Ebola Virus

BBC

VIDEO: Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'

On October 30, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Vulnerable patients in England will getRead more

Genes 'play role in Ebola survival'

On October 31, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

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VIDEO: UK national sperm bank starts work

On October 30, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

A UK national sperm bank - charged withRead more

New strike by NHS staff announced

On October 30, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

NHS workers, including nurses and midwivRead more

UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

On October 31, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discriminationRead more

Why scratching 'intensifies itching'

On October 30, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Scratching an itch releases serotonin, wRead more

VIDEO: Drinkers try the BBC booze calculator

On October 31, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Alcohol should have a calorie content laRead more

VIDEO: Wine vs doughnut: The hidden calories in booze

On October 31, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

Alcohol should have a calorie content laRead more

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'

On October 31, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

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VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola

On October 31, 2014  - Source: BBC News - Health

The BBC's Anne Soy reports from GhaRead more

NY Times

In About-Face, Maine Judge Lifts Ebola Quarantine on Nurse

On October 31, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By JESS BIDGOOD and DAVE PHILIPPS

Kaci Hickox, a nurse who worked in WestRead more

Well: The Workout: Running While Pregnant

On October 31, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By ANAHAD O'CONNOR and LINDSAY CROUSE

Clara Horowitz Peterson, an elite runnerRead more

From Governors, a Mix of Hard-Line Acts and Conciliation Over Ebola

On October 31, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By JESS BIDGOOD and KATE ZERNIKE

In response to public anxiety, governorsRead more

Well: Low Vitamin D Tied to Asthma Attacks

On October 31, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

Raising vitamin D levels may help controRead more

Liberia’s Ebola Crisis Puts President in Harsh Light

On October 31, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By HELENE COOPER

As Liberia’s first elected leader afterRead more

North Korea Said to Impose Ebola Quarantine on All Travelers

On October 31, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By CHOE SANG-HUN

North Korea, which in the best of timesRead more

In New York, Protections Offered for Medical Workers Joining Ebola Fight

On October 31, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By MARC SANTORA and ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS

The announcement by Gov. Andrew M. CuomoRead more

Threat of Lawsuit Could Test Maine’s Quarantine Policy

On October 30, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By KATE ZERNIKE and EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS

Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola pRead more

Well: A Heart Risk in Drinking Water

On October 30, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By DEBORAH BLUM

Even trace amounts of arsenic in drinkinRead more

Well: Living With Cancer: Not Talking About Medical Mistakes

On October 30, 2014  - Source: NYT > Health  - By SUSAN GUBAR

Doctors make mistakes, but they don’t liRead more

The Guardian

Victory for Maine nurse as judge makes U-turn on Ebola monitoring order

On October 31, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Jessica Glenza in New York

Judge says Maine has not met its burden and lifts earlier order that ruled she must stay away from pRead more

Ebola crisis - the Guardian briefing

On October 31, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Sarah Boseley, health editor

The Ebola outbreak has killed about 5,000 people in west Africa, and affected the US and Spain, wherRead more

Maine nurse can leave home but must maintain 3ft distance from others, court rules

On October 31, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Jessica Glenza in New York

State obtains temporary court order forcing Kaci Hickox to follow CDCs Ebola guidelines, but HickoxRead more

What lessons can be drawn from the Ebola outbreak?

On October 31, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Carla Kweifio-Okai

Experts are urging the world to heed the wider implications of the Ebola outbreak. Could it change oRead more

How Nigeria defeated Ebola

On October 31, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Calestous Juma

Key to Nigerias successful containment is the strength of the public sector: state governments, univRead more

What does the Ebola crisis reveal about the state of global health? podcast

On October 31, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Presented by Sarah Boseley and produced by Eva Krysiak

The tardy initial response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa was compounded by flawed health systRead more

Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone: The world is not safe

On October 31, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Lisa O'Carroll in Freetown

Sparsely-equipped hospitals and beleaguered staff battle a disease whose victims outpace the numberRead more

Ebola: opening of US field hospital in Liberia puts pressure on Australia to respond

On October 30, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Melissa Davey

Australian government has declined to send health workers to help tackle outbreak, citing inabilityRead more

White House 'does not support' Kaci Hickox's flouting of Ebola quarantine

On October 30, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Dan Roberts in Portland, Maine and Jessica Glenza in New York

Standoff between nurse and state officials in Maine continued after Hickox defied demands to stay atRead more

Kaci Hickox defies 'excessive' Ebola quarantine by taking a bike ride

On October 30, 2014 - Source: Ebola | The Guardian - By Jessica Glenza in New York

Completely healthy nurse says talks for amicable solution failedMaine police powerless to make an arRead more

Ebola

Talks With Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Fail, Governor to Use 'Full Authority'

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Negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox, who refuses to be quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, have "failed" and the governor of ...Read more

Stopping Ebola: Mali Matters; Maine and Manhattan Don't

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This has been an attention-grabbing week for Ebola in America. Starting with the diagnosis last Thursday of Dr. Craig Spencer, a physician who ...Read more

Maine's Ebola Nurse Just Left Her House. Will a Court Be Able to Force Her Back Inside?

On October 30, 2014  - By

Hickox's daylight pedaling comes after a week in which she was ensnared in a tangled web of state Ebola regulations. After landing in New Jersey last ...Read more

News Guide: A Look at Latest Ebola Developments

On October 30, 2014  - By

The Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S. Health experts ...Read more

Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola infection: 'The world is not safe'

On October 30, 2014  - By

All over Freetown, buildings, vehicles and people are being commandeered in the fight against Ebola. In the suburb of Wilberforce, in an old building ...Read more

Ebola in America: Maine Pizzeria Delivers Pie to Ebola Nurse

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An Ebola nurse fighting quarantine orders in Maine got a special delivery this afternoon: a pizza from Moose Shack on Main Street. Nurse Kaci Hickox ...Read more

New York State Offers Protections for Medical Workers Joining Ebola Fight

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, at a news conference on Sunday, have both said that solving the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is ...Read more

From Ebola suits to terrorist garb, Halloween costumes reach new low, critics say

On October 30, 2014  - By

Terrorism, Ebola fears and domestic violence in sports have brought out the worst in Halloween revelers, with costumes taking bad taste to frightening ...Read more

Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Was Portrayed as a Criminal, Craig Spencer as a Hero

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A cleaning crew sanitizes the apartment where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before being admitted to a hospital on Oct. 6, 2014, ...Read more

Genes Influence Ebola Infections in Mice, Study Suggests

On October 30, 2014  - By

Some people exposed to the Ebola virus quickly sicken and die. Others become gravely ill but recover, while still others only react mildly or are ...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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