Pandemic

Medics Are Struggling To Respond To The World’s Worst Ebola Outbreak

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

David Louis and Daniel Trotta BusinessInsider.com Jul. 16, 2014 DAKAR/HAVANA(Reuters) – The death toll from the world’s worst ever Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.... »

No Quick End in Sight for Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schlein VOA.com July 15, 2014 The World Health Organization says the Ebola epidemic circulating in three West African countries shows no signs of diminishing and fears it is likely to continue for many months. Latest WHO figures put the number of cases of this deadly disease at 964, including 603 deaths. The deadly... »

World Health Organization Admits it Fears Ebola Could Go Global

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Chris Carrington The Daily Sheeple July 15th, 2014 Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone has seen its first case of Ebola. An Egyptian had traveled to Freetown from Kenema when he became ill and sought treatment. It is thought, but not as yet confirmed that he made the 190 mile trip on public... »

Chikungunya outbreak exceeds 355,000 cases

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Jul 14, 2014 The number of chikungunya infections in an ongoing outbreak in the Caribbean region saw another steep rise last week, with the Dominican Republic again accounting for much of the new activity, along with Guadeloupe and Martinique, according to the latest update from the Pan American Health Organization... »

West African Ebola Outbreak: Deadly Virus ‘Has Been Circulating in Region Since 2006′

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Hannah Osborne Ibtimes.co.uk July 15, 2014 The Ebola virus has been circulating in West Africa since at least 2006, scientists have confirmed. Experts from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) have been working in the region since 2006 looking to develop tests for a different deadly virus, the Lassa... »

Death Toll In Ebola Outbreak Jumps Again As Armed Gangs Chase Health Workers Away

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

BusinessInsider.com July 15, 2014 DAKAR (Reuters) – The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday. WHO said there were 85 new cases... »

Ivory Coast blocks refugees amid Ebola fears

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

BBC.com 15 July 2014 Ivory Coast has blocked 400 refugees who fled to Liberia from returning home because of fears they could spread the Ebola virus, a UN official has said. The decision violated domestic and international law, the official added. Ivory Coast said it could not allow the refugees in because of the... »

Death toll from West Africa Ebola outbreak jumps to 603: WHO

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

ChicagoTribune.com July 15, 2014 DAKAR (Reuters) – The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. WHO said there were 85 new cases... »

Ebola deaths surge in Sierra Leone and Liberia, WHO says

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

FoxNews.com July 14, 2014 Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. This brought the total in West Africa’s first outbreak of the deadly viral disease to... »

Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Krista Larson Philly.com Tuesday, July 15, 2014 DAKAR, Senegal – Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional funerals. Some desperate relatives brought their... »

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