Oct 20, 2014

Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria to be free of Ebola 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 ...

Oct 20, 2014

South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-hit region

South Korea will send doctors, nurses and military officers next month to the West African region hit by Ebola amid growing concerns over the outbreak, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. South Korea has pledged to spend $5.6 million to help curb the virus. An ...

Oct 19, 2014

Canada will send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

The Canadian government will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak. The government said Saturday that the Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying the ...

Oct 18, 2014

Ebola-themed plush toys doing brisk sales

It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: “Ebola” and “Add to Wishlist.” Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including ...

Oct 17, 2014

Australian gets spider removed from stomach

An Australian man had a spider removed from his stomach after it burrowed into his body and survived there for three days before being removed. Dylan Maxwell was on vacation on the Indonesian island of Bali when the tiny creature borrowed through a small ...

Oct 17, 2014

American sues over pink panty anguish

An American man who underwent a colonoscopy and woke up wearing pink women’s underwear is suing for emotional distress, mental anguish and loss of earnings, according to court papers. The plaintiff, named in local media as 32-year-old Andrew Walls, has demanded a trial by ...

U.S. officials defend Ebola response; nurse moved

Oct 17, 2014

U.S. officials defend Ebola response; nurse moved

Health officials said Thursday they still don’t know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient, as criticism increased from lawmakers who questioned whether the U.S. is prepared to stop the deadly virus from spreading in the country. The revelation that one of ...