Pandemic

Coincidence? “Ebola Vaccine” Goes Hot In The News Just Days Before “Ebola Scare” In Alabama

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Susan Duclos All News PipeLine August 5, 2015 Last week the Lancet published results suggesting the new Ebola Vaccine was “highly effective” and perhaps 100 percent effective at protecting against Ebola, the news reported by multiple news outlets and websites, pointing to trials of the single-dose VSV-EBOV vaccine which began in Guinea in... »

$6 eggs could be coming: Analyst

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

Katie Little CNBC.com 8/4/2015 Egg sticker shock at the grocery store could soon get even worse, one analyst warns. Squeezed by limited supply because of the worst avian flu outbreak in three decades, egg prices have already risen sharply this year. But BB&T Capital Markets analyst Brett Hundley said retail prices could surge even... »

Sierra Leone faces Ebola setback with new case; 500 under quarantine after 1 victim died

Thursday, July 30, 2015
By Paul Martin

StarTribune.com JULY 30, 2015 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Authorities in Sierra Leone are now monitoring more than 500 people after one man died from Ebola in area where the virus had been gone for months. Hassan Abdul Sesay, a member of parliament from the area, said Thursday that the victim had contracted Ebola in... »

Ebola still poses a serious threat…”Guinea and Sierra Leone continue to see 20 to 30 new Ebola cases each week.”

Saturday, July 18, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Kent Brantly WashingtonPost.com July 17, 2015 Crisis often generates a tension between fear and compassion. Much of the reaction to Ebola in the United States last year was evidence of fear trumping compassion. We saw public health policy being guided by fear rather than by the best available science. We observed sufferers of... »

Ebola activity steady, back in Guinea and Sierra Leone capitals

Thursday, July 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Jul 15, 2015 For the second week in a row, the Ebola outbreak region reported 30 new confirmed cases, but in a new development, transmission turned again toward two of the country capitals, Conakry and Freetown, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today in its weekly assessment. On the vaccine... »

Ebola returns to Liberia after nation declared free of virus

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
By Paul Martin

Samwar Fallah USA TODAY June 30, 2015 MONROVIA, Liberia — A teenager has died of Ebola in a remote Liberian village, shattering hopes the nation defeated the disease in May when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the country virus- free. Tolbert Nyenswah, Liberian deputy minister for surveillance and disease control, said Tuesday that... »

Ebola: Sierra Leone, Guinea quarantine people, villages again

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

Saliou Samb SMH.co.au June 26, 2015 Authorities in Sierra Leone have quarantined three doctors and 28 nurses after a woman who recently gave birth tested positive for Ebola. The woman was transferred to an emergency ward in a hospital in the capital Free Town after doctors were unable to stop her bleeding. It was... »

Ebola Could Be Back This Summer

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

James Carafano DailySignal.com June 27, 2015 Summer is scary. Sharks attack. Hurricanes harry us. Draught and heat exhaustion claim casualties. And, last year there was Ebola. And, Ebola could be back. In 2014, the unprecedented outbreak of the deadly virus that ravaged West Africa went from interesting news to outright panic when the first... »

New Ebola cases frustrate hopes of defeating the virus in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Paul Martin

By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS LATimes.com June 23, 2015 Two new Ebola cases have been identified in Sierra Leone’s capital in recent days, frustrating hopes that the deadly virus may have been defeated there. The announcement by the country’s National Ebola Response Center followed a resurgence of cases in the northeast of the country, where President... »

Ebola Returns to Sierra Leone Capital After Weeks of No New Cases

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
By Paul Martin

Alexandra Sifferlin Time.com June 22, 2015 Cases found in a densely populated slum Two new cases of the deadly Ebola virus have been recorded in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, about three weeks after the most recent new cases were found, underscoring the difficulty of ridding the region of the disease. “This is... »

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