Nigeria's Ogun state reports first death from Lassa fever

February 15, 2016 by · Comments Off on Nigeria's Ogun state reports first death from Lassa fever 

LAGOS, Feb. 15 — Nigeria's southwestern state of Ogun has reported the first death from Lassa fever in the state in the worst outbreak of the disease in Nigeria in four years.

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Second Ebola case since end of outbreak confirmed in Sierra Leone — reports

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Second Ebola case since end of outbreak confirmed in Sierra Leone — reports 

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 — A new Ebola case has been registered in Sierra Leone, the second since West Africa was declared Ebola-free last week, local journalists report.

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Latest Ebola virus 'less' dangerous than 1976 strain — study

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WASHINGTON, June 10 — The Ebola virus circulating in West Africa for the past year, deadly as it is, is not showing any evidence of being more dangerous than the first one that emerged in 1976, according to a U.S. study published Tuesday.

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Ebola virus death toll in West Africa exceeds 11,000 — WHO

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola virus death toll in West Africa exceeds 11,000 — WHO 

GENEVA, June 9 — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 11,154 while those infected totaled 27,219, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in on Monday.

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Ebola virus evolved at normal rates: study

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ebola virus evolved at normal rates: study 

BEIJING, May 14 — The Ebola virus responsible for the outbreak in West Africa last year mutated at a normal rate, according to a new study which suggests the virus has not evolved to become more virulent or deadly.

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Chinese, U.S. experts urge global cooperation to fight epidemics

May 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chinese, U.S. experts urge global cooperation to fight epidemics 

HOUSTON, May 14 — The international community should cooperate in fighting epidemics like Ebola and addressing global health challenges, Chinese and U.S. experts and policymakers said here Wednesday.

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Deadly Ebola returns to Eastern Sierra Leone's Kailahun district

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MOSCOW, April 5 — A 9-month-old boy tested positive for Ebola after he died in Sierra Leone's eastern district of Kailahun, the first case of the disease in the area on Guinea's border in almost four months, news reports said.

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British Ebola patient cured by Chinese-made drug released from hospital

April 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on British Ebola patient cured by Chinese-made drug released from hospital 

LONDON, March 31 — A British Ebola patient who was successfully treated with an experimental drug MIL 77 developed by Chinese scientists has been released from hospital on Friday, local media reported.

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Lome meeting to discuss impact of Ebola on food security

March 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lome meeting to discuss impact of Ebola on food security 

LOME, March 3 — A West African regional forum kicked off on Monday in the Togolese capital to come up with ways to prevent a food crisis due to the Ebola outbreak.

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DPRK lifts Ebola quarantine

March 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on DPRK lifts Ebola quarantine 

PYONGYANG, March 3 — The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has removed quarantine measures against Ebola as from Tuesday, except for visitors from West Africa, the official KCNA news agency told Xinhua.

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