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Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

 A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the government is donating. Ebola has left more than 1,400 people dead across West Africa, underscoring the urgency for developing potential […] Read More →

Ivory Coast closes western borders over Ebola threat

 Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia in an attempt to prevent the world’s deadliest outbreak of the virus from spreading onto its territory, the government announced. A number of African nations have defied advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) and put in place restrictions on […] Read More →

Ebola centers fill faster than they can be opened

 Beds in Ebola treatment centers are filling up faster than they can be provided, evidence that an outbreak in West Africa is far more severe than the numbers show, an official with the World Health Organization said Friday. The outbreak sweeping Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria is already the largest and deadliest ever. But […] Read More →

MP Claims Ebola Virus Has Arrived in France

Patrick Balkany issues “emergency alert”  National Assembly member Patrick Balkany claims that the Ebola virus has hit France, but his comments were quickly denied by the country’s health authorities. “According to reliable medical sources, several cases have been reported in the French territory,” Balkany stated on his website, adding, “It did not fall from the […] Read More →

Ebola death toll in West Africa passes 1,000

 The World Health Organization says the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 1,000. The U.N. health agency said in a news release Monday that 1,013 people have died in the outbreak, which has hit Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and possibly Nigeria. Authorities have recorded 1,848 suspected, probable or confirmed cases […] Read More →

Who Are Ebola’s Guinea Pigs?

 It’s a controversial image, to be sure: two white, U.S. health workers receive doses of a serum that appears to save their lives, while hundreds of other Ebola sufferers, almost all of them black Africans, go without. The image has sparked outrage and calls to reform the way experimental treatments are dispersed. Before tinkering with […] Read More →