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Watch: Dallas Hospital Apologizes Over Handling of Ebola Case

ABC News's Dr. Richard Besser talks to Texas Presbyterian Health's Dr. Daniel Varga on the Ebola misdiagnosis.

Timeline of the Ebola Virus in America

How the Ebola virus came to the United States and spread.

Dallas Nurses Call Colleagues Who Contracted Ebola 'Heroes'

Nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital speak out about Ebola.

Ebola Quarantine Ends With 'Praise to God'

When Louise Troh, the fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan, emerged from a three week quarantine today she reached both hands up to heaven and said, ???Praise to God."

Valuable Ebola Lessons the US Can Learn From Nigeria

Nigeria is now Ebola-free, the World Health Organization says.

Watch: First Ebola Patient's Family Cleared of Risk of Infection

Thomas Eric Duncan's family and friends were allowed to leave the quarantined apartment.

Why Rats, Mosquitoes and Water Don't Spread Ebola

News that two nurses contracted Ebola in the United States has a few Americans on edge, but there are a few Ebola facts to calm your nerves.

Marathoner Covers 52.4 Miles to Run It Backward, Too!

Ryan Chukuske never imagined eight years ago that he would run a marathon, let alone one twice in one day. But the Minnesota runner proved that wrong Sunday, running 52.4 consecutive miles in the Mankato Marathon. Mankato is 26.2 miles long.

Watch: Ebola Victim's Fiancee on Quarantine Release: Thrilled To Be Free But Mourning

George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church says Duncan's fiancee doesn't blame the hospital for his death.

Ebola Patient's Fiancee Thanks Health Care 'Angels From God'

The fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man in the United States to die of Ebola, released a statement Sunday thanking Dallas health care workers and officials and hoped "that God will bring healing to all in our community soon".

Watch: Cruise Ship Returns With Passenger Monitored for Ebola

Lab technician connected to the treatment of Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

Watch: Ebola Survivor Pleads for Focus to Shift to West Africa

ABC News chief medical editor Dr. Richard Besser talks with former Ebola patient Dr. Kent Brantly.

Girl Celebrates End of Chemo With Magical 'Unicorn' Ride

When Lily Raffray completed her final round of chemotherapy this month she had one not-so-simple request, she wanted ???a ride on a unicorn.???

Hospital Worker Who Handled Ebola Samples Is on Cruise Ship

A Dallas health care worker who handled clinical specimens from an Ebola-infected patient is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean - with the worker self-quarantined and being monitored for signs of infection, the State Department said in a statement.

Ebola Scare Turns Dallas Hospital Into a 'Ghost Town'

The Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola while treating a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital have been moved from the building, but patients are still steering clear of the once-bustling hospital.

Ebola Scare Sends Caribbean Cruise Ship Back Home

The presence of a woman who helped care for an Ebola patient who died has left a Caribbean cruise ship unable to dock at foreign tourist ports and is now heading back to Texas.

Workers Who Treated Ebola Patient Told to Stay Home

Hospital workers who treated the Ebola patient who died at a Texas hospital are being asked to stay away from any public space for 21 days.

Watch: Will There Be an Ebola Vaccine Soon?

Dr. Richard Besser gives a timeline for when we can expect an Ebola vaccine.

Watch: Should the U.S. Screen For Ebola At All Airports?

Dr. Richard Besser gives the pros and cons for Ebola screening at all airports.

Watch: Are Our Seaports Safe From Ebola?

Dr. Jay Varma explains if our seaports are safe from Ebola.

Watch: What Precautions Should You Take While Flying to Prevent an Ebola Infection?

Dr. Jay Varma explains what precautions you should take when using public transportation.

Watch: Can the CDC Win Back Public Trust?

Dr. Richard Besser gives his take on the CDC winning back the public's trust.

Ebola Nurse Goes From Good to Fair After Trip to NIH

Nurse Amber Vinson did not directly call federal health officials for permission before boarding a passenger flight Monday, instead talking to a team in Texas that relayed her symptoms to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, her uncle told ABC News.

Experimental Treatments That Could Help Stop Ebola

Several companies have products in development aimed at combating the virus that can lead to a deadly hemorrhagic fever. Before the outbreak, doctors generally used supportive care, including intravenous fluids and oxygen to help patients.

Ebola World View: Who Has It and Where

A look at Ebola treatment outside of West Africa.

Number of Biocontainment Beds for Ebola Patients in US May Surprise You

Is America running out of specialized beds for Ebola patients?

A Simple Shower Can Help You Become Happier

It's possible to amp up your bliss every single day.

5 Food Gadgets That May Change How You Eat

Check out these gizmos for every food hang-up and goal.

7 Things That Probably Don't Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Find out the truth behind breast cancer risk myths.

5 Ailments You Didn't Know Yoga Could Treat

Yoga can heal body and mind.

5 Dos and Don???ts for Weight Loss Motivation

Stop fat shaming yourself, and try these weigh loss motivating tips.

Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone

Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.

Meet the Window Washers That Transform Into Superheroes for Sick Kids

Pediatric patients delighted to meet rappelling superheroes at Mayo Clinic.

8 Surprising Effects of Obesity

Obesity ups the risk of common cancers, a new study found.

Twinless Twins Grieve Together

People whose twin has died have found one another on Facebook.

Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy

That love scene from "The Fault in Our Stars" is so intense.

How Scientists and Doctors Use Baby-Friendly Tricks to Study Infants

For all the impressive advancements in medical technology, researchers and scientists still face a daunting challenge when they study the habits of the adorable but uncommunicative subjects called human infants.