Tag archive for ‘Ebola VIRUS’
By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
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UN chief hails progress in fight against Ebola virus, urges intensified response

The world is on the “right track” to defeating Ebola as the infection rate of the deadly virus shows some signs of slowing in West Africa’s most affected areas, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
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WHO against Ebola travel bans

The Travel and Transport Task Force, established in August 2014, calls for international cooperation of governments and the transport sector in following the recommendations of the International Health Regulations More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, November 8th, 2014
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WHO welcomes approval of second Ebola vaccine trial in Switzerland

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes approval by Swissmedic, the Swiss regulatory authority for therapeutic products, for a second Swiss trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine. The trial will be led by More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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Aviation, Ebola and State Responsibility under the Chicago Convention

The current Ebola outbreak has so far claimed close to 5000 lives. Unlike previous outbreaks confined to remote African villages, Ebola has this time round found its way into Europe and the United States due to More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Ebola: UN to consult West African governments on coordinating global crisis response

The United Nations and Governments of countries at the forefront of efforts to turn back the unfolding Ebola outbreak in West Africa have agreed to ensure that the UN system adopts a coordinated approach to global More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 18th, 2014
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NGO Alliance: Travel access vital to fighting Ebola

InterAction, the largest alliance of US NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight restrictions could cripple the efforts More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Get ready for Ebola checks, starting with JFK Airport New York today

Efforts by the United States to halt the spread of the Ebola virus will start at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, where teams armed with thermal guns and questionnaires will screen More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Travel trends show need for CDC Ebola screenings at airports

A new trend in travel is showing that the Centers for Disease Control’s initiative to screen passengers at five international airports is a positive measure. The number of clients that Passport Health sees More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 11th, 2014
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Ban urges international community to escalate Ebola response

The international community must “step up” its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa before it gets much worse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today , adding that a range of measures More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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Not only Ebola, Africa needs positive perception of its tourism

Outbreak of Ebola epidemic in Africa was not the only drawback which greatly affected the continent’s tourism with, but negative perception of the continent had blacked its tourist glories. It is estimated that More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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UN: No threat that Ebola is airborne

Following recent media reports, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) seeks to clarify that Ebola is not an airborne disease. At this point in time we have no evidence and do not anticipate that the More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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USA and UK: A cure for Ebola found?

British Ebola virus patient William Pooley has been discharged from a hospital. What happened to him also happened two the American Doctor released from an Atlanta hospital and cured of Ebola. All three cases have More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Equatorial Guinea spends $13 million to fight Ebola

The government of Equatorial Guinea has spent more than US$13 million (600 million CFAs) in recent weeks to fight the Ebola virus, according to the Ministry of Health. The government has taken a number of preventive More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Switzerland steps up aid to fight Ebola epidemic

Switzerland is stepping up its aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Swiss Humanitarian Aid has committed an additional CHF 1 million to fund various direct operations in Liberia. A specially chartered More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, September 1st, 2014
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UN Response roadmap on ebola virus, Ebola caseload could exceed 20,000 in course of emergency

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a roadmap that aims to stop Ebola transmissions within six to nine months, but acknowledges the actual number of cases may be much higher than that currently More...