Pandemic

Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Aamera Jiwaji LATimes.com April 9, 2014 Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea as West Africa braces against the spread of Ebola virus disease. The World Health Organization, which says the outbreak is presenting the toughest public health challenge in four years, has not recommended any trade and travel restrictions. Spread to Senegal... »

Ebola expected to terrorise West Africa for ‘months’ – WHO

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

Euronews.com 09/04/2014 International authorities are closely involved in the outbreak of the ebola virus in Guinea, West Africa, which was officially announced on February 9th. It has been identified in remote areas and in the capital, as well as across the border. Dr. Keiji Fukuda of the World Health Organisation said it expects to... »

Nigerian Government raises alert on Ebola virus

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

Talatu Usman PremiumTimesng.com April 9,2014 “Nigeria is in danger” of Ebola virus, the health minister said. The Ebola Virus Disease, which has caused the death of scores of people in Central and West Africa may be heading towards Nigeria, the Federal Government has said. Over 100 people have died from the disease in Guinea,... »

Ebola death toll passes 100 as disease spreads from Guinea

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By Paul Martin

‘Challenging’ outbreak has reached Liberia and Mali could take months to bring under control, says WHO TheWeekUK WED 9 APR 2014 THE DEADLY Ebola outbreak in West Africa is one of the “most challenging” seen since the virus emerged four decades ago, the UN World Health Organisation (WHO) says. More than 100 people have... »

Ebola outbreak ‘most challenging’ as Guinea deaths pass 100

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By Paul Martin

BBC.com 8 April 2014 The number of people believed to have been killed by the Ebola virus in Guinea has passed 100, the UN World Health Organization says. It was “one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks we have ever dealt with” and could take another four months to contain, the WHO said. The... »

Ebola still spreading, WHO expects outbreak to last 2-4 months

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By Paul Martin

ChicagoTribune.com April 8, 2014 GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it expected to have to confront an outbreak of the deadly virus Ebola in West Africa for the next two to four months. But the United Nations agency said it was not recommending any travel restrictions to Guinea,... »

Ebola-Linked Deaths In West Africa Over 100

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
By Paul Martin

HuffingtonPost.com 04/08/2014 CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Officials say more than 100 people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, where the disease may have infected as many as 175 people. The outbreak of Ebola, which causes internal and external bleeding and is almost always fatal, began last month. Sakoba Keita of... »

The African Ebola outbreak that keeps getting worse

Monday, April 7, 2014
By Paul Martin

BY TERRENCE MCCOY WashingtonPost.com April 7,2014 It began early this year in the forested villages of southeast Guinea. For months, the infected went undiagnosed. It wasn’t until March 23 that the news finally hit the World Health Organization. And by then, Ebola had already claimed 29 lives, the organization reported in a one-paragraph press... »

Fear and frustration as Guinea struggles to contain Ebola outbreak

Friday, April 4, 2014
By Paul Martin

Virus has claimed 84 lives and jumped borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia, raising concerns that it could sweep across region Monica Mark in Lagos TheGuardian.com Friday 4 April 2014 Late last month, villagers in Guinea’s remote south-eastern region of Nzérékoré were greeted by a sight so alarming that many barricaded themselves indoors. A... »

France alerts doctors for any signs of Ebola from West Africa

Thursday, April 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

ChicagoTribune.com April 3, 2014 PARIS (Reuters) – French health authorities on Thursday put doctors and hospitals on alert to report any signs that an Ebola virus outbreak affecting West Africa had infected patients in France, though no symptoms had yet been detected. France maintains close relations with several former colonies in the region, with... »