Pandemic

US military converting transport planes to carry wave of infected Ebola victims to the United States

Thursday, December 11, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com Thursday, December 11, 2014 It seems in the age of Obama that the U.S. military is slowly making the transformation from the planet’s most powerful fighting force to one giant charity provider. As most Americans know, the president has ordered thousands of U.S. troops to Ebola-plagued West Africa, a... »

‘We were slow': WHO admits mistakes in Ebola response…(By Design!!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Nina Larson YahooNews.com Dec. 10, 2014 Geneva (AFP) – The head of the World Health Organization conceded on Wednesday that the UN body was slow to respond to the outbreak of Ebola that has now killed more than 6,300 people in west Africa. “It is fair to say the whole world, including WHO,... »

Ebola Continues to Spread in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Paul Martin

Kim Lewis VOANews.com December 10, 2014 The Ebola virus continues to ravage Sierra Leone despite ongoing efforts by the government and international community to contain it. The country’s president has made the virus a top priority on his agenda, scaling down other projects that were to be implemented. He has also committed over $20... »

After losing 10 colleagues to Ebola, Sierra Leone doctors go on strike

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

CBSNews.com December 8, 2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Junior doctors in Sierra Leone went on strike Monday to demand better treatment for health workers who become infected with Ebola, a health official said. The association representing junior doctors asked the government to make sure life-saving equipment, like dialysis machines, is available to treat infected... »

Ebola transit units boost response; outbreak total hits 17,800…(You Can Probably Triple That!)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Dec 08, 2014 Doctors without Borders (MSF) continues to tailor its response to the evolving Ebola situation in Liberia, opening a small isolation unit in Monrovia to help one of the city’s major hospitals reopen and setting up another in a remote community where the burial of a patient from... »

Ebola still spreading in western Sierra Leone, Guinea’s forest: U.N

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Stephanie Nebehay Reuters.com Tue Dec 9, 2014 (Reuters) – More foreign health workers are needed to help tackle the Ebola epidemic, which is spreading quickly in western Sierra Leone and deep in the forested interior of Guinea, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday. The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West... »

Ebola diary: ‘There are reports of people disappearing into the forest to die’

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

Sarah Boseley reports from Sierra Leone, where a call to the hotline can mean you are taken away to a treatment centre and may never see your family again Sarah Boseley TheGuardian.com Tuesday 9 December 2014 Sierra Leone has its first-ever call centre. The number to reach it is 117. You can call to... »

Sierra Leone Has Overtaken Liberia in Ebola

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

Elizabeth Barber Time.com Dec. 9, 2014 It now has more cases than anywhere in the world Sierra Leone has the highest number of Ebola cases of any country, according to the most recent World Health Organization statistics. Sierra Leone has seen 7,780 cases of Ebola, more than the 7,719 cases in Liberia, WHO figures... »

Sierra Leone Baffled by Doctors’ Ebola Deaths

Monday, December 8, 2014
By Paul Martin

James Butty VOANews.com December 08, 2014 Sierra Leone’s chief medical officer has said he is baffled by the deaths of three doctors from Ebola over a three-day period. Dr. Brima Kargbo said a survey conducted jointly with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that 70 percent of infections did not come from... »

10th Sierra Leonean Doctor Dies From Ebola

Sunday, December 7, 2014
By Paul Martin

By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY ABCNews.com Dec 7, 2014 Another Sierra Leonean doctor has died from Ebola, the 10th to succumb to the disease, in what the country’s chief medical officer on Sunday called a shocking trend. Dr. Aiah Solomon Konoyeima died Saturday, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brima Kargbo. His death came a day... »

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