United Nations Calls Ebola a ‘Threat to International Peace and Security’

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A Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer to screen Muslim pilgrims for Ebola at the Hajj camp before boarding a plane for Saudi Arabia at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, Sept, 18. 2014. Image: Sunday Alamba/Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council called the Ebola outbreak in […]

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Air France Crews Petition to Stop Flights to Ebola-Affected Countries

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Image: Flickr, CpaKmoi More than 700 Air France staff have signed a petition asking the airline to stop flights to the West African countries hit hard by Ebola. Air France flies to Conakry in Guinea and Freetown in Sierra Leone. Despite assurances from world-health officials that Ebola’s spread by air travel is unlikely, British Airways […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Just Lent A Whopping Hand To Help Against The Ebola Crisis

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, just donated $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help fight the outbreak of the Ebola virus. The cash will be used for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ebola response effort in West Africa and other areas where Ebola is a threat. CDC Director Tom Frieden said […]

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Fixing ‘Leaky’ Blood Vessels To Combat Severe Respiratory Ailments And, Perhaps, Ebola

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When you get an infection, your immune system responds with an influx of inflammatory cells that target the underlying bacteria or viruses. These immune cells migrate from your blood into the infected tissue in order to release a cocktail of pro-inflammatory proteins and help eliminate the infectious threat. During this inflammatory response, the blood vessel […]

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Both American Ebola Patients Have Recovered, Released From Hospital

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Updated: Nancy Writebol was discharged from Emory Hospital on Tuesday and Dr. Kent Brantly was released Thursday. The lead doctor said their discharge poses no threat to public health. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1408622699); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3424051”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408622699); }); 1. Update — 11:22 a.m. ET: 2. […]

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Dallas Hospital Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola In The US Has Died

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The Associated Press just released a tweet saying that Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US, has died. The 42-year-old died four days after his condition was changed from serious to critical. Duncan received an experimental drug over the weekend called brincidofovir that hadn’t been tested on humans […]

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