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Ebola vaccine trial proves 100% successful in Guinea


Ebola vaccine is 100% effective in trials during the outbreak in Guinea and is prone to convey the west African plague to an end, specialists say. The aftereffects of the trials including 4,000 individuals are noteworthy on account of the uncommon pace with which the advancement of the antibody and the testing were done. Researchers, specialists, contributors and medication organizations ...

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Ebola could hit again and we would hardly do better – MSF


Dakar – 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 said on Saturday. “The reality today is if Ebola were to hit on scale it did in August and September, we would hardly do ...

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UN suggests:Ebola outbreak over by August

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed admitted the UN had made mistakes in handling the crisis early on, sometimes acting “arrogantly”. A year after the outbreak was officially declared, the virus has killed more than 10,000 people. The medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says a “global coalition of inaction” led to tragic consequences. Looking back over the year, the charity suggests its early ...

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‘Ebola-proof’ tablet device developed

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A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring for patients with Ebola. Designed by technology volunteers and Google, it can be used even wearing gloves and in storms and high humidity. Medecins Sans Frontieres put out a call for an Ebola-proof tablet to help teams record vital patient information. At the height of ...

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Liberia releases last ebola patient

Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases of the virus, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Beatrice Yardolo, 58, left a Chinese-run treatment centre in the capital Monrovia after two weeks of treatment. Nearly 10,000 people have died from Ebola, the vast majority in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. WHO officials say ...

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Ebola crisis: Infections ‘slowing in Liberia’

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there has been a decline in the spread of Ebola in Liberia, the country hardest hit in the outbreak. The WHO’s Bruce Aylward said it was confident the response to the virus was now gaining the upper hand. But he warned against any suggestion that the crisis was over. The WHO later said the ...

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The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet

(CNN) — The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say. Because she had helped care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and because another health worker who cared for Duncan had been diagnosed with Ebola, the worker was not allowed to travel on ...

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US Ebola patient Thomas Duncan dies in hospital

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the US has died, Texas hospital officials have said. Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, who caught the virus in his native Liberia, was being treated with experimental drugs in isolation in a Dallas hospital. Earlier the US announced new screening measures at entry points to check travelers for symptoms of the virus. ...

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Man presumed dead by Ebola is alive

In a rare incident, a man presumed killed by Ebola in Liberia regained consciousness when he was lifted into a body bag by a burial team, it was reported Sunday. The incident was reported from Liberia’s capital Monrovia. The burial team started dousing the body in bleach, a regular precaution to stop the spread of Ebola infection, ABC news reported. ...

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Ebola-hit nations may ‘face collapse’

The Ebola outbreak threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilize West Africa, a think tank has warned. “The worst-hit countries now face widespread chaos and, potentially, collapse,” the International Crisis Group (ICG) said. The world’s largest outbreak of Ebola has caused 2,811 deaths so far, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Meanwhile, ...

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