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Ebola deaths near 7,000 in West Africa: WHO

The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous

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Ebola death toll tops 5,000

The death of a nurse in Mali from Ebola prompted on Wednesday the quarantine of more than 90 people in the West African country's capital, as the World Health Organization said the disease had now claimed at least 5,160 lives.

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US airlines highlight problems of Ebola travel ban

US airlines have said little publicly about political pressure to close the country's borders to travellers from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, but in private they have briefed government officials about the challenges to implementi

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Australia shuts door to Ebola-hit countries

Australia has issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak to prevent the disease reaching the country, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said, becoming the first rich nation to shut its doors to the r

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Australia shuts door to Ebola-hit countries

Australia has issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak to prevent the disease reaching the country, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said, becoming the first rich nation to shut its doors to the r

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Exit screening ‘vital to check global Ebola spread’

Three Ebola-infected travellers a month would be expected to get on international flights from the West African countries suffering epidemics of the deadly virus if there were no effective exit screening, scientists said on Tuesday.

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Exit screening ‘vital to check global Ebola spread’

Three Ebola-infected travellers a month would be expected to get on international flights from the West African countries suffering epidemics of the deadly virus if there were no effective exit screening, scientists said on Tuesday.

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Brussels Airport to screen baggage from Ebola-hit areas

Brussels Airport, a hub for flights coming from Africa, said on Friday it had hired a specialised firm to check baggage coming from Ebola-hit regions, after a union told its members to no longer handle such items. The company will

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Ebola deaths near 4,500 as virus spreads

A total of 4,493 people have died from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. WHO said a total

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US rejects ban on travel from Ebola-hit countries

The US has no plans to eliminate travel from countries in West Africa suffering the worst Ebola outbreak on record, Dr Thomas Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a briefing on Monday. &q

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