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US missionaries beat Ebola as crisis worsens in W.Africa

Monrovia - Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on Thursday, as authorities in the west African nation struggled to deal with their dead.

Two American Ebola patients leave hospital

Atlanta - Two American missionaries who were sickened with the dangerous Ebola virus while working in Liberia are doing better and have been released from an Atlanta hospital, doctors said Thursday.

Canada polarized over pot use

Rona Ambrose is Canada's Minister of Health and proponent of an anti-drug campaign which has become difficult for many physicians to join forces with.

Violence erupts in Liberia's Ebola-hit slum

Monrovia - Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on protesting crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.

Liberia's Ebola clampdown turns violent as Asia fears new cases

Monrovia - Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia's capital Wednesday as authorities struggled to contain the epidemic, with new suspected cases in Asia sparking fears of it spreading beyond Africa.

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

Monrovia - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

Campylobacter found on over half U.K. supermarket chickens

London - The U.K. Food Standards Agency have issued a survey of Campylobacter found on fresh shop-bought chickens. Over half of the chickens sampled were found to be infected.

Liberia Ebola patients found as death toll surges

Monrovia - Liberia said Tuesday it had found 17 Ebola patients who had fled an attack on their clinic, sparking a panicked manhunt across its capital, which is in the throes of a seemingly unstoppable epidemic.

Liberia 'losing grip on Ebola' as hunt for patients goes on

Monrovia - Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in west Africa's worst-hit nation.

God will give me two or three more years, says Pope

Pope Francis on Monday publicly broached the prospect of his own death for the first time, giving himself "two or three years" but not ruling out retirement before then.

Liberia 'losing grip on Ebola' as hunt for patients goes on

Monrovia - Liberia was desperately searching for 17 Ebola patients Monday who fled an attack on a quarantine centre in the capital Monrovia, as the outbreak appeared to overwhelm authorities in West Africa's worst-hit nation.

Infected Ebola patients flee after attack on Liberia clinic

Monrovia - Seventeen Ebola patients in Liberia who fled from a guarantine centre after it was attacked by club-wielding youths were missing on Sunday, striking a fresh blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus.

Kenya bans west Africa travellers amid scramble to fight Ebola

Nairobi - Kenya has become the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease spreading through the continent's most populous nation.

Kenya bans west Africa travellers amid scramble to fight Ebola

Nairobi - Kenya on Saturday became the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease spreading through the continent's most populous nation.

Suffering and song in Sierra Leone's Ebola 'hot zone'

Foya - Virologists call it the "hot zone" -- nature's version of a nuclear ground zero, the centre of an onslaught by one of the most deadly biological agents ever known to humankind.

Suffering and song in Sierra Leone's Ebola 'hot zone'

Foya - Virologists call it the "hot zone" -- nature's version of a nuclear ground zero, the centre of an onslaught by one of the most deadly biological agents ever known to humankind.

Suffering and song in Sierra Leone's Ebola 'hot zone'

Foya - Virologists call it the "hot zone" -- nature's version of a nuclear ground zero, the centre of an onslaught by one of the most deadly biological agents ever known to humankind.

Suffering and song in Sierra Leone's Ebola 'hot zone'

Foya - Virologists call it the "hot zone" -- nature's version of a nuclear ground zero, the centre of an onslaught by one of the most deadly biological agents ever known to humankind.

Screaming survivors found in container at UK port

Tilbury - One man was found dead and 34 others still alive in a shipping container on Saturday after staff at a British port heard banging and screaming coming from inside.

China gang forced children to donate blood: Xinhua

Beijing - Police arrested seven people in northwest China allegedly involved in a scheme that forced school children to donate blood, state media reported.

Ebola outbreak could take six months to control, say MSF

Geneva - The Ebola epidemic is moving faster than the authorities can handle and could take six months to bring under control, the medical charity MSF said Friday.

Ebola outbreak could take six months to control, say MSF

Geneva - The Ebola epidemic is moving faster than the authorities can handle and could take six months to bring under control, the medical charity MSF said Friday.

Ebola epidemic 'vastly' underestimated: WHO

Freetown - The UN's health agency said the scale of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been vastly underestimated and "extraordinary measures" were needed to contain the disease.

Robin Williams had early stage Parkinson's: Wife

Los Angeles - Hollywood actor Robin Williams, found dead this week after an apparent suicide, was suffering from depression and the early stages of Parkinson's disease, his wife said Thursday.

West Africa struggles to deal with Ebola outbreak

Freetown - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa claimed a fourth victim in Nigeria on Thursday while the United States ordered the evacuation of diplomats' families from Sierra Leone and analysts warned of a heavy economic toll on the stricken region.

Guinea declares emergency as W.Africa awaits Ebola drug

Freetown - Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak that has killed 377 in the nation a "health emergency" and more flights from hard-hit west African countries were cancelled as the region awaited shipments of experimental vaccine.

Spain mourns priest who died from Ebola

Madrid - Several hundred mourners joined a funeral service on Wednesday for a Spanish priest who died from Ebola after being infected in Liberia, becoming the first European victim of the worst-ever outbreak of the virus.

West Africa anxiously awaits experimental Ebola drugs

Freetown - Up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine were headed for West Africa Wednesday as the world scrambled to halt the spread of the virus which felled dozens more victims this week.

WHO approves experimental Ebola drugs

Geneva - The World Health Organization authorised the use of experimental drugs to fight Ebola as the death toll topped 1,000 and a Spanish priest became the first European to succumb to the outbreak.

'Ethical' to use experimental drugs in Ebola fight: WHO panel

Geneva - A panel of medical experts has determined it is ethical to provide experimental treatments to patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said Tuesday as the global death toll topped 1,000.
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