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Japan ready to offer trial Ebola drug

Fact sheets for the Ebola virus are distributed during an awareness campaign in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. AP

Tokyo stands ready to offer an experimental drug developed by a Japanese company to help stem the global tide of the deadly Ebola virus, the top government spokesman said Monday.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ebola survivor Kent Brantly: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly looks on during a news conference after being released from Emory University Hospital, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Atlanta. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, who was also infected with the Ebola virus, was released from the hospital Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Calling it a “miraculous day,” an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.

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

WHO says Ebola has killed more than 1,200

Fact sheets for the Ebola virus are distributed during an awareness campaign in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. AP

The U.N. health agency says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed more than 1,200 people. The World Health Organization says the death toll has risen to 1,229 from among the 2,240 reported cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

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

8 things to know about the deadly Ebola virus

Staff of Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) medical aid organization carry the body of a person who has died from a viral hemorrhagic fever at a center for victims of the Ebola virus in Guekedou in Guinea, West Africa, on April 1. AFP

European and Asian countries went on alert on August 13 amid growing fears that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could spread to other continents with a stark warning by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders that the epidemic was out of control.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No suspected Ebola case in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s health chief has denied that doctors in the former British Crown colony had been treating the first possible case of Ebola.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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