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Ebola deaths near 4,500 as virus spreads

A total of 4,493 people have died from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. WHO said a total

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More Ebola cases in Dallas 'very real possibility'

Dallas County authorities are anticipating more possible Ebola cases as a second nurse who had treated the first victim of Ebola diagnosed on US soil was infected with the virus, a county official said on Wednesday. "We are p

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More Ebola cases in Dallas 'very real possibility'

Dallas County authorities are anticipating more possible Ebola cases as a second nurse who had treated the first victim of Ebola diagnosed on US soil was infected with the virus, a county official said on Wednesday. "We are p

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Ebola could reach France, UK by end-Oct

Scientists have used Ebola disease spread patterns and airline traffic data to predict a 75 per cent chance the virus could be imported to France by October 24, and a 50 per cent chance it could hit Britain by that date. Those num

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High risk Ebola could reach France, UK by end-Oct

Scientists have used Ebola disease spread patterns and airline traffic data to predict a 75 per cent chance the virus could be imported to France by October 24, and a 50 per cent chance it could hit Britain by that date. Those num

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Haj health training in Bahrain to fight viruses

Health workers in Bahrain are getting specialist training on how to tackle potentially fatal illnesses among haj pilgrims. The Bahraini Haj Medical Committee is being equipped with more than 500 types of medicines to protect an es

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$600m needed to tackle Ebola says UN

The United Nations said $600 million in supplies would be needed to fight West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the death toll from the worst ever epidemic of the virus topped 1,900 and Guinea warned it had penetrated a new part of the country.

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W Africa struggles to contain Ebola as deaths mount

The United Nations said on Tuesday the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the disease was threatenin

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Poor response to Ebola ‘causing needless deaths’

The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank said on Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the virus. In

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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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