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Canada to send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

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The Canadian government said it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

First US Ebola victim remembered for compassion

In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press in Boston. Foley was abducted in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012, and a video by Islamic State militants that purported to show his killing by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.  AP FILE PHOTO

Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and subsequent death as the first victim of the disease in the United States.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PH adopting US testing, disease control methods on Ebola

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The Philippines has firmed up its defenses against the deadly Ebola virus, adopting the latest testing and infection control protocol from the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US doctor infected with Ebola heading to Nebraska

In this Oct. 28, 2006, file photo, a mock patient is wheeled in an isolation pod during a drill at the Nebraska biocontainment unit in the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is being flown to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where he is expected to arrive sometime Friday. Sacra will begin treatment in the hospital's special isolation unit, believed to be the largest in the U.S. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

A doctor who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia is being flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment, doctors there said Thursday.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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 »

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