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Ebola outbreak 'running much faster' than response

The current Ebola outbreak is "running much faster" than the international response to it, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday.<p>"This is the first Ebola epidemic where entire nations are involved, where big cities are affected," Peter Piot, a microbiologist and a former undersecretary …

Being a Journalist in the Midst of Ebola

How reporting on the disease from West Africa compares with covering war<p>At a bar in Freetown, Sierra Leone, a table of journalists wrestled with disturbing news: James Foley had been executed by ISIS. The discussion about a fallen colleague, though grim, briefly distracted them from the surrounding …

Gut-Wrenching Images Show The Brutal Reality Of The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia

Grim news emerged in the battle against Ebola on Friday as the World Health Organization announced that more than 4,000 people have died from the disease since the outbreak began. Most cases were recorded in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The U.N. special envoy for Ebola, David Nabarro, …

Ebola awareness strategy to include posters at UK airports

Posters among few details to emerge about government’s tactics over virus, amid claims screening passengers is a waste of time<p>Posters aimed at raising awareness of Ebola are to be put up at larger British airports, according to internal advice sent out to all UK Border Force staff following the …

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Some lawmakers urge restrictions on flights from Africa to stop Ebola

Top health officials warned Friday that additional restrictions on travel to the U.S. from countries infected with<p>Ebolawould only cause the deadly disease to proliferate overseas and remain a global threat.<p>The remarks at a congressional hearing in Dallas, where the first person in the U.S. died …

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Madrid hospital staff quit over Ebola fears

Carlos III hospital treating virus-hit nurse Teresa Romero Ramos suffers staff shortage amid concerns over training and safety<p>Concerns about a lack of training and safety standards have left some staff refusing to attend to possible Ebola cases at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital, where the first known …

Ebola victim in US was sent away with 'dangerously high' temperature

Thomas Duncan, who died from the disease earlier this week in Texas, was sent home by hospital a 39.4 Celsius temperature reading<p>The temperature for the first person to die of Ebola in the US spiked to 103 degrees (39.4 Celsius) during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room - a fever …

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Ebola Came To America Last Week. Since Then: 5,000 False Alarms. Zero New Ebola Cases.

Ebola arrived in D.C. last week — no, no, false alarm.<p>A passenger had Ebola-like symptoms aboard a jet from Texas to Florida — nevermind, not Ebola after all.<p>As predicted, the number of Ebola false alarms in the United States has skyrocketed since Thomas E. Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas …

Late Ebola patient's nephew: 'Nobody tried to help Eric'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thomas Eric Duncan is both the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States and the first person to die of the virus here.<p>Why?<p>Because, according to his nephew, staff at the Dallas hospital where he was treated "didn't even give him a chance."<p>"Nobody tried to help Eric," Josephus …

Ebola: National exercise to test UK's plans for virus

<b>A national exercise is taking place to test how the UK would deal with a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus.</b><p>In the eight-hour exercise, actors in various parts of the UK are simulating symptoms to test the responses of emergency services and the government.<p>Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people …

Authorities try to prevent panic as Ebola toll passes 4,000

The World Health Organization said 4,033 people have died from Ebola as of October 8 out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries. The sharp rise in deaths came as the UN said aid pledges to fight the outbreak have fallen well short of the $1 billion (800 million euros) needed.<p>Beyond …

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For Dallas Official, the Best Way to Fight Ebola Fears Is in Person

Ebola: U.S. troops battle invisible enemy in Liberia

The general and his soldiers have spent more than a decade at war in Iraq and Afghanistan but this could be one of their toughest battles yet.<p>Their enemy this time is not soldiers or militants. It is Ebola -- invisible and killing thousands in Liberia.<p>Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, the commander of …

Ebola hospital defends patient's care

<b>The Texas hospital that treated Ebola victim Eric Duncan has said his nationality had no bearing on the care he received before his death.</b><p>Some of his relatives have said he did not get as good treatment as other people because he was Liberian.<p>But a hospital statement said he received "the same high …

American emergency rooms prepare as Ebola fear spreads

<b>(CNN) —</b> Emergency rooms around the United States are preparing for the people who may have Ebola and for the people who just think they have Ebola.<p>"I have seen several people who had acute illnesses worried that they may have Ebola," said Dr. Mark Reiter.<p>He works as an emergency room doctor in …

Liberia: 41 UN staffers under Ebola observation

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's United Nations peacekeeping mission has placed 41 staff members, including 20 military personnel, under "close medical observation" after an international member of its medical team was diagnosed with Ebola this week — the second mission member to test positive …

Ebola crisis: Britain and US step up measures to combat spread of virus

US authorities introduce new border checks at airports while UK stages exercise to test readiness of emergency services<p>Britain and the United States have stepped up measures to counter the spread of Ebola as more people were isolated in Europe and Africa to monitor them for symptoms of the deadly …

Ebola medics 'better trained in Sierra Leone than Spain'

A top Spanish doctor says nurses in West Africa are more rigorously trained to avoid the infection and detect Ebola symptoms than in his native Madrid<p>A leading Spanish doctor who is fighting the <b>Ebola</b> outbreak in West Africa has said training for medics in Sierra Leone was more rigorous than that …

Ebola crisis: actors used to assess UK readiness for virus in nationwide test

Actors simulate symptoms of deadly virus as part of eight-hour exercise including hospitals, labs and emergency services<p>Britain has carried out a national exercise to test the preparedness of the emergency services and the government for an Ebola outbreak.<p>Actors were deployed to simulate symptoms …

Ebola impact an 'economic embargo' on W Africa: Sierra Leone

"Everybody is running away from Ebola, Kaifala Marah said at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington.<p>"By default or design, it really is an economic embargo," he said.<p>According to Marah, the epidemic, which in just a few months has killed more than 4,000 …

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UK expects 'handful' of Ebola cases

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1115000/1115297_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518213788_51ed1b6405e9c01c1eab3b66aa1f0fb9<p><b>The UK should expect a "handful" of Ebola cases in the coming months, the chief medical officer has said.</b><p>Defending a screening programme due to start at …

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Ebola screening starts at New York's JFK airport

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Medical teams at New York’s JFK airport, armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, began screening travelers from three West African countries on Saturday as U.S. health authorities stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the virus.<p>John F. Kennedy Airport is the …

Cuba leads fight against Ebola in Africa as west frets about border security

The island nation has sent hundreds of health workers to help control the deadly infection while richer countries worry about their security – instead of heeding UN warnings that vastly increased resources are urgently needed<p>As the official number of Ebola deaths in west Africa’s crisis topped …

Spanish Ebola victim conscious and sitting unaided

Teresa Romero, the only known person to catch the virus outside of west Africa, is doing much better after dose of an experimental drug ZMapp<p>The Spanish nurse infected with Ebola was conscious and sitting unaided on Saturday, as three more people joined the 13 admitted to hospital in Madrid to be …

Susan Rice: The World Has Not Done Enough to Contain Ebola

The White House wants other countries to do more to contain the spread of Ebola in West Africa, National Security Adviser Susan Rice says. When asked by NBC's "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd whether the world had done enough, National Security Advisor Susan Rice said, “No. They haven't done …

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Spain monitoring three more for Ebola signs

Three more people have been admitted to hospital in Madrid to be monitored for signs of Ebola, bringing the total number under observation to 15.<p>Saturday's development came as the Spanish nurse infected with Ebola was reported to be conscious and sitting unaided. Teresa Romero, 44, is the only …