Tag archive for ‘Ebola’
By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Case of Ebola virus disease confirmed in Italy

On 12 May 2015, WHO received notification of a laboratory-confirmed case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Italy. This is the first EVD case to be detected on Italian soil. Details of the patient are as follows: The More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Ebola vaccine trial begins in Sierra Leone

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Sierra Leone College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS), is More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

UN: Number of people affected by Ebola tops 20,000

The head of the United Nations Ebola emergency response mission is set to open a treatment facility in Liberia near the Sierra Leonean border during a visit to review where the UN can do more to help, as the World More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, December 26th, 2014

UN Ebola response efforts at ‘full capacity’ following warehouse fire

The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has reported that a main United Nations logistics hub managed by the World Food Program (WFP) in Guinea is fully operational despite the fire that swept through More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Ebola: International response slow, risks becoming a double failure

The international response to Ebola in West Africa has so far been patchy and slow, and has left local people, national governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to do most of the practical, hands-on More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

EU boosts anti-Ebola aid

The European Union is continuing to scale up its response to the Ebola epidemic as its Coordinator for the emergency, Commissioner Christos Stylianides together with Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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

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

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...