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Ebola News

US hospital bungled report of Africa travel in Ebola case

Washington - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States initially told a nurse he had traveled in Africa but was sent home anyway, raising concerns about US preparedness for the spread of the deadly virus.

US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa

Washington - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.

First US Ebola case confirmed in Texas

A patient in a Dallas hospital who became ill a few days after returning from a trip to West Africa has been diagnosed as having contracted the Ebola virus. He is the first known infected person to arrive in this country on a regular commercial flight.

CDC confirms first U.S. Ebola case

Dallas - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States.

US Ebola case is first diagnosed outside Africa

Washington - The United States has diagnosed its first case of Ebola in a man who was infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday, pledging to contain the virus that has killed more than 3,000.

New UN Ebola chief vows swift response to crisis

Accra - The new head of the UN Ebola response team vowed Tuesday to take swift action on the crisis, saying ambitious targets must be met to prevent the spread of the virus worldwide.

Thousands of Ebola orphans shunned by relatives: UNICEF

Dakar - Thousands of children who have lost parents to the west African Ebola epidemic risk are being shunned by frightened and suspicious relatives, the UN children's fund said on Tuesday.

Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss, experts warn

Monrovia - With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.

Ikea Foundations announces $6.2 million donation to fight Ebola

Answering the call for help in fighting the Ebola epidemic, the Ikea Foundation today announced that it is donating $6.2 million to Doctors without Borders (Medecin Sans Frontieres) to help in its fight against the disease.

Health care system in collapse as Ebola death toll passes 3,000

As fast as clinics are built, they are filled up, leaving scores of the sick and dying to sit or crouch on the ground outside the gates. Ebola is turning into an insurmountable obstacle as health care workers labor day and night, fighting a losing battle.

Liberia's top doctor under Ebola quarantine, deputy dead

Monrovia - Liberia's chief medical authority has placed herself in quarantine following the Ebola death of her deputy, health officials and humanitarian sources said on Sunday.

FDA approves new Ebola drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given permission for an experimental short interfering RNA treatment against Ebola to be used in field.

Ebola and the threat to world security

Geneva - The United Nations (U.N.) Security Council has declared the Ebola crisis in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security.” The U.N. calls for greater resources to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.

Ebola deaths could reach 20,000

Atlanta - Some startling Ebola figures have been release: the WHO predicts more than 20,000 people could be infected by November, while the U.S. CDC estimates the epidemic will strike some 500,000 people by the end of January 2015.

IMF unblocks cash as desperate west Africa awaits Ebola aid

Monrovia - The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million (102.

IMF fast-tracks $130 mn for Ebola fight in West Africa

Washington - The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million in aid Friday to fight the Ebola epidemic in the worst-hit countries in West Africa.

Liberian prof blames U.S. defense experiments for ebola outbreak

The admission that Liberians are losing trust in their government seems like an understatement against the backdrop of an article in the country’s leading paper blaming the U.S. Defense Department experiments for the ebola outbreak.

IMF unblocks cash as desperate west Africa awaits Ebola aid

Monrovia - The International Monetary Fund fast-tracked $130 million (102.

Experimental Ebola vaccines ready for Africa by 2015: WHO

Geneva - Experimental vaccines to treat Ebola could be ready for use in African countries badly hit by the deadly virus early next year, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Ancient diseases provide new insights into today’s pathogens

Humans have lived with deadly epidemics since they formed the first communities. Researchers study ancient scourges, such as the bubonic plague, in order to understand how the body responds to infections. Such insights can inform about modern infections.

UN confronts deadly Ebola epidemic

New York - World leaders gathered at the United Nations heard dire warnings and desperate pleas for assistance Thursday as the deadly Ebola virus forced Sierra Leone to quarantine a million people.

Spanish missionary dies from Ebola: hospital

Madrid - A Catholic missionary died in hospital from the Ebola virus in Spain on Thursday, four days after being flown back from Sierra Leone, officials said.

Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks

Freetown - Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than one million people Thursday in the largest open-ended lockdown in the Ebola outbreak, as world leaders met to discuss the crisis at the United Nations.

Tracking Ebola using ape poop

Researchers have developed a novel method to study the Ebola virus in wildlife. The new technique is based on apes, like humans, who survive viral infections developing antibodies against the infection.

Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO

Geneva - The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO said Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year.

US warns Ebola could infect 1.4 million by 2015

Washington - The number of Ebola infections in Liberia and Sierra Leone could skyrocket to 1.4 million by January 2015, according to a worst-case scenario released by US health authorities Tuesday.

S. Leone faces 'overflow' of Ebola dead as curfew ends

Freetown - Millions of Sierra Leoneans emerged from their homes on Monday after a controversial nationwide lockdown during which more than 200 dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered.

Sierra Leone Ebola shutdown uncovers 70 dead in capital

Freetown - Sierra Leone wrapped up its 72-hour shutdown on Sunday, with authorities reporting that the action aimed at containing the Ebola epidemic had uncovered up to 70 dead bodies in and around the capital.

Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown

Freetown - Sierra Leone began the second day of a 72-hour nationwide shutdown aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on Saturday amid criticism that the action was a poorly planned publicity stunt.

U.S. military joins Ebola campaign

Washington - After several weeks of international lobbying, President Barack Obama has agreed to send thousands of military personnel to Africa to streamline infectious disease-response efforts against Ebola.
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