Ebola Virus

BBC

Call to offer HPV vaccine to boys

On September 22, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Scientific experts are meeting on MondayRead more

VIDEO: Are disability hate crimes ignored?

On September 21, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

A former director of prosecutions has saRead more

VIDEO: Inside London hospital's 'eye bank'

On September 21, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

BBC Inside Out has met the patients whoRead more

How Liberia lost its handshake

On September 20, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

How Ebola has prevented the traditionalRead more

VIDEO: Sharp rise in Malaysia dengue deaths

On September 23, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

The number of people dying from dengue fRead more

Children 'failed in early years'

On September 22, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

The future prospects of children in EnglRead more

NHS whistleblowing 'problems persist'

On September 22, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Whistleblowers still face real problemsRead more

Roast peanuts 'spark more allergies'

On September 21, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Roasted peanuts may be more likely to trRead more

Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE

On September 22, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Adults and children should consider haviRead more

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

On September 20, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

How Haitians overcame the 'yukRead more

NY Times

Well: Beauty in the Beets

On September 22, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN

Beetroots, whether roasted, steamed or rRead more

Nature in the Balance: Testing Future Conditions for the Food Chain

On September 22, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By JUSTIN GILLIS

Researchers are trying to mimic the growRead more

The New Health Care: Medicaid Gives the Poor a Reason to Say No Thanks

On September 22, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By AARON E. CARROLL

Now that some programs are charging premRead more

The New Health Care: In Context, Health Premium Increases Don’t Actually Look Like Increases

On September 22, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ

When inflation and the cost of old insurRead more

Well: A Better Baby I.C.U.

On September 22, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

By many measures, a neonatal intensive cRead more

Joan Rivers's Treatment Seen as Possible Example of V.I.P. Syndrome

On September 22, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS

The treatment of Joan Rivers at a ManhatRead more

Retro Report: Selling Prozac as the Life-Enhancing Cure for Mental Woes

On September 21, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By CLYDE HABERMAN

In the late 1980s and the ’90s, Prozac wRead more

Op-Ed Contributors: A Cancer Battle We Can Win

On September 21, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By ANDREA McKEE and ANDREW SALNER

CT screening for lung cancer can save thRead more

Terence Moakley, Advocate for Disabled, Dies at 69

On September 21, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By PATRICK McGEEHAN

Mr. Moakley, a quadriplegic, was not aboRead more

Paying Till It Hurts: After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know

On September 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL

In a growing practice, medical assistantRead more

The Guardian

Ebola virus: WA patient tested

On September 23, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

A Perth hospital has confirmed that precautions for the deadly virus are being taken until the patieRead more

US authorises Canadian Ebola treatment developed under military contract

On September 22, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Reuters

Tekmira says its TKM-Ebola treatment has been administered to patients on emergency basis and infusiRead more

Life under Ebola quarantine in pictures

On September 22, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

As health authorities attempt to halt the spread of Ebola in Liberia, many citizens are struggling tRead more

Three-day Ebola lockdown ends in Sierra Leone

On September 21, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Reuters

Dozens of new infections identified and scores of bodies discovered during indoor quarantine period,Read more

Sierra Leone looks to extend Ebola lockdown as it aims to stop spread

On September 21, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian staff and agencies in Freetown

The lockdown has been unpopular and locals have complained of food shortages and serious economic coRead more

'Ebola makes you a risk to yourself: touching your face can infect you'

On September 20, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Monica Mark in Freetown

As Sierra Leoneans endure a lockdown to contain the virus, Monica Mark reports from Freetown on herRead more

World in a week: presidential U-turn on foreign worker ban in South Sudan

On September 19, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Rachel Banning-Lover

15-19 September: Catch up with all the development-related news you may have missed this weekPartnerRead more

Sierra Leone begins three-day shutdown to contain Ebola outbreak

On September 19, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Monica Mark, west Africa Correspondent

Six million confined to their homes with only essential workers exempt, while volunteers go door toRead more

Life in an Ebola zone share your stories

On September 19, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Carla Kweifio-Okai and Guardian readers

If you are living in an Ebola hotspot, or in a country on high alert for the virus, we want to knowRead more

Finally, the west is acting on Ebola. What took us so long? | Simon Jenkins

On September 19, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Simon Jenkins

We are rushing to drop bombs on Iraq while we have dithered about sending drugs to AfricaThe languagRead more

Ebola

57% ebola survival rate in liberian hospital at the centre of ebola outbreak where patients lie

On September 22, 2014  - By Jane Burgermeister

In Liberia's JFK Ebola clinic, where half the patients have to lie on the floor, and where treatment is keeping them fed and hydrated, the survival rate is ...Read more

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On September 22, 2014  - By ebola !!T2UdrWkLSWB

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Fresh Graves Point to Undercount of Ebola Toll

On September 23, 2014  - By

James Hamilton said of burying Ebola victims in Sierra Leone, “We will need much more space.” Credit Samuel Aranda for The New York Times.Read more

Could the Ebola outbreak last forever?

On September 23, 2014  - By

If the world doesn't get the Ebola outbreak in West Africa under control quickly, the disease could become a permanent fixture in the region, spreading ...Read more

WHO warns of black market for Ebola survivors' blood

On September 23, 2014  - By

Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci on the risky cure for Ebola patients.Read more

Sierra Leone identifies scores of Ebola cases during three-day curfew

On September 23, 2014  - By

At least 130 Ebola cases were identified and scores of bodies buried during a three-day curfew in Sierra Leone, the country's health authorities said ...Read more

WHO: 21000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

On September 22, 2014  - By

LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to ...Read more

Nigeria schools reopen after Ebola break

On September 22, 2014  - By

Watch the video Nigeria schools reopen after Ebola break on Yahoo News . Nigerian school students return to class following an Ebola break, as the ...Read more

ZEN Petroleum supports Ebola and cholera prevention in Tarkwa

On September 23, 2014  - By

He said Ebola and cholera can be prevented if the Ghana health service intensifies education with support from communities and other corporate ...Read more

Man bitten by Ebola patient flown to Switzerland

On September 22, 2014  - By

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say a male nurse who was bitten by an Ebola patient while working in West Africa has been flown to Switzerland as ...Read more

Ebola Virus Advances In Wildfire-Like Pattern, Researchers Say

Ebola outbreaks in western Africa spread similarly to how wildfire advances, Colorado experts have discovered.

“When a fire is burning here, it ignites its neighbors. So all around a little zone we have new ignition,” Dr. Loren Cobb of the University of Colorado Denver said.

That’s similar to how the Ebola virus has moved through cities and villages in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and other countries. As the population in those nations increases, residents dig further into undeveloped forests and come into contact with animals carrying the disease. They contract the virus and then spread it, like a brush fire, to neighbors.

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Ebola patients in west Africa to be denied experimental drugs used in US

US tells Nigeria region would have to wait months for supplies because such small quantities exist, says health minister.

West African patients infected with the Ebola virus will not have access to experimental drugs being used to treat American cases of the disease for several months, if at all, Nigerian health authorities said on Thursday.

Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu told a press conference he had asked the US health authorities about the unproven medicines used on two American doctors, but was told such small quantities existed that west Africa would have to wait for months for supplies, even if they were proved safe and effective.

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Nigeria Braces for More Ebola Cases Amid Outbreak

A bustling city tries to avoid becoming the next Ebola hotspot.

Until last week, many Nigerians largely ignored West Africa’s Ebola outbreak: It was several countries away and didn’t seem like an immediate threat. That changed after a Liberian-American named Patrick Sawyer boarded a plane in Liberia while ill with the disease, crossed four countries by air, landed in Lagos, and then collapsed at the airport.

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U.N. Calls Emergency Meeting on West Africa Ebola

Extraordinary, chaotic outbreak requires coordination from international powers, expert says.

In a demonstration of the seriousness of the spreading outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and elsewhere around the world, the U.N. began an emergency meeting in Geneva on Wednesday to study the growing crisis and coordinate world response.

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The roots of our Ebola fears

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is playing out before the world’s eyes. Each new update about the disease’s spread is breathless; each new detail is related with dramatic flourish.

“Ebola Outbreak Hits Home” reads one headline; “Ebola outbreak is ‘out of control,’ ” says another.

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Concerned about Ebola? You’re worrying about the wrong disease

Despite the terrifying headlines, almost none of us will get sick from Ebola – our fears often bear little relation to reality.

A deadly disease is set to hit the shores of the US, UK and much of the rest of the northern hemisphere in the coming months. It will swamp our hospitals, lay millions low and by this time next year between 250,000 and 500,000 worldwide will be dead, thousands of them in the US and Britain.

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CDC issues highest-level alert for Ebola

Since it was detected in March, the number of suspected and confirmed cases attributed to Ebola in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria stands at 1,711, including 932 deaths.

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  • Enterovirus D68 in the United States of America September 17, 2014
    On 10 September 2014, the United States of America informed the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) about an outbreak of severe respiratory illness associated with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). As of 16 September 2014, 130 laboratory-confirmed cases of EV-D68 have been reported in 12 US states – Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indi
  • Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo September 10, 2014
    Between 2 and 9 September 2014, there have been 31 more cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), increasing the cumulative number of cases to 62 (14 confirmed, 26 probable, and 22 suspect). In total, 35 deaths have been reported (9 confirmed and 26 probable). No deaths have been reported among suspected cases
  • Poliovirus in Cameroon – update September 6, 2014
    In Cameroon, 2 new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases were reported from the East Region, with onset of paralysis on 26 June 2014 and 9 July 2014. Genetic sequencing of these latest isolated viruses confirms continued wild poliovirus circulation, gaps in surveillance resulting in undetected transmission and geographic expansion to new areas of the country.
  • Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – update September 4, 2014
    On 2 September 2014, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China notified WHO of 2 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. Details of the cases are as follows:
  • Ebola virus disease outbreak – west Africa September 4, 2014
    WHO has committed to provide regular situation reports that include detailed epidemiological information and analysis, as well as regular monitoring of the national and international response to the outbreak against the Ebola response roadmap. Recognizing the demand for updated numbers from this outbreak, the following information is being released in advanc