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Deadly botulism outbreak seems limited to 1 nacho-cheese sauce bag

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a Sacramento County gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday. The state Department of Public Health said tests on the opened bag sold last [...]


  Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus. Their efforts appear to have failed. The contagion continues to spread, and though it’s nowhere near the 11,000 [...]

South Sudan shuts border with DR Congo over Ebola fears

South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation blighted by over three years of brutal civil war, closed its southern border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday as precaution against the spread of Ebola, local official said, AAP reports quoting Anadolu Agency. Lino Utu, the deputy [...]

WHO UPDATE: Suspected EBOLA cases reach FIVE sites in DR Congo province

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there are now 37 suspected cases of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, while another person has died, bringing the total number of fatalities to four. The latest updated situation report says that new suspected cases were reported in [...]

All about the new Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization has confirmed an Ebola outbreak in a remote forested part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first in that country since 2014. By May 12, at least nine people were suspected of being infected, and three had died. The outbreak has raised alarms about the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

US military converting transport planes to carry wave of infected Ebola victims to the United States

  It seems in the age of Obama that the U.S. military is slowly making the transformation from the planet’s most powerful fighting force to one giant charity provider. As most Americans know, the president has ordered thousands of U.S. troops to Ebola-plagued West Africa, a move that critics have [...]

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) [...]
Media Agrees Not to Report on Suspected Ebola Cases in U.S. CDC

Media Agrees “Not to Report” on Suspected Ebola Cases in U.S.

Pharmacologist reveals how press has bowed to government demand to keep Americans in the dark   An eyebrow-raising admission at the end of a Forbes article written by pharmacologist David Kroll reveals that the media has agreed not to report on suspected Ebola cases in the United States. In a [...]

‘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,” [...]
Reuters / Susana Vera

‘Entire villages disappeared’: Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone ‘underreported’

  Reuters / Susana Vera Ebola’s toll on Sierra Leone is much greater than previously thought, with entire villages killed off by the virus. This means up to 20,000 people could have succumbed to the disease by now, a senior coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) believes. According [...]
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