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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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Ebola cases rise 4-fold in Guinea, Sierra Leone

Ebola has spread further in Guinea and Sierra Leone, with 36 cases in the past week, four times as many cases as the week before, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The findings were a reminder that "this vi

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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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Newlyweds face ebola travel ban agony

A newlywed couple living thousands of miles apart say they are being prevented from seeing each other due to Bahrain's "Ebola travel ban" on their native Nigeria. Basil Maduakor claims he cannot leave the country or

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Decision on Ebola mass vaccination in August: WHO

An independent advisory body will decide in August at the earliest on whether to recommend widespread introduction of an Ebola vaccine, depending on results of clinical trials and the epidemic's course, the World Health Organization said.

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Chinese medicinal herb compound shows promise for Ebola

A drug derived from a Chinese medicinal herb is showing promise for combating Ebola infection, effectively imprisoning the virus inside cells so it cannot do its usual damage, scientists said on Thursday. The researchers said the

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WHO approves breakthrough 15-minute Ebola test

The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said. The test, developed by US firm Corgenix Med

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Ebola cases down in major step to end epidemic

A military-style operation to fight the outbreak in Sierra Leone - the worst-affected country - has helped to dramatically reduce new cases, in what health officials say is a major step towards defeating Ebola. Since it was launch

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First glimpse of end to Ebola epidemic

Here at the front line of the Ebola epidemic, the tide seems to be turning against the disease. A military-style operation to fight the outbreak in Sierra Leone - the worst-affected country - has helped to dramatically reduce new

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No Ebola cases in Iraq says WHO

No suspected cases of Ebola have been found in Iraq, despite reports to the contrary in Iraqi media in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Describing reports of suspect cases of the deadly viral inf

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