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Ebola: How Nigeria and Senegal stopped the disease ‘dead in its tracks’

It seemed like the nightmare scenario: Ebola had reached Africa's biggest city, a chaotic and densely populated metropolis of slums and shantytowns where the virus threatened to spread to millions of people.<p>Health experts were terrified when Ebola struck Lagos in late July. They were deeply worried …

Ebola tracking system for Sierra Leone offered by IBM

<b>IBM will put its super-computing data crunching to use in Sierra Leone, as part of the fight against the deadly disease Ebola.</b><p>It has launched a system which allows citizens to report Ebola-related issues and government, health agencies and others to keep track of the disease.<p>Citizens can use SMS or …

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Ebola outbreak: Jet passenger alert over US nurse

<b>US health officials are seeking 132 people who flew on a plane with a Texas nurse on the day before she came down with symptoms of Ebola.</b><p>The second person infected in the US, Amber Vinson, 29, fell ill on Tuesday.<p>Both she and nurse Nina Pham, 26, had treated Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, who died a …

New York Ebola Patient Craig Spencer Receives Blood From Writebol

A doctor in New York City who was diagnosed with Ebola received a plasma transfusion from Nancy Writebol, an aid worker who contracted the deadly disease in Africa and survived.<p>Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa with Doctors Without Borders and was …

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Mali rushes to track Ebola after toddler dies

KAYES, Mali (AP) — After 2-year-old Fanta Kone's father died in southern Guinea, the toddler's grandmother took her from the forested hills where the …

Halting Flights to Ebola Regions Could Threaten Relief Efforts, Experts Warn

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Five US airports to begin Ebola screenings for west Africa arrivals

Passengers travelling from west Africa will face additional Ebola screenings at five US airports, the White House said on Wednesday, amid mounting concern that not enough controls were in place to prevent the deadly disease from entering the US.<p>The additional screenings will be carried out by …