Ebola Virus

BBC

VIDEO: Ashya King 'has really come along'

On October 24, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Ashya King's father said his sonRead more

Jones 'not afraid' of NHS scrutiny

On October 25, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

First Minister Carwyn Jones tells RadioRead more

VIDEO: Clock change 'decreases activity'

On October 24, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Moving the clocks forward by an extra hoRead more

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

On October 25, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreaRead more

AUDIO: Ebola health worker's audio diary fears

On October 25, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectiousRead more

Ashya's family 'unsafe for UK return'

On October 24, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

The family of Ashya King say they will nRead more

Cancer-killing cells made in the lab

On October 24, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Scientists from Harvard Medical School hRead more

Ebola crisis: 'We need help, serious help'

On October 24, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Sierra Leone sailor asks for internationRead more

First transplant of 'dead' heart

On October 24, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Surgeons in Australia say they have perfRead more

VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?

On October 24, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Amputees could one day re-grow their misRead more

NY Times

First Patient Quarantined Under Strict New Policy Tests Negative for Ebola

On October 25, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By MARC SANTORA

A nurse quarantined in Newark was foundRead more

Bellevue Back on Front Line in Another Crisis

On October 25, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By NINA BERNSTEIN

Bellevue Hospital Center has long been oRead more

City Room: Friday Updates on New York’s First Ebola Case

On October 25, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By ANDY NEWMAN

Coverage of the decision to quarantine pRead more

New Ebola Quarantine Protocol Seen as Barrier to Volunteers

On October 25, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By DAVID W. CHEN and LIZ ROBBINS

Requirements for isolating people who haRead more

Ebola Patient in New York Is Called a Doctor at Ease in Danger

On October 25, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By MICHAEL WILSON

Friends and former classmates of Dr. CraRead more

Op-Ed Contributor: Ebola’s Information Paradox

On October 25, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By STEVEN JOHNSON

Why we are afraid is also why we are safRead more

Mali Reports First Death From Ebola

On October 25, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By ADAM NOSSITER

A 2-year-old girl, who traveled across tRead more

Abortion Capital of Bible Belt? Tennessee Vote Tests That Idea

On October 25, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By RICHARD FAUSSET

Anti-abortion forces are trying to passRead more

World Briefing: Turkey: MERS Virus Case Is Reported

On October 25, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By RICK GLADSTONE

The potentially fatal MERS virus that orRead more

Officials Soothe Fears, While Workers Sanitize Infected Doctor’s Path

On October 24, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By PATRICK McGEEHAN

In the locations where Dr. Craig SpencerRead more

The Guardian

Obama stresses 'facts, not fear' over Ebola as rift emerges over quarantine

On October 25, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lauren Gambino in New York

ACLU concerned by tough rules brought in after New York caseWoman in New Jersey tests negative but rRead more

Ebola cases hit 10,000 mark

On October 25, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Chris Johnston and agencies

World Health Organisation releases new figures, with practially all victims of virus within west AfrRead more

The 20 photographs of the week

On October 25, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Jim Powell

The continuing crisis on the Turkish-Syrian border, the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, the attack onRead more

Barack Obama 'not at all concerned' about hugging cured Ebola patient - video

On October 25, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

White House spokesman Josh Earnest responds to concerns about Barack Obama hugging a Dallas nurse whRead more

Australia's Ebola response a shambles, medical association president says

On October 25, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Australian Associated Press

AMA head Brian Owler says apparently 16 Australian health care workers have been trained to go to weRead more

New York and New Jersey issue tough new Ebola quarantine measure

On October 24, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Jon Swaine and Jessica Glenza in New York

Aid workers flying in from west Africa to be held for 21 daysGovernors: Were not comfortable with voRead more

New Yorkers shrug off Ebola: 'You have a higher chance of marrying a Kardashian than you do of getting Ebola'

On October 24, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Mae Ryan

Craig Spencer was on Thursday confirmed to be the first Ebola patient in New York but we discoveredRead more

WHO: several hundred thousand Ebola vaccine doses expected by mid-2015

On October 24, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley, health editor

World Health Organisation says trials could start in west Africa in December, but warns vaccines areRead more

Obama hugs Dallas nurse hours after she is declared free of Ebola

On October 24, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Dan Roberts in Washington

White House spokesman says president is seeking to reassure public about medical protocols in placeRead more

Doctor at New York hospital tests positive for Ebola virus

On October 24, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Jessica Glenza and Nicky Woolf in New York

Preliminary test confirms virus in Craig Spencer, a physician with Doctors Without Borders who had bRead more

Ebola

New Ebola Quarantine Protocol Seen as Barrier to Volunteers

On October 25, 2014  - By

When Dr. Thomas M. Kerkering of Virginia Tech's Carilion School of Medicine returned in late September after volunteering at an Ebola treatment ...Read more

New York, New Jersey order Ebola quarantines

On October 25, 2014  - By

Andrew Cuomo said Friday they are ordering a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and travelers who have had contact with Ebola victims in ...Read more

New York Ebola Patient's Fiancée Shares His Altruism

On October 25, 2014  - By

So this week, after learning that Dr. Spencer had brought Ebola home to New York from Guinea and after being quarantined herself on Thursday night, ...Read more

Ebola outbreak: Cases pass 10000, WHO reports

On October 25, 2014  - By

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization says in its latest report. Only 27 of ...Read more

Woman quarantined in New Jersey for Ebola exposure develops fever

On October 25, 2014  - By

The woman, a health care worker who had been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, is in isolation and being evaluated at University Hospital in ...Read more

Ebola Cases Top 10000: WHO

On October 25, 2014  - By

GENEVA, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the ...Read more

Ebola Patient in New York Is Called a Doctor at Ease in Danger

On October 25, 2014  - By

Above, the apartment building at West 147th Street in Harlem on Friday where Dr. Craig Spencer, who tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, lived with ...Read more

NY, NJ governors impose new Ebola quarantine rules

On October 25, 2014  - By

Craig Spencer crisscrossed New York City in the days after he returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa — riding the subway, going for a ...Read more

Ebola cases hit 10000 mark

On October 25, 2014  - By

The number of people infected in the outbreak of Ebola has risen above 10,000, with the mortality rate now approaching 50%. The World Health ...Read more

Mali Reports First Death From Ebola

On October 25, 2014  - By

DAKAR, Senegal — The little girl who became Mali's first Ebola case has died after a bus journey across two countries that likely exposed dozens of ...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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