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UN Worker Dies of Ebola in Germany

Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday Oct. 13, 2014.Image: AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh/Associated Press BERLIN — A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite “intensive medical procedures,” a German hospital said Tuesday. …

Mars Rover Curiosity Flexes Robotic Arm for First Time

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity flexed its long robotic arm for the first time on the Red Planet Monday, passing a critical health check with flying colors, mission managers say. The rover unfolded the robotic arm and performed an intricate series of test maneuvers to make sure the 7-foot-long appendage is in good working order. Curiosity’s …

Fear and Rumors Hinder Containment of Ebola Outbreak

Health workers teach people about the Ebola virus and how to prevent infection, in Conakry, Guinea March 31, 2014.Image: Youssouf Bah/Associated Press It sounds like the perfect script for a horror movie: A virus with no vaccine and no cure kills hundreds of people; despite containment efforts, it keeps spreading. But it’s actually all too …

Americans Shouldn’t Panic About Ebola, Experts Say

Created by CDC microbiologist Cynthia Goldsmith, this colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.Image: CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith Last week, a former Minnesota resident died of Ebola in Nigeria. This week, the what-ifs are rampant. The victim’s wife said her husband had been scheduled to fly to …