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Ebola vaccine trial halted temporarily after joint pains

A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck and NewLink has been halted temporarily as a precautionary measure after four patients complained of joint pains, the University of Geneva Hospital said. "They are all f

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Malaria deaths drop by 47pc worldwide: WHO

Malaria deaths have dropped dramatically since 2000 and cases are falling steadily thanks to more people being diagnosed and treated and more getting bed nets, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Yet progress agai

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Simple intravenous fluid 'could save Ebola patients'

Simple intravenous fluid drips could save the lives of many West African Ebola patients, but are being neglected because of a perception that there is no effective treatment for the disease, specialist doctors said on Friday. &quo

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Ebola spreading fast in W Africa, global toll rises

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 6,070 out of 17,145 cases as of November 30, and the virus continues to spread intensely across Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Sierra Leone

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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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GCC plan to fight Ebola includes tests for expats

The GCC states are planning to approve a strategy to combat the Ebola virus, which would include tests for all expatriate workers, said the director general of the GCC’s health ministers’ council. The council would dis

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Ebola ban not lifted in Bahrain for Nigerians

Bahrain has not lifted a ban on Nigerians travelling here, despite the country being declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO), it has emerged. Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi earlier this month gave clearance fo

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Bahrain donates $1m to UN's Ebola fund

Bahrain has contributed around $1 million to a United Nations (UN) fund to fight Ebola. The UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, which now totals almost $1 billion, is meant to "ensure a coherent UN system contribution

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IMF to consider debt relief for Ebola-hit countries

The International Monetary Fund will discuss debt relief for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone at the Group of 20 leaders meeting in Australia later this week as it considers further support for the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak,

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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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