Pandemic

Ebola levels on the rise in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Thursday, March 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

Lisa Schnirring CIDRAP News Mar 04, 2015 Reflecting the tough challenge responders have in getting Ebola cases to zero, the number of confirmed infections increased in Guinea and Sierra Leone last week, with new cases popping up outside of known transmission chains and a number of Ebola detections found only after people died from... »

Sierra Leone reinstates new restrictions in response to rise in new confirmed Ebola cases

Sunday, March 1, 2015
By Paul Martin

By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY USNews.com Feb. 28, 2015 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — President Ernest Bai Koroma reinstated restrictions in Sierra Leone in response to the rise in confirmed cases of Ebola. Sierra Leone recorded 18 new cases of Ebola in the week ending Saturday, up from 16 new cases last week. This breaks the... »

Sierra Leone Veep Quarantines Self After Bodyguard Dies of Ebola

Sunday, March 1, 2015
By Paul Martin

Gbcghana.com Mar 01, 2015 Sierra Leonean Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana has placed himself under a 21-day quarantine on Saturday after one of his bodyguards died of Ebola. Sam-Sumana told Reuters, “I have decided to be put under quarantine because I do not want to take chances and I want to lead by example. I... »

Emergency responders investigate possible Virginia Ebola case

Friday, February 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

Reuters.com Feb 26, 2015 (Reuters) – Medics, firefighters and a hazardous materials team investigated a possible case of the deadly Ebola virus in a Virginia suburb of Washington on Thursday, an official said. Emergency crews transported a patient from an apartment in the Clarendon section of Arlington County to Virginia Hospital Center using Ebola... »

Africa: Ebola Is Not Over Yet

Friday, February 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

By Liesl Louw-Vaudran AllAfrica.com 27 FEBRUARY 2015 The announcement by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf that children will be returning to school, and that borders with neighbouring countries will reopen, comes as a huge relief to everyone around the world alarmed about the Ebola outbreak. At one stage last year, some thought that it would... »

Ebola: Sierra Leone village in lockdown after 31 new cases recorded

Friday, February 27, 2015
By Paul Martin

Flare-up of virus in community just outside town of Makeni with WHO linking cases to one man who escaped quarantine in Freetown Lisa O’Carroll TheGuardianUK Friday 27 February 2015 Efforts to beat Ebola in Sierra Leone have been dealt a setback after 31 new cases were recorded in one village. The community of 500... »

Another Ebola Outbreak ‘Inevitable’

Friday, February 6, 2015
By Paul Martin

BY CATHERINE PHILLIPS NewsWeek.com 2/6/15 Doctors and experts say another Ebola outbreak is “inevitable”, unless the international community unites around a long-term, common approach to combat the disease in the future and substantial investment is made into the health services of affected developing countries. Although reports of new cases of Ebola have been reduced... »

W. Africa Ebola Cases Rise After Weeks of Decline

Thursday, February 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

VOA News February 04, 2015 The number of reported Ebola cases has gone up for the first time this year in the three West African countries where transmission is still active. The World Health Organization says 124 new cases were reported in the week ending February 1 – with a high of 80 new... »

UK military experts warn of ‘weaponized Ebola’ – report

Monday, February 2, 2015
By Paul Martin

RT.com February 02, 2015 British military experts fear terrorists could ‘weaponize’ Ebola, a heavily redacted Ministry of Defence (MoD) report has revealed. The report, released on Friday, identified a number of scenarios in the event of a biological terrorist attack in the UK, and was drawn up by the MoD’s defense science and technology... »

Ebola likely to persist in 2015 as communities resist aid: Red Cross

Friday, January 30, 2015
By Paul Martin

BY STEPHANIE NEBEHAY Reuters.com Fri Jan 30, 2015 (Reuters) – West Africa will be lucky to wipe out Ebola this year, as the local population remains suspicious of aid workers, especially in Guinea, the Red Cross said on Friday. The virus is “flaring up” in new areas in the region and not all infections... »

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