The Ebola crisis

Coverage of the outbreak that started in West Africa and has had cases pop up in the US and other parts of the world.


Understanding Ebola transmission


Ebola in the United States

A look at how the disease made it to American shores, a timeline of the outbreak, and more details on the virus.

How did Dallas nurses catch Ebola?

Thomas Eric Duncan’s medical records provide a picture of how nurses Nina Pham and Amber Joy Vinson interacted with him.

Evan Horowitz

// How the Ebola outbreak spun out of control

The virus may claim tens or even hundreds of thousands of lives before it is quelled.

Latest news


BU lab will begin studying deadly viruses

The 192,000-square-foot high-security biolab has sat mostly empty since its completion in 2008.

Research on the world’s deadliest microbes will soon begin at a Boston lab

BU’s high-security laboratory received final approval to start research on the deadly microbes, ending a decade and a half of controversy.

Photography project highlights contributions of Boston’s immigrant community

Images from a project titled “Boston #StandsWithImmigrants” have been projected onto structures around the city.

New TripAdvisor warnings on sexual assault draw criticism

One rape victim said the review site’s decision to post its warning for only three months is “a slap in the face.”

360 videos: Go inside an Ebola lab. Be a dentist. Simulate surgery

In the world of science and medicine, places like this are often reserved exclusively for highly trained specialists. Take a look inside.