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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak in history, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, August 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone/Martial Trezzini)

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Ethical experts urge ‘fair’ sharing of Ebola test drugs

Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, China's Margaret Chan informs to the media after an emergency meeting on Ebola during a press conference at the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

The limited doses of Ebola trial drugs must not be reserved for the well-off or well-connected, two medical ethics experts said on Thursday as two American doctors treated with an experimental serum were pronounced cured.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nigerian woman suspected of Ebola dies in UAE

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A Nigerian woman who arrived on a flight to the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi and later died in the city may have been infected with the Ebola virus, said health officials.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency

A banner encouraging people suffering from Ebola to go immediately to a health center for treatment is seen on a sidewalk in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. AP

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

DOH gives tips on how Filipinos can avoid Ebola virus


Wash your hands regularly. Cover your mouth with a handkerchief when coughing. Avoid being overworked and get enough rest and sleep.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »