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No Marburg cases have been reported in the US, and the CDC says the risk remains low.

CDC warns doctors to watch for Marburg virus amid outbreaks in two African nations

Jen Christensen, CNN April 7, 2023

CNN– The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory Thursday about the Marburg virus outbreak in Equatorial Guinea and Tanzania. Marburg is a rare but highly fatal viral...

Ebola research

Kent State receives grant for “Fearbola” research

Jacob Runnels February 1, 2015

Scientists at Kent State are conducting research on how social media can be a valid means of research for measuring disease outbreaks.The project, known as “RAPID: Capturing Behavioral Response and Perceived...

Ebola is gone, but not forgotten

Samantha Ickes January 11, 2015

News of the largest Ebola outbreak in history consumed the media last semester.Yet with no current cases of Ebola in the United States, Americans no longer see the virus in the daily news. However, the...

Students needed for Ebola media coverage information

Samantha Ickes November 17, 2014

Students, faculty and staff can voice their opinion of Ebola media coverage in a 15 to 20 minute survey until Dec. 15.Lindsey Myers, a communication and information doctoral student, created the survey...

This colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion. See PHIL 1832 for a black and white version of this image.

Survey researches reaction to Ebola virus

Samantha Ickes November 17, 2014

Students received emails from the [email protected] requesting participation in a survey “on the use of social media as a source of communication about Ebola” within the past few weeks.The survey will gather...

Vinson sets record straight on TODAY show

Madeleine Winer November 6, 2014

Video from Today.comAmber Vinson, the Kent State nursing graduate diagnosed with Ebola last month, revealed the guidelines she followed and the hurt she felt being classified as a “reckless...

University to offer Ebola course spring semester

Samantha Ickes November 6, 2014

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson’s visit to the Akron area days before she tested positive for the Ebola virus caused concern in the Kent community, especially since three of Vinson’s relatives work on the...

Doctor who visited Africa tests positive for Ebola in NYC

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press October 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa was being tested Thursday for the virus.Mayor Bill de Blasio said results...

Ryan McCarthy is a sophomore political science major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Ebola is the concern it shouldn’t be

Ryan McCarthy October 23, 2014

The reaction to the Ebola virus demonstrates an incredibly irritating aspect of our society: Our attention to news ends after reading the headline. Last week, news came that a woman from this area named...

Mother of Amber Vinson says she is in good care

Samantha Ickes October 21, 2014

Amber Vinson’s mother spoke about her daughter’s conditions in an interview that aired Tuesday, Oct. 21 on ABC’s Good Morning America.Debra Berry, Vinson’s mother, said she is “very confident”...

Amber Joy Vinson

Family spokesperson releases statement about Ebola patient

Samantha Ickes October 20, 2014

Amber Vinson, the Kent State nursing graduate diagnosed with Ebola, checked her temperature and followed protocol before traveling last weekend, her family said in an updated statement Sunday.The family...

More than 100 monitoring for symptoms after potential contact with Dallas nurse with Ebola

Emily Mills October 19, 2014

More than 150 people are being monitored for Ebola because they might have come in contact with Amber Vinson, the second Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola death...

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