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Surgeon with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Health workers in protective suits unload Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon working in Sierra Leone who had been diagnosed with Ebola, from an ambulance at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Salia is the third Ebola patient at the Omaha hospital and the 10th person with Ebola to be treated in the U.S. (AP Photo/The World-Herald, Sarah Hoffman)

A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PH peacekeeper with malaria to remain in quarantine despite Ebola negative test

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The Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia. INQUIRER.net PHOTO

The Filipino peacekeeper who fell ill with fever will remain in quarantine despite testing negative for the Ebola virus, according to Malacañang.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH gov’t denies limited communication between peacekeepers, relatives

Filipino peacekeepers. Photo from Philippine Navy

MANILA, Philippines – Malacanang on Sunday denied reports that communication between Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia and their relatives are being limited. “Walang limitasyong ipinaiiral hinggil sa paggamit ng cellphone sa Caballo Island para sa may sariling gamit nito,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said over state-run radio. (No limitation is being implemented when it comes […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates


Dr. Robert Fuller didn’t hesitate to go to Indonesia to treat survivors of the 2004 tsunami, to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake or to the Philippines after a devastating typhoon last year. But he’s given up on going to West Africa to care for Ebola patients.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bill Gates to give $500 million for malaria, other diseases

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US philanthropist Bill Gates on Sunday announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »