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.

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Greater Boston author readings Feb. 18-24

A weekly calendar of literary events.

After more than a year, Trump still doesn’t have a science adviser

President Trump has yet to appoint a science adviser — longer than any president since World War II, when Franklin D. Roosevelt created the first White House post for a scientist.

Opinion | Eric S. Lander

Will America yield its position as the world’s leader in science and technology?

America’s future is now up for grabs. We need clear answers to six big questions.

Ideas | Alex Kingsbury

Why we haven’t gotten over the Spanish flu

Pandemic preparedness suffers from cycles of panic and neglect, once the immediate threat has passed.

Ex-soccer star elected Liberia president by wide margin

Former FIFA World Player of the Year George Weah will head the West African nation’s first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.