Pandemic

Remember the Ebola epidemic? It’s still not over. Here’s the report from the ground.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
By Paul Martin

by Julia Belluz Vox.com January 12, 2015 Even though Ebola has been snuffed out of the news cycle these days, the epidemic continues to burn in West Africa. The world is, in fact, still facing the biggest Ebola epidemic ever, mainly concentrated in West Africa. To date, there have been more than 20,000 cases... »

Patient being monitored at Denver Health, Ebola possible

Monday, January 12, 2015
By Paul Martin

Blair Shiff 9News.com January 12, 2015 DENVER – Denver Health paramedics transported a patient to Denver Health who is being monitored for the Ebola virus. The patient had recently returned from affected areas in Africa. “Person being monitored for Ebola symptoms considered low-risk,” according to the Colorado Department of Public Health. “We’re exercising extreme... »

Amarillo quarantines travelers to watch for Ebola symptoms

Saturday, January 10, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Kevin Welch Amarillo.com January 9, 2015 Fewer than 10 people in Amarillo from West Africa have been asked to stay in quarantine until Jan. 27 to be monitored for Ebola virus symptoms, city health leaders said at a news conference Friday at Amarillo City Hall. So far, all Ebola tests have come back... »

UN officials weigh Ebola border challenges; SL cases top 10,000

Friday, January 9, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Jan 08, 2015 Top United Nations (UN) officials visited Liberia’s Grand Cape Mount County yesterday, an area neighboring the Sierra Leone border that experienced a recent spike in Ebola activity, to meet with local leaders and explore what more can be done curb the disease at national borders. In the... »

Ebola death toll hits 8,235: WHO

Thursday, January 8, 2015
By Paul Martin

MedicalXpress.com January 7, 2015 The global death toll from the Ebola outbreak centred in west Africa has jumped to 8,235 out of 20,747 recorded cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Almost all the deaths and cases have been reported in the three west African countries worst hit by the outbreak: Sierra Leone, Liberia... »

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey set to remain critically ill ‘for some time’

Thursday, January 8, 2015
By Paul Martin

Relatives of Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone reveal she could remain in critical condition at Royal Free Hospital in London ‘for some time’ TelegraphUK 08 Jan 2015 Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who is being treated in a London hospital after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone, could remain in a critical condition... »

Ebola Kills Nearly 500 Health Care Workers

Thursday, January 8, 2015
By Paul Martin

Maggie Fox NBCNews.com January 7th 2015 The Ebola virus has infected more than 800 health care workers, killing nearly 500 of them, according to the latest numbers released by the World Health Organization Wednesday. The epidemic continues to spread across Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, and it’s now sickened more than 20,000 and killed... »

Ebola outbreak kills 8,153 people in West Africa, infects 20,650

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
By Paul Martin

CBC.ca Jan 05, 2015 The World Health Organization says at least 8,153 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Geneva-based body said Monday that the total number of confirmed, probable and suspected deaths from the disease comes from 20,656 cases in the three most affected countries — a mortality rate... »

Ebola in Britain: Gloucestershire case tests negative

Sunday, January 4, 2015
By Paul Martin

A patient rushed to hospital suspected of having Ebola has tested negative for the deadly disease By Ben Farmer TelegraphUK 04 Jan 2015 A patient from Gloucestershire who was rushed to hospital in Swindon on Saturday with suspected Ebola has tested negative for the disease. The unnamed patient had recently returned from West Africa... »

Have ISIS fighters really contracted Ebola?

Sunday, January 4, 2015
By Paul Martin

AOL.com Jan 3rd 2015 ISIS and Ebola — two of the most talked about issues of 2014 — have apparently converged in Iraq’s city of Mosul. Well, at least that’s what some Iraqi media would lead you to believe. The unconfirmed report initially appeared in Iraq’s pro-government Al Sabaah newspaper in late December. In... »

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