Hollow tree was Ebola's ground zero, scientists say

Dec 31, 2014

Hollow tree was Ebola's ground zero, scientists say

Insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world’s biggest Ebola epidemic, scientists said Tuesday. More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by the World ...

Dec 31, 2014

IMF policies hindered Ebola response, report argues

Professors from three leading British universities say International Monetary Fund policies favoring international debt repayment over social spending contributed to the Ebola crisis by hampering health care in the three worst-hit West African countries. Conditions for loans from the IMF prevented an effective response ...

Dec 30, 2014

Hollow tree was Ebola's ground zero, scientists say

Insect-eating bats that inhabited a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea may have been the source of the world’s biggest Ebola epidemic, scientists said Tuesday. More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by the World ...

Queen Elizabeth II praises those involved in fight against Ebola

Dec 26, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II praises those involved in fight against Ebola

Queen Elizabeth II used her traditional Christmas broadcast to call for international reconciliation and to praise medical workers fighting Ebola in Africa. The queen said she has been “deeply touched” by the “selflessness” of doctors and nurses combating the Ebola outbreak. She said she ...

Medical detective work is next phase in Ebola fight

Dec 25, 2014

Medical detective work is next phase in Ebola fight

Medical detective work will be the next big phase in the fight against Ebola when the United Nations deploys hundreds of health workers to identify chains of infection as the virus passes from person to person, top U.N. health workers said. The health teams ...

Ebola crisis could last through 2015: expert

Dec 25, 2014

Ebola crisis could last through 2015: expert

The Ebola crisis in West Africa, where the first victim died almost a year ago, is likely to last until the end of 2015, according to a scientist who helped to discover the virus. Two-year-old Emile Ouamouno died in the remote village of Meliandou ...