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Ebola ‘could hit again in West Africa’

The Ebola epidemic could flare up again in West Africa and health authorities are no better equipped to control it than they were a year ago, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Saturday. "The r

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New Ebola cases hit lowest in a year

Thirty confirmed cases of Ebola were reported in West Africa in the past week, the smallest number in nearly a year of the worst ever outbreak of the deadly fever, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. "This is the

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Ebola spreads in W Africa as global cases top 20,000

The Ebola virus is still spreading in West Africa, especially in Sierra Leone, and the number of known cases globally has now exceeded 20,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The death toll from the outbreak, which has b

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Death toll in Ebola outbreak surpasses 7,500: WHO

The global death toll from Ebola has risen to 7,588 out of 19,497 confirmed cases recorded in the year-old epidemic raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The virus is still spreading intense

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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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