British nurse who survived Ebola returns to Sierra Leone to treat patients and says he is ‘delighted’ to be there

The British nurse who survived Ebola has returned to the country where he caught the infection. William Pooley said he was 'delighted' to go back to Sierra Leone in West Africa as he attempts to prevent 'as many unnecessary deaths as possible'. The 29-year-old arrived in the capital Freetown yesterday and will now resume work in an Ebola isolation unit run by UK medical staff. Mr Pooley became the first confirmed Briton to contract Ebola and was flown back to the UK in August, where he was tr...
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Second Spanish priest dies of Ebola after being evacuated to Madrid

A second Spanish priest has died of the Ebola virus, the Spanish Ministry of Health said Thursday. Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, died Thursday afternoon at the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health told the Los Angeles Times. The priest was medical director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Lunsar, Sierra Leone, and is believed to have contracted Ebola while working there. He was evacuated by plane to Madrid on Monday, and was said at that time to be “stable...
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Sierra Leone Quarantines More Than One Million People

Sierra Leone has ordered the quarantine "with immediate effect" of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms affecting more than one million people, in the largest lockdown in west Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak. President Ernest Bai Koroma, in a national televised address late Wednesday, announced that the northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali were to be closed off along with the southern district of Moyamba, effectively sealing off around 1.2 million people. With the eastern district...
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Ebola Virus Disease Survivor shares her story and experience with EVD

  Dr. Ada Igonoh of First Consultants Hospital is one of the doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria's Index case. below is her inspirational story, Please read till the end On the night of Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer was wheeled into the Emergency Room at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, with complaints of fever and body weakness. The male doctor on call admitted him as a case of malaria and took a full history. Knowing that Mr Sawyer had recently...
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US gives ambulances to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

As the U.S. government and the United Nations both stepped up giving Wednesday to quell the Ebola epidemic sweeping through several West African countries, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will spend $50 million on the international effort seeking a vaccine and other therapies. The United States donated five ambulances Wednesday to help Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola as the West African government acknowledged it can take up to 24 hours to pick up bodies in the spiraling...
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Hundreds of hidden Ebola cases in Sierra Leone

Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone said on Wednesday it expected to uncover up to 20 percent more Ebola victims when it imposes a nationwide curfew to find the dead and sufferers who have yet to go to hospital. The government has announced the shutdown, with the population of six million confined to their homes except for essential business, for 72 hours starting from September 19. More than 20,000 volunteers will go door-to-door to remove bodies and take patients who have not yet gone to hospi...
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Potential Vaccine Shows Some Promise, but the Spread of Ebola Is Accelerating

Half the people who now have Ebola got it in the past month A study, published Sunday in Nature Medicine, details promising results of a possible Ebola vaccine following trials carried out on monkeys. The animals received “complete short-term and partial long-term protection” from a single shot, and “durable” immunity after being given booster shots two months later, researchers said. Human trials will begin this week, and assessments of its efficacy and safety are expected by early Novemb...
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Obama warns about Ebola virus mutation

President Barack Obama warns the Ebola virus could mutate if it is not controlled. Speaking to NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” Obama said that the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,500 people in West Africa is a national security policy and that the United States has a responsibility to help contain it. “What I’ve said, and I said this two months ago to our national security team, is we have to make this a national security priority,” Obama stated. “We have to mobilize the international c...
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Rick Sacra, American doctor, in stable condition

A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — is sick but in stable condition and communicating with his caregivers at the Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, is being treated at a 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of the United States' four, officials said Friday. It was built to handle patients with highly infectious and deadly diseases, according to Dr. Mark Rupp, chief of the infectious diseases...
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Schools include ebola virus precaution in package

Ebola virus precautions have been added to the back-to-school packages that some Canadian post-secondary institutions provide to their faculty, staff and students. Health officials stress that there’s never been a case of Ebola virus disease reported in Canada and the risk to Canadians remain very low. The Public Health Agency of Canada produced a poster that lists the affected countries in Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and to a lesser extent, Nigeria and Senegal) and puts it into cont...
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