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Families Steal Ebola Patients from Hospital in DR Congo

International public health authorities confirmed 52 cases and 22 deaths in the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo this week, where locals’ fear that medical professionals are intentionally spreading the disease has triggered at least two cases of families stealing patients out of hospitals.

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Nigeria Ramps Up Security as Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Grows

Nigerian public health facilities and airport security leaders began increasing security measures and preparing medical staff for the potential spread of Ebola to the country as Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) confirmed its 27th death from the virus over the weekend, a nurse attending to victims.

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At Least 19 Dead in Latest Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo has documented 19 deaths and 39 potential or confirmed cases of Ebola beginning on April 4, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which deployed extensive medical assets to the country this week in the hope of preventing a devastating outbreak on the scale of the one that ravaged West Africa in 2014.

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Trump Administration Goes to War Against Ebola, But Demands Budget Cuts

The Trump Administration’s is going to war to prevent an epidemic from a new strain of Ebola hemorrhagic fever that can be spread by animals, but Trump’s team demands that the World Health Organization to follow the U.S. with budget cuts and greater efficiencies.

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British Ebola Nurse Back in Hospital

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola in 2014 while caring for patients in Sierra Leone, has been readmitted to hospital in Scotland for monitoring and is in stable condition, Glasgow’s health service said on Thursday. “Ms

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Obama Admin Will Use $510 Million in Ebola Funding to Fight Zika

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking to transfer $510 million in money allocated to fighting the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in west Africa to preventing a similar outbreak of Zika in the United States, officials announced Wednesday.

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Liberia Shuts Border with Guinea as Suspected Ebola Victims Flee Doctors

The government of Guinea confirmed Wednesday that five people had died after contracting the Ebola virus in the southern border state of Macenta, prompting a closing of the border and a manhunt for hundreds of villagers suspected of having had contact with the virus.

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Ebola Death Confirmed Hours After Outbreak Declared Over, 100 Quarantined

The government of Sierra Leone has quarantined more than 100 people after the body of a 22-year-old student tested positive for Ebola. The announcement arrived hours after the World Health Organization announced that the outbreak beginning in 2014 was officially over.

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Ebola Panic Returns: Rwanda Reinstates Airport Checks

The government of Rwanda has reinstated mandatory Ebola screening and self-reporting procedures at its airports, as Liberia imposes regular temperature checks at school to monitor any new potential cases following the death of 15-year-old Nathan Gbotoe of the disease in late November.

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Ebola Returns to Liberia: Two Dead, Hundreds Under Surveillance

Two months after being declared Ebola-free, the west African nation of Liberia has confirmed the death of a boy who succumbed to the virus, forcing the government to quarantine his family and place hundreds under surveillance.

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Liberia Records First Ebola Case in Two Months

(Reuters) A new case of Ebola has been found in Liberia, a country declared free of the disease on Sept. 3, a senior United Nations official said on Friday.

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Sierra Leone Officially Declared Ebola-Free

Cheers erupted and people danced in the streets Saturday as Sierra Leone marked the end of the Ebola outbreak within its borders, although neighboring Guinea still struggles to stamp out the deadly virus that has killed more than 11,000 mostly in West Africa.

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Report: Cuba Refuses to Pay Doctors Sent Abroad to Fight Ebola

The estimated 460 Cuban doctors deployed to west Africa to participate in the fight against the Ebola outbreak developing there last year have not been paid the car, home, or World Health Organization (WHO) salaries they were promised if they returned from the mission healthy.

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Study: Male Survivors Can Carry Ebola for up to Nine Months

A new study by the World Health Organization has found that the Ebola virus can live in the semen of survivors for at least nine months, dramatically increasing the risk of sexual transmission of the disease in west Africa, where an outbreak that began in March 2014 has not yet been fully contained.

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Sierra Leone Quarantines 700 as Teen Diagnosed with Ebola

700 people in northern Sierra Leone have been quarantined, as the country, recently celebrating the discharge from the hospital of their last Ebola patient, diagnosed a 16-year-old girl with the disease.

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The Last Frontier in Africa’s Ebola War: Sex Among Survivors

The World Health Organization is warning that the time frame in which male Ebola survivors can spread the virus through their semen may be longer than previously anticipated, keeping an outbreak that began in February 2014 alive as those who are considered free of the disease engage in sexual activity.

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Ebola Case Surfaces in Sierra Leone, Resetting Countdown Clock

The government of Sierra Leone received a mere six-day respite from fighting Ebola, as a new case announced today resets the countdown clock to declaring the nation Ebola-free. The body of a 67-year-old woman in remote Kambia district has tested positive for the virus.

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Ebola: 500+ Quarantined in Once-Cured Sierra Leone Village

The government of Sierra Leone has quarantined 624 people in the past week following the death by Ebola of a man in a town that had not experienced any cases of the deadly virus in months. While the outbreak continues with little natural end in sight, however, scientists have announced a breakthrough vaccine development that could eradicate Ebola for good.

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Liberia Ends Ebola– Again

MONROVIA (Reuters) – The last four cases of Ebola in Liberia were discharged from a treatment clinic in the capital of Monrovia on Monday, meaning there were no more confirmed carriers of the deadly virus in the West African country.

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UN: 30 ‘Surprise Cases’ of Ebola a Week Mean Outbreak Far from Over

The United Nations special envoy for Ebola warned today that the outbreak that has taken more than 11,000 lives in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea is far from over, with 30 people a week being diagnosed with the disease on average. The UN warned that, while the figure appears low compared to the number this time last year, the fact that most cases are people not on watch lists indicates the threat is much larger than it appears.

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WHO Baffled as Source of New Ebola Outbreak in Liberia Still a Mystery

A new “cluster” of Ebola cases in a coastal region of Liberia has been identified, after a 17-year-old boy, initially misdiagnosed with malaria, was confirmed dead of the virus. Experts have failed to find the source of this new outbreak and are treating it as a separate set of incidents from the massive outbreak that has taken more than 10,000 lives in West Africa since February 2014.

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Ebola Returns: Liberia Confirms First Death in 49 Days

The Liberian government announced on Monday that two separate tests had confirmed a 17-year-old boy had died of Ebola on June 28, the first Ebola death in that country in 49 days. The government has quarantined the town where the boy died and announced emergency measures to contain the disease.

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Thousands in Guinea Refused Medical Care for Malaria Fearing Ebola Quarantine

A new study has found that, in addition to causing thousands of deaths and continuing nearly unabated in parts of West Africa, the Ebola virus has resulted in at least 74,000 cases of malaria going untreated, with those infected too fearful of being quarantined for Ebola to seek medical care.

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CDC: Ready for MERS Outbreak at Home

Despite Southeast Asian countries’s heightening fear over the recent MERS outbreak in South Korea, representatives for the Centers for Disease Control and Protection say that they believe the United States can effectively respond to MERS if it reaches American shores.