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New Ebola cases confirmed in Guinea as WHO warns of more possible flare ups

WHO has dispatched a team of specialists to the southern prefecture of Nzérékoré after 2 new cases of Ebola were detected and confirmed in a rural village. Guinean health officials in the region alerted WHO and partners on 16 March … Continue reading

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EBOLA TRACEABLE TO ‘SEXUAL TRANSMISSION’

“Hypothesis” in the source of Ebola transmission that killed a 17- year-old boy in Liberia last month “is leading to sexual transmission,” according to the head of Liberia’s Incidence Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah. But Mr. Nyenswah, who is also Deputy … Continue reading

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Liberia Announces 2 More Confirmed Ebola Cases

Liberia said Wednesday a teenager who died of Ebola fever had spread the virus to at least two more people, confirming the first outbreak of the tropical disease for months. “Two more people have been confirmed positive. These people had … Continue reading

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EBOLA BACK IN LIBERIA: 1 MONTH, 20 DAYS AFTER ‘FREE’ DECLARATION

Liberia is reporting a new case of the deadly Ebola virus just one month and 20 days after the World Health Organization declared the country free of the virus transmission. Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, Deputy Minister – designate for Disease, Surveillance … Continue reading

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Ebola Virus Spreading From Escaped Quarantine Patients and Burial Rituals

Due to reports regarding Ebola virus diagnoses that have been made in the two districts of Kambia and Port Loko, the president of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has placed a mandatory curfew between dusk and dawn, effective immediately. With the … Continue reading

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Ebola activity heats up as West Africa’s rainy season begins

In its weekly epidemiologic profile of the outbreak today, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Ebola activity in Guinea and Sierra Leone has become more intense and widespread since May 10, when the region saw cases hit a 10-month low. … Continue reading

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13 quarantined in Italy after Ebola virus infects nurse

A total of 13 people were in quarantine in Italy on Friday after a 37-year-old nurse from the Sardinian city of Sassari was infected with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone. Regional health officials, police and the government’s … Continue reading

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86 PERSONS QUARANTINED IN NEW EBOLA VIRUS EMERGENCE

Laurence Doe Innis, brother of Liberia’s latest confirmed Ebola patient, sits with hands on his cheeks, worried about what is going to happen to him in the next ten days or so. Doe says he is worried because he helped … Continue reading

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Ebola: Sierra Leone village in lockdown after 31 new cases recorded

Efforts to beat Ebola in Sierra Leone have been dealt a setback after 31 new cases were recorded in one village. The community of 500 just outside the town of Makeni has now been put in lockdown by the army … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone locks down 700 homes after Ebola death

Sierra Leone said Friday it had placed hundreds of homes in the capital under quarantine, in a huge blow for its recovery from the Ebola crisis less than a month after it lifted all travel restrictions. “Some 700 homes have … Continue reading

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Number of new Ebola cases rises for first time in 2015: WHO

The weekly number of new Ebola cases registered across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone rose in the last week of January, marking the first hike in 2015, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. “Weekly case incidence increased in all three … Continue reading

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LIBERIA’S NEW EBOLA HOTSPOT

Monrovia – Despite tremendous efforts by the government of Liberia and international partners aimed at eradicating the deadly Ebola virus, it seems the fight is becoming difficult to reach an end as new cases of Ebola are again being reported … Continue reading

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UC DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER TREATING PATIENT FOR POSSIBLE EBOLA

The Sacramento County Health Department has confirmed that one patient is being treated for possible Ebola at UC Davis Medical Center. Authorities said UC Davis Medical Center has activated their Ebola Response Unit. “UC Davis, identified by the California Department … Continue reading

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N.J. airline passenger treated for Ebola symptoms: report

A United Airlines passenger showing symptoms of Ebola has been hospitalized after landing at Newark Liberty Airport from Sierra Leone, according to reports. The unidentified female passenger has been described as a health care practitioner who had been working with … Continue reading

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Up to a dozen scientists accidentally exposed to Ebola at CDC

One scientist may have been exposed to the Ebola virus and as many as a dozen others are being assessed for potential exposure at a lab of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, agency officials said Wednesday. … Continue reading

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