OUTBREAK

  • Canada will send experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO Yesterday

    Ottawa: The Canadian government said that it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organisation on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak. The government said in a news release that the Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying...
  • Britain to expand Ebola screening beyond London 2 days ago

    London: British health authorities have said that screening of passengers arriving from regions affected by the Ebola outbreak will be extended to the Manchester and Birmingham airports. The announcement was made by Public Health England Friday, Xinhua reported. Heathrow Airport on Tuesday launched the screening, which includes checking passengers' temperature, requiring them...
  • US President appoints a 'czar' to streamline the administration's response to Ebola 2 days ago

    The World Health Organisation has admitted to lapses in its response to the spread of EBOLA in West Africa. As the ebola scare haunts the US, President Barack Obama has appointed a "czar" to streamline the administration's response to the deadly disease. ...
  • Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216: WHO 3 days ago

    Geneva: More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in west Africa at the beginning of the year, fresh World Health Organization figures showed on Friday. The UN health agency said that 4,555 people had died from Ebola out of a total of 9,216 cases registered...
  • Potential carriers of ebola virus might be stopped from boarding some US flights 3 days ago

    Potential carriers of the ebola virus might be stopped from boarding some flights in the US. This decision was taken after a second airline passenger was detected with the virus. "She should not have travelled on a commercial airline," said CDC Director. ...
  • WHO announces new measures to control ebola at the UN held in Geneva 3 days ago

    Ebola in West Africa is doubling every four weeks according to reports. As the ebola death toll spirals, health officials around the world are speeding their response on ebola. At the UN held in Geneva, WHO announced their new measures to control the ebola outbreak. ...
  • Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from West Africa to US 4 days ago

    Washington: Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the US from the West African outbreak zone. The White House said other measures are more effective. The administration spent the day trying anew to tamp...
  • Ebola outbreak: US nurse endangers 132 others 4 days ago

    Second US nurse affected by Ebola faces flak for breaking travel restrictions and endangering 132 others. US President Barack Obama has said that at the earliest ebola outbreak will be controlled which is a raging epidemic in West Africa. ...
  • Ebola 'most serious' health emergency in years: World leaders 5 days ago

    London: The Ebola epidemic is "the most serious international public health emergency in recent years," British, US, French, German and Italian leaders agreed in a conference call. A 75-minute video conference call between British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo...
  • World must 'dramatically expand' Ebola fight: UN Council 5 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...
  • Ebola death toll close to 4,500: WHO 5 days ago

    Geneva: Almost 4,500 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to fresh figures released by the World Health Organization. The WHO said that as of October 12, 4,493 people have died from Ebola out of a total...
  • UN chief: 20 times more Ebola aid needed October 9, 2014

    Washington: The presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations sought an immediate outpouring of money, doctors and hospital beds, and representatives nations gathered at a World Bank meeting promised to send more aid quickly, including a pledge of medical evacuations for health care responders who catch the virus. "Our people...
  • Ebola cases top 7,000 in West Africa: UN October 3, 2014

    United Nations: The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that more than 7,000 people have been diagnosed with infection of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa, a UN spokesperson said on Thursday. The number of Ebola cases has totalled 7,178, with 3,338 reported deaths based on the information provided by...
  • Ebola outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO September 23, 2014

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has said, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained. The UN health agency, which also published the results of the latest meeting of its Ebola emergency committee, said...
  • Quarantine measures making Ebola outbreak spread: Study September 20, 2014

    Washington: New Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted, warn researchers. Through modelling analysis, a team from Arizona State University (ASU) and Harvard University discovered that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in August in...
  • FIFA, UN to cooperate in fight against Ebola September 13, 2014

    Madrid: FIFA, football's world governing body, said that it looks forward to cooperating with the UN to combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed over 2,000 in West Africa. The Antoinette Tubman stadium in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, will host two Ebola treatment units after the World Health Organisation (WHO)...
  • WHO: Ebola outbreak is accelerating out of control September 12, 2014

    Washington: The world response to the deadly Ebola crisis in West Africa needs a major scaleup that should include military flights for delivering supplies, US lawmakers and leading doctors said. The calls came amid new warnings from the World Health Organization that the viral outbreak is accelerating out of control,...
  • UN to hold highlevel Ebola event on outbreak September 10, 2014

    United Nations: SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon will hold a highlevel event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, which starts on September 24,...
  • 1,145 cases of dengue reported in China September 6, 2014

    Beijing: Over one thousand people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in China and the government has initiated emergency measures for its prevention, authorities said on Saturday. A total of 1,145 cases dengue fever cases have been confirmed with 31 people in critical situation, an official statement said. Ninety per cent of...
  • Liberian nurses go on strike amid Ebola outbreak September 3, 2014

    Monrovia: Nurses at a main treatment centre for the Ebola virus disease were on strike on Wednesday to demand more pay and better protection against the fatal disease which is spreading through West Africa. John Togba, a spokesman for the nurses at the John F. Kennedy Hospital in the Liberian capital...
  • Gambia on high alert for Ebola outbreak August 22, 2014

    Banjul: Gambia's ministry of health and social welfare said on Thursday that it is on high alert for a possible Ebola outbreak in the country and are taking preventive measures to tackle the disease. Modou Njai, director of health promotion and education at the ministry, said that so far there has...
  • Dengue scare: Precautions that need to be taken September 26, 2013

    As the dengue scare is back with more than 5 deaths and over a 1000 cases having been reported in the national capital region itself, Dr. Vivek Nangia answers queries relating to dengue. ...
  • Swine flu spreading its tentacles, claims more lives across country February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Two fresh cases of swine flu were reported in Noida, Uttar Pradesh; one person died in Rajkot, Gujarat, while the number of cases rose to 37 in Faridabad, Haryana, on Saturday. The state of Uttarakhand is on high alert. The state has not reported a single case of...
  • People living in crowded environments are more vulnerable to Swine Flu: Dr Monica Mahajan February 7, 2013

    How to prevent Swine Flu and what to do if one is infected? Dr Monica Mahajan, physician at Max hospital joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the subject. Q. What are the symptoms of swine flu? What are the precautions which can be taken? Also, in the recent times people...
  • Dengue back to haunt Delhi, 98 cases confirmed October 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Dengue is back in Delhi with 98 cases identified ever since the outbreak. The experts have blamed it on the lack of fumigation and sources said that municipal workers were unwilling to work because they had not got their salaries. The fatal fever is on the rise in the...
  • Kolkata faces dengue outbreak, govt apathetic September 3, 2012

    Kolkata: Kolkata is reeling under its worst bout of dengue this monsoon season. Two patients have succumbed in the past fortnight and government and private hospitals are flooded with dengue patients. However, despite recurrence of dengue outbreak in the recent past, the state Health Department is illequipped to contain the...
  • Fresh cholera scare grips Chennai August 8, 2012

    Chennai: Amid mounting number of diarrhoea cases, people in North Chennai have begun to fear a cholera outbreak again. Adding fuel to the fire was the case of a 5yearold boy with symptoms of ADD (Acute Diarrhoeal Disease) from Korukkupet, who was brought dead to the Stanley Medical College on...
  • Chennai: Pets fall prey to diarrhoea outbreak August 1, 2012

    Chennai: With the hue and cry about patients with diarrhoea flooding city hospitals, the number of pets falling prey to the same trouble has gone under the radar. While this may be an indicator of cholera in humans, vets say that animals can suffer from the condition due to various...
  • Fresh outbreak of H1NI, 21 deaths in 3 months March 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Fresh outbreaks of dreaded H1N1 virus have surfaced in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and some other states claiming at least 21 lives in the last three months. At least 309 cases have been reported in five states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat, according to the latest Health ministry figures. While...
  • E coli outbreak caused by mix of 2 deadly strains June 23, 2011

    London: A mix of two dangerous E coli strains caused the recent deadly food poisoning outbreak in Germany, according to a new study of the bacteria's DNA. Scientists said the E coli outbreak strain combined one that makes a toxin and another that sticks to the gut in a...