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Hope in Liberia, anxiety in Mali as Ebola battle rages

Monrovia - Liberia has set itself the target of halting Ebola by the end of the year, but the battle is far from over in the rest of west Africa.

Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in S.Leone

Freetown - A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone became the latest of nearly 600 health workers to have contracted the virus, amid fresh warnings that the fight against the disease is far from over.

NYC hairdresser tests negative for Ebola

New York City - A hairdresser who died after returning from West Africa, one of the Ebola-stricken nations, tested negative for the virus Wednesday, according to health officials.

Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in S.Leone

Freetown - A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone became the latest of nearly 600 health workers to have contracted the virus, amid fresh warnings that the fight against the disease is far from over.

Fearful Mali places almost 600 under Ebola surveillance

Bamako - Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali placed nearly 600 people under surveillance, as the country battles to contain the spread of the deadly tropical virus.

World's dwindling chocolate supply linked to climate and disease

Candy bars, cakes and cookies are but a few of the foods we consume that often contain chocolate. Two very large chocolate makers, Mars, Inc. and Barry Callebaut, are now telling us we are eating too much of what is fast becoming an endangered product.

Fearing Ebola surge, Mali widens virus watch

Bamako - Fearful of a surge of Ebola cases, Mali placed more than 440 people under surveillance, as a US hospital said Monday it had been unable to save the life of a doctor airlifted from Sierra Leone.

S. Leone doctor with Ebola dies at US hospital

Omaha - A surgeon who was infected with Ebola while working in his native Sierra Leone has died, becoming the second patient in the United States to succumb to the hemorrhagic virus, officials said Monday.

S. Leone doctor with Ebola dies at U.S hospital

Omaha - A doctor from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola at a U.S. hospital has died, the Nebraska Medical Center said Monday."We are extremely sorry to announce that the third patient we've cared for with the Ebola virus, Dr.

Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight

Monrovia - A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill".

Chinese medics beef up Ebola fight; US doctor remains ill

Monrovia - A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in Sierra Leone was described as being "extremely ill".

Ebola trials begin in Africa

Scientists are to begin tests of antiviral drugs and transfusions of blood from Ebola survivors in the West African countries. The focus will be on countries worst hit by the viral epidemic.

Ebola-infected Sierra Leone doctor 'extremely ill' in US

Omaha - A doctor said to be "extremely ill" after being infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone was being treated in the United States on Sunday, while the world's most powerful economies vowed to "extinguish" the deadly epidemic.

Is a 21 day incubation period for Ebola appropriate?

Philadelphia - The media has widely reported that any suspected of having Ebola, of who has been in close contact with an Ebola patient, should be monitored for 21 days to see if Ebola symptoms appear. Some scientists are questioning if 21 days is really long enough.

New understanding into how MERS infects

A new study has shown how the deadly MERS virus enters human cells. This new insight provides information about the rate of infection. The results could also signal a new path for treatment.

World leaders vow to 'extinguish' Ebola

Brisbane - The world's most powerful economies vowed on Saturday to "extinguish" the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa, as the vast desert nation of Mali scrambled to prevent a new outbreak of the killer disease.

Ebola-infected doctor from Sierra Leone flown to U.S.

Washington - A doctor from Sierra Leone infected with Ebola was flown to the United States early Saturday to be treated for the deadly virus, medical officials told AFP.

Togo minister says 'we cannot relax efforts' against Ebola

Washington - Togo, which is coordinating the fight against West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, says the international community "cannot relax efforts" to combat the disease, Social Action Minister Dede Ahoefa Ekoue told AFP.

Senegal partially reopens borders with worst-hit Ebola states

Dakar - Senegal has reopened air and sea borders with Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries worst hit by the Ebola virus.

Is the protein furin the answer to stopping Ebola?

There are many investigations taking place into tackling the Ebola virus. One stream of research is looking into the protein furin. This protein is responsible for activating other proteins that allow the virus to spread within the human body.

Liberia lifts Ebola state of emergency

Monrovia - Liberia lifted its state of emergency Thursday, announcing huge gains in the fight against Ebola as Africa pinned its hopes on trials for a "miracle drug" to be tested on patients in Guinea.

First Ebola treatment trials to start in west Africa

Geneva - Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders said on Thursday it would begin unprecedented trials on patients in west Africa to test Ebola drugs and the use of survivors' blood as therapy.

Mali battles Ebola outbreak as African toll passes 5,000

Bamako - Mali is scrambling to prevent a major Ebola epidemic after the deaths of an Islamic cleric and a nurse, as the official death toll in the worst ever epidemic of the virus passed 5,000.

Multiple Ebola drug trial planned

Washington - Due to the rising number of Ebola cases a clinical trial in the U.S. for Ebola drugs will be run in an unusual way: multiple drugs will be tested within the same trial.

Last U.S. Ebola patient cured, released from hospital

New York - The last known Ebola patient in the United States, a New York doctor who contracted the virus while treating infected people in West Africa, was released from the hospital after being declared cured.

Mali battles Ebola outbreak as African toll passes 5,000

Bamako - Mali scrambled Wednesday to prevent a major Ebola epidemic after the deaths of an Islamic cleric and a nurse, as the official death toll in the worst epidemic in history passed 5,000.

New York doctor declared free of Ebola leaves hospital today

New York City - A US doctor with Ebola has been cured two and a half weeks after being admitted to hospital in New York. Health authorities have announced he will be going home today.

Liberia, Mali see crucial gains in Ebola fight

Monrovia - Liberia has announced a dramatic drop in new Ebola infections as Mali prepared to lift quarantine restrictions on dozens of people put at risk of exposure to the deadly virus.

Kaiser hospitals say they'll stay open if nurses strike

Oakland - Kaiser Permanente pledged Friday to keep all of its Northern California hospitals open next week when nurses walk off their jobs to demand greater safety precautions against the Ebola virus.

Rare genetic disease could hold the key to Ebola treatment

Scientists are investigating children with the fatal genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C. This is to understand how mutations associated with the disease may protect against Ebola.
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Picture taken and released on August 7, 2014 by the Spanish Defense Ministry shows Roman Catholic priest Miguel Pajares, who contracted the Ebola virus, being transported from Madrid's Torrejon air base to the Carlos III hospital upon his arrival
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The World Health Organization said on Monday that an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria.
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A new outbreak of the Ebola virus sparks fears of more deaths in Sierra Leone.
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The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone continues.
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A new study suggests the incubation period for Ebola may need to be extended longer than 21-days.
A new study suggests the incubation period for Ebola may need to be extended longer than 21-days.
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Biosafety level 4 hazmat suit: researcher is working with the Ebola virus.
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