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21/10/2014
While the Ebola crisis continues unabated in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there was better news elsewhere in West Africa on Monday, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Nigeria free of the deadly virus. In the US, meanwhile, more ...   
21/10/2014
It was an epidemiologist’s worst nightmare: one of the world’s deadliest contagious diseases loose in one of the world’s most densely populated and sometimes chaotic megacities — Lagos, Nigeria. With its teeming slums, bogus pastors ...   
21/10/2014
Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and ...   
21/10/2014
A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola, the third employee to succumb to the deadly virus, the organisation has said. A statement by UN Women said Edmund Bangura-Sesay, a local driver for their office in Sierra Leone, died ...   
20/10/2014
WHEN Dennis Akagha’s fiancée, Justina Ejelonu, contracted Ebola in Lagos two months ago, Nigeria’s health-care workers had little experience in dealing with the disease. A hospital nurse, she had been infected while caring for Patrick Sawyer, a ...   
20/10/2014
It's not time to declare "mission accomplished' just yet. Texas health officials say they are still keeping tabs on roughly 120 people who may have had contact with Duncan, Pham, or Vinson. Once that surveillance runs its course, it will take an ...   
20/10/2014
As the monitoring period winds down for some people exposed to a Liberian man who died of Ebola, officials here are still trying to calm a city that remains on edge. It has been three weeks since Thomas Eric Duncan was admitted to Texas ...   
20/10/2014
Public panic about a potential Ebola outbreak in the U.S. - largely stoked by unscientific fearmongering from public figures - has led to an increasing number of overreactions, ranging from school cancellations to outward hostility toward people ...   
20/10/2014
The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming ...   
20/10/2014
Ebola’s economic effects in Africa are proving hard to quarantine even in the 49 of 54 countries that are untouched by the virus. Corporate events are being canceled, international investors are declining to visit and multinationals are ...   
20/10/2014
The World Health Organization estimates that the Ebola virus has killed more than 3,400 people in West African countries and infected twice as many since the recent outbreak began. The World Bank estimates the economic impact of Ebola will exceed ...   
20/10/2014
The outlook for the spread of Ebola outside of West Africa improved as the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the disease, a patient in Spain was recovering and 43 people in Dallas were cleared of risk. The developments ...   
20/10/2014
The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight Ebola in West Africa and rejected the idea of halting direct flights coming from the region. The EU foreign ...   
20/10/2014
President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized the Pentagon to call up military reservists to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The president issued an executive order and a letter to Congress that said he'd deemed it ...   
20/10/2014
The World Health Organization has admitted it dropped the ball with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, according to a news report published Friday.In a draft internal memo obtained by the Associated Press, WHO blamed incompetent staff and ...   
20/10/2014
West African countries that have escaped the Ebola outbreak intend to stay free of it by preparing for the worst. It is a strategy that can work as events in Senegal and Nigeria have shown. Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Guinea-Bissau ...   
20/10/2014
A doctor at a government-run Ebola treatment center in Monrovia is too busy to mince words. "You have so many patients in agony. Patients are crying in pain," said Soka Moses. "They are dying and all you do is you watch them die ...   
20/10/2014
Vital supplies and resources to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in the three worst-hit West African countries, Ghana's President John Mahama has said. Mr Mahama, who heads the regional bloc Ecowas, also told the BBC that treatment ...   
20/10/2014
The world must confront Ebola in West Africa to prevent what could become one of the worst pandemics in human history, Cuban President Raul Castro said on Monday. "I am convinced that if this threat is not stopped in West Africa with an ...   
20/10/2014
The public health crackdown on Ebola in Nigeria, which has been declared free of the virus, serves as a model for the rest of the world. The outbreak began in Nigeria when a Liberian man, Patrick Sawyer, who had been to the funeral of ...   
20/10/2014
Under fire in the wake of Ebola cases involving two nurses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated Ebola guidelines Monday, focusing on better protecting health care workers. "Even one health care worker infection ...   
20/10/2014
There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died? Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra all contracted the disease while working in Liberia -- and all ...   
20/10/2014
This week has brought rare good news on Ebola: 43 people who'd been isolated for three weeks after coming in contact with the United States' first Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, can now resume their lives without fear of ...   
20/10/2014
Dredging is “pointless” and largely ineffective, according to a coalition of environmental groups who are calling on the Government to scale down its preferred method of flood prevention. The Blueprint for Water coalition, which ...   

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