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Medicine

Fourth American with Ebola treated in Atlanta
A fourth American aid worker stricken with the Ebola virus arrived early Tuesday in Atlanta for treatment at Emory University Hospital. Two Americans were successfully treated for Ebola at Emory last month.

09.09.2014 15:24

Ebola scare as US air marshal attacked with syringe in Lagos Airport
A US air marshal has been forcefully injected with a syringe at Nigeria’s Lagos Airport and has been taken to hospital amid fears he might have contracted Ebola.

09.09.2014 08:33

‘Many thousands’ of new Ebola cases expected in Liberia – WHO
Thousands of new Ebola cases are expected this month in Liberia, where the deadly disease is spreading exponentially and has already killed over 1,000 people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

08.09.2014 18:08

‘Decriminalize all drugs’ say Liberal Democrats
Personal possession of all drugs should be decriminalized in the UK, the Liberal Democrats announced in their ‘pre-manifesto’ released on Monday. The party has urged treatment instead of prosecution for those caught in possession.

08.09.2014 11:39

Obama: US military will aid fight against Ebola in Africa
US President Barack Obama says the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa “could be a serious danger to the United States.” He pledged the US military will get involved, helping to set up isolation units and provide security for health workers.

08.09.2014 10:21

New Ebola vaccine approved for human trials
A new Ebola vaccine that provided "short-term and partial long-term protection” from the virus for lab monkeys has been approved for human trials, starting in early September.

08.09.2014 03:55

Toxic trail: Forgotten vials of ricin and plague discovered at US govt lab
Infectious, deadly diseases and toxins like plague, botulism and ricin have been uncovered at government laboratories in the United States. The discovery also revealed some of the vials had been stored for over 60 years.

06.09.2014 12:52

​Ceasefire: President Poroshenko trick to regroup troops – Spanish volunteer to RT
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has announced ceasefires before and was always the first to violate them, Spanish volunteer Ramiro Gomez, who fought in eastern Ukraine against the troops of the coup-imposed Kiev government, told RT.

06.09.2014 05:37

Sierra Leone to enter ‘lockdown’ as Ebola death toll tops 2,000
Sierra Leone announced it will implement a four-day “lockdown” across the country in an attempt to contain the spread of Ebola. The Friday move came as the World Health Organization stated that the virus has so far claimed over 2,000 lives in Africa.

06.09.2014 04:08

American doctor infected with Ebola lands in US for treatment
The latest American to be infected with Ebola while working as a missionary doctor in Africa has been flown in to the Nebraska Medical Center in order to receive treatment.

05.09.2014 01:56

​WHO: International organizations ‘underestimated’ Ebola
Margaret Chan, director general of UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), hit out at international bodies for failing to promptly respond to the Ebola epidemic when it first appeared months ago, admitting the disease is now “racing ahead of doctors.”

03.09.2014 04:36

Liberia’s nurses go on strike amid Ebola outbreak
In the midst of an Ebola outbreak Liberia’s nurses from the country’s largest hospital went on strike Monday. Calling for higher salaries, they also demanded equipment to protect them from the Ebola virus that has killed hundreds in Liberia.

02.09.2014 03:07