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  • us withdrawing most troops fighting ebola in west africa

    US withdrawing most troops fighting Ebola in West Africa

    World | February 11, 2015 7:44 IST

    Washington: The United States is preparing to withdraw nearly all of its troops fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the White House said Tuesday, as the global health crisis recedes amid a sharp decline

  • 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

  • new ebola vaccine trial begins in britain

    New Ebola vaccine trial begins in Britain

    World | January 07, 2015 7:38 IST

    London: Oxford University doctors and scientists are starting the first safety trial of an experimental preventative Ebola vaccine, aiming to have vaccinated all 72 healthy adult volunteers by the end of January.Volunteers for the trial,

  • 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

  • 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,

  • bill gates to give usd 500 million for malaria other

    Bill Gates to give USD 500 million for malaria, other diseases

    World | November 03, 2014 11:05 IST

    Washington: US philanthropist Bill Gates has announced he will donate over USD 500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.The former

  • barack obama hugs nurse who survived ebola

    Barack Obama hugs nurse who survived Ebola

    World | October 25, 2014 10:54 IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama greeted nurse Nina Pham in the Oval Office with a big hug to celebrate her recovery from the Ebola virus, which she was the first person in the country to

  • hundreds of thousands of ebola vaccines to be ready in 2015

    Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccines to be ready in 2015: WHO

    World | October 25, 2014 7:19 IST

    Geneva: Assistant Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO) Marie-Paule Kieny on Friday said hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccines might be ready for use in the first half of 2015 to turn the tide against

  • un we botched response to the ebola outbreak

    UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

    World | October 17, 2014 23:36 IST

    London: The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information."Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak

  • vladimir putin accuses obama of hostility meddling

    Vladimir Putin accuses Obama of hostility, meddling

    World | October 16, 2014 10:39 IST

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin accused US counterpart Barack Obama of a hostile attitude towards Russia, warning against "attempts to blackmail" Moscow.Speaking ahead of his visit to EU aspirant Serbia today and key talks with EU

  • london airport to start screening for ebola

    London airport to start screening for Ebola

    World | October 14, 2014 13:43 IST

    London: London's Heathrow airport is ready to start screening for Ebola virus among passengers flying into Britain from countries at risk, media reported on Tuesday.Britain is the first European Union country to start such screenings.Screening

  • ebola outbreak demonstrates lack of readiness who

    Ebola outbreak demonstrates lack of readiness: WHO

    World | October 14, 2014 6:16 IST

    Geneva: The Ebola epidemic shows that the world is ill-prepared to respond to a severe health emergency, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said on Monday."The world is ill-prepared to respond to any severe,

  • who calls ebola modern world s worst health crisis

    WHO calls Ebola modern world's worst health crisis

    World | October 13, 2014 14:56 IST

    Manila: The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is ‘the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times' but adds that economic disruptions can be curbed if people are

  • 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

  • stepped up ebola screening starts at nyc airport

    Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport

    World | October 12, 2014 7:39 IST

    New York: U.S. customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York's Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent

  • risk of ebola spreading in europe very low who

    Risk of Ebola spreading in Europe very low: WHO

    World | October 09, 2014 8:29 IST

    Geneva: The risk of the Ebola virus disease spreading in Europe is extremely low, the World Health Organisation's regional director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab said on Wednesday.Due to travel between Europe and affected countries in

  • un extends its mission in liberia

    UN extends its mission in Liberia

    World | October 02, 2014 6:29 IST

    Monrovia: The United Nations Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) till September 15 next year keeping in view the Ebola outbreak in the country, a senior UN official