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  1. News - World - DISEASE

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

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

    ... shutdown starts in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone yesterday launched a controversial three-day shutdown of the entire nation in a desperate bid to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN ... with a Filippino on board who was showing symptoms of Ebola, citing fears the virus might spread to the island. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Malta was legally and morally right to refuse to let the MV ...

  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Obama to send 3,000 military personnel to West Africa for Ebola fight

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... to Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174. Obama was scheduled yesterday to travel to the Centres for Disease ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dakar President appeals to US counterpart for urgent aid, amid warnings virus cannot be contained Liberia 'losing battle' against Ebola outbreak Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has appealed to her US counterpart, Barack Obama, for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country ...

  4. News - World - Ebola virus

    Ebola toll hits 2,400 as Cuba pledges medics

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 06:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... African health crisis. World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan warned the spiralling epidemic of the murderous tropical virus demanded a stronger, faster response from ... Ebola in the country. Transmitted through bodily fluids, the tropical virus can cause fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, organ failure and internal and external bleeding, killing more than half ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Margaret Chan, WHO "It is quite surreal and everywhere there is a sense of this virus taking over the whole country," Crowe said. "We do not have enough partners on the ground. Many ... high among health workers, who are exposed to hundreds of infectious patients who can pass the virus on through body fluids. Almost half of the 301 healthcare workers who have developed ...

  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Bill Gates' foundation gives US$50m to help response to Ebola emergency

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by AP

    ... and Prevention and international organisations involved in fighting transmission of the virus. The money will be used to purchase supplies and to develop vaccines, therapies and better diagnostic tools. ... the Ebola outbreak. Ban said efforts in the next few weeks would be essential to stop the virus that has killed more than 2,000 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The US$50 million ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:59am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Official says Gold Coast hospital taking threat of deadly disease seriously although man admitted with symptoms is unlikely to have contracted Ebola virus An Australian was isolated in hospital on Thursday after he displayed symptoms of Ebola following a trip to Africa but health officials said it is unlikely he has the deadly virus. The man, in his 20s, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    War on Ebola can be won, if human ingenuity again rises to the challenge

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:00pm by THOMAS TANG

    ... Thomas Tang Thomas Tang says in our focus to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, we should heed the lessons of previous disease outbreaks and realise that cities can be resilient, if they are prepared Geared up The Ebola virus that is infecting many people in West Africa is raising ripples of alarm across the rest of the world. The World Health Organisation seems disconcertingly ...

  9. News - World - Ebola

    China to help Sierra Leone set up Ebola facilities

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:26pm by MCT, XINHUA

    ... McClatchy-Tribune and Xinhua China will help Sierra Leone set up an Ebola laboratory and a holding centre, a Chinese official said, as the United States and Britain announced they would send troops and equipment to West Africa to help curb the spread of t ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

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

    ... amounts of money." The concept behind the transfusions is simple: the blood plasma of those who have recovered from Ebola contains antibodies that were successful in fighting the virus ... diseases, such as scarlet fever and measles. But its effectiveness in fighting the Ebola virus is still a matter of debate. Transfusions were used to treat a small number of patients during a 1995 ...




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