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<i>Norman Rothery is the value investor for Globe Investor’s</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here <i>and view his model portfolio here</i><i>.</i><p>The stock market regularly makes a mockery of reasonable strategies and smashes them to pieces like a deranged bull rampaging through a china shop. Its latest …

Ebola outbreak: Britain has expertise to cope, say ministers

Spread of virus that has killed more than 600 people since February can be contained, says Hammond after Cobra meeting<p>Ministers said Britain had the expertise and resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus should it come to the UK, after holding an emergency Cobra meeting on Wednesday to …

Ebola outbreak would be less of a threat in Canada, despite apocalyptic warnings from Africa: experts

When Dr. Tim Jagatic arrived in Sierra Leone at the beginning of west Africa’s Ebola outbreak in March and saw the virus was spreading through the …

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Two American health officals infected with Ebola while working to fight deadly disease in West Africa

One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly …

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Ebola hops on a plane to Lagos — and could have continued on

<b>Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a daily round-up of quality punditry from across the globe. Today: Remember the panic caused by SARS,</b> …

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Inside the Winnipeg clinic working with one of the most dangerous pathogens known to man — ebola

Ebola is already in Canada. In fact, it has been here for several years, with a succession of patients routinely suffering and dying from the …

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Ebola-like symptoms found in Brampton patient, but doctor warns against jumping to conclusions

TORONTO — Doctors in a Toronto-area hospital are treating a man who was admitted Friday with Ebola-like symptoms.<p>As they do so, scientists are …

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New Sierra Leone law makes it illegal to hide Ebola patients

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice …

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Angry crowd attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea, accuses them of causing the disease

CONAKRY, Guinea — A crowd angry about an Ebola outbreak that has killed 86 people across Guinea attacked a centre where victims were being held in …

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Systemic problems made Africa vulnerable to Ebola

<i>Gerald Caplan is an African scholar, former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power and Politics<i>.</i><p>The New York Times headline was admirably succinct: "WHO Cuts Hamper Ebola Fight." The United Nations' World Health Organization is the world's main health agency. It should be …

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Ebola is a warning sign of a much bigger crisis

A frightening disease hit an African country this month, infecting thousands of people and killing dozens. Hospital wards were jammed, health workers struggled to cope. As cases soared, overwhelmed officials called the impact "staggering."<p>But this outbreak didn't provoke any global headlines, …

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<i>Norman Rothery is the value investor for Globe Investor’s</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here <i>and view his model portfolio here</i><i>.</i><p>The stock market regularly makes a mockery of reasonable strategies and smashes them to pieces like a deranged bull rampaging through a china shop. Its latest …

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<i>Norman Rothery is the value investor for Globe Investor’s</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here <i>and view his model portfolio here</i><i>.</i><p>The stock market regularly makes a mockery of reasonable strategies and smashes them to pieces like a deranged bull rampaging through a china shop. Its latest …

The return of Ebola and the spread of fear

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to …

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Inside the tent: What a Canadian doctor saw on the frontline of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak

During West Africa's Ebola outbreak, an epidemic that has killed 135 people in Guinea and neighbouring Liberia, Canadian doctor Tim Jagatic worked with Doctors Without Borders to assess potential cases in high-risk communities and to treat patients inside a make-shift tented facility. The Globe and …

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Ebola explainer: A deadly killer surfaces again

The Associated Press<p>What’s happening?<p>A Saskatchewan man who doctors feared had contracted the Ebola virus has tested negative for the deadly disease along with other serious hemorrhagic fevers, the Public Health Agency of Canada said on Tuesday. Testing is ongoing to determine the source of the …

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Ebola: life and death on the frontline

Ebola has now claimed more than 1,000 lives and infected over a thousand more across West Africa. Clair MacDougall meets families, survivors, and workers at its centre. Additional reporting by Shahesta Shaitly<p>Outside a run-down elementary school in West Point, Liberia, health workers stand silent …

Husband of American Ebola patient arrives for quarantine in Georgia

Three missionaries arrive in US from west Africa for three-week quarantine but do not show signs or symptoms of Ebola<p>The husband of a woman being treated for Ebola in a Georgia hospital is among three quarantined missionaries who arrived in the US on Sunday night after departing west Africa, where …

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US Peace Corps evacuates hundreds from west Africa over Ebola outbreak

State Department said hundreds evacuated as two volunteers under isolation after having contact with infected person<p>The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the US Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected west African countries, and a State Department …

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Ebola cannot easily be cured but west Africa crisis may have been preventable

The gaps in Sierra Leone's health system reflect need for support so that such diseases do not wreak havoc in future<p>The role of the international community in current crises in the Central African Republic and northern Nigeria may be mired in confusion, but it can do something about the Ebola …

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First case of ebola reported in Africa's most populous city Lagos

Death marks new and alarming cross-border development in world's biggest epidemic spreading across three countries<p>A man has died of ebola in Lagos, the first confirmed case of the highly contagious and deadly virus in Africa's most populous metropolis.<p>Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old Liberian civil …

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Should we be worried about an Ebola outbreak in the UK?

The mortality rate is staggeringly high and there is no specific treatment. The good news, though, is that the virus is quite hard to catch<p>The current Ebola virus outbreak is by far the largest so far. The first recorded cases were in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in southern …

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Guinea's Ebola outbreak: what is the virus and what's being done?

Guinea faces an epidemic of a 'magnitude never before seen', with nearly 80 deaths so far. So what's being done to stop its spread?<p>The medical aid charity Médecins sans Frontières warned this week that Guinea faces an Ebola epidemic “of a magnitude never before seen” as the nation’s president …

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Fear and frustration as Guinea struggles to contain Ebola outbreak

Virus has claimed 84 lives and jumped borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia, raising concerns that it could sweep across region<p>Late last month, villagers in Guinea's remote south-eastern region of Nzérékoré were greeted by a sight so alarming that many barricaded themselves indoors. A group of …

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Guinea battles to contain spread of Ebola epidemic

Neighbouring Senegal closes borders as EU pledges €500,000 in race to stop virus spreading towards capital Conakry<p>Guinea is racing to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, as neighbouring Senegal closed its border.<p>The EU pledged €500,000 …

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