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A health worker, right, cleans a man's arm before injecting him with a Ebola vaccine in Conakry, Guinea.
A health worker, right, cleans a man's arm before injecting him with a Ebola vaccine in Conakry, Guinea (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah, File)
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Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.

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This photo provided by the CDC shows an Ebola virus. (AP Photo/CDC)
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Ebola ruled out in case of sick Neptune man

The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) said a Neptune resident who fell sick after recently returning from Africa does not have Ebola.

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TUBMANBURG, LIBERIA - JANUARY 29: A health worker departs a high-risk section of the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), on January 29, 2015 near Tubmanburg, Liberia. (John Moore, Getty Images)
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Report – 5 months after infection, man spreads Ebola via sex

Health officials now think Ebola survivors can spread the disease through unprotected sex nearly twice as long as previously believed.

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Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Alpha Condé, Ernest Bai Koroma
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, back right, meets with, from left, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Guinean President Alpha Condé, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, to discuss progress made in the international Ebola response. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Obama says Ebola-fighting goal is to prevent any new cases

Citing significant gains in fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, President Obama declared Wednesday that the international goal now is to prevent any new cases of the deadly virus in the afflicted region.

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New York's Bellevue Hospital Prepares For Possible Ebola Cases
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American who contracted Ebola improves, in serious condition

Doctors say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has improved to serious condition at the National Institutes of Health.

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Ebola takes worst toll on babies, other young kids, study says

Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic's impact on children suggests.

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American who contracted Ebola now in critical condition

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday.

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Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)
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Ebola monitoring set for new returnees from west Africa

ATLANTA (AP) -- Public health officials said Saturday that a number of Americans will return from west Africa to be monitored after possibly being exposed to Ebola.

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A flyer about measles is displayed on a bulletin board at a pediatrics clinic in Greenbrae, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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More children at risk of measles in wake of Ebola epidemic

With Ebola finally waning, researchers say hard-hit West Africa faces another threat: The possibility of large outbreaks of measles and other vaccine-preventable illnesses.

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TUBMANBURG, LIBERIA - JANUARY 29: A health worker departs a high-risk section of the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), on January 29, 2015 near Tubmanburg, Liberia. (John Moore, Getty Images)
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Obama says US has ‘risen to the challenge’ of fighting Ebola

President Barack Obama heralded "new phase in the fight" against Ebola on Wednesday and said progress against the outbreak in West Africa will allow the U.S. to withdraw nearly all American troops sent to Liberia last fall.

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