Ebola Virus

BBC

VIDEO: Meningitis: 'No one should go through this pain'

On March 5, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The parents of a girl who lost part of hRead more

Hospital crisis hit 900 operations

On March 5, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

More than 900 patients in the West of EnRead more

Liberia releases last Ebola patient

On March 5, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Liberia has released its last Ebola patiRead more

Prisons face smoking ban prosecution

On March 5, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Prison guards and inmates could face proRead more

VIDEO: App guides blind people on the Tube

On March 5, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

A new trial on the London Underground isRead more

Billions 'have untreated tooth decay'

On March 5, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Billions of people have untreated toothRead more

Technology helps visually impaired navigate the Tube

On March 5, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The technology helping the visually impaRead more

Plumbers 'should report cold homes'

On March 5, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Plumbers and heating engineers should joRead more

Autism appears 'largely genetic'

On March 5, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

Genetic influences on autism are estimatRead more

Clegg in drug law election pledge

On March 4, 2015  - Source: BBC News - Health

The Lib Dem election manifesto will inclRead more

NY Times

Well: Think Like a Doctor: Thinner

On March 5, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - LISA SANDERS, M.D.

Can you figure out what is wrong with aRead more

Personal Health: Healthy in a Falling Apart Sort of Way

On March 5, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - JANE E. BRODY

Older definitions of health, and the treRead more

Doctor’s Mishap Sheds Light on Ebola Vaccine’s Effects

On March 5, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - DENISE GRADY

After he jabbed himself with a needle laRead more

Well: The Firefighter Workout

On March 5, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - ANAHAD O'CONNOR

Four out of five firefighters nationwideRead more

Well: Untreated Dental Decay Is Falling Among Children

On March 5, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS

Cavities in preschoolers appear to be deRead more

National Briefing | South: Florida: Drug Testing Law Is Dropped

On March 5, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gov. Rick Scott will not seek United StaRead more

National Briefing | West: California: More Drug-Resistant Cases Are Linked to Medical Device

On March 5, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By ANAHAD O’CONNOR

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los AngelRead more

National Briefing | Washington: Chief of National Cancer Institute Resigns

On March 5, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By SABRINA TAVERNISE

Dr. Harold E. Varmus, a Nobel Prize winnRead more

McDonald’s Moving to Limit Antibiotic Use in Chickens

On March 5, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By STEPHANIE STROM

The chain said that within two years itsRead more

Well: Children’s Lung Health Improves as Air Pollution Is Reduced, Study Says

On March 4, 2015  - Source: NYT > Health  - By JAN HOFFMAN

The new study, conducted in Southern CalRead more

The Guardian

Ebola expert volunteers to trial potential life-saving drug

On March 5, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Press Association

Prof Miles Carroll, who is working on the frontline in Guinea, will test the effectiveness of the VSRead more

Liberia almost clear of Ebola after last patient is discharged from care

On March 5, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sam Jones

West African country must now wait 42 days to be judged free of Ebola after the release of BeatriceRead more

Ebola ‘leaves 12,000 orphans in Sierra Leone’ | Lisa O'Carroll

On March 4, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

UK charity’s survey shows scale of crisis caused by disease, with children who lost parents facing aRead more

End in sight for Ebola outbreak but ‘lost decade’ looms for west Africa | Arthur Neslen

On March 3, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Arthur Neslen Brussels

Brussels conference attended by three west African presidents warned of funding shortfall in reachinRead more

Sierra Leone's young community leaders are best weapon against Ebola

On March 3, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By James Fofanah

Foreign leaders discussing solutions to the Ebola epidemic must acknowledge the contribution made byRead more

Fighting Ebola requires a culture change in the west, as well as west Africa | Peter Piot and David Miliband

On March 3, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By David Miliband and Peter Piot

Only by turning our response to Ebola upside down can another epidemic be avoided: communities needRead more

North Korea reopens borders after Ebola fails to show up

On March 3, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Reuters in Seoul

Foreign tourists were shut out of already isolated country for five months, with regime citing virusRead more

Ebola epidemic is 'wake-up call' for investment in universal healthcare

On March 3, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll

Improving health systems in three Ebola-hit African countries would have cost a third of relief effoRead more

Nurse who contracted Ebola in Dallas to sue hospital she worked in

On March 2, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Amanda Holpuch in New York

Nina Pham’s suit accuses the hospital’s parent company, Texas Health Resources, of failing to providRead more

Sierra Leone vice-president self-imposes quarantine as bodyguard dies of Ebola

On February 28, 2015 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Guardian Staff

Samuel Sam-Sumana isolates himself and puts staff under observation ‘because I do not want to take cRead more

Ebola

Major milestone in Ebola battle

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MONROVIA, Liberia -- Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to ...Read more

Last Ebola Patient in Liberia Leaves Treatment Ward

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The final Ebola patient in Liberia is back home and Ebola-free. Beatrice Yardolo, 58, spent 16 days in a Chinese Ebola treatment unit, but she returned ...Read more

Ebola Vaccine Given to Man After Accidental Needlestick

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While disposing of a needle at an Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone, a doctor accidentally stuck himself with it. The needle itself had been used in an IV and ...Read more

UN health agency announces start of Ebola vaccine testing in worst-affected areas of Guinea

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5 March 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will begin conducting Ebola vaccination trials in Guinea this week, ...Read more

Liberia's Last Ebola Patient Released From Clinic

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Liberia's last confirmed Ebola patient danced out of a clinic on Thursday, a symbolic moment as West Africa approaches a cautious end to its year-old ...Read more

Physician Safe After Ebola Needlestick, Experimental Vaccine

On March 5, 2015  - By

A physician who was exposed to Ebola virus via needlestick received postexposure vaccination with the experimental vaccine VSVΔG-ZEBOV. He did ...Read more

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Used on Doctor Shows Promise

On March 5, 2015  - By

An experimental vaccine jump-started the immune system in a doctor who was accidentally stuck by a needle while treating Ebola patients in Africa.Read more

Vaccine, Not Ebola, Made Doc Sick, Study Finds

On March 5, 2015  - By

Just 12 hours after he got an experimental Ebola vaccine, and just two days after he stuck himself with a needle while caring for Ebola patients in ...Read more

Ebola expert volunteers to trial potential life-saving drug

On March 5, 2015  - By

A member of the French Red Cross disinfects the area around a motionless person suspected of carrying Ebola in Forécariah, Guinea. Photograph: ...Read more

Signs Ebola in Liberia May Be Over

On March 5, 2015  - By

Liberia's last known Ebola patient Beatrice Yardolo, arrives for a ceremony at the Chinese Ebola treatment unit where she was treated, in Monrovia on ...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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