The World Health Organization says the crisis has been vastly underestimated. Continue reading →
The decision came after a rare, two-day closed-door session of the UN health body's emergency committee.
As West African nations handle an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, Trace takes a look at preparedness in other nations and assesses the chances of the illness going terrifyingly global.
Double-bubble tents, isolation transport units and impermeable clothing will all be used to protect against an Ebola virus escape.
An American doctor and a U.S. missionary who had been battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic have fallen sick with the disease in Liberia.
The death toll numbers are up from the deadly disease and the number of cases has surpassed 1,000.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now running tests on six forgotten vials of smallpox recently discovered in an unsecured laboratory.
Even though smallpox has been eradicated, the world's remaining stockpiles should not be destroyed, scientists said.
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