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1 hr ago | This is Oxfordshire

Oxford to lead hunt for Ebola virus cure

Members of a volunteer medical team wear special uniforms for the burial of seven people who died of Ebola in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday Scientist Adrian Hill, of Headington, is leading clinical trials into the deadly illness at the Jenner Institute at Oxford's Churchill Hospital A call has now gone out for Oxfordshire residents to play a ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Medicine, Malaria, Health

5 hrs ago | Switched

The Ebola Outbreak Started Way Earlier Than You Thought

A member of a volunteer medical team wears a special uniform for the burial of seven people, sterilized after dying due to the Ebola virus, in Kptema graveyard in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on Aug. 26, 2014.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

8 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be touched by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighboring Guinea where infection rates are rising fast.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, World News, Africa, Senegal,

13 hrs ago | Disaster News Network

Local churches work to stop Ebola spread

In Liberia and Sierra Leone, Episcopal Relief & Development's local Church partners are leveraging their widespread presence and trusted reputation to alleviate suffering and contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,427 people in West Africa since March 2014.


Related Topix: Religion, Episcopal Church, Africa, World News, Anglican

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Sierra Leone: Ecobank, Standard Chartered & Others Boost Fight Ebola

Ecobank Limited on the 26th August, 2014 donated a cheque of Le225 million equivalent to $50,000 to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma as part of their contribution towards the fight against the Ebola virus disease in the country.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Ernest Bai Koroma

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

World Briefs: U.N. finds brutality, depravity on all sides in Syrian carnage

Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have used chemical agents - most likely chlorine - in at least eight attacks this year and systematically committed massacres and other war crimes, while the Islamic State has perpetrated attacks on civilians that amount to crimes against humanity, a U.N. report said Wednesday.


Related Topix: World News, Afghanistan, Africa


Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, talks with staff from Doctors Without Borders during a visit to the nonprofit group's newest Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World News, Africa

Ebola spread into Sierra Leone through healer's funeral

Mr. Augustine Goba, laboratory director at Kenema Government Hospital Lassa fever laboratory, diagnosed the first case of Ebola in Sierra Leone.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Cambridge, MA, Genetics, Medicine, Harvard University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Infectious Diseases

The Washington Post

Video Dispatch: In remote Sierra Leone, burying victims of Ebola

Earlier in August, photographer Pete Muller was on assignment in Sierra Leone, following the Ebola story.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Entertainment, Television


Gene studies of Ebola in Sierra Leone show virus is mutating fast

Genetic studies of some of the earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300 genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person, changes that could blunt the effectiveness of diagnostic tests and experimental treatments now in development, researchers said on Thursday.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Genetics, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Tarrytown, NY

WATE-TV Knoxville

Citing Ebola, Air France suspends flights

A Texas prosecutor has says a drunken driver who slammed into a truck, killing two boys, deserved punishment within the judicial system, but not at the hands of the boys' father.


Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors, Missouri, Bobby Jindal, World News, Africa

The Daily Star

Ebola death toll tops 1,500 as regional crisis talks begin

ACCRA: Ebola-hit nations met for crisis talks Thursday as the death toll topped 1,500 and the World Health Organization warned that the number of cases could exceed 20,000 before the outbreak is stemmed.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Liberia, Medicine,

Banbury Guardian

Alan hoping to return to Africa after Ebola

Since then he has raised about A 146,000 to help build and maintain two schools and despatch numerous shipments of equipments including school uniforms and football kits.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Hindustan Times

Ebola hit nations isolated as airlines stop flights

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated on Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Liberia, Guinea, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Crofs Blogs

Ebola in Sierra Leone: Four government hospitals closed

Executive Director Health Alert Victor Lansana Koroma in an exclusive interview with this medium at his office at 18 Dundas Street Freetown said he visited 4 District Government hospitals where he met hospitals closed down with no doctor and nurses to attend to patients that visit the hospitals for medical care.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Medicine, Nursing


Ebola Nurse 'May Have Caught Virus From Child'

A British nurse infected with ebola in Sierra Leone might have caught it while playing with a toddler whose mother had died of the deadly disease, a colleague has said.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

The Independent

Ebola virus: British Dr Nathalie MacDermott quarantined for three weeks returns to work

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Related Topix: Africa, World News

Crofs Blogs

A new Sierra Leone Ebola resource

Thanks to the reader who sent the link to Sheku Sheriff's Diary, an excellent blog.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Nursing

CBC News

WHO scientist infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone moved to Germany as Canadian colleagues pulled

An epidemiologist who was infected with Ebola virus while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone arrives in Germany for treatment.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, North America, Canada, Medicine, Epidemiology, Science / Technology

Inter Press Service

How Midwives on Sierra Leone's Almost Untouched Turtle Islands are Improving Women's Health

The eight islands that comprise Turtle Islands, Sierra Leone, are remote and practically untouched by modern civilisation.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Women's Health, Health