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  • Khalique Ahmed: Ebola virus is an everybody problem

    Khalique Ahmed: Ebola virus is an everybody problem
    The recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is of alarming concern to the health care professionals and the general public. The deadly nature of EVD has caused paranoia and fear throughout...
  • Ebola could strike 20,000 in six weeks, 'rumble on for years': study

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect 20,000 people as soon as early November unless rigorous infection control measures are implemented, and might "rumble on" for years in a holding pattern, researchers said on Tuesday. In an...
  • Ebola death toll passes 2,800 but 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO

    Ebola death toll passes 2,800 but 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO
    An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region. Senegal and Nigeria,...
  • Spain to fly priest infected with Ebola out of Sierra Leone

    Spain on Sunday sent a military plane to Sierra Leone to repatriate a Spanish Catholic priest working in the African country who has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the government said. Spain's health ministry said in a statement that Manuel Garcia...
  • El Salvador says nearly 30,000 infected with mosquito-borne chikungunya

    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador has detected nearly 30,000 cases of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya, and has undertaken measures to prevent the disease-carrying mosquitoes breeding, the head of the country's emergency services...
  • Ebola at six months

    It began with a 2-year-old Guinean boy falling mysteriously ill in a remote village in December, and has erupted into the largest, most deadly Ebola epidemic in history. This week, six months after the World Health Organization published its first...
  • Ebola epidemic more deadly than all previous combined, report says

    Ebola epidemic more deadly than all previous combined, report says
    The Ebola epidemic has already killed more people than all previous outbreaks combined, and an alarming new analysis by the World Health Organization suggests it already may be too late to prevent the virus from taking up permanent residence among...
  • India-Africa trade summit postponed due to Ebola outbreak

    NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An event aimed at promoting trade and investment between India and Africa has been postponed due to concerns over the deadly Ebola outbreak, India's foreign affairs ministry said on Wednesday. The worst Ebola...
  • Fall vaccination roundup: Consider protection against flu, shingles, pneumonia and tetanus

    Source: Harvard Health Letter Now that autumn has arrived coming, it's time to prepare for your annual flu shot. But are there other shots you should consider to maintain good health? "It's worth reviewing the recommended immunizations with your primary...
  • Yellowstone seeks to cull 900 bison from famed herd

    (Reuters) - Yellowstone National Park plans to reduce its bison population this winter by as many as 900 head, or a fifth of the herd, by killing off those animals that stray from the park in what would be the largest such culling in seven years, the...
  • West African powerhouse Ivory Coast battles to keep out Ebola

    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The billboard depicts a masked health worker in a biohazard suit looming over a bed-ridden patient. Above them, bright red letters warn commuters on a busy Abidjan street that "The Ebola risk is always there". As Ivory Coast...