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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... down the door of the Airbus A330 to fly to or from West Africa. Air France is one of few still flying to affected countries, as nations close their borders over fear of the outbreak that has ... a round trip of thousands of kilometres, as airlines changed schedules and nervous countries closed borders. South Africa on Thursday banned non-citizens from travelling from "high-risk ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by MCT

    ... the lockdown. Thousands of police and soldiers have already been deployed to enforce the quarantining of towns in Sierra Leone's worst-hit regions near the border with Guinea. Organisations from ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... banned travellers from Ebola-stricken countries from entering the country; Senegal closed its border with Guinea on Friday as a preventative measure, while Chad has closed its border ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... faster, and moving faster, than we can respond to,” MSF (Doctors Without Borders) chief Joanne Liu told reporters in Geneva, saying it could take six months to get the upper hand. “It is like ... erupted in the forested zone straddling the borders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and later spread to Nigeria. WHO declared a global health emergency last week – far too late, according ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola-hit Liberia fears starvation as quarantine blocks food supplies

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... fears spark border bans The battle to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak continued on Sunday yesterday, after Nigeria appealed for volunteers to help stop the spread of the virus, but Guinea went back on a statement that it was shutting its land borders with two of its neighbours. The day after the World Health Organisation declared the epidemic an international health emergency, India ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies Detection systems installed at Hong Kong's borders as epidemic that has killed nearly 1,000 in Africa is declared international emergency ... of the city being affected remained low, but it has stepped up precautions, such as installing detection systems at hospitals and border crossings. Beijing announced a donation of 30 million yuan ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... and was sending health workers to all affected border points, an official said. Sierra Leone has declared Ebola a national emergency, as has Liberia, which is hoping that two of its doctors diagnosed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong is not equipped to study the Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... and other ground border checkpoints. We have also stepped up preparedness at our hospitals and streamlined the logistics in arranging suspected cases to be investigated and isolated." Two ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may be at higher risk of vascular diseases and stroke: study

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:25pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... suffered a blackout at the Man Kam To border crossing. Doctors at the Prince of Wales Hospital, a teaching hospital of the Chinese University's faculty of medicine, found his left carotid ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Atlanta's Emory University Hospital takes in first of two US Ebola victims

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by MCT, Reuters

    ... "They shouldn't even let them across the border." A visitor to the hospital where the two patients will be treated was also uncertain. "There is a little bit of worry," Jenny ...




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