According to the Center for Disease Control, the 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history. Get a deeper understanding of the deadly disease from these programs and news articles from PBS.

How to Help Ebola Relief Efforts
PBS NewsHour

How to Help Ebola Relief Efforts

A massive international relief effort is underway.

5 Everyday Items That Are Helping in the Fight against Ebola
PBS NewsHour

5 Everyday Items That Are Helping in the Fight against Ebola

Find out what simple, everyday items are helping Ebola prevention efforts.

The Potential Downside of Mandatory Quarantines
PBS NewsHour

The Potential Downside of Mandatory Quarantines

Mandatory 21-day quarantines on health care workers have been put in place by three states.

U.S. Nurses Rally for Improved Ebola Protections
PBS NewsHour

U.S. Nurses Rally for Improved Ebola Protections

American nurses rally for better protection for medical workers who may treat Ebola patients.

Why Ebola Runs a Different Course in Different People
PBS NewsHour

Why Ebola Runs a Different Course in Different People

Why do some people escape Ebola, and not others?

Ebola Survivors Lend a Caring Hand
PBS NewsHour

Ebola Survivors Lend a Caring Hand

Ebola survivors have been tapped to care for children in quarantine facilities in Monrovia.

U.S. Must 'Strike Balance between Caution and Panic'
PBS NewsHour

U.S. Must 'Strike Balance between Caution and Panic'

Helene Cooper of NYT talks about the impact of Ebola on daily life in Liberia.

Why Your Ebola-like Symptoms Are Probably the Flu
PBS NewsHour

Why Your Ebola-like Symptoms Are Probably the Flu

Worried you might have the Ebola virus? Not so fast.

This Is How You Get Ebola
PBS NewsHour

This Is How You Get Ebola

Find out how exactly this virus transmitted from human to human.

These 6 Diseases Should Worry You More than Ebola
PBS NewsHour

These 6 Diseases Should Worry You More than Ebola

As anxiety about Ebola mounts, we asked the experts which U.S. diseases we should be worried about.

Meet the Disease Detectives Tracking Ebola at the CDC
PBS NewsHour

Meet the Disease Detectives Tracking Ebola at the CDC

Go inside the Emergency Operations Center at the CDC.

Officials Consider New Steps to Screen Travelers for Ebola
PBS NewsHour

Officials Consider New Steps to Screen Travelers for Ebola

Officials consider new steps to screen travelers for Ebola

PBS News Ebola Crisis Playlist

Full Episodes on the Ebola Virus

Surviving Ebola
NOVA

Surviving Ebola

As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, scientists race to find a cure.

Ebola Outbreak
FRONTLINE

Ebola Outbreak

FRONTLINE reports from inside the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.

More Information on the Ebola Virus

What You Need to Know
Center for Disease Control

What You Need to Know

CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent an Ebola outbreak from happening.

Questions and Answers
National Institutes of Health

Questions and Answers

Get the facts about Ebola and learn about NIH research into prevention and treatment.

SDPB Radio News Stories

Dakota Midday: Frontline Investigates Ebola Outbreak

Since the Ebola epidemic started over a year ago in a remote village in Guinea, an estimated 10,000 people have died....

Dakota Midday: Local West African Community Prays to End Ebola

According to the latest report from the World Health Association, more than six thousand people have died of Ebola...

Sanford USD Medical Center Designated As Ebola Hospital

In the unlikely event a case of Ebola pops up in South Dakota there is now a plan of action and a designated health...

Candidates For US House Debate

Candidates for the United States Congress met Thursday night on SDPB Television for a debate that covered more than...

'NOVA' Program Takes Informative Approach to Ebola

The Texas Ebola patient who traveled to the U.S. from Liberia has died. Liberia is among the West African countries...

Frontline Goes Inside Ebola Outbreak

Some 4,000 people in West Africa have been confirmed infected with Ebola since the outbreak started in March. Around...

Ebola Fear Closes Liberia Clinic Supported by Sioux Falls Organization

Officials say that some of the people who fled an Ebola quarantine center in a slum in Monrovia, Liberia when it was...

Stories from NPR

What It's Like To Handle The Nastiest Pathogens As Your Day Job

To research mysterious and deadly diseases, a scientist puts on a plastic bodysuit and steps into a lab sealed off...

What If You Had Ebola And Didn't Even Know It?

Viruses can hit people in different ways, with symptoms ranging from minimal to severe. A doctor wanted to know if...

Mutant Ebola May Have Caused Explosive Outbreak

Two studies show that Ebola virus mutated early in the West Africa outbreak, becoming much more infectious and thus...

David Gilkey: His NPR Buddies Share Stories About Their Favorite Pictures

He knew how to make kids laugh. He'd put his camera right up in a subject's face. And he was sometimes afraid but he...

A Permanent Fund That Could Help Fight Zika Exists, But It's Empty

Back in 1983, Congress authorized a public health emergency fund. But the pot of money was never very substantial...

Mysterious Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak Stumps Disease Detectives

There's fever. And unexplained bleeding. Like Ebola. But tests show that the 51 cases in South Sudan are definitely...