West Africa

Doctor Nearly Killed By Ebola Shares Story Of Survival At UCSFA few months ago, Dr. Ian Crozier was in Sierra Leone, working with the World Health Organization, in the fight against Ebola. He never dreamed the virus would nearly kill him.
Ebola-Fighting Robots From UC Berkeley Could Soon Diagnose PatientsAs Ebola continues to ravage parts of West Africa, scientists and engineers at four universities and research centers, including Cal Berkeley, are meeting Friday to brainstorm ways technology can help in the crisis.
New Federal Guidelines For Those At Highest Risk Of Contracting Ebola Conflict With State-Issued RulesU.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms.
US Steps Up Response As Ebola Worries GrowThe revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation's public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus.
2nd Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive For Ebola; More Cases PossibleThe Ebola crisis in the U.S. took another alarming turn Wednesday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest aboard an airliner the day before she fell ill. President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip to address the outbreak.
Marin County Patient Suspected Of Having Ebola Discharged After Found Disease-FreeA patient who was possibly at risk for the Ebola virus was admitted to a Marin County hospital Monday morning and later found to not have the disease.
East Bay Congressman Swalwell In Dallas For Hearing On How To Curb Ebola OutbreakEast Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell will be attending a congressional hearing in Dallas Friday to review international, local and federal responses to the Ebola crisis.
Obama Sending 3,000 Military Troops To Help Combat Ebola Epidemic In West AfricaThe Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.
3rd American Doctor Contracts Ebola While Working In LiberiaA missionary group says another American doctor has contracted the Ebola virus while working at a hospital in Liberia.
KCBS Cover Story - The Sahara Ceiling: Women Of The Last WorldIn this KCBS special report, reporter Doug Sovern travels to West Africa to look at the status and treatment of women, as the continent is still reeling from civil war and famine.
San Francisco Health Official Disputes Progress Claims At Global Family Planning ConferenceWorld leaders and health experts are patting themselves on the back after the largest ever global family planning conference, which was held in West Africa.
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