Tag archive for ‘Ebola outbreak’
By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Samaritan’s Purse workers in Liberia showing ‘slight improvement’ in Ebola battle

The Christian International Relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse issued an update on two workers in the West African country of Liberia who have been battling Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) infections. Image/CIA Dr. More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

‘Ebola in Town’: Ebola awareness via music

A music video by Liberian based trio D-12, Shadow and Kuzzy of 2 Kings offers a message of the things you should do to avoid contracting or spreading the lethal Ebola virus.  The song warns of close personal contact– More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, July 28th, 2014

Samaritan’s Purse doctor, Kent Brantly, stable after Ebola virus infection

Dr Brantly, working in Liberia, has tested positive for Ebola photo/Samaritan’s Purse  A spokeswoman for an Samaritan’s Purse says the American doctor who contracted Ebola is receiving intensive More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 25th, 2014

Nigeria: Suspected Ebola case dies in Lagos

A Liberian man, who was in quarantine for “suspected” Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Lagos, Nigeria, has died, according to Nigerian officials. Image/CIA Thursday on a Nairaland.com forum, an individual More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Ebola 2014: West Africa outbreak tops 1,000 cases, situation remains ‘serious’

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has hit a new “milestone” as the World Health Organization reports in an update today than the number of cases have exceeded 1,000. The global health More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 14th, 2014

Ebola outbreak: Contact tracing key to outbreak control as number of cases nears 1,000

With the number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases closing in on 1,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says “contact tracing” is key to getting this, the largest Ebola outbreak in history, under More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 26th, 2014

WHO calls for ‘drastic action’ as West Africa Ebola outbreak now a ‘sub-regional crisis’

Brazzaville, 25 June 2014 — As the number of deaths and cases of Ebola virus continues to rise in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization is warning that drastic action is needed. Public More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Ebola deaths in West Africa now at 350

Just days after a senior official for Doctors Without Borders told news organizations that the West Africa Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was “out of control”, the World Health Organization (WHO) More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Ebola update: 11 new cases in Guinea, nine in Sierra Leone

WHO Global Alert and Response Between 2 and 3 June 2014, 11 new cases (8 confirmed, 1 probable and 2 suspected) and 3 new deaths were reported from Conakry (7 new cases and 1 death), Gueckedou (2 new cases and 1 More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Ebola in West Africa. Is it the worst Ebola outbreak ever?

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak, which saw it’s first cases appear in February 2014 in Guinea, the first time ever seen in west Africa, doesn’t appear to be close to ending as new cases are popping More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 30th, 2014

Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak rises to 50

The number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases in Sierra Leone has jumped to 50 cases, up from 16 reported just two days ago, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update today. Photo/CDC 34 new cases (7 More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Ebola cases in Guinea near 200

The number of clinical cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and deaths associated with the disease have increased in both Guinea and Liberia, according to a World Health Organization update Thursday. Image/Charles More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Ebola ‘ruled out’ in Ghana girl, Guinea and Liberia numbers grow

The suspected case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a young girl in Ghana has been ruled out by laboratory testing , according to a World Health Organization (WHO) update today. Ebola virus Image/CDC The WHO reports More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 4th, 2014

Ebola update: Liberia announces outbreak, suspected cases reported in Mali

UPDATE: Guinea Ebola numbers are 137 suspect/confirmed cases and 86 deaths. The Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) outbreak first reported from forested areas in south-eastern Guinea has continued to increase and evolve. In More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Ebola update: Number of deaths at 70, Senegal closes border

According to a World Health Organization update today, as of 28 March, the total number of suspected and confirmed cases in the on-going Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF) outbreak in Guinea has increased to 112, including More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Ebola: Three deaths in Liberia

UPDATE: Liberia backtracks on Ebola statement The Ebola outbreak that began in the forested areas of south eastern Guinea has spread to neighboring Liberia, according to a report in the Daily Observer Tuesday. Image/CIA In More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

International Red Cross and Crescent deploy to Guinea

In response to the confirmed Ebola outbreak in the western African nation of Guinea, which as of Mar. 24, 86 cases have been reported, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, March 24th, 2014

Guinea Ebola outbreak up to 86 cases, six suspected cases investigated in Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported an Ebola outbreak update today for the African country of Guinea. Image/CIA The Guinea Ministry of Health notified the UN health body that there is now a total of 86 More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Ebola outbreak in Guinea: Preliminary results show ‘strong homology with Zaire Ebolavirus’

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported being notified of the Ebola outbreak in forested areas south eastern Guinea by the Guinea Ministry of Health today. Image/CIA According to the information obtained More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Ebola confirmed as cause of deadly outbreak in Guinea

In a follow-up to a report earlier this week of a “mystery disease” in the west African nation of Guinea is a mystery no more- the country has confirmed the etiologic agent causing the hemorrhagic fever More...


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