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Obama: Chances of US Ebola outbreak ‘extraordinarily low’

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By Agency Reporter Washington - President Barack Obama said Monday the chances of a US Ebola outbreak were “extraordinarily low” but vowed to press world...

Pakistan polio outbreak hits record high

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BY BBC Pakistan has recorded its highest number of polio cases for 15 years, with health officials blaming the rise on attacks on immunisation teams. The...

Congo’s Ebola outbreak ‘almost over’, prime minister says

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KINSHASA - An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo, unrelated to the epidemic in West Africa, is "almost over"...

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo under control — official

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GOMA (DR Congo) - The Ebola outbreak in Equateur province, north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), has been brought under control,...

World Bank sees possible Ebola outbreak impact in billions of dollars

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year...

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting to discuss Ebola outbreak

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UN - The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sept. 18 to discuss ways to tackle the Ebola outbreak in...

Ebola outbreak: Malaysia sends medical gloves

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Medical gloves play an important role in preventing the spread of Ebola Malaysia plans to donate more than 20 million protective rubber gloves to...

Bill Gates’ $50m donation to scale up response to Ebola outbreak

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With the World Health Organization (WHO) predicting an “exponential increase” in infections across West Africa and warning that Liberia alone will face thousands of...

Man pleads not guilty to fraud in 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak

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BOSTON - A pharmacist who worked for the Massachusetts company that sparked a 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people pleaded not guilty...

Ebola: OAU denies outbreak on campus

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OSOGBO - Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun, on Tuesday dismissed a rumour that a student of the institution had contracted ...

Man tied to deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak arrested

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BOSTON - U.S. officials on Thursday arrested a pharmacist linked to a 2012 outbreak of meningitis that killed 64 people across the United States...

Guinea detects Ebola in new region as U.S. warns outbreak out...

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CONAKRY/DAKAR (Reuters) - Guinea's government said on Wednesday that Ebola had spread to a previously unaffected region of the country, as U.S. experts warned...

Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak hits 31

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KINSHASA - The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen...

China poultry farm hit in new outbreak of H5N6 bird flu

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SHANGHAI - Nearly 18,000 geese died on a poultry farm in northeast China after being stricken by the H5N6 bird flu virus last month,...

Death toll from Congo Ebola outbreak rises to 31

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has...

Researchers link Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone to funeral

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LAGOS - Researches at Harvard University in the United States on Friday linked the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone to...

Ebola: WHO shuts Sierra Leone; MSF says can’t cope with Congo...

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FREETOWN/KINSHASA -The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected...

Why the Ebola outbreak has been underestimated – WHO

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The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak, especially in Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been underestimated for a number of reasons. Many families hide infected loved...

Ebola: Female herbalist caused disease outbreak in Sierra Leone – Officials

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BY AGENCY REPORTER A healer in Sierra Leone claiming to have special powers to cure the Ebola Virus Disease has been identified as the cause...

Ebola Outbreak: Dangote donates N150m to support control efforts

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Africa’s wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote has donated N150 million ($924,000) to support control effort for the spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria through...