ARTICLES RELATING TO EBOLA

WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali

57 minutes ago

The World Health Organisation says it is sending more experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was confirmed there.

African immigrants face ostracism in the US as panic takes hold

2014-10-24 16:23

Ignorent Americans are treating African immigrants to the US as though they have Ebola in their DNA. They are cancelling speeches by LIberians, refusing Nigerians admission to universities and even verbally abusing African American women calling them 'bitches who brought the virus to the USA.'

Mali scrambles to trace Ebola toddler's contacts

2014-10-24 13:44

Health authorities in Mali are monitoring at least 43 people who had contact with a toddler declared the country’s first Ebola case, the WHO says.

Ebola: Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in US

2014-10-24 10:35

The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the US is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.

What happens to Ebola medical waste?

2014-10-24 10:17

Managing Ebola transmission includes dealing with large amounts of contaminated medical waste - and many hospitals don't have suitable incinerators.

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

2014-10-24 08:21

President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.

Mayor reassures New Yorkers after doctor gets Ebola

2014-10-24 07:15

New York's mayor has reassured residents they are safe to travel around the city, even though a doctor who tested positive for Ebola had recently used subways, taken a taxi and visited a bowling alley.

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

2014-10-24 05:42

As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa, health officials face the challenge of deciding how wide a net to cast for his possible contacts in the largest, most crowded city in the US.

Lebanese man tests negative for Ebola

2014-10-23 20:53

A Beirut health official says the Lebanese man quarantined in hospital has tested negative for Ebola.

North Korea steps up Ebola measures

2014-10-23 15:44

North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus into the reclusive country, a report says.

SA steps up Ebola screening

2014-10-23 14:07

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says SA has upped its screening of arriving travellers in an effort to stop Ebola haemorrhagic fever entering the country.

Rwanda ends Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain

2014-10-23 12:32

Rwanda has lifted Ebola travel restrictions on travellers who had been in the US and Spain after the president publicly told the health minister it was not necessary.

Nestlé ready to act if Ebola spreads - CEO

2014-10-23 10:53

Nestlé has no plans to curb output in cocoa and coffee-rich West Africa because of Ebola, but is ready to adapt if the disease spreads, says the company's CEO.

Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

2014-10-23 09:19

Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family says.

Can your pet give you Ebola?

2014-10-23 05:00

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola epidemic, and to manage transmission of the disease questions regarding how Ebola affects the animal population has been raised.

Cuba sends 83 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola

2014-10-22 17:58

A contingent of 83 doctors and nurses have departed Cuba for Guinea and Liberia to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

2014-10-22 16:04

An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola is set to be released soon from a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Can your pet give you Ebola?

2014-10-22 15:13

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola epidemic, and to manage transmission of the disease questions regarding how Ebola affects the animal population has been raised.

1 000s of New York health workers receive Ebola training

2014-10-22 12:39

Thousands of health care workers in New York – including doctors, nurses and janitors – have received training this week aimed at preparing them in the event that the Ebola virus is found in New York.

Why do some people escape Ebola, and not others?

2014-10-22 10:25

Ebola spreads by contact with bodily fluids, such as through a break in the skin or someone with contaminated hands touching the eyes or nose.

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa in January

2014-10-22 09:29

Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for “real-world” testing in West Africa as soon as January, as they are deemed safe, WHO says.

Cuba doctors at forefront of Ebola crisis

2014-10-22 05:57

Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the US.

MSF fêtes '1000th Ebola survivor'

2014-10-21 22:46

Medical charity MSF, at the forefront of the fight against Ebola in west Africa, says it has saved the 1000th patient.

Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

2014-10-21 16:05

The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily.

Airport screening can curb spread of Ebola

2014-10-21 14:55

Testing prospective airline passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could help to control the spread of Ebola.

 

African immigrants face ostracism in the US as panic takes hold

2014-10-24 16:28

Ignorent Americans are treating African immigrants to the US as though they have Ebola in their DNA. They are cancelling speeches by LIberians, refusing Nigerians admission to universities and even verbally abusing African American women calling them 'bitches who brought the virus to the USA.'

EU leaders agree on €1bn for Ebola

2014-10-24 14:58

European Union leaders have agreed to roughly double their financial support for efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic in Africa to €1bn.

Ivory Coast launches manhunt for Ebola suspect

2014-10-24 11:14

The Ivory Coast, currently free of the Ebola epidemic ravaging its neighbours, has launched a hunt for a Guinean worker who may have fled his home country after possibly catching the disease.

Can your pet give you Ebola?

2014-10-24 10:21

Global health authorities are struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola epidemic, and to manage transmission of the disease questions regarding how Ebola affects the animal population has been raised.

'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech Ebola masks

2014-10-24 10:01

A little-known Japanese company has donated 10 000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City.

New York Ebola victim fooled 'enhanced' airport screening

2014-10-24 08:18

Dr. Craig Spencer went through the new, supposedly-enhanced, screening procedures at JFK airport without being picked up.

Toddler tests positive in first case of Ebola in Mali

2014-10-24 06:04

Mali's health ministry says the country has its first confirmed case of Ebola after a two-year-old girl, who had recently been in Guinea, tested positive for the virus.

Ebola survivors' serum testing to start

2014-10-23 22:31

Scientists will start testing whether treatment with antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors can help infected patients fight off the deadly disease in a clinical trial.

Lebanon reports first suspected case of Ebola

2014-10-23 16:40

Lebanon's health minister says a Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and has been quarantined, the first such case in the country.

Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

2014-10-23 14:08

Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, a report says.

Number of Ebola cases nears 10 000

2014-10-23 14:06

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10 000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation says, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Ebola sleuths scour DRC jungle for source of outbreak

2014-10-23 10:55

Medical sleuths are deep in the jungle of the Democratic Republic of Congo trying to track down the origins of the latest Ebola outbreak in the country.

EU aids €200m to help develop Ebola vaccines

2014-10-23 10:45

Europe is to earmark €200m into the development of Ebola vaccines, as well as drugs and diagnostic tests, according to reliable sources.

Ebola death toll rises to almost 4 900

2014-10-23 07:55

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10 000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation says, as the scramble to find a cure gathers pace.

Lagos 'Ebola hospital' battles to recover

2014-10-22 22:33

Nigeria may have been declared officially Ebola-free but at the First Consultants hospital in Lagos, doctors believe it'll take the facility that treated the first victim years to recover.

4 months to contain Ebola: Red Cross chief

2014-10-22 16:56

The Ebola epidemic will take at least four months to contain even if all necessary steps are taken, the global head of the Red Cross says, warning of 'the price for inaction'.

2 die in Sierra Leone riot sparked by Ebola tests

2014-10-22 16:04

Two people have died in a riot in Sierra Leone sparked after health workers struggling to contain the Ebola epidemic tried to take a blood sample from an elderly woman, doctors say.

Mini budget makes provision for Ebola

2014-10-22 14:31

The mini budget has set aside R32.6m for the department of health for Ebola control and prevention measures, including support for affected countries.

Why do some people escape Ebola, and not others?

2014-10-22 11:48

Ebola spreads by contact with bodily fluids, such as through a break in the skin or someone with contaminated hands touching the eyes or nose.

Pledges to UN Ebola fund more than double

2014-10-22 09:54

Pledges to a United Nations trust fund calling for nearly $1bn to fight Ebola in West Africa have more than doubled to almost $50m.

US 1st Ebola victim's sister demands hospital records

2014-10-22 07:28

The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the US says the Dallas hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release additional medical records.

What happens to Ebola medical waste?

2014-10-22 05:00

Managing Ebola transmission includes dealing with large amounts of contaminated medical waste - and many hospitals don't have suitable incinerators.

Airport screening can curb spread of Ebola

2014-10-21 17:30

Testing prospective airline passengers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could help to control the spread of Ebola.

Why do some people escape Ebola, and not others?

2014-10-21 15:30

Ebola spreads by contact with bodily fluids, such as through a break in the skin or someone with contaminated hands touching the eyes or nose.

What happens to Ebola medical waste?

2014-10-21 14:48

Managing Ebola transmission includes dealing with large amounts of contaminated medical waste - and many hospitals don't have suitable incinerators.

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