VIRUS

  • US to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon readies team 6 hours 59 minutes ago

    Washington: Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said on Sunday and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the US, if needed. Dr Anthony Fauci, head of the...
  • Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker 13 hours 28 minutes ago

    Galveston: A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port on Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare. A lab supervisor who handled a specimen from a Liberian man who...
  • Oxfam urges more troops to stop Ebola 'disaster' Yesterday

    London: Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation", the aid agency Oxfam warned on Saturday, as it issued a call for more troops, funding and medical staff to be sent to west Africa. The appeal was targeted at EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, and came...
  • WHO promises analysis of Ebola response, won't comment on reported flaws Yesterday

    Geneva: The World Health Organization promised on Saturday that it would publish a full review of its handling of the Ebola crisis once the outbreak was under control, in response to a leaked document that appeared to acknowledge it had failed to do enough. The WHO said in a statement that...
  • Obama says Ebola travel ban could make things worse Yesterday

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse. Lawmakers this week urged Obama to bar people from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea from entering the...
  • Is India prepared for Ebola threat? 2 days ago

    No cases of Ebola have been reported in India so far, but several measures have already been put in place to screen Ebola cases. CNN-IBN discusses with a panel of experts if India is prepared for the Ebola threat. ...
  • Need stringent mechanisms at airports to deal with Ebola: Medical expert 2 days ago

    No cases of Ebola have been reported in India so far, but several measures have been put in place to screen Ebola cases. CNN-IBN spoke to a medical expert on how prepared India is to tackle the challenge. ...
  • Barack Obama names Ebola czar, Kerry calls for global response 2 days ago

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday named an "Ebola czar" to coordinate the US response to the deadly virus, as Secretary of State John Kerry called for collective global action to deal with the raging health crisis. Attorney Ron Klain was appointed as an "Ebola czar" by Obama to coordinate the...
  • Measures to screen Ebola cases put in place across India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: No cases of the deadly virus, Ebola, have been reported in India so far. But several measures have already been put in place to screen Ebola cases in the country to ensure safety. Screening mechanisms are up at airports especially to screen passengers from affected countries. 22,000 passengers have...
  • Ebola deaths near 4,500 as virus spreads in West Africa: WHO 3 days ago

    Monrovia: A total of 4,493 people have died from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO said a total of 8,997 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola had been reported in...
  • UN's $1 billion Ebola fund gets deposit of just $100,000 so far 3 days ago

    United Nations: A United Nations trust fund, seeking $1 billion to fight Ebola in West Africa, has received a deposit of just $100,000 nearly a month after it was set up to allow for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs on the ground. As of Thursday, $365 million had...
  • World must 'dramatically expand' Ebola fight: UN Council 4 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council called on Wednesday in the international community to "accelerate and dramatically expand" aid to combat the spread of Ebola. In a unanimously adopted statement, the 15-member body warned that the world's response "has failed to date to adequately address the magnitude of the outbreak and...
  • Second Texas healthcare worker tests positive for Ebola 4 days ago

    A second Texas healthcare worker who treated the first patient in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement on Wednesday. The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan,...
  • Mark Zuckerberg donates US dollar 25 million to Ebola fight 5 days ago

    Washington: Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he and his wife were donating US dollar 25 million to help US efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic. "The Ebola epidemic is at a critical turning point. It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and...
  • Britain begins Ebola screening at London's Heathrow airport 5 days ago

    London: Britain began screening passengers arriving at London's busiest airport from West Africa for signs of the deadly Ebola virus on Tuesday. Health Minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday that Britain could expect to see "a handful" of Ebola cases over the next three months, partly due to its status as...
  • Ebola: 10,000 new cases per week could be seen, says WHO 5 days ago

    Geneva: A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward says if the response to the Ebola crisis isn't stepped up within 60 days, "a lot more people will die" and there will...
  • Ebola outbreak demonstrates lack of readiness: WHO 6 days ago

    Geneva: The Ebola epidemic shows that the world is ill-prepared to respond to a severe health emergency, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said Monday. "The world is ill-prepared to respond to any severe, sustained and threatening public health emergency," Chan said at a meeting of the Regional Committee for...
  • US needs to rethink Ebola infection controls says CDC chief 6 days ago

    Dallas: The case of a Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a dying Liberian patient shows that the United States needs to rethink how it addresses infection control as an outbreak of the deadly virus spreads beyond West Africa, a top US health official said on Monday. Dr. Thomas...
  • US confirms first case of Ebola contracted on US soil 1 week ago

    Washington: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Sunday that a Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola the first case contracted on American soil. "This development is understandably disturbing news for the patient, the patient`s family and colleagues and the greater Dallas community," the CDC...
  • Texas health worker becomes first person to contract Ebola in US 1 week ago

    Dallas: A Texas health worker has contracted Ebola after treating a Liberian who died of the disease at a Dallas hospital last week, raising concern about how US medical guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of the disease were breached. The infected worker, identified as a woman but not named by...
  • Watch: Cyrus as Kerry takes on ebola scare 1 week ago

    Asserting that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response, US Secretary of State John Kerry last week asked countries to step up their efforts to combat the deadly and fast-spreading disease. ...
  • WHO: Ebola death toll rises to more than 4,000 October 11, 2014

    Monrovia: Liberian lawmakers on Saturday rejected a proposal to grant President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the power to further restrict movement and public gatherings and to confiscate property in the fight against Ebola. One legislator said such a law would have turned Liberia into a police state. The proposal's defeat came as...
  • Ebola scare: US adds extra level of airport screening October 9, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach - an extra level of screening at five major US airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease. About 150 travelers a day will have their temperatures checked using no-touch thermometers, and...
  • India among top 5 financial contributors to Ebola response October 9, 2014

    Washington: India is among the top five contributors to the UN Ebola response with a contribution of US dollar 12.5 million, according to a fact sheet released by US Secretary of State John Kerry. The US with US dollar 113.8 million tops the list to the UN Ebola response. It is...
  • Ebola an urgent global crisis demands urgent global response: US October 9, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday asked countries to step up their efforts to combat the deadly and fast-spreading disease. "Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response. The United...
  • First person diagnosed with Ebola in US dies in Texas hospital October 8, 2014

    Dallas: A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital on Wednesday, his case having put health authorities on alert for the deadly virus spreading outside of West Africa. About 48 people who had direct or indirect contact with the...
  • World Bank sees financial impact of Ebola at as much as $32.6 billion in Africa October 8, 2014

    Geneva: The regional impact of West Africa's Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of 2015 if it spreads significantly beyond the worst-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Bank said on Wednesday. "The enormous economic cost of the current outbreak to the affected countries and...
  • Ensure Ebola detection equipment at airports are working: HC to Centre October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file an 'action taken report' on October 14 with regard to providing equipment at Nagpur and Pune airports to screen passengers arriving from African countries to detect possible Ebola virus infection. The direction was given by a bench headed...
  • Spanish nurse is first to contract Ebola outside Africa October 7, 2014

    Madrid: A Spanish nurse who treated two Ebola victims at a Madrid hospital has contracted the virus herself in the first case of contagion outside of Africa, health officials said on Monday. "She is a health professional who took care of the infected with the disease who were repatriated and cared...
  • Ebola patient in Dallas turns critical, no new US cases October 5, 2014

    Dallas: The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States took a turn for the worse on Saturday, slipping from serious to critical condition in a Dallas hospital, as health officials reported tracking scores of possible cases around the country that proved to be false alarms. The case of Thomas Eric...