Ebola is spreading exponentially in Liberia and thousands of new cases are expected there in the next three weeks. Lewis Brown, Liberia's information minister, says health workers are turning away patients at the gates of treatment centers in Monrovia because they simply don't have enough beds.
Doctors and medical researchers are moving quickly on two fronts in the fight against the Ebola virus. They are aiming to develop an effective treatment based on the experimental drug ZMapp, and they have just started testing a vaccine in human trials.
Two Americans who contracted Ebola in West Africa have been given a clean bill of health. It's one positive story that has come out of the West African Ebola outbreak, but what role did the experimental drug ZMapp, whose availability has sparked controversy, have on their recovery?
A year-long investigation by the New York Times shows the huge unmet need for kidney transplants across the world, and how Costa Rica has become a key place for people willing to buy themselves off of massive waiting lists.
After 10 years of failed treatments, a woman with previously incurable bone marrow cancer is now in remission. That's thanks to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who turned a form of the measles virus into a promising cancer-killing machine
The ebola crisis has so overwhelmed some hospitals in Liberia, that patients are being treated in their homes. Markets in border areas are being closed, as well as schools. Liberia's Information Minister Lewis Brown says the country's frightened health care workers need counseling.
The death of Liberian American traveler Patrick Sawyer stoked fears that the Ebola virus could cross the Atlantic. But despite the wide spread of the disease in West Africa, it has almost no chance of breaking out the United States thanks to the deep medical infrastructure here.