Ebola Virus

BBC

Botox may have cancer fighting role

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

Botox injections - beloved by those seekRead more

VIDEO: One Briton a fortnight helped to die

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

A study in Switzerland says that on averRead more

Superbug measures 'lack evidence'

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

Researchers suggest some standard methodRead more

One Briton a fortnight helped to die

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

An average of around one person per fortRead more

Thousands 'eligible for Ebola drugs'

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

Around 30,000 people could have been eliRead more

Life on Ebola front line

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

A doctor reports from the Ebola front liRead more

Liberia troops enforce Ebola lockdown

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

Security forces in Liberia's capitaRead more

Student in lifesaving heart finding

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

An 18-year-old student has made a scientRead more

Pre-cook barbecue food, agency warns

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

People are urged to pre-cook food in theRead more

Sepsis: Antibiotics 'not working'

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

Patients are dying from sepsis because oRead more

NY Times

Well: Food and the Dying Patient

On August 21, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By JESSICA NUTIK ZITTER, M.D.

The medicalization of food deprives theRead more

Well: Is Breakfast Overrated?

On August 21, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Researchers are questioning the assumptiRead more

Well: What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

On August 21, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By TARA PARKER-POPE

This week the international yoga communiRead more

Clashes Erupt as Liberia Sets an Ebola Quarantine

On August 21, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By NORIMITSU ONISHI

Soldiers and the police blocked roads toRead more

Nickel Allergies on Rise as Devices Meet Skin

On August 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By RACHEL ABRAMS

Some consumers are finding that their elRead more

World Briefing: More People Going to Switzerland for Assisted Suicide, Study Finds

On August 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By PAM BELLUCK

A study found that the number of peopleRead more

Well: Feeding Your Canine Athlete

On August 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS

Humans and dogs fuel exercise very diffeRead more

Experimental Drug Used for Ebola-Related Virus Shows Promise

On August 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By ANDREW POLLACK

Researchers said the experimental treatmRead more

Neanderthals in Europe Died Out Thousands of Years Sooner Than Some Thought, Study Says

On August 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By KENNETH CHANG

The finding, aided by advances in radiocRead more

Well: Fish as Brain Food

On August 20, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Eating fish is associated with an increaRead more

The Guardian

Ebola quarantine in Liberia's capital sparks violence in slum

On August 21, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Agence France-Presse

Soldiers guarding Monrovia's West Point area open fire and use teargas on crowds, leaving fourRead more

UK launches Ebola research drive

On August 20, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Department for International Development and Wellcome Trust want research commissioned and completedRead more

Ebola: amid the wests hysteria, the real heroes are forgotten | Aminatta Forna

On August 20, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Aminatta Forna

We should be hearing the stories of health workers risking their lives, rather than the scaremongeriRead more

World leaders 'failing to help' over Ebola outbreak in Africa

On August 19, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Médecins Sans Frontières chief claims response to catastrophe is 'almost zero', with natioRead more

Missing Ebola patients found, says Liberian government

On August 19, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Agencies

All 17 individuals who fled quarantine centre in Monrovia have been transferred to another clinic, sRead more

Ebola-affected countries should start screening all passengers, says WHO

On August 18, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Associated Press

UN health agency urges screening at airports, sea ports and borders, but says risk of transmission dRead more

Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia in pictures

On August 18, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

The new Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Ebola treatment centre near Monrovia, Liberias capital city, hRead more

Youth Olympics begin in China without nations struck by Ebola outbreak

On August 17, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Reuters

Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria all withdrawn Australian triathlete Brittany Dutton wins first golRead more

Ebola-infected patients driven from treatment centre in Liberia

On August 17, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By AFP

Whereabouts of 29 patients unknown after quarantine centre is attacked by men claiming "thereRead more

WHO urges calm as Kenya bans contact with Ebola-affected countries

On August 17, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Mark Tran

The transmission risk from flying is low, but mounting pressure forces Kenya Airways to suspend fligRead more

Ebola

Nigeria: Another Liberian confirmed with the Ebola virus in Lagos?

On August 21, 2014  - By Crof

Via Information Nigeria: Another Liberian Confirmed with the Ebola Virus In Lagos? Excerpt: According to CKN who watched the program, a Senior ...Read more

New theory on how Americans were infected with Ebola in Liberia?

On August 21, 2014  - By

Liberia has taken a drastic step to contain the Ebola outbreak. A slum in the capital, Monrovia has been sealed off. Riot police used weapons to keep ...Read more

Ebola in Nigeria: Confusion compounded

On August 20, 2014  - By Crof

Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for pointing me to an increasingly confused situation in Nigeria. We've heard today that five new suspected Ebola cases had ...Read more

Fighting malaria means fighting Ebola

On August 21, 2014  - By PNW Conference

The biggest Ebola outbreak in recorded history is sweeping across Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and has a foothold in Nigeria. The World Health ...Read more

How would Canberra deal with an ebola outbreak?

On August 20, 2014  - By JessicaGlitter

Our friends have been frightening each other on Facebook by following the news about the recent ebola outbreak in Africa and speculating about how ...Read more

Ebola and Culture

On August 21, 2014  - By Shawn

John Pool's great article on NPR describes the emergence of a pop culture hit, a song about Ebola.Read more

Updated Ebola Statistics

On August 21, 2014  - By Phoenix

Recent News · Video · Documentaries · DC Gallery · Come And Take It America · Contact Us · Home / Health / Updated Ebola Statistics ...Read more

1229 Killed - What Do We Do?

On August 21, 2014  - By

... What Do We Do? Capturing the Ebola outbreak in Liberia LIVE: Has Ebola spread to Berlin? Ebola Patients Escape Quarantine Believing It ...Read more

Boston prepares for Ebola

On August 20, 2014  - By Arnold Bogis

Here is a good example of a local public health system getting ahead of the potential (just wanted to underline that point) threat of Ebola appearing in ...Read more

Patient Exposed To Ebola At Kaiser In South Sac Considered 'Low Risk'

On August 21, 2014  - By shorte1025ksfm

CBS 13 is reporting that the patient at the Kaiser in South Sacramento that was possibly exposed to the Ebola Virus has been considered a 'low risk' ...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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  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa August 20, 2014
    Between 17 and 18 August 2014, a total of 221 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 106 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. WHO continues to engage in high-level communication efforts with affected countries, companies and organizations doing business in and from Afri
  • Ebola virus disease update - West Africa August 19, 2014
    Between 14 and 16 August 2014, a total of 113 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 84 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia*, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The response of WHO and other partners to the Ebola Virus outbreak is continuing to grow in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. To reduce
  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa August 15, 2014
    Between 12 and 13 August 2014, a total of 152 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 76 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. On 13-14 August, some airlines and social media and traditional media vehicles expressed concern that air travel to and from affected countries wa
  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa August 13, 2014
    Between 10 and 11 August 2014, a total of 128 new cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 56 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Contact tracing in Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone has resulted in a range between 94% and 98% of contacts of EVD cases being identified
  • Ebola virus disease update - west Africa August 11, 2014
    Between 7 and 9 August 2014, a total of 69 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 52 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The recent treatment of two health workers, who were infected with EVD, with an experimental medicine has raised important questions about whether m