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Ebola News

Op-Ed: Ebola is not a world crisis

New York - No amount of television news coverage of front page stories is going to convince Americans that Ebola is a threat. It simply isn’t. It is not a world crisis, either.

U.S. companies combine to provide Ebola protection gear Special

TrillaMed LLC, a global Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business medical materiel company, and Convergence Equity, LLC, a medical supply manufacturer and technology company, are combining to provide much needed Ebola resistance wear.

News website claims 250,000 Hazmat suits headed to Dallas

A popular news website is claiming to have exclusive information that 250,000 Hazmat suits are being sent to the location of the first confirmed U.S. Ebola case.

Experts urge caution over Ebola hopes

Monrovia - Health authorities called Thursday for renewed vigilance over the Ebola epidemic and urged caution over claims it is retreating as the World Bank announced a $100-million fund for more health workers.

U.S. nurse bikes away, despite Ebola quarantine

Washington - A U.S. nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa took a bike ride early Thursday despite a state order to stay at home in quarantine.

Ebola cases slow in Liberia, but too soon to celebrate: WHO

Geneva - The rate of new Ebola infections appears to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but the crisis is far from over, according to the World Health Organization.

New Ebola cases slowing in Liberia but too soon to celebrate: WHO

Geneva - The rate of new Ebola infections appears to be slowing in hard-hit Liberia, but the crisis is far from over, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Why nurse in Maine should respect quarantine orders

A nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey after returning home from west Africa is refusing to remain self-quarantined in her home in Maine. Here is why we should all respect quarantine orders:

Red Cross, Obama see progress in Ebola battle

Monrovia - The Red Cross and US President Barack Obama and have offered hope that the battle against the deadly West African Ebola outbreak is being won, amid a dramatic drop in bodies collected in Liberia's capital.

Aid workers see hope as Ebola body count drops in Liberia

Monrovia - The Red Cross offered hope Tuesday of a turning point in the battle against the deadly west African Ebola outbreak, saying it had seen a dramatic drop in bodies collected in Liberia's capital.

Spanish filmmaker from Beijing banned from entering North Korea

Pyongyang - A Spanish cinematographer and documentary film director, based in Beijing, has been banned entry into North Korea on business Monday, due to Ebola fears. Pyongyang apparently considers Spain to be a risk country.

U.S. modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar

Washington - U.S. health authorities have issued new guidelines for health workers returning from Ebola-hit nations after a firestorm of criticism over state quarantine restrictions, including from the UN chief.

U.S. modifies Ebola guidelines after quarantine uproar

Washington - U.S. health authorities on Monday issued new guidelines for health workers returning from Ebola-hit nations after a firestorm of criticism over state quarantine restrictions, including from the UN chief.

Cuban sent to fight Ebola in Guinea dies of malaria

Conakry - A Cuban man working in Guinea to help battle the killer Ebola virus has died of malaria, the west African nation said on Monday.

While world focuses on Ebola, Chagas disease surges ahead

Bronx - While much of the world's attention has been focused on Ebola, another disease with equally devastating implications is surging. The CDC estimates that some 300,000 people throughout the U.S. may have Chagas disease, and many cases may remain undiagnosed.

Angry U.S. envoy hits out at global response to Ebola

Conakry - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she begins a tour of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.

New York state backtracks on Ebola rules after nurse quarantine row

Washington - New York state eased its rules for how those arriving from Ebola-stricken West Africa must be treated, ending a mandatory isolation period for people who had no contact with an infected patient.

Op-Ed: Ebola — The sky is not falling

New York - Even if the sky is falling, it will not bring Ebola with it. Yet it has created hysteria not seen in the U.S. since a war was launched in Iraq to destroy weapons of mass destruction that were no longer there.

US envoy visiting Ebola-hit Africa condemns world response

Conakry - The US ambassador to the United Nations criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she began a tour Sunday of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.

Quarantined U.S. nurse says 'made to feel like a criminal'

New York - An American nurse published a scathing account of her treatment after being put in isolation in the United States following a stint caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, saying she was made to feel like "a criminal.

Ebola cases pass 10,000

Geneva - The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has today exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

Bamako - Mali authorities on Saturday sought to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre bus journey before being treated.

Nigerian drug mule dies at Madrid Airport over Ebola fears

Madrid - A drug smuggler of Nigerian origins was left to die at Madrid-Barajas airport, after the bags of cocaine inside his body burst, over fears he might be suffering from Ebola. An emergency alert was activated but the man died anyway.

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Geneva - Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said, after a new case of the virus was reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.

Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules

New York - New York and New Jersey ordered mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America's largest city.

Two US nurses are declared cured of Ebola

Washington - Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave the hospital and meet President Barack Obama for a hug.

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Geneva - Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to west Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.

EU boosts Ebola aid for west Africa to 1.0 billion euros

Brussels - European Union leaders agreed Friday to boost aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa to one billion euros ($1.26 billion), EU president Herman Van Rompuy said."EU will increase financial help to 1.

Op-Ed: GOP administration shelved Ebola vaccine a decade ago

New York - The outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 5,000 people in Africa could have been stopped in its tracks except for the traditional cost-cutting by the Republican party.

New York confirms first Ebola case

New York - New York confirmed the first case of Ebola in the largest city in the United States as the EU dramatically ramped up aid Friday to contain the killer epidemic ravaging west Africa.The EU announcement of one billion euros ($1.
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Medical personnel attending a Guinea Ebola patient.
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Thousands of people have been infected with cholera. If untreated, the disease can be fatal.
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A Doctors without Borders (MSF) medical worker feeds a child suffering from Ebola at an MSF facility in Kailahun, eastern Sierra Leone on August 15, 2014
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Liberia's U.S. Embassy Mission Director, John Mark Winfield hands over the second donation of PPE's to Liberia for its fight in the control of the latest Ebola outbreak on July 4, 2014.
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Nigeria is now monitoring 198 people and has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases.
Nigeria is now monitoring 198 people and has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases.
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