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Fourth death recorded in latest Ebola outbreak in Congo

A fourth person has died in an Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a spokesman from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. Since the WHO declared the outbreak on May 12 in the north-eastern Bas-Uele province, 37 suspected cases are being monitored, WHO’s Eugene [...]

Liberian with possible case taken to ProMedica Toledo Hospital

10-year-old boy being tested for Ebola A 10-year-old Liberian boy at ProMedica Toledo Hospital is being tested for a possible case of Ebola. The boy, who went to the hospital with a slight fever this afternoon, is isolated as the hospital and public health officials await results of a blood test, [...]

CDC public health expert discusses U.S. response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Early diagnosis of Ebola is key to stopping its spread, according to a Centers for Disease Control public health expert. Dr. Jordan Tappero spoke at UNMC Monday about the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the U.S. public health response. As of last week, 14,804 cases of Ebola had been [...]

UN peacekeeper infected with Ebola arrives in Netherlands for treatment 

  An ambulance carrying a Nigerian worker suspected of having Ebola arrives at the Emergency Hospital of the University Medical Center Utrecht in Utrecht, on December 6, 2014. (Getty) A UN peacekeeper from Nigeria infected with Ebola has been flown from [...]

2 More Sierra Leonean Doctors Die of Ebola

Two more Sierra Leonean doctors have died from Ebola, further depleting the West African country’s ability to respond to the devastating outbreak, health officials said Saturday. The deaths bring the number of Sierra Leonean doctors killed by Ebola to nine. The disease is spread through the bodily [...]

Ebola death toll rises to 5,459; Cuban doctor ‘stable’

A man walks by a mural with health instructions on treating the Ebola virus, in Monrovia, November 18, 2014. (Reuters) – The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) [...]

1 Iowan quarantined for ‘some risk’ of Ebola after traveling

    Public health officials in Iowa are closely watching one Iowan who has recently traveled to a West African country and was at “some risk” of being exposed to Ebola. As of Thursday, Nov. 6, the Iowa Department of Public Health said 12 travelers who had visited either Sierra Leone, Liberia or [...]

‘Post-Ebola Syndrome’ Persists After Virus Is Cured, Doctor Says

Healthcare workers load a man, center, onto a ambulance as he is suspected of suffering from the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, Sept. 24, 2014. Tanya Bindra/AP Photo West Africans fortunate to survive Ebola may go on to develop what’s being called “post-Ebola syndrome,” [...]

Now California: Stanford ER surgeon being monitored on return from Liberia

A Stanford Hospital emergency room physician and disaster preparedness leader who returned to the United States from Liberia late Friday night is being monitored by public health officials in San Mateo County for the possibility that he contracted Ebola while treating patients there A Stanford [...]
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BREAKING: 5-YEAR-OLD BOY TESTED AT BELLEVUE FOR POSSIBLE SYMPTOMS OF EBOLA

Dray Clark has an update on the condition of Dr. Craig Spencer at Bellevue Hospital. A 5-year-old boy who had traveled to West Africa has been tested for Ebola after having possible symptoms of the virus, health officials say.The boy was brought to Bellevue Hospital Sunday night.He [...]
Heightened screen for people coming from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak are becoming commonplace as the virus continues to spread, October 26, 2014. — Reuters pic

Australia quarantines suspected teen Ebola patient

Heightened screen for people coming from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak are becoming commonplace as the virus continues to spread, October 26, 2014. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, Oct 26 — Australian authorities said today a teenager was in isolation in hospital and undergoing tests for Ebola [...]

Nurse, Tested Negative for Ebola, Criticizes Her Quarantine

 Ms. Hickox, 33, was placed in quarantine under a new policy announced on Friday by the governors of New York and New Jersey. All people entering the United States through Newark Liberty and Kennedy Airports will now be quarantined for 21 days if they had direct contact with Ebola patients in [...]

Ebola Threat Causes Chocolate Industry to Spend $600,000: 60% of Worlds Cocoa from West Africa

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the largest chocolate suppliers have been donating money to keep the two largest chocolate-generating countries in Africa stay Ebola free, as they have been for the last two years. That is great for business and even for keeping chocolate consumers safe, [...]
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