Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 8:04 p.m.
The photo showed a little boy. He was found naked on a beach in Liberia and was very sick, most likely with Ebola. The world was deeply touched. And hoped for a miracle. But his story has a sad end.
NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 8:03 p.m.
Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.
NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 3:20 p.m.
Officials are deciding how to safely collect blood from Ebola survivors and give it to the sick. David Greene talks to David Wood, of an Ebola intervention task force for the Word Health Organization.
NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 2:45 p.m.
Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.
NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 12:40 p.m.
Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?
OPB | Aug. 22, 2014 11:52 a.m.
Oregon's attorney general filed suit Friday against the software giant Oracle and some of its top executives, for defrauding the state.
OPB | Aug. 22, 2014 11:09 a.m.
The Oregon Health Authority says it's not worried it'll be required to pay back the money it used to revamp the health care system.
NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 9:56 a.m.
Protesters were on the move. Soldiers fired. A teenage boy sustained wounds to both legs. For half an hour, no one could find an ambulance and no one came to care for him.
NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 8:49 a.m.
The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would take him in. People — and even a nearby clinic — were afraid he had Ebola.
NPR | Aug. 22, 2014 7:19 a.m.
Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC.