts say
Salome Karwah fought past civil war and a deadly virus. But in Liberia, becoming a mother is too often a killer
Thousands of U.S. physicians and medical students from banned countries may leave hospitals without staff
Brain deficits and more torment many virus survivors in Liberia. The top suspects are hidden viral remnants and immune system overreactions
The continent begins a new operation to control outbreaks like Ebola, but experts worry it is already understaffed and underfunded
From Liberia in an exclusive Scientific American report, victims say they are tormented by brain deficits and more. A new study hints at hidden virus remnants or immune system overreactions
Twenty percent of the nation’s surgical practitioners have been killed by Ebola
Improvements in health care and other uncertainties make accurate forecasts difficult
The medical sleuths of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been thrust into the limelight with the recent Ebola epidemic. Charged with chasing diseases and stopping outbreaks, they're a geeky bunch of young doctors, veterinarians and scientists, who prefer to work behind the scenes.
A growing number of U.S. hospitals now compel health care workers to get vaccinated against the flu and other infectious diseases to protect patients from communicable diseases.