Pandemic

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... »

WHO steps up West Africa Ebola response, reports new cases

Thursday, April 10, 2014
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Apr 10, 2014 Five more suspected Ebola virus cases have been detected in Guinea and Liberia, with two more deaths from the disease reported in Liberia, as activities ramped up in the region to detect possible cases and train health workers in infection control practices. The World Health Organization (WHO)... »

Ebola virus continues to rage in West Africa

Thursday, April 10, 2014
By Paul Martin

More than 100 people have died from Ebola in the West African countries Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization has said. International aid organizations try to stop the disease from spreading further. Hilke Fischer DW.de 10.04.2014 The World Health Organization (WHO) has described the West Africa Ebola outbreak as one of the “most... »

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... »