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Rwanda urges daily screenings for visitors from ‘Ebola-hit’ USA and Spain
Ebola-free Rwanda has introduced mandatory daily health screening for visitors from the US and Spain in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus to the African nation from the Western states recently affected by the first cases of Ebola.

21.10.2014 22:12

‘No skin exposure’: US tightens guidance for Ebola protective gear
New, stricter infection control guidance has been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure that US health workers treating Ebola patients are protected from the deadly virus from head to toe.

21.10.2014 14:16

More UK troops to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone
Around 150 army medics will arrive in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday evening as part of the UK’s aid effort to tackle Ebola. The soldiers will join a further 90 British medics and 300 soldiers already combating the virus.

21.10.2014 08:25

Paraplegic groom walks down aisle thanks to robotic exoskeleton (VIDEO)
Matt Ficarra was paralyzed from the chest down in a freak boating accident in 2011, but he didn’t let that prevent him from walking down the aisle on Saturday night… literally. The 30-year-old used a robotic exoskeleton to accomplish the miraculous feat.

20.10.2014 15:16

US Army withheld promise from Germany that Ebola virus wouldn't be weaponized
The United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus - among other related diseases - would not be weaponized in the event of Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases.

20.10.2014 12:09

Family of first Ebola victim in US released from quarantine
The mandatory quarantine for the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the US who died on October 8, has ended. With the release, Louise Troh, Duncan’s fiance who was held at a secret location in Dallas, expressed both relief and grief.

20.10.2014 14:08

86yo starves to death in ‘right-to-die’ protest
An elderly British woman has starved herself to death because British laws do not permit her to seek assistance in taking her own life. The case has revived the euthanasia debate and renewed calls for the ‘right-to-die’.

20.10.2014 12:30

​Ebola hysteria soars to new heights in US schools
Ebola- scared parents have sent a Maine teacher on mandatory leave after he visited Dallas where first victim of the virus in US died. In Mississippi parents pulled their kids out of school because of the principal’s trip to Zambia.

20.10.2014 12:15

Cholera: The 19th century’s Ebola?
The cholera outbreaks of the 19th century in Europe and North America have many similarities with the current Ebola epidemic, one commentator claims. Can present day governments and NGOs learn from history?

20.10.2014 11:56

Russian scientists working on fast-acting Ebola vaccine
Russian scientists are developing a technology to make monoclonal antibodies specific to the Ebola virus. If successful, the resulting medicine could be available as soon as December. Testing points to a positive effect within 24 hours of administering.

20.10.2014 08:41

Spare parts for people? Stem cell-generated human intestine grown in lab mouse
Researchers have successfully transplanted functioning human intestinal tissue grown from stem cells into mice. The breakthrough could revolutionize the production of spare organs for people, using cells from their own bodies.

20.10.2014 07:55

Beating Ebola: Spanish nurse appears to be healed from deadly virus
The Spanish nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating infected patients at a Madrid hospital has seemingly beaten the disease following a complex treatment, the country's government said.

19.10.2014 21:02

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