Ebola

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, a health worker sprays a colleague with disinfectant after working inside a morgue with people suspected of dying from the Ebola virus, in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone. An Associated Press investigation found that Metabiota Inc., an American company given crucial disease-fighting responsibilities in the Ebola outbreak, was criticized for committing one blunder after another - misdiagnosing patients with the virus, feuding with other responders and offering rosy predictions about the course of the epidemic that proved wrong.  (AP Photo/Tanya Bindra, File)

AP Investigation: American company bungled Ebola response

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American company that bills itself as a pioneer…

 

Dr. Bruce Gaynor, an ophthalmologist and associate professor at UC San Francisco, will travel to Sierra Leone this month to treat survivors of Ebola who continue to experience symptoms even after defeating the virus. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF doctor heads to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola survivors

The world’s worst Ebola epidemic that erupted last year, killing more than…

 

Emmet Murphy, center, pictured in Malawi in 2013, has raised more than $1,400 to help Ebola survivors in Liberia with rent, education fees and other expenses. Courtesy photo

SF native seeks to help Ebola survivors in Liberia

Moses Goi lost his mother, father, two siblings and an uncle. Mansan…

 

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Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

GENEVA — By early June of last year, the Ebola epidemic in…

AP file photoIn this Friday
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UCSF doctors helping to develop Ebola test to speed up diagnosis

Two UC San Francisco doctors are helping to develop a diagnostic test…

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Northern California hospital evaluating suspected Ebola patient

The UC Davis Medical Center is monitoring a possible Ebola patient Thursday,…

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British patient being treated for Ebola

A female health care worker who has just returned from Sierra Leone…

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Courtesy Sarah BonesUC San Francisco clinician Dr. Dan Kelly has traveled from The City to Sierra Leone about six times since the summer as he helps in the battle against Ebola.

UCSF doctor helps fight recent surge of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone

For many in San Francisco, Thanksgiving weekend was a time to catch…

Courtesy Sarah BonesUC San Francisco clinician Dr. Dan Kelly has traveled from The City to Sierra Leone about six times since the summer as he helps in the battle against Ebola.
Michael Duff/AP File PhotoIn this Oct. 16

Ebola survival improving in Sierra Leone

One year into the world's worst Ebola outbreak, doctors are reporting an…

Michael Duff/AP File PhotoIn this Oct. 16
Courtesy photoUC San Francisco researcher Dr. Charles Chiu expects that he soon will be able to incorporate into his research noninfectious Ebola samples from the current deadly outbreak.

UCSF researchers developing potential test to detect Ebola faster

For years, UC San Francisco researcher Dr. Charles Chiu has focused on…

Courtesy photoUC San Francisco researcher Dr. Charles Chiu expects that he soon will be able to incorporate into his research noninfectious Ebola samples from the current deadly outbreak.
Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerDr. Ian Crozier was the third American treated at Emory University Hospital after  contracting Ebola. “I’m the sickest [American] Ebola survivor so far

American Ebola survivor recounts illness in SF

Until this week, Dr. Ian Crozier, an infectious disease specialist and Ebola…

Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerDr. Ian Crozier was the third American treated at Emory University Hospital after  contracting Ebola. “I’m the sickest [American] Ebola survivor so far
Courtesy Dr. Phuoc LeDr. Phuoc Le
Courtesy Dr. Phuoc LeDr. Phuoc Le
Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerDozens of nurses picket outside the Kaiser hospital on Geary Boulevard on Tuesday. The nurses are striking for two days due to concerns that patient care is suffering.

Kaiser SF nurses strike over patient-safety standards, Ebola preparedness

Hundreds of nurses and nurse practitioners picketed in front of Kaiser Permanente…

Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerDozens of nurses picket outside the Kaiser hospital on Geary Boulevard on Tuesday. The nurses are striking for two days due to concerns that patient care is suffering.
courtesy Sarah BonesUC San Francisco Dr. Dan Kelly

UCSF clinician returning from Sierra Leone hopeful Ebola will be eradicated

Dr. Dan Kelly, the UC San Francisco clinician who has traveled to…

courtesy Sarah BonesUC San Francisco Dr. Dan Kelly
AP Photo/FacebookThis image provided by Facebook Inc. shows an example of a message and donation button the company has designed to make it easier for its users to donate to charities battling Ebola. Facebook on Thursday

Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button

Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight Ebola by adding a…

AP Photo/FacebookThis image provided by Facebook Inc. shows an example of a message and donation button the company has designed to make it easier for its users to donate to charities battling Ebola. Facebook on Thursday
Dr. Phuoc Le of UC San Francisco is one of five UCSF doctors who will travel to West Africa to provide health care to countries ravaged by the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Another UCSF doctor heads to West Africa to help fight Ebola

Deep in eastern Liberia's Grand Gedeh County are a collection of "last-mile…

Dr. Phuoc Le of UC San Francisco is one of five UCSF doctors who will travel to West Africa to provide health care to countries ravaged by the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinPresident Barack Obama speaks to the media about Ebola before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn the White House in Washington

Obama says US can't shy away from Ebola battle

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States can't be seen…

AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinPresident Barack Obama speaks to the media about Ebola before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn the White House in Washington
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Patient Zero in Ebola outbreak was Guinean toddler

In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began,…

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AP Photo/Mel EvansIn this Wednesday

Ebola quarantine policies spread, despite science

Despite President Barack Obama's appointment of an "Ebola czar" to oversee and…

AP Photo/Mel EvansIn this Wednesday

Top state health officials preparing for possibility of Ebola in California

Top state health officials on Wednesday said hospitals are continuing to prepare…