Pandemic

Ebola discoverer Piot sees long, bumpy road to ending epidemic

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Kate Kelland Reuters.com Wed Nov 26, 2014 (Reuters) – West Africa’s Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of this year, a leading specialist on the disease said on Wednesday. Peter Piot, one of the scientists who first identified... »

Sierra Leone Ebola burial workers dump bodies in pay protest

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Umaru Fofana Reuters.com Wed Nov 26, 2014 (Reuters) – Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities’ failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims. Residents said up to 15 corpses had been abandoned in the eastern town of Kenema, three of them... »

Sierra Leone News: Trends: Ebola deaths double in last 3 weeks

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Paul Martin

Awoko.org Wed November 26, 2014 The official death from Ebola over the past 3 weeks has more than doubled from 52 to 131 per 7day week. In the 7 day week of 4 to 10th November 52 people died of Ebola according to the NERC figures. This shows a death rate of 12.3%. This... »

UN: Ebola emergency response mission will miss containment target

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Paul Martin

In Sierra Leone, agency will miss aim of 70 percent of patients under treatment and 70 percent of dead buried Aljazeera.com November 25, 2014 The United Nations’ Ebola Emergency Response Mission will miss a Dec. 1 target for containing the virus due to escalating numbers of cases in Sierra Leone, the head of the... »

Ebola reaches Italy: Doctor who became the country’s first victim of the disease is flown into Rome in specially sealed military plane

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Paul Martin

Unidentified doctor caught virus while working for charity in Sierra Leone 50-year-old was flown into Rome’s Pratica di Mare military airport today Taken to Lazzaro Spallanzani infectious diseases hospital for special care Current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed nearly 5,500 people By John Hall DailyMailUK 25 November 2014 A doctor who became... »

U.S. Buys Up Ebola Gear, Leaving Little for Africa

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Paul Martin

Manufacturers Strain to Meet Demand Amid Rising Anxiety By Drew Hinshaw in Accra, Ghana, and Jacob Bunge in Chicago WSJ.com Nov. 24, 2014 Protective suits were running low in Sierra Leone this month, when a Christian charity decided to ship some over. The charity turned to American medical-wear suppliers, which came back with bad... »

Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone workers dump bodies in Kenema

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Paul Martin

BBC.com 25 November 2014 Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema have dumped bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims. The workers, who went on strike over the issue, left 15 bodies abandoned at the city’s main hospital. One of the bodies was reportedly left by... »

Ebola outbreak: Doctor becomes first Italian to catch Ebola

Monday, November 24, 2014
By Paul Martin

BBC.com 24 November 2014 An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working for a charity in Sierra Leone is due to be flown back to Rome for treatment, the Italian health ministry has said. The doctor had been working for an organisation called Emergency before contracting the virus. It is the first recorded case... »

Ebola blood samples stolen in Guinea; this is how terrorists can easily acquire the bioweapon

Monday, November 24, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com Monday, November 24, 2014 One of the chief concerns about the Ebola virus is that, someday, it could be turned into a deadly bioweapon and used to kill tens of millions of people around the world. So far — at least publicly — no country has admitted to having... »

Ebola Mappers Track Epidemic in Real Time

Sunday, November 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Nikita Japra NBCNews.com Nov. 23, 2014 In a darkened Boston conference room, staring at projections from a laptop, John Brownstein is far from the front lines of the fight against Ebola. But the epidemiologist’s work may help change the course of the epidemic. The disease forecaster and his team are combing through news... »

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