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Ebola virus: 7 tips to prevent it

Ebola virus: 7 tips to prevent it

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 18:48

The rare but deadly virus, Ebola has induced panic all over the world. With a fatality rate of up to 90%, it sure is a matter of grave concern. The list of affected countries is currently limited to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria but it can soon break out in other countries too. World Health Organization has advised India to further strengthen its infection control mechanism and surveillance to prevent an outbreak of Ebola virus disease like the current one in western Africa.

WHO to unveil response plan for Ebola

WHO to unveil response plan for Ebola

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 11:22

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it will unveil a response plan to deal with the current Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

Strengthen infection control against Ebola, WHO tells India

Strengthen infection control against Ebola, WHO tells India

Last Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 00:46

World Health Organization has advised India to further strengthen its infection control mechanism and surveillance to prevent an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) like the current one in western Africa.

Fresh cases of Ebola recorded in Nigeria: Official

Fresh cases of Ebola recorded in Nigeria: Official

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 20:09

Fresh cases of the Ebola virus disease have been recorded in Nigeria, where the highly contagious disease has already claimed five lives, Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.

3rd patient tests positive for swine flu in Indore

3rd patient tests positive for swine flu in Indore

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:32

With a 32-year-old woman at a local hospital testing positive for the H1N1 virus, the number of patients infected with swine flu in Indore this year has risen to three, an official said on Friday.

US doctor with Ebola to be released from hospital

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 21:07

An American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus disease while treating patients in West Africa will be discharged from a US hospital Thursday, the aid group he worked for said.

UK and Wellcome offer $10 mn for emergency Ebola research

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 08:19

An emergency research call has been launched to help fight the world`s worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with the British government and the Wellcome Trust medical charity pledging a combined 6.5 million pounds ($10.8 million).

West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350: WHO

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 08:14

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now risen to at least 1,350 people, World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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