Ebola-hit African countries move into early recovery after 'dramatic progress' – WHO chief

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola-hit African countries move into early recovery after 'dramatic progress' – WHO chief 

WASHINGTON, April 17 — World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Margaret Chan on Thursday hailed the "dramatic progress" the Ebola-stricken West African countries have made in the fight against the deadly disease, saying she is "looking for ways" to help them move into an early recovery phase.

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Pentagon orders to quarantine troops, returning from Ebola-hit West African countries

October 31, 2014 by · Comments Off on Pentagon orders to quarantine troops, returning from Ebola-hit West African countries 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 — US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed an order to place all US military service members returning from Ebola-stricken West African countries into a 21-day quarantine-like monitoring program, US Department of Defense said in a statement.

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US recommends voluntary isolation for 'high-risk' Ebola health workers

October 29, 2014 by · Comments Off on US recommends voluntary isolation for 'high-risk' Ebola health workers 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 — The U.S. government on Monday urged people considered "high-risk" for Ebola to voluntarily stay at home for 21 days after returning from Ebola-stricken West African countries.

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Obama urges not to discourage health workers from treating Ebola in West Africa

October 29, 2014 by · Comments Off on Obama urges not to discourage health workers from treating Ebola in West Africa 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 — U.S. President Barack Obama warned Tuesday that returning healthcare workers should only be monitored "in a prudent fashion" and not be discouraged from going to West Africa to help curb Ebola outbreaks.

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