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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 »

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 »

WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, file photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard Health Technician Nathan Wallenmeyer, left, and CBP supervisor Sam Ko, right, conduct prescreening measures on a passenger who has arrived from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport's Terminal 5 in Chicago. Demands are rising in Washington for the U.S. to ban travelers from countries in West Africa, but the Obama administration is resisting and says the screening measures already in place for travelers are more effective. (AP Photo/U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Melissa Maraj, File)

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 Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN chief: Fund to fight Ebola has only $100,000 in bank

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that a trust fund he launched to raise $1 billion to provide fast and flexible funding for the fight against Ebola has only $100,000 in the bank.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

WHO: Deaths linked to Ebola pass 3,000

Construction workers build an Ebola isolation and treatment center in front of an unfinished and abandoned government building in Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday Sept. 25, 2014. AP

The World Health Organization says the number of deaths linked to an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has passed 3,000.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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