• 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

  • 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

  • another ebola patient discharged from us hospital

    Another Ebola patient discharged from US hospital

    World | October 21, 2014 13:52 IST

    Washington: An unidentified Ebola patient, who was treated at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has been discharged, the hospital said.The patient, who was transported to Emory University Hospital Sep 9, was discharged from the

  • 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

  • pakistan steps up measures to prevent ebola spread

    Pakistan steps up measures to prevent Ebola spread

    World | October 16, 2014 13:05 IST

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government has decided to step up measures to prevent the spread of Ebola virus in the country, media reported.At a meeting Wednesday presided over by Minister of National Health Services Saira Afzal

  • mark zuckerberg donates usd 25 mn to fight ebola

    Mark Zuckerberg donates USD 25 mn to fight Ebola

    World | October 15, 2014 9:43 IST

    Washington: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on that social networking site that he and his wife, Priscilla, have donated $25 million to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention for the fight against the

  • 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

  • chris brown calls ebola virus a form of population control

    Chris Brown calls Ebola virus a form of population control

    Hollywood | October 13, 2014 22:02 IST

    Los Angeles: Singer Chris Brown is the latest celebrity to voice his opinion on the Ebola epidemic and says that the virus is "a form of population control" before backtracking.The singer took to Twitter on

  • 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

  • how the ebola virus got its name

    How the Ebola virus got its name

    World | October 12, 2014 14:40 IST

    New York: The deadly Ebola virus that has killed over 3,300 people in West Africa since its current outbreak was confirmed in March, was christened in 1976 after a river.The virus first surfaced and caused

  • 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

  • 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 fight india to contribute usd 12 million to un

    Ebola fight: India to contribute USD 12 million to UN

    India | September 26, 2014 7:20 IST

    New Delhi: The Central government has announced USD 12 million contribution to the United Nations to help it fight the deadly Ebola virus in the African continent.The contribution was approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • 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

  • merkel pledges support to counter ebola virus

    Merkel pledges support to counter Ebola virus

    World | September 18, 2014 12:58 IST

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged her support for the fight against Ebola virus in response to an appeal by Liberia.Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had asked Germany for further financial and practical help

  • 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 claims more than 2 400 lives who

    Ebola claims more than 2,400 lives: WHO

    World | September 13, 2014 14:14 IST

    New Delhi: The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola fever has killed more than 2,400 and infected twice the number, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.The WHO head Margaret Chan said in Geneva that till date there

  • 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

  • isolation ward in mecca to check ebola virus

    Isolation ward in Mecca to check Ebola virus

    World | September 09, 2014 13:40 IST

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will establish a 50-bed exclusive isolation ward at Arafat Hospital in Mecca during the Haj pilgrimage as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus and other communicable diseases, Arab News reported on