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WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Members of the Department of Defense's Ebola Military Medical Support Team go through special training at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Antonio. The team will consist of 20 critical care nurses, 5 doctors trained in infectious disease, and 5 trainers in infectious disease protocols. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali.

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

Coast Guard places sea vessels, ports on guard against Ebola

This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the Ebola virus.  AP

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has issued a maritime safety advisory on precautions against the dreaded Ebola virus, which has claimed over 4,000 lives, mostly in West Africa.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000—WHO

---RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT - AFP PHOTO / WHO / MATHILDE MISSIONEIRO - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS---This handout photo released by the World Health Organization on October 22, 2014 shows reception by Geneva University Hospital (HUG) of a batch of experimental rVSV Ebola vaccine developed at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Canada. Licenced by the Canadian government to US firm NewLink Genetics, rVSV is one of two experimental Ebola vaccines identified by the WHO as having shown promising results when tested on monkeys. Trials of the vaccine on humans are expected to begin at the end of the month or early in November   AFP PHOTO / WHO / MATHILDE MISSIONEIRO

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Duterte wants Davao City hospitals ready to deal with Ebola threat by Nov. 15

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks in Cebu City about federalism.  LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has prepared emergency plans to contain the possible spread of the Ebola virus that has killed thousands in three West African countries where thousands of Filipinos are working.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

A health official dressed in protective gear examines children suffering from the Ebola virus at Makeni Arab Holding Centre in Makeni, Sierra Leone, October 4. AP

The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America’s frenzied response to the epidemic.

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