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A motocycle drives past the entrance of the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo on May 20, 2018

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.

A nurse working with the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a bottle containing Ebola vaccine at the town all of Mbandaka on May 21, 2018 during the launch of the Ebola vaccination campaign. - The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose …

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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‘Ebola Nurse’ Reaches Settlement With Texas Hospital

Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who entered the United States infected with the fatal virus, reached a settlement in a lawsuit she filed against Texas Health Resources, the parent company of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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Zika Virus Expected to Spread at Texas-Mexico Border

Thirty-five cases of the Zika Virus have been reported in Texas but the virus is expected to spread in the Lone Star State during mosquito season. The threat is especially likely near the Texas-Mexico border and along the Gulf Coast.

Kenyan witch-doctor John Dimo, who claims to be 105 years old, interprets the result after throwing shells, bones, and other magic items to predict the outcome of the U.S. election, in front of his hut in the village of Kogelo, from where President Barack Obama's late father came from and …

Kenya Legalizes Medical Advertising to Curb the Witch Doctor Business

In west Africa, trust in traditional herbalists significantly worsened the outlook in the unprecedented Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015. In Tanzania, authorities banned witch doctors entirely after years of attacks on the nation’s “magical” albino population. Now Kenya has taken a bold new move in eradicating the practice of unlicensed medicine: letting certified physicians advertise their services in public.

The Royal Free Hospital in north London where British nurse Pauline Cafferkey was hospitalised in January 2015 after contracting Ebola while working in Sierra Leone

British Ebola Survivor Nurse Hospitalised For Third Time

A British nurse who was twice successfully treated after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014 was on Tuesday admitted to hospital for a third time “for further investigations,” the health service said. Pauline Cafferkey, who voluntarily went to the

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Conspiracy Theorists Begin to Blame Western Science for Zika Pandemic

As Latin America scrambles to help explain the Zika pandemic that has affected over a million people in the Western Hemisphere so far, conspiracy theories pushed by Russia and anti-Western outlets have begun to gather steam in social media and alternative news outlets.

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Former MP Tim Yeo Shows Us Where The Moral High Ground Lies…

Former MP Tim Yeo thinks that Britain is showing insufficient zeal in its worship of the green goddess. The former Tory environment minister Tim Yeo said that taken in combination, the changes to domestic green policies “raise serious doubts about