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the following was posted on the Washington Post and written by Michael Gerson It is such a relief about that Ebola thing. The threat of a U.S. outbreak turned out to be overhyped. A military operation is underway to help those poor Liberians. An Ebola czar (what is his name again?) has been appointed to […]

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The health care worker who had been under quarantine earlier today has developed a fever and is being evaluated at University Hospital in Newark for the possibility of Ebola, according to the N.J. Department of Health. The unnamed health worker had appeared healthy when she landed at Newark Liberty International Airport Friday, officials said, but […]

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Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday. The U.N. agency is treating the situation as an emergency since many people may have […]

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Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. In experiments on mice, the stem cells were genetically engineered to produce and secrete toxins which kill brain tumours, without killing normal cells or themselves. Researchers said the next stage was to test the procedure […]

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In addition to having essentially no medical qualifications for the newly invented “Ebola czar” post aside from serving as a lobbyist for a pharmaceutical firm, attorney and political operative Ron Klain (shown) is under fire after a video surfaced of him declaring that “growing population” — particularly in Africa — was the “top leadership challenge” […]

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Nestle SA (NESN) Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke said the Ebola epidemic is spurring the company to speed up cocoa shipments from African countries such as Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer. “If it hits the Ivory Coast, we’re going to have a standstill,” Bulcke said yesterday. “We have a system where we fix certain […]

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Extensive background documents from a meeting that took place today at the World Health Organization (WHO) have provided new details about exactly what it will take to test, produce, and bankroll Ebola vaccines, which could be a potential game changer in the epidemic. ScienceInsider obtained materials that vaccinemakers, governments, and WHO provided to the 100 […]

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A Facebook page has been set up for the arrest of Amber Vinson. Vinson was recently reported as ebola free, but she is far from free of public scrutiny. Vinson, who cared for Patient 0-Thomas Duncan, in Dallas, is now known as the nurse who flew with Ebola. Vinson flew a plane from Dallas to […]

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“Investigators are taking the case seriously because it appears the doctor didn’t self-quarantine, the official said. The official said he was out in public. Authorities are possibly going to quarantine his girlfriend, with whom he was spending time since his return from Africa.” A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from West Africa is […]

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The Malian government has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country. It said a two-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus. Reports say she recently returned from the neighbouring Guinea. More than 4,800 people have died of Ebola – mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone – since March. Meanwhile, an […]

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