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Lack of checks can lead to more Ebola cases leaving Africa, says study

Oct 21, 2014

Lack of checks can lead to more Ebola cases leaving Africa, says study

A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa. #World #NewsTracker #Africa #Nigeria #Liberia #epidemic #Sierra Leone #Virus #Ebola #Disease #Outbreak #Guinea
Talks still on to free Nigeria's kidnapped girls, say US official

Oct 21, 2014

Talks still on to free Nigeria's kidnapped girls, say US official

A US official today confirmed that a ceasefire deal appeared to have been reached between Nigeria and Boko Haram militants, but said talks to release some 200 kidnapped girls were ongoing. #United States #US #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #Missing girls #Nigeria kidnapped girls #Kidnapped girls #BringBackOurGirls
Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

Oct 20, 2014

Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and Spain. Caught unawares when a diplomat arrived with the disease from Liberia, authorities were alerted by Doctor Ameyo Adadevoh, who kept him in her hospital despite protests from him and his government, and later herself died from the disease #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #markets #Nigeria #Latin America #Mexico
Ebola may be nature's way of balancing things, says Goa CM

Oct 20, 2014

Ebola may be nature's way of balancing things, says Goa CM

The reference to the Ebola virus came at the fag end of his speech in the Legislative Assembly. #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Goa #Manohar Parrikar #Liberia #epidemic #Sierra Leone #Ebola Virus #Ebola #Guinea #Nigeria. West Africa
Nigeria says reaches deal with Boko Haram to free abducted girls

Oct 17, 2014

Nigeria says reaches deal with Boko Haram to free abducted girls

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria said on Friday it had agreed a ceasefire with Islamist militants Boko Haram and reached a deal for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group six months ago. There was no immediate confirmation from the rebels, who have wreaked five years of havoc in Africa's top oil producer and triggered an international outcry by seizing the girls from the northeast town of Chibok in April #Business #United States #India #Japan #Arabic #markets #Africa #Italy #Nigeria #Latin America #opinion
Watch Ebola-infected nurse releases thanks people for their support

Oct 17, 2014

Watch Ebola-infected nurse releases thanks people for their support

Pham was closely involved in the care of a Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who was the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States. #NewsTracker #WHO #Nigeria #Liberia #West Africa #epidemic #Sierra Leone #Virus #Ebola Virus #Guinea #Health Scare #Ebola virus scare #West Africa disease #Thomas Eric Duncan #Nina Pham
No sex in the time of Ebola, not even for the cured Here's why

Oct 17, 2014

No sex in the time of Ebola, not even for the cured Here's why

Ebola spreads via bodily fluids such as blood and saliva, but it has also been detected in breast milk and urine, as well as semen, the WHO says #HowThisWorks #Urine #Liberia #epidemic #Semen #blood #Sierra Leone #Ebola Virus #Ebola #Saliva #Guinea #Nigeria. West Africa #Sweat
All airports have equipment to screen for Ebola Govt tells HC

Oct 16, 2014

All airports have equipment to screen for Ebola Govt tells HC

In the event of any passenger carrying Ebola virus is detected, such a person would be quarantined in a hospital, the government told the court. #NewsTracker #Bombay High Court #Liberia #epidemic #Sierra Leone #Ebola Virus #Ebola #Guinea #Nigeria. West Africa #Ebola screening
Scared and unprotected Nurses look to quit as Ebola panic spreads in US

Oct 16, 2014

Scared and unprotected Nurses look to quit as Ebola panic spreads in US

As health officials try to figure out how that happened, the nurses' cases have brought new scrutiny to national Ebola protocols that had never before been put to the test at a general hospital. #US #CriticalPoint #Nigeria #Texas #Liberia #West Africa #epidemic #Nurses #Sierra Leone #Ebola Virus #Ebola #Guinea #Thomas Eric Duncan #Nina Pham #Amber Joy Vinson
Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis, says UN agency

Oct 16, 2014

Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis, says UN agency

The global famine warning system is predicting a major food crisis if the Ebola outbreak continues to grow exponentially over the coming months. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Liberia #West Africa #Ebola Virus #Ebola Epidemic #Ebola healthcare #Global famine warning system UN