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Fears of Ebola spreading in UK 'not justified' – London hospital
While a Briton who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being treated at a specialist hospital in London, health officials say fears of Ebola spreading in the UK “are not justified.”

26.08.2014 08:31

New hotbed of Ebola found in Congo as serum-treated doctor dies
Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say that a second, separate outbreak of the deadly virus has occurred in the country. Meanwhile, a Liberian doctor treated with an experimental serum against the illness has passed away.

25.08.2014 17:16

Boko Haram creates ‘Islamic Caliphate’ in Nigerian town
The leader of Boko Haram, Abubaker Shekau, has proclaimed an Islamic caliphate in the north eastern Nigerian town of Gwoza, which was seized by the Islamic militants earlier this month.

24.08.2014 18:30

Libyan Islamist militias claim Tripoli airport
Jihadist fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said Saturday they have “seized Tripoli airport” after several weeks of clashes with nationalist militia men.

23.08.2014 19:58

Russian scientists to set up lab in Guinea to fight Ebola
A team of Russian virologists, epidemiologists and bacteriologists is leaving for Africa to organize laboratory diagnosis of the Ebola virus in Guinea, where the outbreak of the deadly fever is spreading fast.

21.08.2014 11:06

UK offers £6.5m for emergency Ebola research
Researchers around the world are being offered £6.5 million to find ways to save the lives of people affected by the world's worst Ebola outbreak.

21.08.2014 13:29

Experimental drug success: US Ebola doctor discharged after recovery
An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia has been discharged after being treated with the experimental drug, ZMapp.

21.08.2014 12:59

Police open fire, use tear gas on crowds as Liberia struggles to contain deadly Ebola
Four people were injured in clashes when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on demonstrators in the quarantine zone in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. It’s as the world tries to contain the fatal outbreak and to find a cure for the deadly disease.

21.08.2014 05:16

All 365 of Sierra Leone’s Ebola-related deaths pinned on one healer
Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis has been traced back to a single healer in an isolated border village, who had claimed to be in possession of special powers to cure the deadly disease that started penetrating the border, it has emerged.

20.08.2014 12:15

Ebola crisis: Air France crews call for flight cancellations
The union behind Air France has launched a petition to immediately stop flights to Ebola-hit countries until the virus is under control, as fears flare up over the largest epidemic the world has ever seen.

20.08.2014 06:57

​UN calls for Ebola passenger screening as W. Africa death toll passes 1,200
The number of cases of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has climbed to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization said. It urged affected countries to screen all people at international airports.

19.08.2014 12:58

Fear & loathing in Liberia as Ebola ‘plague villages’ pop up in countryside
In scenes reminiscent of medieval Europe, “plague villages” have appeared across Liberia as the West African nation faces the spreading Ebola epidemic. The World Health Organization is urging people leaving the disease-hit countries to get screened.

18.08.2014 13:22

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