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Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia announced Monday that it would soon receive doses of an experimental Ebola drug and give it to two sick doctors, …

Husband of hospitalized Ebola missionary quarantined in N.C.

The husband of an American missionary hospitalized with the deadly<p>Ebola virusis among three missionaries who were quarantined after arriving inCharlotte, N.C., Sunday night, the North Carolina-based SIM USA announced Monday.<p>David Writebol was placed in quarantine on a private section of SIM USA's …

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Rwanda tests suspected Ebola case

Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and is waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease, the health ministry says.<p>"Samples from the suspected case have been sent for testing to an international accredited laboratory for approval, results …

Canada to donate Ebola vaccine to WHO

<b>Canada says it will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa.</b><p>It comes after the World Health Organization said it was ethical to use untested drugs on Ebola patients.<p>However, experts say supplies of both the vaccine and the …

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UN: OK to use untested Ebola drugs in outbreak

MADRID (AP) — The World Health Organization declared it's ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, …

Fear and Rumors Fueling the Spread of Ebola

As the death toll rises from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, confusion and rumor have made it harder for health care workers and government …

Renowned Biophysicist Sees New Hope in Proteges' Ebola Drug

When news broke last week of a Southern California firm’s experimental treatment for Ebola, pioneering biophysicist Richard Cone quietly celebrated from his office at Johns Hopkins University. He emailed congratulations to the two former protégés who’d developed the medicine, then allowed himself …

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Ebola epidemic has been 'vastly' underestimated: WHO

World Health Organisation warns 'extraordinary measures' needed to contain deadly virus<p>The UN's health agency has said that the scale of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been vastly underestimated and "extraordinary measures" were needed to contain the disease.<p>As the official toll climbed to …

Ebola is not a “zombie disease,” China’s state-owned media affirms

“Expert: There is no evidence that coffee and onions cure Ebola.”<p>That’s the headline of a public service article on Xinhua (link in Chinese), China’s official news agency, that aims to dispel “internet rumors” about the virus that has killed more than 1,000 people in West Africa. Having thusly …

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Ebola facility in Liberia attacked; patients flee

Ebola patients fled during an attack at a health care facility in Monrovia, Liberia, on Saturday, Liberian National Police spokesman Sam Collins said.<p>All patients who ran away had Ebola, Collins said.<p>But some patients chose to stay at the facility. And by Monday, some who left had returned, he said.<p>…

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Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO Says

The official count of Ebola cases and deaths may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization posted on its website.<p>The latest numbers from the WHO are 1,975 cases — with 1,069 deaths — from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.<p>But, as NPR's Michaeleen …

Liberia Gives 3 Doctors Experimental ZMapp Ebola Treatment

MONROVIA - Health care workers in Liberia have administered three doses of the rare, experimental drug ZMapp to three doctors suffering from Ebola, two medical workers in Monrovia told Reuters. Liberia, the West African country with the highest death toll from the virus at 413, received three doses …

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Kenya bars travellers from Ebola-hit nations

Kenya is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, the government has announced.<p>Kenya Airways also announced that it would suspend its flights to Freetown and Monrovia when the government travel ban on passengers …

Liberia Battles Ebola Epidemic

In West Africa, more than 2,200 people have contracted Ebola since March, and 1,200 of them have died from the virus. Liberia has suffered the most deaths to date, with teams of undertakers wearing protective clothing now collecting victims from all over the capital of Monrovia. Poor sanitation, …

Kenya Airways to suspend flights to Freetown, Monrovia due to Ebola | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya Airways will suspend flights to Liberia’s capital Monrovia and Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the company said on Saturday.<p>The suspension of the flights will start at midnight on Tuesday Aug. 19, Kenya Airways said in a statement. …

New restrictions in Kenya for travelers amid Ebola fears

Kenya Airways will suspend flight operations to Liberia and Sierra Leone, the latest airline to curb flights because of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The suspension is temporary, and the airline will continue operating flights to Nigeria and Ghana, Kenya Airways said.<p>The Kenyan …

Patient checked for Ebola virus at Kaiser hospital in Sacramento

<b>(08-19) 23:13 PDT SACRAMENTO</b> -- A person who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus was checked into Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, health officials said Tuesday.<p>Hospital officials alerted the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services, and department officials …