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West Africa Ebola outbreak 'could infect 20,000 people'

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the UN health agency said on Thursday, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak. As the W

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WHO roadmap to step up global response to Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) is today (August 28) issuing a "roadmap" to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa.   The aim is to stop ongoing Ebol

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‘Air travel is low-risk for Ebola transmission’: WHO

The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated.   “Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne,” sai

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Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO

Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the UN agency said on its website on Thursday.

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GCC countries watch out for Ebola

GCC countries plan to combat the deadly Ebola virus by training health officials and making use of regional facilities to diagnose and treat such diseases, a report said. “The meeting that took place between GCC health offic

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Ebola hotline set up for Bahraini pilgrims in Saudi

Special hotlines will be set up for Bahraini pilgrims in Saudi Arabia amidst an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The move is part of Bahrain's emergency plans to fight the virus, which has a fatality rate of up to 90 per ce

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Initial tests on dead Saudi man negative for Ebola

Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry has said that initial tests on a dead Saudi citizen suspected of having contracted Ebola had returned negative. The man died on Wednesday after returning from a business trip to Sierra Leone and

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Zambia bans travellers from ebola-hit countries

Zambia said it would restrict entry of travellers from countries affected by the Ebola virus and would ban Zambians from travelling to those countries, in one of the strictest moves yet by a southern African country against the deadly virus.

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Ebola global health emergency, declares WHO

West Africa's Ebola epidemic constitutes an international health emergency and the virus, which has killed nearly 1,000 people, could continue spreading for months, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. "The

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Ebola epidemic is an international emergency: WHO

West Africa's raging epidemic of Ebola virus is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. The Geneva-based United Nations health agency s

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