Ebola Virus Infected Physician Arrives in U.S. Today From Sierra Leone

Ebola Virus Infected Physician Arrives in U.S. Today From Sierra Leone

Traveling from Sierra Leone in a tented isolation unit on board a Phoenix Air medical evacuation plane, physician Martin Salia, infected with the Ebola virus, will arrive in the U.S. today for treatment. Salia was the chief medical officer, working as a general surgeon at Freetown’s Kissy United Methodist Hospital, which was closed on Nov. […]

‘Alex From Target’ Death Threats and Cyberbullying [Video]

‘Alex From Target’ Death Threats and Cyberbullying [Video]

Two weeks ago 16-year-old Alex Christopher LeBeouf became “Alex from Target,” and since becoming an Internet phenomenon overnight has been subjected to cyberbullying and death threats. Nov. 2 was a normal day for the teenager, who lives in Frisco, Tex. His father dropped him off at Target after church for his regular work shift. Alex […]

Ebola Virus Disease Early Detection May Be Getting Closer

Ebola Virus Disease Early Detection May Be Getting Closer

Researchers are hopeful that they may be getting closer to a method for early detection of the Ebola virus, with a study showing preliminary markers of similar diseases in monkeys. In the study, from Boston University School of Medicine, monkeys were infected with either Marburg virus or Lassa virus, which are similar to Ebola. Scientists then attempted to […]