September 30, 2014
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  • 21/05/2014 | World

    Le Pen sparks controversy (again): 'Monsieur Ebola' could fix migration problems'

    The founder of the French far-right Front National (FN) party made the at least controversial comments while attending a campaign meeting in Marseille four days ahead of Europe's elections.

  • 23/06/2014 | World

    Ebola epidemic 'out of control' in West Africa

    An Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is out of control and requires massive resources from governments and aid agencies to prevent it from spreading further, medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières said today.

  • 15/07/2014 | World

    West Africa ebola crisis worsens, death toll hits 603

    The death toll from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 603 since February, with at least 68 deaths reported from three countries in the region in the last week alone, the World Health Organization has said.

  • 25/07/2014 | World

    Man tests positive for Ebola in Nigeria's Lagos

    A Liberian man who died in Nigeria's megacity of Lagos today has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said in a press conference.

  • 31/07/2014 | World

    US issues travel warning for Ebola-hit Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in an effort to curb the spread of the ebola outbreak in West Africa that has so far claimed more than 700 lives.

  • 01/08/2014 | World

    WHO chief says Ebola out of control: 'Consequences could be catastrophic'

    "This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it," World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan told the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast at a meeting in Guinea's capital Conakry.

  • 03/08/2014 | World

    Ebola-stricken US doctor improving

    An American doctor stricken with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia and brought to the United States for treatment in a special isolation ward is improving, the top US health official said.

  • 04/08/2014 | World

    Sierra Leone, Liberia deploy troops as Ebola toll hits 887

    Hundreds of troops have been deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia to quarantine communities hit by the deadly Ebola virus, as the death toll from the worst-ever outbreak reached 887 and three new cases were reported in Nigeria.

  • 05/08/2014 | World

    Second American Ebola patient arrives in US for treatment

    A plane carrying a second American aid worker infected with Ebola from West Africa has arrived in the United States to receive further treatment for the deadly virus. In Lagos, meanwhile, officials said eight suspected cases of Ebola were being monitored with one case confirmed.

  • 06/08/2014 | World

    Ebola death toll rises to 932, WHO Committee gathers in Geneva

    The death toll from West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 932 after 45 patients died from August 2 to August 4, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement. The WHO Emergency Committee regarding Ebola is gathered in Geneve for a two-day meeting to discuss the epidemic.

  • 07/08/2014 | World

    Sierra Leone army blockades Ebola areas, Liberia declares emergency

    The army has blockaded rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, after neighbouring Liberia declared a state of emergency to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease, which has killed 932 people.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    WHO declares Ebola an international health risk

    West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

  • 08/08/2014 | World

    Ebola death toll rises by 29 to 961, WHO says

    The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa stood at 961 people as of Aug 6, with 29 deaths reported on Aug 5-6, the World Health Organization said today.

  • 10/08/2014 | World

    ‘War is not to be waged in the name of God’

    Pope Francis renewed his call for prayer and assistance for Iraq in the traditional Angelus prayer at St. Peter’s Square. He also offered appeals for peace in Gaza and expressed his concern over the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

  • 12/08/2014 | World

    WHO approves use of experimental drugs in Ebola outbreak

    It is ethical to offer unproven drugs or vaccines to people infected or at risk in West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, a World Health Organisation panel of medical ethics experts ruled, but cautioned supplies will be limited.

  • 12/08/2014 | World

    Ebola claims first European victim

    Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, the first European infected by a strain of Ebola that has killed over 1,000 people in West Africa, has died in hospital in Madrid.

  • 16/08/2014 | World

    Kenya bars passengers from Ebola-hit countries

    Kenya will not allow passengers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone into the country starting next Tuesday, the private Citizen Television has said on its website, quoting Minister of Health James Macharia.

  • 18/08/2014 | World

    WHO request Ebola-hit countries to screen all departing travellers

    Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Death toll from Ebola outbreak reaches 1,350

    The death toll from the Ebola oubreak in West Africa has risen to 1,350, the World Health Organization said today, with 106 new deaths reported between August 17-18 in three countries.

  • 20/08/2014 | World

    Liberian police open fire against people trying to break out of quarantine

    Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break out of a quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood because of the Ebola virus, witnesses said.

  • 21/08/2014 | World

    Ebola-stricken US doctor treated with experimental drug to be discharged

    An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged today by the Atlanta hospital that treated him with an experimental drug.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    WHO warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

    The scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of "shadow zones" that medics cannot enter, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

  • 22/08/2014 | World

    Death toll in West Africa Ebola epidemic rises to 1,427

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has led to 1,427 deaths out of 2,615 known cases, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

  • 24/08/2014 | World

    British Ebola victim leaves Sierra Leone for Britain

    A Royal Air Force plane carrying a British healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone - the first Briton to catch the deadly virus - took off from the capital Freetown bound for Britain.

  • 25/08/2014 | World

    WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo, where authorities have confirmed two cases of Ebola in a remote area.

  • 26/08/2014 | World

    WHO withdraws staff after worker infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease.

  • 27/08/2014 | World

    African Development Bank: Ebola causing huge economic damage

    Ebola is causing enormous damage to West African economies, draining scarce public funds and slashing economic growth by up to 4 percent as foreign businessmen leave and projects are cancelled, the African Development Bank president said.

  • 28/08/2014 | World

    As death toll rises, WHO warns Ebola could infect 20,000 people

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said adding it could infect more than 20,000 people.

  • 30/08/2014 | World

    Health workers strike at major Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

    Health workers have gone on strike at a major state-run Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone, hospital staff told reporters today, a further blow to efforts to contain the deadly virus.

  • 01/09/2014 | World

    New Nigeria Ebola case takes country total to 17

    Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country's total confirmed infections to 17, with 271 people under surveillance, the health minister said.

  • 02/09/2014 | World

    Doctors at Liberia's main hospital strike amid ebola epidemic

    Scores of healthcare workers at Liberia's main hospital have gone on strike over unpaid wages, complicating the fight against the world's worst Ebola epidemic that the US disease prevention chief said was spiraling out of control.

  • 03/09/2014 | World

    UN says US$600 million needed to tackle Ebola as deaths top 1,900

    The United Nations said US$600 million in supplies would be needed to fight West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the death toll from the worst ever epidemic of the virus topped 1,900 and Guinea warned it had penetrated a new part of the country.

  • 05/09/2014 | World

    WHO urges use of blood-derived drugs against Ebola, backs vaccine trials

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said experts had agreed that blood-derived drug therapies and serum from survivors may be used for treatment of Ebola virus, and called for investment in the experimental drugs.

  • 08/09/2014 | World

    Fourth Ebola patient coming to US hospital

    A fourth Ebola patient will be flown to the United States by air ambulance from West Africa to receive treatment for the deadly disease, hospital officials in Atlanta said.

  • 09/09/2014 | World

    WHO lifts Ebola death toll to at least 2,296

    The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has jumped by almost 200 in a single day to at least 2,296 and is already likely to be higher than that, the World Health Organization said.

  • 10/09/2014 | World

    Gates Foundation pledges US$50m to fight Ebola outbreak

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged US$50 million to support emergency efforts to contain West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which has already killed almost 2,300 people in the worst outbreak of the virus in history.

  • 16/09/2014 | World

    Washington to commit 3,000 troops to fight Ebola in West Africa

    The United States has announced that it would send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up response including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiraling fastest out of control.

  • 18/09/2014 | World

    UN to deploy Ebola mission as death toll reaches 2,630

    The UN has unveiled plans for a special mission to combat the worst Ebola epidemic on record in West Africa, as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.

  • 19/09/2014 | World

    Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone to a halt

    Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged people to heed the emergency measures.

  • 20/09/2014 | World

    Sierra Leone Ebola burial team attacked despite lockdown

    A team burying Ebola victims has been attacked in Sierra Leone's capital, a member of parliament said, as some residents defied a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the worst outbreak of the disease on record.

  • 21/09/2014 | World

    Sierra Leone's Ebola lockdown likely to be extended

    A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at stemming the worst Ebola epidemic on record has identified dozens of new infections, but has not reached everyone in the country and is likely to be extended, a senior official said.

  • 23/09/2014 | World

    US predicts Ebola cases could reach between 550,000-1.4 million by January

    Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the Ebola virus by January 20, 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • 26/09/2014 | World

    WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3,000

    The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 probable, suspected and confirmed cases, the World Health Organisation has said.

  • 15/08/2014 | Sports

    Ebola-region athletes barred from some events in Youth Games

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it was prohibiting young athletes from the Ebola-affected region of West Africa from participating in certain events at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

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