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Growing alarm as Ebola outbreak in DRC reaches 2,000 cases

Butembo - More than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the health ministry has said, and aid agencies expressed concern over the accelerating spread of the disease.

Ebola outbreak in DRC is now out of control, say experts

The Democratic Republic of Congo's devastating Ebola outbreak is the second-biggest in history, but experts are now saying it's out of control and could end up becoming an international crisis.

Containment of Ebola outbreak in Congo hampered by armed attacks

Kinshasa - More than 1,000 people have died from Ebola in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since August - even as hostility toward health workers has escalated in the second-deadliest outbreak of the virus recorded in modern times.

CDC — Ebola outbreak in Congo could become uncontainable

Robert Redfield, MD, director for the CDC, said Nov. 5 that if the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak becomes more serious, international public health experts should consider the possibility it can't be brought under control.

Cuba and US cooperate in tackling Ebola outbreak

Havana - Many countries are willing to pledge funds to help West African countries battle Ebola, including the United States, a prominent donor, but Cuba has been exceptional in the number of medical personnel the government has sent to battle the pandemic.

Second U.S. Ebola case: Texas health worker tests positive

Dallas - Texas state health officials said in a statement Sunday that a health worker who helped to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., has tested positive for the Ebola virus in a preliminary test.

Texas Ebola patient contact missing, sought by authorities

Dallas - Dallas authorities are trying to find Michael Lively, a homeless man who might have had contact with the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. Lively is identified as a “low-risk” contact, was last monitored October 4th, and is now missing.

Obama to ask Congress for millions to fight Ebola outbreak

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for close to $1 billion in funding to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As part of his response, the president also plans to include more U.S. military involvement in the crisis.

Liberian Ebola patient chased by crowd, forced into a truck

An Ebola patient in Liberia, hungry and thirsty, escapes quarantine camp for food and receives backlash from fearful civilians. Doctors eventually captured the man and forcefully took him back to the camp.

WHO and Canada pull Ebola health teams out of Sierra Leone

Freetown - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday announced the closing of one of its labs in Sierra Leone after a health care worker became infected with Ebola. At the same time, Canada announced they were recalling their three-member lab team.

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.

Ebola panic at Gatwick: Woman dies after Sierra Leone flight

Gatwick - Airport staff in London were on high alert on Saturday as a Gatwick-bound plane from Sierra Leone reported a passenger on board who was "sweating and vomiting."

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.

Another plea for more protective gear in Liberia Ebola outbreak

Monrovia - In an impassioned plea for the Liberian Ministry of Health to provide more protective equipment for health care workers, the Head of the Liberia Physician Assistants Association spoke from the LIPAA head office in Monrovia Tuesday, explaining the need.

Three dead in Ebola outbreak in Central Uganda

Kampala - Uganda’s’ health department the Ministry of Health (MoH) has reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) of an Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Luweero district of Central Uganda.

Suspected Ebola outbreak in Tanzania

Tanzania has been placed on high alert over two suspected cases of Ebola. The two patients suffering Ebola-like symptoms had returned to Tanzania from a trip to neighboring Uganda where suspected Ebola cases have risen to 53.

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CDC brings its scientists to the battle lines in western Africa.
CDC brings its scientists to the battle lines in western Africa.
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As three West African countries face the biggest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history the W...
As three West African countries face the biggest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in history the World Health Organization has launched its biggest ever initiative to combat spread of the virus.
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