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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    Senior doctor who treated Nigeria’s first Ebola patient dies of the disease

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... on Saturday after it was attacked by club-wielding youths. Their disappearance had raised fears of a nightmare scenario of people with the highly contagious disease wandering the city. Liberia has ... patient" in the country. The disease arrived in Nigeria via Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, 40, a Liberian finance ministry consultant who died in a Lagos hospital on July 25, five days after ...

  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Sierra Leone starts three-day shutdown to contain spread of Ebola disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... efforts to contain the highly contagious disease. It was not immediately clear what prompted the violence, but the spread of Ebola has been accompanied by paranoia and mistrust. Many Guineans ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown Residents are confined to their homes in a bid to contain the disease; UN Security Council labels the outbreak a threat to world peace Three-day Ebola ...

  3. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola death prompts fears disease could spread through air travel

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:33pm by AP

    ... casual contact or breathing the same air. Patients are contagious only once the disease has progressed to showing symptoms. And the most vulnerable are health care workers and relatives who come ... Associated Press in Dakar, Senegal Unsettling questions over how to prevent the spread of the disease Ebola death prompts air travel fears No one knows for sure just how many people ...

  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Alert after smallpox samples found in US laboratory storeroom

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said. Smallpox is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease that is estimated to have killed some 300 million people ... in Somalia. The vials were labelled "variola", another name for smallpox, and appeared to date from the 1950s, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said. They were found ...

  5. News - World - DISEASE

    'Spectacular success story' as Nigeria declared free of Ebola virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:46am by Reuters

    ... announced that Nigeria had shaken off the disease. "It shows that Ebola can be contained, but... we have only won a battle; the war will only end when West Africa is also declared free ... of the disease, quarantined him in the hospital against his will and contacted officials. "Nigeria was not really prepared for the outbreak, but the swift response from the federal government, state ...

  6. News - World - DISEASE

    WHO to review handling of Ebola after leak of damning draft report

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by AFP, AP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in New York After leak of damning draft report, UN agency pledges to analyse its actions, as World Bank chief warns battle against disease is being lost W.H.O. to review its ... attempts to stop the outbreak spreading in West Africa. The WHO, the specialist UN agency responsible for co-ordinating global disease outbreaks, said it would not comment on the damning document, ...

  7. News - World - DISEASE

    Scientists make genetic map of Ebola disease strain raging through Africa

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 09:25pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune International team of researchers have completed genome sequence of the disease strain now raging in Africa, a key step in finding a vaccine Ebola virus yields its ... of breathtaking", said Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "To get a whole genome sequence could take four or five months," added Charles Chiu, ...

  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola vaccines in the works, but there's no simple way to test one

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by MCT, Reuters

    ... to submit plans for producing the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, which ran out after it was given to a handful of medical workers who contracted the disease in West Africa, government and lab ... when 20,000 doses will be available of the most advanced candidate, a vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline in collaboration with the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ...

  9. News - World - DISEASE

    Second Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:00pm by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Washington Second nurse with Ebola causes scare for airline A second nurse who fell ill with Ebola after treating the first patient on US soil to die of the disease boarded ... to Dallas-Fort Worth on October 13, prompting the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the airline to reach out to all 132 passengers onboard, advising them to call a toll-free ...

  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Spread of Ebola unseen since Aids epidemic, says US health official

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... the disease. Tom Frieden, director of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, made the comments to heads of the United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington as he called for a 20-fold increase in the world's response to the spread of the disease, which has killed nearly 3,900 people in West Africa since the beginning of the year. Meanwhile, West ...




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