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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 …

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 …

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Ebola screening a political gesture, says doctor

<b>Screening passengers for Ebola at two UK airports and Eurostar stations is a "political gesture" a senior consultant has said in an email seen by the BBC.</b><p>The screening programme - due to start at next week - has been criticised in a leaked email circulated to doctors.<p>It said the measure was …

UN: Ebola outbreak could be controlled in three months

<b>The UN special envoy on Ebola says he hopes that the outbreak can be brought under control within three months.</b><p>David Nabarro told the BBC the number of Ebola cases was currently increasing exponentially, but greater community awareness would help contain the virus.<p>People were becoming aware that …

U.S. military faces new kind of threat with Ebola

(Reuters) - At Fort Campbell in Kentucky, spouses of U.S. soldiers headed to Liberia seem to be lingering just a bit longer than usual after pre-deployment briefings, hungry for information about Ebola.<p>A soldier goes through the decontamination process with U.S. Army soldiers from the 101st …

Ebola

The NBC News freelancer who came down with Ebola while working in Liberia has made a significant improvement, his family said Saturday.<p>"Ashoka has been steadily improving over the past 48 hours. He has been symptom free during that time and is increasing his physical strength. His appetite has …

Ebola screenings begin at JFK; four more airports start next week

Health screenings to help prevent the spread of Ebola began Saturday for some travelers to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport but an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that nothing can "get the risk to zero."<p>Four other airports will add the screenings …

Ebola donors urged not to divert old aid cash

The head of the African Development Bank expressed concern that some donors responding to the Ebola crisis were repackaging aid money, channelling it away from other areas of need in the three countries at the centre of the epidemic.<p>In an interview on Saturday, Donald Kaberuka said moving funds …