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Ebola Death in US Triggers Nation-wide Alert; World Wakes up to Outbreak Possibility

Soon after the news of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States on Wednesday reached the public, creating nationwide alert about the impending spread of the disease, with an incubation period from time of infection to symptoms varying between 2 to 21 days. America’s five busiest airports — New York’s JFK, ...

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Ebola in India: 112 Indians from Virus-Affected Country Returning Home; Is India Ready to Handle it?

Amid report that a man suspected to have contracted with the Ebola virus was quarantined at a hospital in Mumbai, 112 Indians, who were evacuated by the Indian embassy from the virus-affected Liberia, will land in India on Tuesday. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) spokesperson said that seven flights – Ethiopian Airline, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Jet Airways and ...

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Liberian Doctor Dies Despite Experimental ZMapp Drug

Liberian doctor Abrahim Borbor, who contracted the Ebola virus and was given an experimental drug has died on Sunday evening, informed the Elwa Ebola Facility in Monrovia, Liberia on Monday. Dr. Abrahim Borbor was given ZMapp, but proved futile though it worked two Americans who had contracted Ebola and brought to an American hospital. Meantime, two people in Gera tested ...

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Ebola Outbreak: American Doctor Cured, Released Today from Atlanta Hospital

Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the two American doctors who contracted the Ebola virus while working in the West African country of Liberia and transported back home in serious condition last month has recovered and was released from an Atlanta hospital today. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, was discharged Tuesday. Alison Geist, spokeswoman of the Samaritan’s Purse, confirmed that ...

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Ebola Outbreak Turns Ugly as Doctors Flee Hospitals, Days of ‘Plague Villages’ Resurface

More than fighting Ebola, lack of doctors to attend on patients is turning into a major challenge for international agencies, which are engaged in battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as local doctors have either left their posts or foreign doctors are reluctant to take risk to treat the victims, said Reuters quoting medical experts. In an online debate ...

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Ebola Outbreak: 2 Nigerians Admitted to Hospital in India after Being Screened at Delhi Airport

Amid scare of Eloba virus outbreak in some West African countries claiming over 1000 lives till date, two Nigerian nationals travelling from Nigeria were admitted to a hospital in India for observation after being screen at Delhi Airport. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said in a statement that two Nigerian passengers, aged 24 and 27, have been ...

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Ebola Outbreak: WHO Ponders Ethics Behind Experimental Treatment of American Victims

World Health Organization said it will convene a panel of medical ethicists to explore the use of experimental treatment in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa as there is no registered medicine or vaccine against the virus. There are mainly three experimental options underway currently. The recent treatment of two health workers from Samaritan’s Purse with experimental medicine has ...

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Ebola Outbreak? Treatment Methods Ponder ZMapp, Tekimira, Plasma Transfer

ZMapp, a cocktail experimental treatment created by Mapp Biopharmaceutical and LeafBio to fight the deadly fast-spreading deadly virus Ebola, is still in clinical stage and currently only two volunteering aid workers are undergoing the treatment, which is based on injecting the tobacco plants with the virus and extracting the antibodies generated by the plansts, that too in Australia. Otherwise, the ...

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