Pandemic

2 Columbus, Ohio, Children Tested For Ebola After Showing Symptoms

Sunday, November 23, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Luke Villapaz IBITimes.com November 23 2014 Two children in Columbus, Ohio, are being tested for Ebola virus disease, after showing fever symptoms. The children, whose names are currently unreleased, are 4 and 6 years old. They recently traveled between Ohio and West Africa, the Columbus Public Health agency said, according to a report... »

First British volunteers fly to Sierra Leone, where experts warn of ‘intense’ Ebola surge

Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

USNews.com Nov. 22, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The British government says the first group of National Health Service volunteers has left for Sierra Leone, where they will work in Ebola treatment centers across the country. The move is part of the recent deployment of international resources in Sierra Leone, where the World... »

Ebola returns to city at Sierra Leone outbreak epicentre

Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

DailyMailUK 21 November 2014 Sierra Leone announced a death from Ebola on Friday in the eastern city of Kenema — the epicentre of the outbreak which had gone more than three weeks without new infections. The case has dashed hopes that while Ebola continues to spread fast in the western area encompassing the capital... »

Ebola infection count exceeds 15,300: WHO…(Triple That!!)

Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

PressTV.ir Saturday Nov 22, 2014 The number of people believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus has surpassed 15,300, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. According to the latest WHO figures released on Friday, the death toll in the Ebola epidemic has currently increased to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in... »

Hope in Liberia, anxiety in Mali as Ebola battle rages

Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Zoom Dosso MedicalXpress.com November 22, 2014 Liberia has set itself the target of halting Ebola by the end of the year, but the battle is far from over in the rest of west Africa. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned Friday that despite gains against the deadly epidemic the new outbreak in... »

New Ebola Case in Mali Confirmed, Two More Suspected

Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

NBCNews.com November 22nd 2014 BAMAKO, Mali — Mali on Saturday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients are being tested, raising concern about a further spread of the disease, which has already killed at least five people in the country. The patient who tested positive “was placed in an... »

Ebola Epidemic Not Even Close to Over, UN Officials Say

Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Maggie Fox NBCNews.com November 21st 2014 There may be signs of hope in Liberia, but the epidemic of Ebola in West Africa is getting worse, not better, and it’s going to take a lot more work to control it, United Nations officials said Friday. Concerted efforts might be able to end it by... »

Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood samples

Friday, November 21, 2014
By Paul Martin

Bandits held up a minibus taxi carrying samples from a suspected Ebola patient. Why they took them is unknown. TheStar.com Friday, November 21, 2014 CONAKRY, GUINEA—Roadside bandits in Guinea stole a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola, officials said Friday, warning of the risks and vowing tighter security measures for... »

Ebola Deaths Near 5,500 As Virus Still Rages…”the actual count could be between two and four times the WHO numbers.”

Friday, November 21, 2014
By Paul Martin

Rate of Transmission Intense in Three West African Countries By Andrew Morse WSJ.com Nov. 21, 2014 ZURICH—Nearly 5,500 people have died from Ebola, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that the rate of transmission remains intense in the three West African countries at the center of the epidemic. In an update, the United... »

Ebola crisis update – 21st November 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014
By Paul Martin

MSF.org 21 November 2014 Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 5,420 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. One person in Spain and three... »

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