Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000: WHO

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Cuba sends 83 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in Africa: Media

A contingent of 83 doctors and nurses departed Cuba late Tuesday for Guinea and Liberia, bringing to at least 248 the number of medical workers sent by Havana to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Clinical trials of Ebola vaccine start Nov 1 in Switzerland

The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced Tuesday that it will begin clinical trials Nov 1 in Switzerland of one of the two anti-Ebola vaccines currently under development.

Nigeria-like Ebola surveillance, tracking system put in place: Harsh Vardhan

A surveillance and tracking system similar to that in Nigeria, which was declared Ebola-free by WHO, has been put in place in India, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today.

Countries should remain vigilant against polio: WHO

 Despite the victory over polio, Southeast Asian countries should remain vigilant against the crippling virus, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

CDC issues new guidelines to protect health care workers from Ebola

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New Delhi/Dallas: The Centers for Disease Control on Monday issued new guidelines for health care workers treating Ebola patients.

US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days

With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful on Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

Third UN employee dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

A UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the third employee from the world organization to succumb to the deadly virus, the UN spokesman said on Monday.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free after containing virus

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after six weeks with no new cases, an achievement with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

Texas: Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker

A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.

European Union to scale up Ebola response

European foreign ministers meet tomorrow under pressure to scale up their response to the Ebola epidemic after warnings it could become the "disaster of our generation".

Pakistan sets up Ebola screening facility at airport

 Pakistan has set up a special counter at the international airport in the capital Islamabad to screen passengers for the deadly Ebola virus, media reported today.

African players in Europe feel Ebola backlash
African players in Europe feel Ebola backlash

African footballers based at European clubs, especially those travelling back to the continent from international duty, began on Friday to feel the backlash from fears over the Ebola virus outbreak.

First Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been sitting up and eating and has her iPad after being moved to a specialized isolation unit near Washington, officials said on Friday.

US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

Obama administration officials said a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from a Liberian man who died from Ebola is self-quarantined on a Caribbean cruise ship and is being monitored for infection.

Four suspected Ebola cases in Spain test negative

All four suspected Ebola cases admitted to hospitals in Spain have tested negative in a first round of tests, the government said today.

Senegal declared Ebola-free: WHO

Senegal is officially free of Ebola with the benchmark of 42 days passing without any new cases, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Panic over Ebola reaches fever-pitch despite calls for calm

Airport baggage handlers refusing to unload suitcases, a journalist quarantined by his wife, parents taking kids out of school: hysteria over Ebola has reached fever-pitch the world over despite repeated calls for calm.

Ebola neglected because it started in Africa: Ex-UN head Annan

Wealthy countries were slow to tackle the Ebola epidemic as it began in Africa, former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan has said in tough criticism of the response to the crisis.

New Suspected Ebola case reported in France

A nurse suspected of being infected with Ebola virus has been sent to a hospital outside Paris, media reported Thursday.