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  • Cuba sending 300 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in West Africa

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba will send nearly 300 more doctors and nurses to West Africa to help combat the Ebola virus, raising to 461 the number of its medical professionals joining world efforts to contain an outbreak that has killed more than 3,000 people....
  • West Africa Ebola death toll passes 3,000 - WHO

    DAKAR (Reuters) - 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 Organization said on Friday. Liberia has recorded 1,830 deaths, around three...
  • U.S. says diseases like Ebola should be viewed as security threats

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration urged the international community Friday to view outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and other deadly diseases as global security threats that require broad and rapid responses to protect the safety of populations...
  • Third U.S. Ebola survivor says may return to Liberia

    BOSTON (Reuters) - The third U.S. patient to be treated in the United States for Ebola, which he contracted while working in Liberia, said on Friday that he would like to return to Africa to continue to fight the outbreak. The patient, Dr. Rick Sacra,...
  • Ebola, a non-ideological killer, calls for a world response

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday, Sept. 24: While the air war against the Islamic State is getting all the attention, President Barack Obama has committed military ground troops to combat another world threat:...
  • De Villiers wants smarter Boks on the ball

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa must make better use of possession and territory when they face Australia in their penultimate Rugby Championship match at Newlands on Saturday, captain Jean de Villiers said. De Villiers lamented his side's...
  • Boko Haram 'leader', killed repeatedly, continues to threaten Nigeria

    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or a man claiming to be him, has been killed at least three times so far, according to the military, yet each time he apparently returns in the group's numerous jihadist videos. Dead or...
  • 'Collateral' death toll expected to soar in Africa's Ebola crisis

    By LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Deaths from infectious diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems and killed nurses and doctors. Specialists on...
  • Spain and Morocco arrest militants 'linked to Islamic State'

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested nine people suspected of belonging to a militant cell linked to Islamic State, including the leader of the cell, Spain's Interior Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said the nine belonged to...
  • 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...
  • West Africans are key to fighting Ebola

    Ebola doesn't threaten you or me. Despite the seriousness of the crisis, the virus hasn't “gone airborne.” The disease spreads only through contact with Ebola-infected blood or bodily fluids, and there's no indication this fundamental mode...