October 20, 2014
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  • 10/10/2014 | Argentina

    Ebola: Gov't declares 'epidemiological alert'

    The government today declared the "epidemiological alert" due to the ebola spread, which means authorities will strengthen control measures in air and land frontiers, as well as increase human and hospital resources to be preapred for the global threat.

  • 19/10/2014 | World

    Texas lab worker on cruise tests negative for Ebola

    A Dallas hospital lab worker who spent much of a cruise holiday in isolation after possible exposure to Ebola has tested negative for the disease, and in Texas some of the dozens of people still being monitored were expected to be cleared today and tomorrow.

  • 19/10/2014 | World

    Spanish Ebola nurse appears clear of disease

    The Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for two infected priests in a Madrid hospital, becoming the first person to contract the virus outside West Africa, appears to have overcome the deadly disease, the government said today.

  • 18/10/2014 | World

    'Ebola travel ban could make situation worse'

    US President Barack Obama has urged Americans to avoid hysteria and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining restrictions could make things worse.

  • 18/10/2014 | World

    WHO promises Ebola response review 'after outbreak is over'

    The World Health Organization promised today that it would publish a full review of its handling of the Ebola crisis once the outbreak was under control, in response to a leaked document that appeared to acknowledge it had failed to do enough.

  • 18/10/2014 | World

    Canada to ship experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO in Geneva

    The Canadian government will ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization in Geneva beginning on Monday, the Public Health Agency of Canada has said.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    Obama approves US army reservists for fight against Ebola

    President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the US fight against Ebola in West Africa today, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home.

  • 17/10/2014 | World

    Obama names former White House official Klain Ebola 'czar'

    President Barack Obama has asked former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate US efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, an administration official said today, after criticism the government's response to the virus has been slow and inadequate.

  • 17/10/2014 | World

    Spain: four suspected Ebola cases test negative

    Spain said today all four suspected Ebola cases hospitalised yesterday, including a Nigerian passenger taken from an evacuated plane by police-escorted ambulance, have tested negative for the deadly disease.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    2nd US Ebola-infected nurse allowed on plane despite fever

    The United States congress will hold a hearing today on the the country's response to Ebola, with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden and other officials scheduled to testify.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    Priest, air passenger among six hospitalised in Spain for Ebola tests

    Spanish authorities have reported four new patients with suspected Ebola symptoms, including a feverish passenger who started shaking on an Air France flight and a Spanish priest who had been in Liberia.

  • 16/10/2014 | World

    Ebola: US Republican lawmakers urge White House to ban travel from West Africa

    Congressional lawmakers have criticized the government's response to Ebola in the United States as some called, at a congressional hearing probing efforts to contain the virus, for a ban on travel from epidemic-stricken West Africa.

  • 15/10/2014 | World

    Second US healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola

    A second Texas healthcare worker who treated the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed.

  • 15/10/2014 | World

    Obama promises more aggressive Ebola response in United States

    The US leader pledged federal officials would oversee the response to Ebola cases in that country in a more aggressive way, and said the Centers for Disease Control would send a "SWAT team" to any hospital encountering a new case of the disease.

  • 15/10/2014 | World

    Second US Ebola-infected nurse had traveled by plane

    A second Texas nurse who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by jetliner a day before she reported symptoms, US and airline officials have said.

  • 12/10/2014 | World

    Signs of hope for Spanish nurse with Ebola

    Spanish health authorities have said there were signs of hope for a nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid as the levels of the virus in her body were diminishing, though they also said she remained in a serious condition.

  • 13/10/2014 | World

    US needs to rethink Ebola infection controls says CDC chief

    The case of a Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a dying Liberian patient shows that the United States needs to rethink how it addresses infection control as an outbreak of the deadly virus spreads beyond West Africa, a top US health official said today.

  • 14/10/2014 | World

    Dallas Ebola nurse says 'doing well' after transfusion

    The nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a dying Liberian in a Dallas hospital said she is doing well, while US officials redouble efforts to stop the deadly virus spreading.

  • 11/10/2014 | World

    Medical evacuation services balk at flying out Ebola patients

    Leading companies offering medical evacuation services are balking at flying Ebola patients out of West Africa for treatment abroad as the cost and the complexities of the deadly epidemic grow.

  • 12/10/2014 | World

    Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

    A health worker in Texas at the hospital where the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died last week has tested positive for the deadly virus in a preliminary test, the state's health department said.

  • 12/10/2014 | World

    New US Ebola case caused by breach of care protocol

    A breach of care protocol caused a healthcare worker in Texas looking after a patient sick with Ebola to contract the disease, a top US medical official said.

  • 09/10/2014 | World

    Britain to start screening passengers for Ebola

    Britain said it would start screening passengers entering the country through London's two main airports and the Eurostar rail link with Europe for possible cases of the Ebola virus.

  • 09/10/2014 | World

    Macedonia seals hotel after Briton dies of suspected Ebola

    A British man with symptoms of the Ebola virus has died in Macedonia and authorities said they had sealed off a hotel where he stayed, keeping another Briton and hotel staff inside.

  • 10/10/2014 | World

    Global Ebola fears spread after false alarm in Vegas

    A commercial plane was briefly quarantined on a Las Vegas airport tarmac today, sending airline shares down as worldwide fears increased that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    First person diagnosed with Ebola in US dies in Texas hospital

    A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital today, his case having put health authorities on alert for the deadly virus spreading outside of West Africa.

  • 09/10/2014 | World

    Health of Spanish nurse with Ebola worsens

    The health of the 44-year-old Spanish nurse with Ebola has worsened, a hospital official said today, without giving further details.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    Dallas Ebola patient on ventilator, kidney dialysis

    The Ebola patient fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital is on a ventilator and a kidney dialysis machine to help stabilize his health, the hospital.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    WB estimates financial impact of Ebola at $32.6 bln in Africa

    The regional impact of West Africa's Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of 2015 if it spreads significantly beyond the worst-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Bank.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    Spain Ebola nurse may have touched face with contaminated gloves

    A Spanish nurse who is the first person to contract Ebola outside of Africa may have touched her face with the gloves of her protective suit while caring for a priest who died of the disease, a doctor treating her said today.

  • 07/10/2014 | World

    IMF: 'Dramatic consequences' in Africa Western zone if Ebola spreads

    Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth remains strong and should accelerate to 5.8 percent in 2015 but if the Ebola outbreak in its western corner is protracted or spreads it will have "dramatic consequences" for that zone, the IMF said today.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    Second person tests negative for Ebola in Madrid, health authority informs

    Spanish health authorities said today that another person being monitored in Madrid for Ebola had tested negative for the disease.

  • 08/10/2014 | World

    UN medic tests positive for Ebola in Liberia

    An international medical official with the UN Mission in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is receiving treatment, the UN said today.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    Ebola patient arrives in US, man in Dallas remains 'critical'

    The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on US soil fought for his life at a Dallas hospital, officials said.

  • 06/10/2014 | World

    Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola in Madrid

    The Spanish nurse who treated priest father Manuel García Viejo, who died in a hospital in Madrid after being airlifted from Sierra Leone, has tested positive for the disease in initial tests, becoming the first case of infection in the European continent.

  • 07/10/2014 | World

    Four hospitalised in Spain after first Ebola transmission outside Africa detected

    Four people have been hospitalised in Spain to try to stem the spread of Ebola after a Spanish nurse became the first person in the world known to have contracted the virus outside of Africa. Twenty-two people who came into contact with the nurse are being monitored, health authorities said.

  • 04/10/2014 | World

    Ebola patient in Dallas takes turn for worse

    The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States took a turn for the worse, slipping from serious to critical condition, as health officials reported fielding scores of possible cases around the country that proved to be false alarms.

  • 04/10/2014 | World

    Ebola ruled out for ill passenger escorted off plane in Newark

    US disease-control agents in biohazard suits removed a sick passenger and his daughter from a United Airlines jet that landed today in Newark, New Jersey, but federal health officials later said they had ruled out Ebola as a concern.

  • 05/10/2014 | World

    Dallas Ebola patient 'fighting for his life,' US health official says

    The Ebola patient hospitalized in Dallas is "fighting for his life," a top US health official said, a day after the man's condition worsened from serious to critical.

  • 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.

  • 01/10/2014 | World

    Five Dallas-area students had contact with Ebola patient, US authorities say

    US health experts in Dallas today were examining how many people may have been exposed to Ebola, just one day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the United States, the nation's top public health official said. Texas Governor Rick Perry informed today some school-age children have come in contact with the patient, although he was confident the virus would be contained.

  • 02/10/2014 | World

    Health officials say up to 100 possibly exposed to US Ebola patient

    Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, and four people have been quarantined in a Dallas apartment, health officials have said.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/10/2014 | Latin America

    First suspected case of Ebola in Brazil puts Latin America on alert

    A 47-year-old man was transferred today to a Rio de Janeiro hospital, in Brazil, one day after being hospitalized at an emergency unit in Paraná southern region with symptoms of Ebola virus.

  • 11/10/2014 | Latin America

    Brazil says man under observation for Ebola tests negative

    Brazil's health ministry has said a man under observation for a possible case of Ebola has tested negative for the disease. The 47-year-old man arrived in Brazil on September 19 from Guinea.

  • 16/10/2014 | Latin America

    Ebola suspicion in neighboring Foz de Iguazú false alarm

    The UPA attention unit of the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguazú was put under quarantine today due to the arrival of a tourist showing alleged Ebola symptoms.

  • 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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