Pandemic

2 More Sierra Leonean Doctors Die of Ebola

Saturday, December 6, 2014
By Paul Martin

By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY ABCNews.com Dec 6, 2014 Two more Sierra Leonean doctors have died from Ebola, further depleting the West African country’s ability to respond to the devastating outbreak, health officials said Saturday. The deaths bring the number of Sierra Leonean doctors killed by Ebola to nine. The disease is spread through the bodily... »

Sierra Leone to jail `entire families` in Ebola crackdown

Friday, December 5, 2014
By Paul Martin

India.com Friday, December 5, 2014 Freetown: Sierra Leone warned on Friday it would jail entire families if Ebola victims who appeared to have been washed after death were discovered in their homes. The tradition of cleansing the dead before burials remains a major factor in the spread of the highly infectious virus, the government... »

Sierra Leone Seeing 80-100 New Ebola Cases Daily

Friday, December 5, 2014
By Paul Martin

ABCNews.com Dec 5, 2014 Sierra Leone says between 80 and 100 new cases of Ebola are being reported every day and it desperately needs over 1,000 beds to treat victims in the country now facing the most serious outbreak of the disease. Sierra Leone’s Finance Minister Kaifalah Marah painted a grim picture to the... »

Georgia monitoring more than 100 people for Ebola symptoms

Friday, December 5, 2014
By Paul Martin

Rebecca Lindstrom 11alive.com December 4, 2014 ATLANTA — When two nurses in Texas were diagnosed with Ebola after treating a patient in their care, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Georgia would have six hospitals specially equipped and trained to treat the illness. “It is better to be overly cautious than it is to be not... »

CDC prepares for imminent Ebola wave with designation of 35 US hospitals as Ebola treatment centers

Friday, December 5, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com Friday, December 05, 2014 U.S. health officials may be preparing for a new wave of Ebola patients in the country after designating 35 American hospitals as treatment centers. In a press release, the Department of Health and Human Services said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced... »

Ebola cases top 17,000; activity still intense in Sierra Leone

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Dec 03, 2014 Ebola activity has continued to increase in Sierra Leone in the past week, especially around the capital, while case numbers rose slightly in Guinea and a decrease in Liberia leveled off, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. The group said in its latest detailed outbreak update... »

More Hospitals Ready for Ebola Patients in the U.S.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Alex Hull Capitalotc.com December 4, 2014 When U.S. Dr. Kent Brantly caught the Ebola virus in Liberia he was transported by an ambulance in Atlanta at the Emory University Hospital. The hospital is one of four in the U.S. that is equipped to deal with people suffering from the deadly Ebola virus. The... »

Patient Who May Have Ebola Arrives in Atlanta

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Paul Martin

By JEFF MARTIN ABCNews.com Dec 4, 2014 An American health-care worker who may have been infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa has arrived at a hospital near Atlanta. Emory University Hospital spokeswoman Holly Korschun says the patient arrived around 5:45 a.m. Thursday. Details about the patient were not released. Emory houses a... »

After claiming Ebola is “hard to catch,” Obama Administration halts deportations of West Africans

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com Thursday, December 04, 2014 It is being touted by the Obama Administration as some sort of humanitarian program, but critics see it for what it really is: just another way to flout U.S. immigration laws. In a stunning development, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that it is... »

WHO warns of knock-on deaths as Ebola hits health systems

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

Vaccination programmes and general health services have stopped in the worst affected areas of the three countries, says WHO’s Gerard Schmets LiveMint.com Tue, Dec 02 2014 Geneva: Ebola-related deaths in west Africa will be higher than the number of people directly infected because of its disruption to already weak healthcare services, the World Health... »

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