Ebola

A health worker puts on his personal protective equipment before entering the red zone of a MSF (Doctors Without Birders) supported Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC), where he will check up on patients on Nov. 6, 2018 in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

On the Front Lines of the Trump Administration’s Ebola Response

The United States has mounted a wide-ranging response to the latest deadly outbreak, as only it can.

Boris Johnson waves in front of a British flag at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on Oct. 6, 2015.

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Boris Johnson becomes Britain’s prime minister, Donald Trump wades into the Kashmir conflict, and the Ebola epidemic in Congo rages on.

A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center in Goma on July 15.

The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It

In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.

A health worker waits to handle an unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly built, Médecins Sans Frontières-supported Ebola treatment center in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Nov. 7, 2018.

In Fragile States, Disease Outbreaks Don’t Stay Local for Long

U.S. health aid can also promote stability, mitigate extremism, and avoid costly longer-term military interventions.

A miner stands on a mound of dirt at an abandoned industrial mine March 28, 2006 in Mongbwalu, Congo. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Your Cell Phone Is Spreading Ebola

A deadly outbreak in Congo has become a global emergency because of a raging conflict over valuable minerals.

A member of the medical staff of the Ebola Treatment Unit at the Bwera General Hospital in western Uganda on Dec. 12, 2018. (Isaac Kasmani/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola Has Gotten So Bad, It’s Normal

Africa isn’t just dealing with an outbreak anymore—and that’s bad news for everyone.

Three Congolese ride a motorbike and carry a cross for a grave in Mangina, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Aug. 23. (John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images)

Welcome to the First War Zone Ebola Crisis

The world thought it knew how to deal with Ebola outbreaks—but it’s never dealt with one like this before.

Medical staff check each other's protective suits before entering the isolation unit at a hospital in Bundibugyo, western Uganda, during a suspected case of Ebola. Aug. 17. (Sumy Sadurni /AFP/Getty Images)

The Next Pandemic Will Be Arriving Shortly

Deadly diseases like Ebola and the avian flu are only one flight away. The U.S. government must start taking preparedness seriously.

Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the second day of the G20 summit on July 8, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Ukas Michael - Pool/Getty Images)

Trump Is in a Coma on Public Health

Amid the latest Ebola outbreak, the Trump administration is handing leadership to Angela Merkel — and she's not out to protect American interests.

Medical workers wearing protective suits take part in a training prior to leave to countries affected by the Ebolas virus, in an empty factory warehouse in Amsterdam, on Nov. 5, 2014. (BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola Is Back. And Trump Is Trying to Kill Funding for It.

As a new outbreak surfaces in Africa, the only possible motive for ending America's anti-Ebola program is that Barack Obama started it.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 03:  A World Health Organization (WHO), instructor teaches new health workers during a training session on October 3, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. The WHO is training some 400 new health workers in two-week courses for the Liberian Ministry of Health. Many of the new health workers will be stationed in some of th 17 Ebola treatment units to be built by the U.S. military.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Who’s Going to Be the Next Leader of WHO?

As the World Health Organization votes in a monumental open ballot for its new chief, the developing world and the developed world are in a battle of ideas.

Passengers get their temperature measured as part of prophylactic measures against the spread of the Ebola virus upon their arrival at Boende's airport, on October 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO KATHY KATAYI         (Photo credit should read KATHY KATAYI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola Returns in Congo, a Test of ‘Next Time’

Is the global health community ready to stop another outbreak?

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

Book Talk: “Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf”

Can Liberia’s rock-star president lead her country to another leader?

GBARNGA, LIBERIA - OCTOBER 07:  U.S. Navy microbiologist Lt. Jimmy Regeimbal prepares to test blood samples for Ebola at the U.S. Navy mobile laboratory of on October 7, 2014 near Gbarnga in Bong County of central Liberia. The U.S. now operates 4 mobile laboratories in Liberia as part of the American response to the Ebola epidemic. The disease has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Zika Is Just the First Front in the 21st-Century Biowar

Why a new era of synthetic biology could make the dangers of the atomic age seem quaint.

Health workers from the Sierra Leone's Red Cross Society Burial Team 7 are sprayed with desinfectant after removing a corpse from a house in Freetown on November 12, 2014. Red Cross has been providing a Safe and Digified Burial, with teams of 9 or 10 elements including a Beneficiary Communicator, in charge of adressing the community, explaining how to protect from the Ebola virus and reasuring the relatives that all due respect for the dead body and grant them access to the burial. AFP PHOTO/ FRANCISCO LEONG        (Photo credit should read FRANCISCO LEONG/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola Lives On in Survivors’ Eyeballs and Testicles

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is over, but shocking new science suggests that tens of thousands of survivors could still be carriers.

KENEMA, SIERRA LEONE - AUGUST 26:  A member of a volunteer medical team wears special uniform for the burial of 7 people, sterilized after dying due to the Ebola virus, in Kptema graveyard in Kenema, Sierra Leone on August 26, 2014. In recent months, Ebola  a contagious disease for which there is no known treatment or cure  has claimed at least 1429 lives in West Africa, mostly in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. (Photo by )

The Disease Detective Who Speaks the Truth About Epidemics

In the wake of Ebola and the Zika outbreak, a new book maps out the best, smartest ways to combat man’s greatest killers.

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