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Fourth person dies of Ebola in Guinea

    A fourth person has died of Ebola in Guinea in the latest flare up of an epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people in that country, Sierra Leone and Liberia since 2013 but now claims few victims. The young girl who was hospitalized at the Ebola treatment centre in Nzerekore

Ebola outbreak in Guinea – Two new cases confirmed

Two new Ebola cases have been confirmed in Guinea, almost three months after it celebrated the end of the outbreak. Three other members of the family are suspected to have recently died from the virus. The cases were reported in the southern region of Nzerekore, where the outbreak began in December 2013. The

Ghana: takeover of the food system by giant biotech companies

It’s another victory for Monsanto, the giant corporation responsible for a large amount of genetically modified foods available on the market today. In Ghana, the national parliament has given its full support to the Plant Breeders Bill. Under this proposed legislation, farmers would be restricted from practicing ancient farming methods,

Mali Is Now Ebola-Free

Mali is officially Ebola-free after going 42 days without reporting a new case, according to the World Health Organization. The country’s Health Minister Ousmane Kone made an announcement during a national broadcast on Sunday night. During his speech, Kone heaped praise on the country’s health workers and Malian authorities for “weeks of intense

Nigeria declared Ebola free

Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Nigeria won praise for its swift response after a Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer brought the disease there in July. The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa,

Ebola – What they are not telling you

Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species. This is not the information on your telly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the infection gets into humans through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs and other bodily fluids. Right now in

First Ebola case in Nigeria? UPDATED

A Liberian man has been taken to hospital in Nigeria after he developed symptoms of the deadly disease Ebola, which has killed hundreds in West Africa in the biggest recorded outbreak. Nigerian officials said on Thursday that the man was being tested in Lagos, and it was not clear if he

Ebola Virus: US man tested in Ghana

A US citizen is being tested for the Ebola virus in Ghana, which has had no confirmed cases of the virus in the current West African outbreak. The man has been quarantined at the private Nyaho Clinic in the capital, Accra, health officials say. The virus has so far killed more than

Ebola Epidemic Said to Be Spreading in West Africa

350 people in West Africa have died from Ebola since the beginning of the year - more than ever before. Experts are trying to contain the fatal virus that has spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone and Liberia. It seems as though the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is turning into

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