Pandemic

Ebola Strikes Mali Just as Vaccination Effort Gets Under Way

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

An imam crosses the border while ill with Ebola, potentially sparking an outbreak. Karen Weintraub National Geographic November 15, 2014 Public health officials in Mali are scrambling to trace over 200 people who may have been in contact with a religious leader who died of Ebola there this week. The 70-year-old imam had crossed... »

Ebola cases plummet in Liberian hot spot as aid groups gain trust

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

By LENA H. SUN Concordmonitor.com Friday, November 14, 2014 The number of new Ebola patients has fallen to practically zero in one of Liberia’s hardest-hit areas because aid workers gained the trust of the community so the sick were treated quickly and the dead were buried safely, according to a report released yesterday by... »

Pentagon to mobilize reserve soldiers for Ebola duty

Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Paul Martin

Tom Vanden Brook USA TODAY November 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the involuntary mobilization of 2,100 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers for duty in Ebola-ravaged West Africa, the Pentagon announced Friday. The Army is notifying soldiers and their families about the compulsory call-up, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm.... »

Reports: Third Ebola patient headed to Nebraska Medical Center

Friday, November 14, 2014
By Paul Martin

Michael Winter USA TODAY November 14, 2014 A third Ebola patient is headed to the special Biocontainment Unit at the Nebraska Medical Center this weekend, according to news reports Thursday. The Associated Press identified the patient as Martin Salia, a surgeon who was infected with the virus while treating victims in Sierra Leone, one... »

Mali steps up border controls after Ebola case arrives from Guinea

Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

By Tiemoko Diallo Reuters.com Thu Nov 13, 2014 (Reuters) – Mali said it was reinforcing health controls at border posts but has no plans to close its frontiers after a man with Ebola arrived from Guinea and infected others including a nurse who has died of the virus. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta also urged... »

Mali quarantines dozens as second Ebola outbreak spreads in country

Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

TheExtinctionProtocol.com November 13, 2014 MALI – More than 90 people including U.N. peacekeepers were quarantined across Mali’s capital on Wednesday after a 25-year-old nurse died of Ebola having treated a Guinea man who succumbed with Ebola-like symptoms that were not recognized. The man, a Muslim imam from the border town of Kouremale, was never... »

Number of Ebola-affected orphans in Liberia triples; patients mysteriously ‘disappearing'; epidemic out of control in 80% of country

Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes NaturalNews.com Thursday, November 13, 2014 The worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa is creating scores of orphan children, many of whom are likely infected as well, even as large numbers of carriers are “disappearing” from official tallies. As reported by Britain’s MailOnline, perhaps as many as 12,000 children have been... »

California Nurses Strike Over Ebola Preparedness

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

Elizabeth Barber Time.com Nov. 12, 2014 A lack of preparedness for possible Ebola cases is symptomatic of a more general erosion in patient care standards, claims National Nurses United Almost 20,000 nurses went on strike in California on Tuesday, ahead of national protests planned for Wednesday over what union leaders deem a lack of... »

Sierra Leone Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY HuffingtonPost.com 11/11/2014 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A doctor in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, dealing yet another blow to the country’s fight against the deadly outbreak, an official announced Tuesday. Dr. Martin Salia, a specialist surgeon at a major hospital in the capital of Freetown, is the sixth... »

Mali races to head off Ebola outbreak after second death

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
By Paul Martin

Nurse dies as country was close to being given all clear after its first case of the disease David Smith GuardianUK Wednesday 12 November 2014 Mali is racing to control a fresh Ebola outbreak after confirming its second death from the disease, just when it appeared the country would be given the all clear.... »

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