October 22, 2014

Hannah Graham search halted in Virginia after human remains found

Human remains were found on Saturday in the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, but the remains have not been identified, police said. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office team combing an abandoned property on Old Lynchburg Road in southern Albemarle County found the remains Saturday morning and afterward police called Graham’s parents […]

Coming Up: Officials Hold Briefing on Hannah Graham Investigation

Remains were found during the search for University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Saturday. Graham vanished in the early hours of Sept. 13 after leaving an off-campus party. She was last seen on surveillance video and by witnesses with Jesse Leroy Matthew, 32, who was charged with abduction with the intent to defile […]

Obama reinforces argument against travel ban, urges Americans to resist Ebola …

President Obama on Saturday repeated his argument against a travel ban on West Africa where Ebola is an epidemic and urged Americans not to give into hysteria about the deadly virus, saying the U.S. is not dealing with a similar outbreak. “We have to be guided by the science,” the president said in his weekly […]

Senior Republicans criticize Ebola ‘czar’ choice for lack of medical background

Senior Republicans on Capitol Hill Friday criticized Ron Klain, President Obama’s choice to be “Ebola czar,” as a figurehead with no health background. “Given the mounting failings in the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola outbreak, it is right that the president has sought to task a single individual to coordinate its response, “said Rep. […]

Ebola crisis: WHO accused of ‘failure’ in early response

17 October 2014 Last updated at 22:59 The WHO is accused of underestimating the impact of Ebola Poor communication and incompetent staff meant the World Health Organization failed to react swiftly Ebola outbreak in Africa, reports say. An internal document said those involved “failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall”, according to […]

WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

LONDON — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America’s frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up scrutiny of the international response came as U.S. officials rushed to cut […]

The latest on the Ebola crisis

This week’s revelation that two Dallas nurses contracted Ebola from the first patient diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. realized the fears of public health officials and sparked new questions over the government’s ability to respond to the disease. With numerous stories stemming from the new cases in the U.S. and additional news from […]

Hospital Worker Who Handled Ebola Samples Is on Cruise Ship

A Dallas health care worker who handled clinical specimens from an Ebola-infected patient is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean – with the worker self-quarantined and being monitored for signs of infection, the State Department said in a statement. According to the government statement, the worker departed on a cruise ship from Galveston, Texas […]

CDC head assures Ebola not serious risk to U.S., Obama mulls ‘czar’ while nurse …

LARRY DOWNING/Reuters President Obama talks to media after meeting with his team coordinating Ebola response. Alex Wong/Getty Images  Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Thomas Frieden tells a congressional panel the Ebola outbreak is no problem. James Keivom/New York Daily News Gov. Cuomo says the state is well-prepared. Enlarge Calm down; we […]

US Ebola Response Called ‘Unacceptable’ Amid Growing Fears

WASHINGTON—Congressional lawmakers probed the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak on Thursday amid growing fears of wider transmission after two health-care workers who treated an infected patient were diagnosed with the disease. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told lawmakers that Nina […]