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Ebola virus News

Ebola may be contained in Nigeria, Senegal, but death toll rises

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and Senegal appears to be contained, although deaths from the virus continue to rise in other areas affected by the disease.

Health care officials worry about Ebola virus becoming airborne

The World Health Organization predicted that the Ebola virus could end up infecting 20,000 people before it was brought under control. This assumes that international cooperation will be in place to intervene in stopping the outbreak on the disease.

West African nations facing serious food crisis

With over 1,500 lives lost from the Ebola epidemic, people living in the three most effected nations are also facing a looming food crisis that will certainly affect the health and welfare of everyone as well as the economies of their countries.

For West African nations, Ebola is but the tip of the iceberg

The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has certainly caught the world's attention, especially with WHO declaring it an international health emergency. But as some people suggest, the move was merely a symbolic gesture. Actually, Ebola is not the problem.

Nigerian doctor claims Ebola virus is 'germ warfare'

Calling the Ebola virus a threat to national security, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AIS­SON), called on the government to appoint a military head to take over Nigeria's response.

Ebola: BA suspends flights to Sierra Leone in wake of virus

London - On Wednesday British Airways (BA) announced it was suspending flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until end August in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has struck a number of countries in West Africa.

Experimental Ebola drug shows promise, but more help is needed

The current Ebola outbreak in west Africa is the deadliest in history, but a possible silver lining of the infection of Americans assisting in the region is that the U.S. medical research sector will now focus intensely on the infamous virus.

Indian soldiers in Africa alerted against Ebola

Indian soldiers who are currently working as United Nations (UN) peacekeepers in western and central Africa have been alerted against the worst outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) in the region’s history.

World Health Organization's $100 million offensive against Ebola

Conakry - As the worst ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus unfolds across a swathe of countries in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) is set to reveal a $100 million package of measures to combat the virus.

Op-Ed: Ebola patients returning to U.S. should spark pandemic planning

Though there is virtually no chance of infection from the two American Ebola patients returning to the U.S., it does raise questions as to how prepared our nation is for a deadly viral pandemic.

Ebola virus spreading amid urgent appeals for international help

This time, the Ebola virus outbreak is being classified as the worst outbreak ever, and people are scared. There is fear that the virus will spread all across West Africa unless cooperation is seen between countries and international help is forthcoming.

Ugandan government: Avoid 'kissing and having sex'

The president of Uganda has called on citizens in the East African country to avoid physical contact, including "handshaking kissing and having sex."

Deadly Ebola virus outbreak in Uganda claims 14 lives

Kampala - Ugandan health officials and a WHO representative have confirmed the outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in western Uganda. The disease caused by the deadly Ebola virus has reportedly killed 14 people in the western part of the country.

Scientists close to developing vaccine against deadly Ebola virus

Scientists have made a breakthrough in research to develop a stable vaccine that can be stockpiled for use by humans against the deadly Ebola virus. Scientists at the Arizona State University successfully immunized mice against a deadly form of Ebola.

Did Ebola Vaccine Protect German Researcher?

Three weeks after accidentally being exposed to the Ebola virus a German researcher is considered in the clear. The scientist had nicked herself with a needle containing the lethal virus.
 

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Color-enhanced electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles.
Color-enhanced electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles.
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Source: World Health Organization. Graphic by Annie Daniel and Emily Chow. Updated Sep 6  2014.
Source: World Health Organization. Graphic by Annie Daniel and Emily Chow. Updated Sep 6, 2014.
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Ebola is a frightening disease and has a high mortality rate.
Ebola is a frightening disease and has a high mortality rate.
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Medical authorities are becoming concerned over the Ebola virus mutating the longer it takes to get the epidemic contained.
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A sign outside the Monrovia City Corporation in Liberia aims at preventing the spread of Ebola. Phot...
A sign outside the Monrovia City Corporation in Liberia aims at preventing the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNMIL
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Location of ebola outbreak
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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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Health workers with 'Doctors Without Borders' put on protective equipment at an Ebola isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, on June 28, 2014
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