Pandemic

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... »

Ebola Patients Await Death in Guinea Wards

Thursday, April 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

By BOUBACAR DIALLO ABCNews.com April 3, 2014 A week after his friend died, Soumaoro himself fell ill. Hospital officials soon determined that both men had contracted Ebola, a disease causing severe bleeding that had never before struck this corner of West Africa. The outbreak has killed more than 86 people in Guinea and Liberia,... »

EBOLA: Outbreak in 3 countries, Suspected cases: 153, Deaths: 92, The case fatality rate is 61%.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
By Paul Martin

Investmentwatchblog.com April 3rd, 2014 UPDATE: April 2, 2014 20:45 EST Guinea March 25 2014 Suspected cases: 86 Deaths: 60 March 27 2014 Suspected cases: 103 Deaths: 66 March 28 2014 Suspected cases: 111 Deaths: 69 March 29 2014 Suspected cases: 112 Deaths: 70 March 30 2014 Suspected cases: 114 Deaths: 71 March 31 2014... »

Ebola outbreak kills at least 87 in Africa

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Bloomberg News NJ.com April 02, 2014 An outbreak of Ebola that has killed at least 87 people in Africa is drawing aid from U.S. disease fighters who will help track the deadly path of a virus with no cure that is fatal in about 90 percent of its cases. There have been 134... »

Miners in lock-down as Ebola death toll hits 83 in Guinea

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Saliou Samb and Stephanie Nebehay Reuters.com Wed Apr 2, 2014 Foreign mining firms have locked down operations in Guinea and pulled out some international staff, executives said on Wednesday, as the death toll from suspected cases of Ebola there hit 83. Five new suspected infections were reported in the last 24 hours, the... »

Ebola fears grips West Africa

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

TurkishPress.com April 02, 2014 ABIDJAN – People across West Africa are in a state of alarm after cases of the deadly Ebola virus were recorded in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, with many voicing fears of a regional pandemic. “The fact that you don’t know who is contaminated, and you are told not to... »

A terrifying fight against the deadliest virus on Earth: Medic reveals true horror of Ebola outbreak as incurable disease liquifies victims from the inside

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Lucy Crossley DailyMailUK 2 April 2014 A medic has spoken of the horrific scenes witnessed by emergency doctors and nurses in the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea. Naoufel Dridi, who works with humanitarian charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), described the suffering by patients struck down by the tropical virus, and... »

CDC sends team to investigate Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Amanda Woerner FoxNews.com April 02, 2014 A five-person team from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) departed for Guinea over the weekend to investigate an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus occurring in the African country, a representative from the CDC confirmed to FoxNews.com. As of Tuesday, a total of... »

Ebola, Crossing Borders in Africa, Could Land in US

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Katie Moisse ABCNews.com Apr 1, 2014 An Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 78 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could land in the U.S., health officials warned today. Symptoms of the disease, such as fever, red eyes and bleeding, can take up to three weeks to appear — ample time... »