Sep 18, 2014

France to receive first Ebola patient

France on Wednesday prepared to receive its first Ebola patient, as the World Bank warned the spiralling epidemic is threatening economic catastrophe in West Africa. Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF, said a female volunteer had contracted the killer virus while ...

World lost 'precious time' in Ebola fight: EU

Sep 16, 2014

World lost 'precious time' in Ebola fight: EU

The European Union urged the international community Monday to make up for “precious time” lost in the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, calling for more contributions to fight the crisis. The worst-ever Ebola contagion has killed more than 2,400 people ...

Ebola overwhelming health services, economies across West Africa

Sep 11, 2014

Ebola overwhelming health services, economies across West Africa

Health workers in Liberia reported being overwhelmed by new Ebola cases on Wednesday, as the epidemic was blamed for shattering economic growth in neighboring Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization has predicted an “exponential increase” in infections across West Africa, and warned that Liberia ...

Sep 10, 2014

Fourth U.S. aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

The fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus arrived Tuesday morning to a mostly calm scene at an Atlanta area Hospital, where two others have been successfully treated. An ambulance carrying the patient arrived about 10:25 a.m. with a police escort. Wearing ...

World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola: MSF

Sep 3, 2014

World 'losing battle' to contain Ebola: MSF

International medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres said Tuesday the world was “losing the battle” to contain Ebola as the United Nations warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries. MSF told a U.N. briefing in New York that world leaders were failing to ...

U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

Aug 29, 2014

U.S. to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

U.S. federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency’s National Institute of Allergy ...