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Sierra Leone Plans Nationwide Shutdown To Slow Ebola Virus

The Western African nation of Sierra Leone is taking drastic steps to try to slow the spread of the Ebola virus. Starting at midnight tonight, there will be a three-day nationwide shutdown. The nation's six million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding

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Obama Sends 3,000 Troops To Fight Ebola

The U.S. is sending three-thousand military troops to Liberia to help combat the Ebola outbreak.

U.S. officials say President Obama will announce the move Tuesday during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta

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Are We Safe When Treating Ebola?

The recent treatment of two Ebola patients at Emory University Hospital is exposing some holes in the safety net meant to keep the disease from spreading. 

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Melinda and Bill Gates / Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Gates Foundation Pledges $50 Million To Fight Ebola

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is stepping up the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Today the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it was pledging $50-million to help with emergency efforts in containing the deadly virus

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Ebola Patient Making Progress

The Nebraska doctors treating the Worcester man who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia say he is making progress, but it's not yet clear if he will recover.

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Photo by Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images

Obama Speaks Out On Ebola Crisis

President Barack Obama says helping contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a U.S. national security priority but it's going to be a long and difficult task.

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U.S. Doctor With Ebola Arrives In Nebraska

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia has arrived at a Nebraska hospital for treatment.

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Mass. Doctor Comes Down With Ebola

A Massachusetts man who has been diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia decided as a child that he wanted to become a missionary doctor.

Dr. Rick Sacra is the third U.S. aid worker sickened with Ebola

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Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images

Ebola Patient Being Released From Hospital

The charity an American doctor infected with Ebola works for says he's now recovered from the virus and will be released today from an Atlanta hospital.

Dr. Kent Brantly and colleague Nancy Writebol were flown out of the West African nation of Liberia earlier this month and have been getting treatment at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta

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NY Patient Tests Negative For Ebola

A man hospitalized in New York City does not have Ebola.

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