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  • U.S. relief group sending key supplies to Liberia to fight Ebola

    CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - With the number of Ebola cases in West Africa expected to rise by the thousands, a Christian relief organization in North Carolina is gearing up for a new community and home-based care effort aimed at stopping the spread of...
  • UK must restore aid for Sierra Leone and Liberia: report

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must restore planned cuts in its aid budget for Sierra Leone and Liberia in light of the Ebola crisis sweeping through West Africa, a parliamentary committee said on Thursday. The Department for International...
  • Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

    Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital
    DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance....
  • Texas man sending $2.8 million worth of medicine to Liberia

    FORT WORTH, Texas As North Texans struggle to handle the arrival of the Ebola virus, a Grand Prairie man is sending $2.8 million worth of medicine to help victims of the epidemic in Liberia. By the time the disease had grown to infect thousands this...
  • Parents fearing Ebola remove children from school

    DALLAS At L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary School, parents rushed to pull their children out of school after they received calls a student who may have had contact with the patient diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. "I'm scared," said Kia Collins, who has...
  • Two Algerians investigated over Frenchman's kidnapping: sources

    Two Algerians investigated over Frenchman's kidnapping: sources
    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Two Algerians who accompanied Frenchman Herve Gourdel just before militants kidnapped and beheaded him are under house arrest while a judge investigates whether they were involved in the abduction, two security sources said on...
  • Ebola deaths reach 3,338, but widely undercounted, WHO says

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record reached 3,338 people out of 7,178 cases in West Africa as of Sept. 28, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. It said the total number of new cases had fallen...
  • Officials begin tracing contacts of Texas patient diagnosed with Ebola

    A man who traveled from Liberia to visit family members in Texas tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday, marking the outbreak's first diagnosis outside of Africa, health officials said. The unidentified patient, who is critically ill, has been cared for...
  • Up to 18, including school kids, monitored after contact with U.S. Ebola patient

    Up to 18, including school kids, monitored after contact with U.S. Ebola patient
    Health experts were observing 12 to 18 people who were in contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States and who was in serious condition in a Texas hospital, officials said on Wednesday. Included are...
  • GlaxoSmithKline, NewLink working to bring Ebola vaccines online: WHO

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Both GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics are working to boost their capacity to make Ebola vaccines, with a goal of a "very significant increase in scale during the first half of 2015", the World Health Organization said on Wednesday....
  • Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient

    CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts...