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How Gorilla Poop Could Help Stop Ebola

A new way of tracking the deadly virus that's spreading through West Africa<p>Police drove through Kroo Bay this morning, past the open sewers and snuffling pigs, yelling at people to go inside—largely to no avail. All the 14,000 residents of the shanty town in Freeport, Sierra Leone, had been ordered …

Ebola

Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly diseases.<p>It is a highly infectious virus that can kill up to 90 percent of the people who catch it, causing …

Disease

Sierra Leone identifies scores of Ebola cases during three-day curfew

At least 130<p>Ebolacases were identified and scores of bodies buried during a three-day curfew in Sierra Leone, the country’s health authorities said Monday, calling the controversial effort largely successful.<p>In one of the most aggressive moves yet to stem the virus spreading through parts of West …

Ebola virus in humans may be here to stay; fatality rate is 71%

In a grim assessment of the<p>Ebolaepidemic, researchers say the deadly virus threatens to become endemic to West Africa instead of eventually disappearing from humans.<p>"The current epidemiologic outlook is bleak," wrote a panel of more than 60 World Health Organization experts in a study published …

Ebola-hit nations may 'face collapse'

<b>The Ebola outbreak threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa, a think tank has warned.</b><p>"The worst-hit countries now face widespread chaos and, potentially, collapse," the International Crisis Group (ICG) said.<p>The world's largest outbreak of …

Disease

Dire Predictions On Ebola's Spread From Top Health Organizations

Two of the world's top health organizations released predictions Tuesday warning how bad the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could get.<p>Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization agree that the epidemic is speeding up. But the CDC's worst-case scenario is a …