• mali announces end of its ebola outbreak

    Mali announces end of its Ebola outbreak

    World | January 19, 2015 6:55 IST

    BAMAKO, Mali: Mali's Health Minister says the West African country is Ebola-free after recording no new cases for 42 days, the period required for the World Health Organization to declare an outbreak officially over.Health Minister

  • ebola epidemic in liberia likely to end by june

    Ebola epidemic in Liberia likely to end by June

    World | January 14, 2015 6:18 IST

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalisation and vigilance can be maintained, US researchers said on Tuesday.The prediction was based on a

  • ebola cases in west africa reach 20000 death toll at 7842

    Ebola cases in West Africa reach 20000; death toll at 7842: WHO

    World | December 31, 2014 10:08 IST

    Houston: The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said that the number of people infected by the Ebola outbreak in the three west African countries has passed 20,000, even as the death toll from the deadly-disease

  • cdc monitoring tech for possible ebola exposure

    CDC monitoring tech for possible Ebola exposure

    World | December 25, 2014 10:39 IST

    Atlanta: A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials said.The person working in a

  • 53 existing drugs may block ebola

    53 existing drugs may block Ebola

    World | December 18, 2014 13:43 IST

    Washington: In a ray of hope against the deadly Ebola virus, researchers have found that 53 existing drugs may help keep the virus from entering human cells - a key step in the process of

  • india signs agreement with un on fighting ebola

    India signs agreement with UN on fighting Ebola

    World | December 10, 2014 14:45 IST

    United Nations: India affirmed its contributions to the international fight against the Ebola outbreak here Tuesday in an agreement with the UN that would, among other things, facilitate the transfer of $10 million pledged by

  • ebola may be deadlier and more widespread study

    Ebola may be deadlier and more widespread: Study

    World | November 06, 2014 7:57 IST

    New York: The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has grown exponentially since May and has already killed over 5,000 people could prove to be much widespread and deadlier that what is currently believed,

  • us president cautiously optimistic about ebola situation in

    US President 'cautiously optimistic' about Ebola situation in US

    World | October 23, 2014 7:57 IST

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he is ‘cautiously optimistic' about the Ebola situation in the US, as his government announced a new programme that will actively monitor for 21 days every person coming

  • china us to fight ebola epidemic together

    China, US to fight Ebola epidemic together

    World | October 20, 2014 8:59 IST

    Beijing: Setting aside their strategic rivalry, the US and China today agreed to cooperate in stepping up efforts to control the raging Ebola epidemic in Africa.Visiting Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of

  • us confirms first case of ebola contracted on us soil

    US confirms first case of Ebola contracted on US soil

    World | October 13, 2014 12:31 IST

    Washington: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola, the first case contracted on American soil."This development is understandably disturbing news for

  • ebola death toll swells to 2 917 who

    Ebola death toll swells to 2,917: WHO

    World | September 26, 2014 9:35 IST

    Geneva: The world's worst-ever Ebola epidemic has now infected nearly 6,300 people in West Africa and killed nearly half of them, according to World Health Organisation figures released on Thursday.In its latest update, the UN

  • ebola claims 2 811 lives who

    Ebola claims 2,811 lives: WHO

    World | September 23, 2014 12:00 IST

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.The UN health agency on Monday said that the tally of cases in five West African countries

  • un sets up mission to combat ebola

    UN sets up mission to combat Ebola

    World | September 21, 2014 7:59 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced to have established a UN mission to combat Ebola with the advance teams to be deployed to West Africa by Monday.The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

  • ebola death toll climbs to 2 461 who

    Ebola death toll climbs to 2,461: WHO

    World | September 17, 2014 7:57 IST

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected nearly 5,000 people in west Africa and killed around half of them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.The UN health agency said a

  • ebola epidemic spiraling out of control barack obama

    Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Barack Obama

    World | September 17, 2014 6:26 IST

    Washington: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is ‘spiraling out of control' and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday."If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could

  • ebola crisis un security council to hold emergency meeting

    Ebola crisis: UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Thursday

    World | September 16, 2014 9:19 IST

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will be holding an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis on Thursday, US Ambassador Samantha Power said on Tuesday,The meeting will discuss ways to scale up the global response

  • new ebola vaccine protected monkeys for ten months

    New Ebola vaccine protected monkeys for ten months

    World | September 10, 2014 10:20 IST

    Washington: One shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine when combined with an additional vaccine was found to be effective in protecting monkeys against the deadly virus for 10 months."Ten months after the initial inoculation, four

  • un chief calls for more support to fight ebola

    UN Chief calls for more support to fight Ebola

    World | September 09, 2014 7:05 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called leaders of some countries and organisations to urge more support in the fight against the deadly Ebola, a spokesman said here on Monday."He spoke to UK

  • un to establish ebola crisis centre to stop virus spread

    UN to establish Ebola crisis centre to stop virus spread

    World | September 06, 2014 10:18 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that the world organisation is going to establish an Ebola crisis centre to stop the spread of the virus in six-nine months.Ban made the announcement

  • saudi arabia bans haj pilgrims from ebola hit nations

    Saudi Arabia bans Haj pilgrims from Ebola hit nations

    World | September 03, 2014 10:32 IST

    New Delhi: In a precautionary measure to counter possible spread of Ebola virus, the Saudi Arabia health authorities have decided to ban pilgrims during the Haj season from the deadly virus hit countries.The Saudi government