Saturday 25 October 2014

Exit screening ‘vital to check global Ebola spread’

Three Ebola-infected travellers a month would be expected to get on international flights from the West African countries suffering epidemics of the deadly virus if there were no effective exit screening, scientists said on Tuesday. The three countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra


Regional health regulation to be focus of Dubai conference

The latest developments and advancements in the field of health regulation will be highlighted during the First Regional Health Regulation Conference, which will take place at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, UAE.   The conference will be organised by Index Conferences and Exhibition


Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organisation declared Nigeria Ebola free on Monday after a 42 day period with no new cases, in a success story with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus. "Nigeria is now free of Ebola," WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz told


Dubai hospital wins EU accreditation

Dubai’s only dedicated 24/7 stroke unit in Rashid Hospital has obtained an international accreditation for the establishment and functioning of a stroke unit that follows European protocols and standards. The accreditation makes Rashid Hospital in only one in world outside


Obama names ebola czar as death toll tops 4,500

President Barack Obama has appointed a former White House adviser as Ebola "czar" and named officials to bolster the response to the disease in Texas, the center of US Ebola cases, as the death toll in three West African nations topped 4,500. The White House appointment

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