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WHO says more Ebola cases last week since outbreak than any other

The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening. The U.N. health agency warned Thursday that the outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could eventually infect as many as 20,000 people. So far it has killed more than 1,500 of the 3,000 people it has sickened in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and…
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Inside Liberia's Ebola 'quarantine zone' - CNN

A red rope guarded by police marks the "quarantine line" around the West Point slum in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Beyond it, more than 70,000 people are trapped -- angry, scared and increasingly hungry -- as authorities seek to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. As soon as a CNN team crossed the line, it was swarmed by people desperate to be heard. Since the government designated the slum an Ebola quarantine zone…
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As the controversy rages: How does nanosilver compare to Zmapp?

As the controversy over the use of nanosilver rages and the outright rejection of it by USA let's take a look at what nanosilver is. Let's also see how it compares with the information we have about Zmapp used to treat two Americans. Nanosilver Silver is a well known metal used by humans for centuries. Recent advances in nanosciene (the science and manipulation of chemical and biological materials with dimensions in the range from 1-100…
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Sierra Leone enlist ebola survivors in battle against the virus

Hawa Idrisa was visiting her father-in-law on an Ebola ward in eastern Sierra Leone when his drip snapped out and his atrophying veins spurted thin, uncoagulated blood into her eyes and mouth. Hawa had been carrying her infant daughter Helen but luckily she had laid the child down, otherwise the baby would almost certainly be dead by now. A single droplet of blood smaller than a full stop can carry up to 100 million particles…
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Canada to give out experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

Canada is donating an experimental Ebola vaccine after the World Health Organization declared it is ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.   Health Minister Rona Ambrose said Tuesday that Canada will donate 800 to 1,000 doses to the World Health Organization. Canada will keep a small supply of the experimental vaccine in case it is needed for use there.   Dr. Gregory Taylor, deputy head of…
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Ebola: China delivers emergency supplies to help West Africa

A Chinese plane carrying emergency humanitarian supplies to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia landed Conakry on Monday to help the three West African countries fight against Ebola epidemic. The supplies worth 4.9 million U.S. dollars included medical protective clothes, disinfectants, thermo-detectors and medicines. We were told that representatives from the Chinese Embassy in Guinea and the Guinean International Cooperation Ministry will transfer the supplies at a ceremony at the airport. This is the second batch…
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Experimental Ebola drug in spotlight but effectiveness unknown

As a "secret serum" called ZMapp emerged as the primary treatment of two American aid workers infected with Ebola in West Africa, experts warned that it is too early to tell if the treatment is effective. International attention has turned to the experimental drug known as ZMapp, developed by San Diego-based Mapp Biopharmaceutical and manufactured by Owensboro-based Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP), because Nancy Writebol and Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly disease while treating patients in…
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In Liberia's capital, fear of Ebola hampers official response

Health workers turned up in Monrovia's Clara Town district on Sunday to remove two bodies of possible victims of the Ebola virus, four days after they dropped dead there when nobody would take them to hospital. At a swampy field elsewhere in the Liberian capital, the health ministry ordered 100 graves to be dug for victims of the deadly tropical virus, but only five shallow holes partly filled with water had been prepared by Saturday…
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WHO advises no flight restrictions, low risk from Ebola: IATA

The World Health Organization is not recommending travel restrictions or border closures due to the Ebola outbreak and there would be a low risk to other passengers if an infected person flew, the airlines association IATA said on Thursday.   The International Air Transport Association issued the statement after consultation with the WHO and the U.N. aviation agency ICAO, following the case of a man who died of Ebola after taking a flight from Liberia…
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Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said.   The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, follows those of dozens of local health workers and the infection of two American medics in neighboring Liberia, highlighting the dangers faced by staff trying to halt the disease's spread across West Africa.  …
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