The World Health Organization estimated 10, 000 new cases of Ebola infection every week.
(Courtesy World Health Organization features) — Eight weeks ago, when Dr Peter Clement arrived in Lofa County, Liberia, from WHO’s office in Monrovia, 20-30 patients were coming to the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital with Ebola-like symptoms every day. People living in the community were afraid, civil unrest was simmering, and ambulance and health workers were being targeted. WHO/C. Black Against United Nations security advice, Dr Clement travelled 12 hours over dirt roads to Lofa, […]
(Reuters) — Human testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by the Canadian health agency and licensed to NewLink Genetics Corp has begun, the Canadian government announced on Monday (October 13) The early-stage trial will test the vaccine, VSV-EBOV, on a small group of people to determine whether the vaccine is safe and the appropriate dose necessary to provide immunity, officials said. Canada’s Public Health Agency has been working on the vaccine for years, local media reported. Speaking in Toronto, Chief Public Health Officer, […]
(Reuters) — A man in Massachusetts who recently returned from Liberia is being evaluated at aBoston hospital for a potential case of Ebola after complaining of a headache and muscle aches, health officials said on Sunday (October 12). The patient is at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center but there is no confirmation of Ebola, said Dr. Kenneth Sands, chief quality officer at Beth Israel. The response in Massachusetts demonstrates the high state of alert medical facilities are under since a Texas health worker became the first person on […]
The Department of Health said that the Philippines is ready if ever the Ebola virus was able to enter the country.
Britain made a statement saying that it will start screening passengers entering the country thru London’s two main airports as well as the Eurostar Tunnel for symptoms of Ebola.
As Europe gears up against Ebola, more and more possible cases are emerging.
United States soldier arrived at the Liberian capital to help wipe out Ebola.
The condition of the Spanish nurse with Ebola worsened and four more were put into isolation.
A top US health chief likened the current Ebola epidemic to the AIDS crisis of decades ago and warned that the world should act quickly to prevent it from becoming a similarly devastating public health crisis.
British Ebola survivor, who contracted the disease while working as a volunteer nurse in Sierra Leone, is calling for action to fight the disease.
In a press conference in Bangkok, Thai doctors said that they discovered a new antibody that can fight the deadly Ebola virus.