Ebola returns to Liberia after nation declared free of virus

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
By Paul Martin

Samwar Fallah USA TODAY June 30, 2015 MONROVIA, Liberia — A teenager has died of Ebola in a remote Liberian village, shattering hopes the nation defeated the disease in May when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the country virus- free. Tolbert Nyenswah, Liberian deputy minister for surveillance and disease control, said Tuesday that... »

Ebola: Sierra Leone, Guinea quarantine people, villages again

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

Saliou Samb June 26, 2015 Authorities in Sierra Leone have quarantined three doctors and 28 nurses after a woman who recently gave birth tested positive for Ebola. The woman was transferred to an emergency ward in a hospital in the capital Free Town after doctors were unable to stop her bleeding. It was... »

Ebola Could Be Back This Summer

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

James Carafano June 27, 2015 Summer is scary. Sharks attack. Hurricanes harry us. Draught and heat exhaustion claim casualties. And, last year there was Ebola. And, Ebola could be back. In 2014, the unprecedented outbreak of the deadly virus that ravaged West Africa went from interesting news to outright panic when the first... »

New Ebola cases frustrate hopes of defeating the virus in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
By Paul Martin

By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS June 23, 2015 Two new Ebola cases have been identified in Sierra Leone’s capital in recent days, frustrating hopes that the deadly virus may have been defeated there. The announcement by the country’s National Ebola Response Center followed a resurgence of cases in the northeast of the country, where President... »

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... »

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