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US hospitals unprepared to dispose infectious Ebola waste Experts

Sep 24, 2014

US hospitals unprepared to dispose infectious Ebola waste Experts

US hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said. #Obama #US #Liberia #West Africa #epidemic #Waste management #Sierra Leone #Ebola #Ebola scare #health workers #Ebola survivor
Ebola threat Lessons learned six months into worst outbreak of the disease

Sep 23, 2014

Ebola threat Lessons learned six months into worst outbreak of the disease

Six months into the biggestever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the potentially lethal virus behaves. The first cases of Ebola in this outbreak were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far. #Obama #US #Liberia #West Africa #epidemic #Sierra Leone #Ebola #Ebola scare #health workers #Ebola survivor
TKMEbola treatment allowed for emergency use by US, Canada govts

Sep 23, 2014

TKMEbola treatment allowed for emergency use by US, Canada govts

Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp said on Monday that US and Canadian regulators have authorised the use of its Ebola treatment in patients who have confirmed or suspected infections from the deadly virus. #Obama #US #West Africa #epidemic #Canada #Ebola #Ebola scare #health workers #Ebola survivor #TKM-Ebola treatment #Rick Sacra
Timeline Tracing the world's worst Ebola outbreak

Sep 19, 2014

Timeline Tracing the world's worst Ebola outbreak

International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The fever, which causes external and internal bleeding, has killed at least, 2,630 people in West Africa. #Obama #US #Liberia #West Africa #epidemic #Sierra Leone #Ebola #Ebola scare #health workers #Ebola survivor
Fighting Ebola Internet volunteers build maps for relief workers in West Africa

Sep 18, 2014

Fighting Ebola Internet volunteers build maps for relief workers in West Africa

Donating to disasters used to mean writing a check to Oxfam or the Red Cross. These days in the Internet age, for the Ebola crisis, citizens from all over the world are donating their time by going online to build maps for relief workers. #Obama #US #West Africa #epidemic #Doctors Without Borders #Ebola #mapping #Volunteers #Ebola scare #health workers #Ebola survivor #catagraphy
Fighting Ebola Internet volunteers build maps for relief workers in West Africa

Oct 01, 2014

Survivor who escaped 'Happy Face Killer' sues Lifetime for depicting her as a prostitute

A California woman who slipped a serial killer's grasp 20 years ago is now suing the Lifetime network for allegedly depicting her in a made-for-TV move as a prostitute who had sex with the madman in front of her child...
Fighting Ebola Internet volunteers build maps for relief workers in West Africa

Sep 30, 2014

Public invited to Portland Breast Friends' Survivor & Friends Luncheon Oct. 4

The public is invited to join Breast Friends as it kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its 6th Annual Survivor and Friends Luncheon and Fashion Show, to be held October 4, 2014, at 11:30 a.m., at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnoma...
Fighting Ebola Internet volunteers build maps for relief workers in West Africa

Sep 30, 2014

Refugee deaths: IOM tallies the terrible cost of fleeing danger

Are tougher border controls to blame for a record number of drownings in the Mediterranean — or has an increased effort by the European Union to save migrants adrift at sea led more people to take the risk? A record number of 22,000 people have peris... #European Union #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #Africa #International Organization for Migration