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  • 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

  • ebola virus tripura mizoram take preventive measures

    Ebola virus: Tripura, Mizoram take preventive measures

    India | September 07, 2014 13:34 IST

    Agartala/Aizawl: The Tripura and Mizoram governments have taken a number of preventive measures to check spread of deadly Ebola disease, officials from both the states said on Sunday."The Tripura government has taken four-pronged steps to

  • 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

  • no link between ebola outbreaks in west africa drc who

    No link between Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, DRC: WHO

    World | September 03, 2014 9:11 IST

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said the outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ‘a distinct and independent event' with no relationship to the epidemic in West Africa.Based on virus sequencing

  • wb youth with ebola symptoms admitted to raiganj hospital

    WB: Youth with Ebola symptoms admitted to Raiganj hospital

    India | September 02, 2014 8:57 IST

    Raiganj (West Bengal): A youth, who recently returned from Africa, has been admitted to Raiganj District Hospital here with symptoms of Ebola disease, a senior health department officer said.25-year-old youth Alip Das, a resident of

  • hc seeks to know steps taken by government to tackle ebola

    HC seeks to know steps taken by Government to tackle 'Ebola' virus

    India | August 28, 2014 18:04 IST

    Mumbai: Expressing concern over a large number of Indians returning home after suspecting to have contracted Ebola virus in African countries, the Bombay High Court today asked the Centre and Maharashtra government to file a

  • 821 passengers being tracked for ebola virus disease

    821 passengers being tracked for Ebola Virus Disease: Government

    India | August 28, 2014 8:27 IST

    New Delhi: The two passengers (a doctor and a physiotherapist), who were admitted in Dr RML Hospital in New Delhi earlier for further treatment after being tested negative for Ebola, have responded to Anti- Malarial

  • nigerian woman under ebola observation in madurai hospital

    Nigerian woman under Ebola observation in Madurai hospital

    India | August 28, 2014 7:25 IST

    Madurai: A 34-year-old Nigerian woman has been kept under observation in a special separate ward, set up as a precautionary measure for monitoring suspected Ebola cases, at the Government Rajaji Hospital here.Stating this on Wednesday,

  • south africa safe for visitors says its airline

    South Africa safe for visitors, says its airline

    India | August 28, 2014 6:39 IST

    Bangalore: South Africa is safe for all visitors planning to fly into the country, as the risk of being affected by the dreaded Ebola diseases is low, an official of its state-run airline said on

  • 13 nationals from ebola hit liberia cleared in delhi

    13 nationals from Ebola-hit Liberia cleared in Delhi

    India | August 26, 2014 17:56 IST

    New Delhi: 13 Indian nationals, who arrived in Delhi from Liberia today, have been cleared after being screened for the Ebola virus, Health Ministry said today. According to a statement by Health Ministry, of the

  • flight restrictions hamper ebola response un

    Flight restrictions hamper Ebola response: UN

    World | August 26, 2014 7:40 IST

    United Nations: The UN warned on Monday that restrictions on flights to and from Ebola-hit West African countries could hamper the international community's ability to fight and reverse the current outbreak of the deadly virus

  • japan ready to offer flu drug for ebola treatment

    Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

    World | August 25, 2014 17:28 IST

    Tokyo: Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that Japan can offer favipiravir, developed

  • briton in sierra leone contracts ebola virus

    Briton in Sierra Leone contracts Ebola virus

    World | August 24, 2014 8:47 IST

    London: The British Department of Health confirmed on Saturday that a Briton living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola."We can confirm that a British national residing in Sierra Leone has tested positive for

  • who to unveil response plan for ebola

    WHO to unveil response plan for Ebola

    World | August 23, 2014 11:52 IST

    United Nations: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it will unveil a response plan to deal with the current Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa."The WHO has announced that it is working on a

  • 2 240 ebola cases in west africa un

    2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN

    World | August 20, 2014 9:12 IST

    United Nations: The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said here Tuesday."WHO is working

  • kenya suspends flights to ebola hit nations

    Kenya suspends flights to Ebola-hit nations

    World | August 20, 2014 7:15 IST

    Nairobi: The Kenyan government on Tuesday confirmed it will suspend flights connecting three Ebola hit West African countries -- Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia -- but it insisted on not undertaking any step to evacuate.Nairobi

  • vardhan says no ebola case in india as nigerian national

    Vardhan says no Ebola case in India as Nigerian national tests negative

    India | August 19, 2014 8:52 IST

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has expressed satisfaction with the infrastructure in place at all entry points to the country to detect people arriving with symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).The Minister also

  • nigerian headed to india dies after showing ebola symptoms

    Nigerian headed to India dies after showing Ebola symptoms: Report

    World | August 18, 2014 10:10 IST

    Abu Dhabi: A 35-year-old Nigerian woman, travelling from Nigeria to India for cancer treatment, has died in the UAE after showing symptoms similar to those of deadly Ebola virus, health authorities said here on Sunday.During

  • european union calls for global coordination to fight ebola

    European Union calls for global coordination to fight Ebola

    World | August 16, 2014 12:14 IST

    Brussels: The European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers on Friday called for a coordinated international response to contain the spread of the Ebola virus at its council meeting here.The EU expressed concern about the most severe

  • more than 1 million people affected by ebola who

    More than 1 million people affected by Ebola: WHO

    World | August 14, 2014 14:03 IST

    United Nations: With more than one million people affected by the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the WHO has warned that there is "no early end in sight" to the severe health crisis and