Ebola-Infected Nurse's Dog Is Virus Free and Will Not Be Killed

Bentley, the cute dog of the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, Texas, is not infected with the virus. He’ll live guys, he’ll live. However, Nina Pham, his owner, is still in quarantine while the family of Amber Vinson, the second nurse who contracted the disease in Texas, say she’s cured. » 10/23/14 11:15am Yesterday 11:15am

Spanish Nurse Is Ebola-Free, Family Pet Euthanized Despite Protest

Earlier this month, we brought you the story of María Teresa Romero Ramos, the Spanish nurse who was the first person to be infected with ebola outside of Africa. Her story was especially heartbreaking because authorities chose to euthanize her dog in fear that he might spread the disease. Ramos is now disease-free.… » 10/21/14 5:10pm Tuesday 5:10pm

Ebola Panic Really Shows How Clueless Folks Are About African Geography

You would think that most people have at least a semi-firm grasp on the idea that Africa is not one small place with a single culture. That something that occurs in one isolated part of Africa does not mean the entire continent (which has 54 countries and thousands of ethnicities and languages) is similarly affected.… » 10/21/14 3:50pm Tuesday 3:50pm

Dallas Nurse With Ebola Flew to Cleveland to Plan Her Wedding

Nurse Amber Joy Vinson, 29, had "extensive contact" with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola last week at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Now Vinson is infected. And during the time between her exposure and diagnosis, Vinson was a busy bride-to-be, flying across the country to take… » 10/16/14 1:25pm 10/16/14 1:25pm

Put a Virus On It: The Many Confusing Ebola Crafts of Etsy

Ebola has killed thousands of people in West Africa and seriously impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands more. Stateside, one man has died and two female nurses who cared for him have been infected. Politicians are calling for travel bans, the CDC is scrambling and stock prices have plummeted in anticipation of… » 10/16/14 11:50am 10/16/14 11:50am

From Miasma to Ebola: The History of Racist Moral Panic Over Disease

On October 1st, the New York Times published a photograph of a four-year-old girl in Sierra Leone. In the photograph, the anonymous little girl lies on a floor covered with urine and vomit, one arm tucked underneath her head, the other wrapped around her small stomach. Her eyes are glassy, returning the photographer's… » 10/14/14 2:30pm 10/14/14 2:30pm

Rush Limbaugh Thinks Obama's Trying to Punish White People with Ebola

Today in great theories from reasonable people who always arrive with at level-headed conclusions: Rush Limbaugh believes that the Obama administration is refusing to close U.S. borders to countries suffering from the Ebola epidemic because he wants us all to get sick as a punishment for slavery. Sounds like a solid… » 10/06/14 6:20pm 10/06/14 6:20pm