Tag Archives: Ebola Virus

World Health Organization says Ebola virus could infect 20,000 before outbreak is over

The worst Ebola outbreak in history is only getting worse. The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the outbreak that has ravaged West Africa could infect 20,000 people before it is over. With 1,552 deaths recorded so far, the virus is certain to claim more lives than all of the previous Ebola outbreaks combined. At least 3,069 people are believed ...

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Kenya bans flights to Ebola hit West African nations

Nairobi: Kenyan government on Saturday temporarily suspended entry of passengers from and through Ebola affected West African countries into Kenya. The ban, which affects passengers from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, will be effective from Tuesday midnight, Xinhua quoted health cabinet secretary James Macharia as saying in a conference in Nairobi. “This step is in line with the recognition of ...

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WHO has classified Kenya as high risk country for Ebola virus outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Kenya as a “high-risk” country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Kenya was vulnerable because it was a major transport hub, with many flights from West Africa, a WHO official said. This is the most serious warning to date by the WHO that Ebola could spread to East Africa. The number ...

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Ebola Virus: Vaccines To Fight The Virus Being Developed

Ebola Virus: Vaccines To Fight The Virus Being Developed A new experimental drug Z-mapp has been given to two Americans infected with the Ebola virus and they are reportedly responding to the treatment. It’s still in development, though. Nearly 900 Africans have so far died of the virus. The question now is could Z-mapp help bring an end to the ...

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