• ban ki moon calls for un system wide support to who on ebola

    Ban Ki-moon calls for UN system-wide support to WHO on Ebola

    World | August 14, 2014 9:40 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday called for United Nations system-wide support to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) efforts to fight Ebola."This morning the secretary-general chaired a UN system-wide coordination on Ebola," Xinhua

  • united nations calls for global response to fight ebola

    United Nations calls for global response to fight Ebola Virus

    World | August 13, 2014 9:03 IST

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a coordinated international response to the Ebola outbreak and appointed Britain's David Nabarro as the world body's coordinator in its fight against the deadly disease.Ban spoke about

  • cabinet secretary holds review meeting on ebola virus

    Cabinet Secretary holds review meeting on Ebola Virus Disease

    India | August 13, 2014 8:17 IST

    New Delhi: The Central government reviewed the preparedness for tackling the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) disease which has claimed hundreds of lives in Western Africa.Union Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Tuesday held a review

  • 4 indian doctors want to return home from ebola hit nigeria

    4 Indian doctors want to return home from Ebola-hit Nigeria

    India | August 12, 2014 22:19 IST

    New Delhi: Four Indian doctors, who claim they are being forced to treat Ebola patients against their will in Nigeria, want to return home and appealed to the Indian government to facilitate this.The Abuja-based Indian

  • doctors at hyderabad airport look for suspected ebola cases

    Doctors at Hyderabad airport look for suspected Ebola cases

    India | August 12, 2014 21:19 IST

    Hyderabad: Four teams of doctors are screening passengers arriving at the international airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad near here from West Africa, which has been hit by Ebola outbreak.“Four teams of doctors have been posted at

  • no suspected case of ebola virus disease in india government

    No suspected case of Ebola virus disease in India: Government

    India | August 12, 2014 23:16 IST

    New Delhi: Union Health Ministry today announced that there was no suspected case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country even as the Cabinet Secretary took stock of the situation and reviewed the preparedness

  • ebola death toll in west africa passes 1 000

    Ebola death toll in West Africa passes 1,000

    World | August 12, 2014 14:55 IST

    Dakar (Senegal): The World Health Organization (WHO) says the death toll in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 1,000.The UN Health Agency said in a news release Monday that 1,013 people have died

  • ebola alert sounded in bangladesh

    Ebola alert sounded in Bangladesh

    World | August 11, 2014 14:48 IST

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has issued an alert against deadly Ebola virus, days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the epidemic an international health emergency.“Medical teams would monitor the international airports in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet

  • ebola outbreak government continues to track west africa

    Ebola outbreak: Government continues to track West Africa origin arrivals

    India | August 11, 2014 10:01 IST

    New Delhi: The Central government is constantly tracking passengers arriving in India from the West African countries affected by Ebola, an official said here.Mandatory self reporting is in place, the official said while adding ‘health

  • ebola virus india on alert minister denies chennai case

    Ebola virus: India on alert, minister denies Chennai case

    India | August 11, 2014 6:43 IST

    New Delhi: The government on Sunday said India was on a high alert for the dreaded Ebola virus even as it denied reports that a Chennai resident had been afflicted with it.The health ministry in

  • ebola virus man under observation in chennai hospital

    Ebola virus: Man under observation in Chennai hospital

    India | August 10, 2014 16:26 IST

    Chennai: A 26-year-old man, who had returned from Guinea, has been admitted in a government hospital in Chennai and is under "screening and observation" for Ebola virus, hospital authorities said.The man from Theni district in

  • ghana authorities issue red alert on ebola

    Ghana authorities issue red alert on Ebola

    World | August 10, 2014 7:39 IST

    Accra: Ghana's health ministry has issued a red alert on Saturday on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)in the country."It has been confirmed that some Ghanaian fishermen living and fishing along the borders of Liberia have

  • government sets up control room helpline for ebola virus

    Government sets up control room, helpline for Ebola virus surveillance

    India | August 09, 2014 22:55 IST

    New Delhi: The government today set up a control room and launched helpline numbers to maintain an intensive surveillance to prevent the spread of dreaded Ebola virus in the country and provide information about it

  • ebola outbreak an international health emergency who

    Ebola outbreak an International Health Emergency: WHO

    World | August 08, 2014 15:05 IST

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation (WHO) Friday declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa as an International Health Emergency.“A coordinated international response is deemed essential to stop and reverse the international spread

  • nearly 45 000 indians living in ebola affected countries

    Nearly 45,000 Indians living in Ebola-affected countries, may bring virus home

    India | August 07, 2014 10:22 IST

    New Delhi: Nearly 45,000 Indians are living in different countries affected by Ebola, a deadly virus that has claimed 932 lives so far.Of this, 300 are CRPF personnel deployed in Liberia for UN peacekeeping operations.

  • how does ebola virus spread and can it be stopped

    How does Ebola virus spread and can it be stopped?

    World | October 25, 2014 10:17 IST

    London: As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears about how the virus spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care.Typically, outbreaks of the disease

  • who ebola death toll reaches 932 1 700 cases

    WHO: Ebola death toll reaches 932; 1,700 cases

    World | August 07, 2014 9:30 IST

    Abuja,(Nigeria): The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932.The new figures come on Wednesday as authorities in Nigeria confirmed the death of a nurse

  • sierra leone cancels all football over ebola

    Sierra Leone cancels all football over Ebola

    Football | August 06, 2014 8:28 IST

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone :  Sierra Leone canceled all football matches indefinitely on Tuesday because of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. The national football association said it will seek permission to

  • liberia s ebola toll rises to 268

    Liberia's Ebola toll rises to 268

    World | August 06, 2014 8:04 IST

    Monrovia: The Ebola virus has killed 268 people in Liberia including 37 healthcare workers, Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services Tolbert Nyenswah said on Tuesday.Nurses and health workers have abandoned most health facilities in the

  • american doctor with ebola back in us for treatment

    American doctor with Ebola back in US for treatment

    World | August 03, 2014 8:28 IST

    Washington: One of two American doctors who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia was brought back to the US for treatment on Saturday, the aid group he worked for said.A private plane