UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency

UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency

Some experts say the outbreak met the criteria to be designated an international emergency long ago.

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VIDEO: Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey visited school day before hospital readmission

VIDEO: Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey visited school day before hospital readmission

A nurse who is in a “serious condition” with a late complication of the Ebola infection visited a school the day before she was readmitted to hospital.

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Soldiers coming home from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Soldiers coming home from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Irish soldiers who have been working in Ebola-stricken parts of Sierra Leone will return to Ireland today.

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Three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone in bid to stamp out Ebola

Three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone in bid to stamp out Ebola

Sierra Leone’s six million people are being confined to their homes for three days from today as the West African nation resorts again to a sweeping shutdown in a final push to stamp out Ebola.

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Liberia confirms first new Ebola case after 20 days clear

Liberia confirms first new Ebola case after 20 days clear

Liberia has confirmed a new case of Ebola, after a 20-day period where no new cases had been reported.

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New Ebola diagnosis in Liberia

New Ebola diagnosis in Liberia

A patient in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola more than two weeks after the last case was discharged, senior officials say.

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Liberia Ebola fight success hailed

Liberia Ebola fight success hailed

The head of the United Nations mission for Ebola emergency response has hailed Liberia’s success in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, but warned against complacency now that the number of cases has dropped.

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UK Ebola nurse no longer critical

UK Ebola nurse no longer critical

British nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, is “showing signs of improvement and is no longer critically ill”, the Royal Free Hospital in London said.

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Italian doctor cured of Ebola

Italian doctor cured of Ebola

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in November while working in Sierra Leone has been declared cured and discharged from hospital in Rome.

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Govt to provide €778,000 to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

Govt to provide €778,000 to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

The Government is to provide an additional €778,000 in aid to Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola outbreak.

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UK nurse with Ebola treated with survivor's blood

UK nurse with Ebola treated with survivor's blood

The British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from a survivor of the virus, her doctor has said.

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G20 summit: IMF announces €237m for Ebola fight

G20 summit: IMF announces €237m for Ebola fight

The International Monetary Fund has announced €237m package to help fight ebola in west Africa.

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Blood results expected on Ebola suspect in Belfast

Blood tests are expected to be made public today which will reveal whether a man in Belfast has contracted Ebola.

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UN issues manual for Ebola burials

UN issues manual for Ebola burials

The World Health Organisation has released a 17-page manual detailing how to safely bury people who have died from Ebola.

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No jail for man who sparked Ebola fear on Aer Lingus flight

No jail for man who sparked Ebola fear on Aer Lingus flight

An Italian businessman who sparked Ebola fears on board an Aer Lingus flight has been spared a prison sentence after he told a judge he had made a charitable donation.

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Quarantine nurse steps outside

Quarantine nurse steps outside

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said she plans to end her voluntary US quarantine and even stepped outside her home briefly.

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US nurse threatens court action to avoid Ebola isolation

US nurse threatens court action to avoid Ebola isolation

A US nurse who is in isolation after treating Ebola patients in west Africa says she is prepared to go to court if the state tries to quarantine her.

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Ebola nurse quarantined in US released

Ebola nurse quarantined in US released

A US nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released, officials said.

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Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000 mark

Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000 mark

The World Health Organisation says the number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000.

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Ebola scare spreads as US governors order  mandatory quarantines

Ebola scare spreads as US governors order mandatory quarantines

Alarmed governors of New Jersey and New York have ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly Ebola disease in west Africa.

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Gatwick to screen for Ebola; prevention measures to be raised again in Dáil

Gatwick to screen for Ebola; prevention measures to be raised again in Dáil

Screening of passengers from areas at high risk of Ebola is being rolled out to Gatwick's North terminal today.

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WHO declares Nigeria free of Ebola

WHO declares Nigeria free of Ebola

The World Health Organisation has declared Nigeria free of Ebola.

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Survivor nurse returns to Africa to treat Ebola victims

Survivor nurse returns to Africa to treat Ebola victims

The British nurse who survived Ebola will begin his second spell treating people infected by the deadly virus after returning to the country where he caught the infection.

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Canada to ship Ebola vaccine to WHO

Canada to ship Ebola vaccine to WHO

The Canadian government is to start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organisation on Monday for possible use in the West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak.

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End to Ebola declared in Senegal

End to Ebola declared in Senegal

The UN health agency has officially declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Senegal.

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All four suspected cases of Ebola in Spain test negative

All four suspected cases of Ebola in Spain test negative

Four people suspected of having Ebola in Spain have tested negative in a first round of tests.

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Two of four Spanish patients test negative for Ebola

Two of four Spanish patients test negative for Ebola

Two of four new patients suspected of being infected with Ebola in Spain have tested negative in a first round of tests, authorities have said.

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Obama may appoint Ebola 'tsar'

Obama may appoint Ebola 'tsar'

Barack Obama has conceded it "may be appropriate" to choose an Ebola "tsar" to lead the US response against the disease.

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Authorities test three people for Ebola in Spain

Authorities test three people for Ebola in Spain

Three people who are feared to have contracted Ebola are being tested in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid’s airport as a precaution.

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Suspected Ebola case at Madrid Airport has high temperature

Suspected Ebola case at Madrid Airport has high temperature

Emergency services in Madrid are said to be treating a man with a suspected case of Ebola, after he landed on a plane at the city's airport.

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EU to strengthen Ebola screening

EU to strengthen Ebola screening

The European Union has promised to reinforce passenger screening for Ebola at airports in the hardest-hit West African nations and coordinate a common approach for the deadly virus at EU entry points.

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Varadkar vows more equipment and training for health care workers in Ebola fight

Varadkar vows more equipment and training for health care workers in Ebola fight

Ireland is ramping up its preparations against Ebola, the health minister Leo Varadkar has said.

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Authorities isolate plane in Madrid with suspected Ebola case on board

Authorities isolate plane in Madrid with suspected Ebola case on board

An Air France plane has been isolated at Madrid airport due to a suspected case of Ebola.

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Ireland to increase preparations to deal with Ebola threat

Ireland to increase preparations to deal with Ebola threat

Ireland is to step up its preparations to deal with any threat from the Ebola virus here.

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Dáil to hear of Ebola plans; pathologists warned against post mortems on victims

Dáil to hear of Ebola plans; pathologists warned against post mortems on victims

The Dáil's Health Committee is to hear this morning what preparations are in place to deal with any threat from Ebola here.

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Obama pledges 'much more aggressive' Ebola response

Obama pledges 'much more aggressive' Ebola response

President Barack Obama vowed his administration would respond in a “much more aggressive way” to cases of Ebola in the United States.

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US health officials issue alert to passengers on same plane as Ebola nurse

US health officials issue alert to passengers on same plane as Ebola nurse

US health officials are alerting airline passengers who were on the same flight as a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola the following day.

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Second US worker has Ebola

Second US worker has Ebola

A second US health care worker has tested positive for Ebola, Texas officials have revealed.

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Nurses allege staff worked with ebola patient 'without proper protective gear'

Nurses allege staff worked with ebola patient 'without proper protective gear'

A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas hospital for hours, the largest US nurses’ union has said.

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US nurse infected with Ebola gets plasma transfusion from doctor who beat virus

US nurse infected with Ebola gets plasma transfusion from doctor who beat virus

A US nurse who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease has received a plasma transfusion donated by a doctor who beat the virus.

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Facebook chief makes Ebola donation

Facebook chief makes Ebola donation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $25million (€19.73m) to the CDC Foundation to help address the Ebola epidemic.

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Ebola claims life of UN medic in Germany

Ebola claims life of UN medic in Germany

An international member of the United Nations' medical team who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures", a German hospital said today.

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Flight quarantined in Boston amid Ebola fears

Flight quarantined in Boston amid Ebola fears

A flight from Dubai has been quarantined at Boston Logan Airport after five passengers began "exhibiting flu-like symptoms".

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US nurse named as new Ebola victim

US nurse named as new Ebola victim

The Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a dying Liberian man repeatedly visited his room from the day he was admitted to the intensive care unit until the day before he died, medical records show.

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Essien: I don't have Ebola

Essien: I don't have Ebola

AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien has been forced to deny social media rumours that he has Ebola.

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WHO: Ebola 'world's most severe health crisis'

WHO: Ebola 'world's most severe health crisis'

The Ebola outbreak is “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times”, the World Health Organisation has said.

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US nurse with ebola 'was self-monitoring'

US nurse with ebola 'was self-monitoring'

Teams of workers have been sent in to clean the Texas apartment block where a US nurse lives, following her Ebola diagnosis.

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Experts claim US unprepared for ebola outbreak

Experts claim US unprepared for ebola outbreak

Healthcare experts in the US are criticising a top official for saying a "protocal breach" caused a Dallas nurse to be infected with ebola, while caring for a dying patient.

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Healthcare worker 'first case of Ebola contracted in US'

Healthcare worker 'first case of Ebola contracted in US'

A US healthcare worker who provided hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus and is in a stable condition.

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US airport begins screening for Ebola

US airport begins screening for Ebola

US customs and health officials have begun taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Ebola cases doubling in weeks: UN

Ebola cases doubling in weeks: UN

The UN special envoy on Ebola says the number of cases is probably doubling every three to four weeks and the response needs to be 20 times greater than it was at the beginning of October.

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Varadkar: Chance of Ebola reaching Ireland very low

Varadkar: Chance of Ebola reaching Ireland very low

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has insisted the chance of Ebola reaching Ireland remains very low.

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'Small probability' dead British man had ebola

'Small probability' dead British man had ebola

Officials say a British man who died in Macedonia probably did not have ebola.

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Ebola nurse 'stable' after downturn

Ebola nurse 'stable' after downturn

The Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is “stable”, hospital officials said, hours after authorities described her condition as critical.

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Gatwick in the dark about UK Ebola tests

Gatwick in the dark about UK Ebola tests

Questions have been raised about British Government plans to introduce enhanced screening for Ebola at major airports and terminals, after Gatwick said it knew nothing about the measures.

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Cabinet to discuss Ebola crisis amid unease among GPs

Cabinet to discuss Ebola crisis amid unease among GPs

The Cabinet is to discuss the Ebola crisis today, amid concern over how prepared Ireland is to deal with the virus.

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African leaders plead for aid to help combat Ebola

African leaders plead for aid to help combat Ebola

The presidents of three Ebola-stricken West African nations have sought an immediate outpouring of money, doctors and hospital beds as representatives of nations gathered at a World Bank meeting promised to send more aid.

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Govt to be briefed on Ebola measures

Govt to be briefed on Ebola measures

The Government is to be briefed this week on measures to deal with any potential outbreak of Ebola here.

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Woman who worked as nurse in Sierra Leone being tested for Ebola in Australia

Woman who worked as nurse in Sierra Leone being tested for Ebola in Australia

Health officials in Australia have confirmed a 57-year-old woman is being tested for Ebola after returning to the country from Sierra Leone.

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US Ebola patient dies as States monitors travellers for virus

US Ebola patient dies as States monitors travellers for virus

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died today, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation’s defences against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

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