Ebola is one of several viruses that cause hemorrhagic fever in humans and other primates. It was first identified in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Republic of the Congo. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF) is severe and often fatal, killing 50% to 90% of its victims. There is no known vaccine, cure or treatment. The only known way to stop the spread of the virus is through medical isolation.
A Fulton County judge ruled Friday that all charges will go forward against the man accused of running down an Atlanta cyclist in June. Joseph Alan Lewis remains in jail without bond.
Greg Germani, who suffered a traumatic head injury in the incident, is now a patient at the Shepherd Center for rehabilitation. His girlfriend, Beth Anne Harrill, says he makes gradual, small improvements and is speaking a bit more each day.
About a dozen people Friday gathered in front of a Fulton Industrial Boulevard McDonald's to cheer a recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board: that the fast food chain shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchises.
Members from the labor affiliated groups Jobs for Justice and ATL Raise Up called the ruling “a major victory,” one that brings fast food workers closer to higher wages and the ability unionize.
As Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital is preparing to treat two patients with the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -- right down the road from the hospital -- is beefing up its presence in Africa to help fight the outbreak.
The CDC already has more than a dozen staffers on the ground in Africa. In the next week, it will send 18 more.
On July 29 2014, the Georgia Center for the Book presented a reading hosted by the zine's curator Brooke Hatfield presenting works of fiction inspired by art from the zine. The readers, and respective art pieces, are:
This week: A story from Nicholas Tecosky about chickens, roads, and the crossings therein. Plus a week’s worth of live-lit events, workshops, book signings—all that stuff you need to know to dig into Atlanta’s literary scene.
One of the more popular summer flicks this year is Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Of course, the plot’s pretty simple: A band of apes and a band of humans with a history of conflict must compete over the same resources, which pushes them the brink of war. (Aaaand, sequel!)
But, wait. There are lessons here. At least that's the idea behind the latest episode of the Emory University web-series “Emory Looks at Hollywood.”
This Monday, students around Atlanta will be heading back to school. For this year’s freshman class, that means walking through the doors of high school for the very first time.
Knowing that the start of high school can be a time of change, we wanted to come up with some words of guidance for our city's new freshmen.
To do that, we turned to the people of Atlanta. We posed the following question to people waiting at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: If you could go back to you first day of high school, what advice would you give your teenage self?
On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal met with leaders of Georgia's Latino community in his office at the Capitol. Six days before, the Governor had sent a strongly-worded letter to President Obama, criticizing the administration for its handling of the surge of unaccompanied Central American children coming into the nation. More than 1,100 of them are reportedly now in Georgia.
Before going on recess, U.S. Senators could vote on a $17 billion bill aimed at helping fix the nation’s embattled Veterans Affairs system. The House passed the measure yesterday.
The bill comes after a scandal over the falsification of data by some VA employees and long wait times a number of veterans experienced to receive care. To improve those wait times, the legislation allows veterans who live more than 40 minutes from a VA facility or have to wait more than 30 days for an appointment to receive care outside the VA System.
Atlantans could see streetcars running in downtown as early as next week.
Trial runs without passengers will take place over the next two to three months. Streetcar spokeswoman Sharon Gavin says safety is the priority.
“1949 was the last time a streetcar ran here. There’s going to be some readjustment for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists along the route and we want to make sure we’re doing everything right,” said Gavin.
Despite an improving home building market, Atlanta-based Beazer Homes Thursday reported an overall loss for the third quarter of its fiscal year.
Beazer says it earned $6.6-million dollars for the quarter that ended June 30th. But factor in a $19.8-million loss due to debt restructuring, and the national home builder fell short of analyst expectations.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Features Editor Shane Harrison shares a few of the more budget-friendly events happening around Atlanta this week, and he begins with a chance to catch two classic comedies on the big screen.
A resolution Georgia U.S. Representative Paul Broun is cosponsoring would legalize the use of therapeutic hemp and a marijuana-derived oil called cannabidiol. The bipartisan bill was introduced Monday by U.S. Representative Scott Perry.
A state representative who championed legalizing the oil-based form of marijuana during the last legislative session says the resolution would be a “game changer” for Georgians with seizure disorders.
A new statewide committee made up of educators, lawmakers, parents and grandparents met for the first time Wednesday. The group is charged with investigating the federal government’s role in state education.
At issue are the Common Core standards. Developed by states to provide consistent math and English standards, 48 states initially signed on. But critics claim the federal government was really behind it all, trying to exert control.
More than 600 people have died from an Ebola outbreak that has spread across West Africa.
The latest outbreak reportedly began in February in Guinea, which borders Liberia. By March, some victims had crossed the boarder into the small town of Voinjama to seek treatment at Telewonyana hospital.
It may not be something we think of very much in our day-to-day lives, but something as simple as access to a bathroom is a big problem for billions of people worldwide. It’s a problem many people are working to solve, including a small team of designers and engineers from Georgia Tech, who have created a device called the Safichoo Toilet.