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Ebola vaccine proves fully effective in Guinea trial

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 per cent effective. Initial re

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$3.4bn pledge for Ebola recovery made at UN

Some $3.4 billion in pledges were made at the UN on Friday to help Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea stamp out Ebola and begin rebuilding health systems and economies devastated by the worst outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever.

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Ebola-hit nations need $700m to rebuild healthcare

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone need a further $696 million in donor funding to rebuild their battered health services over the next two years in the wake of the deadly Ebola epidemic, senior World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Mo

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Sick warned against Hajj pilgrimage

Bahrainis suffering from chronic diseases have been warned against performing Hajj this year, a report said. Health officials said they could not prevent people from going on the pilgrimage, but strongly urged Bahrainis aged more

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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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