Ebola Diary

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Ebola, medico Emergency contagiato: Non sono untore, ma soldato ferito

Giuseppe Pecoraro pensava che l'uomo fosse la causa della separazione con sua moglie. Fiaccolata silenziosa per la vittima<p>Sassi e molotov contro gli …

Ebola survivor Ian Crozier: 'Everyone thought he was going to die'

British nurse and Ebola victim Will Pooley, who flew to the US to donate blood, said Crozier had ‘got as bad as you can get’<p>The US doctor who survived Ebola after being treated with antibodies from British nurse and fellow survivor Will Pooley has spoken for the first time about battling the …

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Ebola crisis: Huge risk of spread - UN's Tony Banbury

<b>The head of the UN Ebola response mission in West Africa has told the BBC there is still a "huge risk" the deadly disease could spread to other parts of the world.</b><p>Tony Banbury declined to say if targets he had set in the fight against Ebola, to be achieved by Monday, had been met.<p>The targets were …

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Correction: Ebola-Omaha Patient-Memorial story

LANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — In a story Nov. 29 about the funeral of a doctor who died of Ebola, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of Dr. Martin Salia's younger son, Hinwaii. He is 12 years old, not 14.<p>A corrected version of the story is below:<p>Doctor who died of Ebola hailed as …

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WHO: Ebola Toll Leaps Higher to Nearly 7,000 in West Africa

DAKAR — The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous report on Wednesday. The U.N. health agency did not …

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Che Guevara’s daughter: ‘Ebola is beyond poverty, health cannot be marketed’

No amount of money can buy a human life, therefore it must never be marketed, Cuban doctor Aleida Guevara told RT, speaking on the Ebola epidemic. …

Ebola trials 'best chance' for cure

<b>Preparations are under way in Guinea to start unprecedented clinical trials to try to find a cure for Ebola.</b><p>The medical charity Medicines Sans Frontieres will host the studies in three of its Ebola treatment centres in West Africa from next month.<p>One of the trials involves using blood donated by …

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Robbers steal 'Ebola blood samples' in Guinea

Robbers in Guinea have stolen blood samples believed to be infected with Ebola, the Red Cross in the West African nation has said.<p>The samples, stored in tightly wrapped vials tucked into a cooler bag, were in the care of a Red Cross courier who was among nine passengers sharing a taxi when three …

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Journey through the Ebola heartland in Sierra Leone and Guinea

<b>The current Ebola outbreak is the worst the world has ever seen. One reason it's been able to spread so quickly is because of where it first emerged: in the porous remote border area between Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.</b><p>We have just made the journey by road from Sierra Leone's capital, …

Ebola outbreak can be ended in 2015: UN's Ban Ki-moon

<b>The deadly Ebola outbreak can be ended "by the middle of next year" if the world speeds up its response, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.</b><p>But he warned that although the rate of new cases was slowing in parts of West Africa, Mali - where six people have died - was now of deep concern.<p>And …

Ebola also affects soccer's Africa Cup of Nations

The Ebola menace has touched every part of life in Africa. So it's no surprise that soccer has failed to escape its deadly grip.<p>And the disruption the virus has caused the sport has had many ripples, some of which could be felt for years.<p>In the last two weeks, former African champion Morocco was …

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Chinese medics in Liberia to beef up Ebola fight

View photos<p>More<p>Monrovia (AFP) - A large team of Chinese health workers arrived in Liberia to boost the Ebola fight as a US-based doctor infected in …

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How Effective Is Airport Screening Against Ebola?

It's at least not totally worthless, according to a new study.<p>Airport screenings for Ebola aren't completely worthless. This is the finding of a new study published in the journal <i>The Lancet</i>. Using a mathematical model, researchers at the University of Liverpool were able to calculate the …

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Ebola-infected Sierra Leone doctor 'extremely ill' in US

View photos<p>More<p>A doctor said to be "extremely ill" after being infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone was being treated in the United States on Sunday, …

Ebola: Australia pledges $20m for Sierra Leone treatment centre

Government outsources medical mission to private company as Tony Abbott says some staff are likely to be Australian<p>Australia will provide $20m for a private medical company to operate a UK-built treatment centre in Sierra Leone, following persistent calls for the country provide practical help to …

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Eluding Ebola: Gear Matters, But Technique Matters More

New guidelines for the personal protective equipment that health workers should have on when treating Ebola patients make clear that what you wear counts — but even more important is how you put it on and take it off.<p>And the guidelines that the World Health Organization updated Friday suggest only …

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Ebola cases 'surge' in rural Sierra Leone

Ebola is spreading up to nine times faster in parts of Sierra Leone than two months ago, a report by the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) said.<p>On average, 12 new cases a day were seen in the rural areas surrounding Freetown in late October, compared with 1.3 cases in early September, the report …

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

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 …