Pandemic

Passengers Stranded In Gambia As Flights Banned Over Ebola Fears

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Bernama.com.my April 15, 2014 Hundreds of passengers were stranded in Gambia on Monday after the West African country banned flights from countries linked to a deadly ebola virus outbreak, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. Scores of passengers were told about the ban on flights from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia after arriving at Banjul... »

West Africa Ebola outbreak toll increases; Mali tests negative

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Sarah Dilorenzo CTVNews.ca April 15, 2014 DAKAR, Senegal — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count. There is no vaccine and no cure for the deadly virus, and its appearance in West Africa, far from... »

As African Ebola Outbreak Spreads, Hopes for Vaccine Remain Years Away

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

USNews.com April 14, 2014 As a major outbreak of deadly Ebola virus spreads through the West African nations of Guinea and Liberia, public health officials are struggling to contain the horror-movie pathogen before it slips into neighboring countries. They must do so without the aid of any vaccines to prevent Ebola’s spread or medicines... »

Liberia: Guinea, Senegal Clash Over Ebola

Monday, April 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Emmanuel Weedee AllAfrica.com 13 April 2014 Health Minister of Guinea has expressed serious opposition to the decision taken by neighboring Senegal to close its land borders with Guinea during the recent outbreak of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever (Ebola HF) in Guinea. According to Dr. Remy Lamah, the closure of the borders was the... »

West Africa: Doctors fight to contain Ebola outbreak

Sunday, April 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

Euronews.com 12/04/14 Doctors at an airport in Guinea, west Africa have been fighting to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. It’s the worst outbreak in years. Thermal image cameras measure passengers’ body temperatures. Health workers are alerted to anyone over 38 degrees Celsius. Tim Jagatic, a physian form the international medical charity... »

West Africa: Doctors fight to contain Ebola outbreak

Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

Euronews.com 4/12/2014 Doctors at an airport in Guinea, west Africa have been fighting to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. It’s the worst outbreak in years. Thermal image cameras measure passengers’ body temperatures. Health workers are alerted to anyone over 38 degrees Celsius. Tim Jagatic, a physian form the international medical charity... »

Experts cast worried eye on Ebola spread

Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

by Richard Ingham and Olivier Thibault JapanTimes Apr 12, 2014 PARIS – Virologists say they are deeply worried by the unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has claimed more than 90 lives and may now also have struck north into the Sahel. A rare but extremely dangerous virus, Ebola is historically rooted in... »

Nigeria: Ebola – Nigeria Is in Danger – Govt

Friday, April 11, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Isiaka Wakili AllAfrica.com 10 April 2014 The Federal Government has raised the alarm that Nigeria is now in danger of an outbreak of Ebola fever. Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told State House correspondents after yesterday’s Federal Executive Council meeting that the government has realised that Ebola is a real threat. He said: “Ebola... »

Ebola Outbreak Empties Hotels as West Africa Borders Closed

Friday, April 11, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Pauline Bax, Sadibou Marone and Ougna Camara Bloomberg.com Apr 11, 2014 Ibrahima Capi Camara’s phone at the Grand Hotel de L’Independence in Guinea’s capital hasn’t stopped ringing since an Ebola outbreak began last month, for all the wrong reasons. “At least 80 percent of our reservations have been canceled,” Camara, general manager of... »

Aid groups take emergency steps against Ebola onslaught

Thursday, April 10, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Frankie Taggart Yahoo.com Apr. 10, 2014 Dakar (AFP) – International aid organisations launched a series of emergency measures across west Africa on Thursday in a bid to contain one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus, which is threatening every country in the region. The tropical bug is thought to... »