Ebola more deadly for young children: study

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola more deadly for young children: study 

WASHINGTON, March 26 — Ebola is more likely to be fatal for children under five, an international team of scientists led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday.

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Spotlight: China praised for endeavor to fight Ebola in W. Africa

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By Xinhua Writer Shuai Rong, Jiang Yan

BRUSSELS, March 5 (PNA/Xinhua) — China was commended for its positive role in the global fight against fatal Ebola virus in West African countries.

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Interview: UN official urges vigilance as Ebola situation improves

February 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Interview: UN official urges vigilance as Ebola situation improves 

By Alex Osei-Boateng

ACCRA, Feb. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) — A senior UN official has cautioned the three Ebola-affected West African Countries to remain vigilant and continue with safety measures until the disease gets completely contained.

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UN chief stresses need to break silence on female genital mutilation

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief stresses need to break silence on female genital mutilation 

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 7 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called upon health workers around the world to eliminate the deeply harmful practice that affects at least 130 million girls and women in 29 countries.

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Hollande hails encouraging results of Ebola treatment trial

February 6, 2015 by · Comments Off on Hollande hails encouraging results of Ebola treatment trial 

PARIS, Feb. 5 — French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday hailed encouraging results of a trial for Ebola treatment conducted by French experts in Guinea.

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Ebola virus death toll in West Africa nearing 9,000 — WHO

February 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola virus death toll in West Africa nearing 9,000 — WHO 

GENEVA, Feb. 3 — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 8,921 and 22,334 are infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Monday.

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Russia’s contribution to Ebola effort reaches USD60 million – official

January 26, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia’s contribution to Ebola effort reaches USD60 million – official 

GENEVA, Jan. 26 — Russia’s contribution to the international effort to fight the deadly Ebola virus is estimated at around USD60 million, an international department head of Russia's health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Sunday.

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Russia to allocate USD8M to efforts to fight Ebola in 2015

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Russia to allocate USD8M to efforts to fight Ebola in 2015 

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 — Russia will allocate USD8 million to assist international efforts to fight the Ebola virus, the Russian government said Wednesday.

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UN reports Ebola-hit countries show progress in fight against virus

January 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN reports Ebola-hit countries show progress in fight against virus 

MOSCOW, Jan. 20 — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra-Leone have demonstrated encouraging statistics on the number of Ebola virus cases, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq has said.

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Ebola virus death toll in West Africa exceeds 8,500 — WHO

January 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola virus death toll in West Africa exceeds 8,500 — WHO 

GENEVA, Jan. 20 — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 8,594 people with ass many as 21,614 are infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Monday.

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