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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
By Paul Martin

Alexandra Sifferlin 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... »

Remember Ebola? The Virginia Department of Health Is Currently Monitoring 123 People for It

Saturday, June 20, 2015
By Paul Martin June 19th, 2015 Just FYI, health officials in Virginia are currently monitoring 123 people for Ebola, up from 103 people earlier in the week. ABC8 News is reporting that the majority of those being monitored reside in Northern Virginia; seven cases are in central Virginia. This is 123 people in just one state.... »

Four more MERS cases lift South Korea’s total to 154

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Jun 16, 2015 Health officials in South Korea today announced 4 more MERS-CoV infections, along with 3 more deaths, moving the overall total to 154 infections, as a World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee meets to assess new developments. Three of the four latest MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus)... »

Ebola Could Be Back

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

Africa is poised for another disease outbreak and may not do any better than last time by James Jay Carafano June 16, 2015 Just about a year ago, an outbreak of the deadly disease started jumping borders. Just about everybody freaked out. Only a handful of cases made it to American shores. And,... »

Poultry producers worry about proposed bird flu vaccine; jab could SPREAD more bird flu across America!

Monday, June 15, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Ethan A. Huff Monday, June 15, 2015 As the mainstream media rouses up mass panic over bird flu, despite the fact that there have only been a handful of confirmed cases in mostly commercial animals, some poultry producers are proposing drastic reactionary measures including mass vaccination that threaten to not only harm... »

Hospital at center of South Korea’s MERS suspends services; seven new cases

Sunday, June 14, 2015
By Paul Martin

BY JACK KIM Sun Jun 14, 2015 A South Korean hospital suspended most services on Sunday after being identified as the epicenter of the spread of a deadly respiratory disease that has killed 15 people since being diagnosed in the country nearly four weeks ago. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called an... »

MERS outbreak spreads to Slovakia as number of cases hits 145…(Here We Go!!)

Sunday, June 14, 2015
By Paul Martin JUNE 15, 2015 South Korea has seven new cases of the MERS virus in an outbreak that’s already killed 14 people. One citizen has also been ­admitted to hospital in Slovakia after being suspected of carrying the disease. The new cases put the total number of infections of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in... »

Bellevue Hospital chosen as one of nine regional Ebola treatment centers…(And We Need These… Because??!!)

Sunday, June 14, 2015
By Paul Martin

BY DENIS SLATTERY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, June 14, 2015 Bellevue Hospital has been selected as one of nine regional Ebola treatment centers in the country. The Manhattan medical center and eight other hospitals will each get $3.25 million over the next five years to build up their capability to treat patients with... »

Ebola is on the rise again — and the world is no better prepared for it than last year

Sunday, June 14, 2015
By Paul Martin

EMMA FARGE JUN. 13, 2015 DAKAR (Reuters) – The Ebola epidemic could flare up again in West Africa and health authorities are no better equipped to control it than they were a year ago, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Saturday. “The reality today is if Ebola were to... »

Ebola cases in Sierra Leone spike to highest level since March

Saturday, June 13, 2015
By Paul Martin

Sierra Leone and Guinea still regularly reporting several new cases daily Jun 12, 2015 Sierra Leone is introducing new curfews for two northern districts after a spike in new Ebola cases to the highest level in months, President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Friday. The 18-month-long Ebola epidemic has killed more than 11,100... »

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