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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Opinion: Do we keep waiting for the next pandemic or try to prevent it?

The Ebola outbreak in the DRC is an urgent reminder that we need to change the way we fight disease, and we need to do so now.

With short outbreaks and complex permissions, testing critical Ebola treatments is a challenge

The window to test Ebola treatments during and outbreak is short, but critical. Here are some of the challenges.

China may compete with the West to test Ebola vaccine

China is making a bid to use its Ebola vaccine in the DRC, which could further complicate efforts to test a crowded field of vaccines and therapies in the context of a waning outbreak.

Ebola outbreak opens way to chaotic jockeying to test experimental drugs

The maneuvering for space to test experimental Ebola vaccines and drugs brings to mind the frantic days of the West African Ebola outbreak.

Vaccinations set to begin in Ebola outbreak epicenter

Ebola vaccination efforts will begin Monday in Bikoro, the epicenter of the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country’s health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga, said Saturday.