Maryland lawmakers move to block Fort Detrick biolab shutdown

Lawmakers are fighting to preserve a long-standing research laboratory in Frederick, Maryland, after President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 eliminated the facility’s funding.

U.S. Needs to Fight Ebola In West Africa, Senators Say

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill said Wednesday that with the threat of Ebola in the United States diminished for now, the government’s resources should shift toward fighting the disease in West Africa.

Members of Congress Question Obama Administration’s Handling of Ebola

Members of Congress harshly criticized the Obama Administration’s handling of the Ebola virus during a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing Friday.

Translating Ebola: Getting Info to Those Who Don’t Speak English as a First Language

Reaching populations who don’t speak English as their first language to talk about public health information can be a complex task that takes a lot of preparation to tackle effectively. This struggle plays out all the time in some of Maryland’s most diverse counties, where language barriers and cultural differences persist, and information consumption varies widely.

State Health Officials Say They’re Learning from Ebola Mistakes in Texas

Maryland state health officials are learning from the mistakes made at a Texas hospital that have left two nurses who cared for an Ebola patient infected with the disease themselves.

Health Officials Grilled on Ebola Response, Members of Congress Push for Travel Ban

Banning air travel to the United States from the West African countries affected by Ebola could cause people to travel by other means that cannot be monitored, said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing Thursday.

State Health Officials: Maryland is Prepared to Respond to Ebola

Maryland is prepared to deal with the possibility of an Ebola infection, assured health officials at a Thursday press conference at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore.