2014 Outbreak: Cases listed below include confirmed, probable or suspected cases of Ebola as of October 19, 2014 (World Health Organization and CDC): Guinea - 1540 cases, 904 deaths Liberia - 4665 cases, 2705 deaths Nigeria - 20 cases, 8 deaths Senegal - 1 case, 0 deaths (infection originated in Guinea) Sierra Leone - 3706 … Continue reading Ebola Death Toll 2014: How Many People Have Really Died From Ebola Virus?
Mali's first Ebola victim, a two-year-old girl, has died of the disease amid an alert she travelled across the country by bus while contagious. The World Health Organisation on Friday said the two-year-old girl was bleeding from her nose during her journey on public transport and may have infected many people. The girl was travelling … Continue reading Mali Ebola victim travelled while contagious
The current Ebola outbreak sweeping through West Africa likely began at the funeral of a healer in Sierra Leone. “The funeral was for an herbalist or traditional medicine practitioner in Koindu, a town in Sierra Leone,” says Robert Garry, professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane University. “The herbalist had treated several patients from neighboring … Continue reading How did the Ebola outbreak start? It likely started at a funeral in Sierra Leone
Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply. Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up in chocolate bars and other … Continue reading Ebola virus threatens chocolate in Ivory Coast
Fears of a global Ebola outbreak spread yesterday as French officials sealed off a building with 60 people inside, an Australian nurse was tested for the disease and airplane cleaners went on strike in New York. In France, police imposed a lock-down on a social services centre in a town near Paris after four people … Continue reading Fears of global Ebola outbreak spread across continents – Telegraph
When the experts describe the Ebola disaster, they do so with numbers. The statistics include not just the obvious ones such as caseloads, deaths and the rate of infection, but also the ones that describe the speed of the global response. Right now, the math still favors the virus. Global health officials are looking closely at … Continue reading The ominous math of the Ebola epidemic – The Washington Post
Cuba joins Ebola fight, sending 165 health workers to West Africa Officials say Cuba is sending 165 health workers to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Doctors, nurses and infection control specialists will travel to Sierra Leone in October and stay for six months. The announcement comes as the World Health Organization says … Continue reading Cuba joins Ebola fight, sending 165 health workers to West Africa