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Government health workers administer blood tests to check for the Ebola virus in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on June 25, 2014.

Nigeria Declares Itself Ebola-Free

Doctors said the nation of 160 million people was able to eradicate the disease through strong tracking, quarantines and aggressive use of water combined with sugar and salt to rehydrate patients.

10,000 Cases Per Week Before Christmas

Colombia Closes its Doors to Recent Visitors of Ebola-hit Countries

Colombia has now started denying entry to travelers who recently went to affected countries as the Ebola virus outbreak crosses the borders of West Africa.

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Dallas Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Identified

The family of a Dallas health care worker diagnosed with the Ebola weekend after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan has released details of her identity.

Ebola in Spain

WHO Warns Of More Ebola Cases In Europe

Europe will most certainly see more Ebola cases diagnosed in the following days but chances of an outbreak outside West Africa are still slim, World Health Organization authorities in the region said on Tuesday.

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Sierra Leone Records Deadliest Day Yet With 121 Ebola Deaths In One Day

One hundred twenty-one people died of Ebola as of Sunday in Sierra Leone in what is considered the single deadliest day since the country recorded its first case about four months ago.

Malaria

Premature Deaths Will Rise to 250,000 Due to Climate Change says WHO

Deaths from mosquitoes, heat exposure, and others will rise in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Announces Additional Ebola Aid

President Xi Jinping announced a 200-million-yuan worth of additional aid in the bout against Ebola in response to increasing calls for Africa’s biggest trading partner to do more to contain the outbreak.

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Dozens of Syrian Children Dead From Bad Batch of UN Measles Vaccines

The UN has halted a mass vaccination program in opposition held northwestern Syria after dozens of children, all under the age of two, fell sick on Tuesday and died within minutes to hours after they received their doses.

Ebola Outbreak

U.S. Military To Lead Medical Response To Ebola Outbreak In West Africa

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday a major increase in the United States' response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has now become an epidemic of unprecedented proportions.

Ebola Outbreak

Ebola Kills Fourth Sierra Leone Doctor After WHO Refuses to Transfer Her Abroad for Treatement

A fourth doctor has died from the dreaded Ebola virus following a failed attempt to relocate the sick medical professional from West Africa's Sierra Leone to Germany, marking a major setback in the battle against the outbreak.

Ebola Outbreak

WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Death Toll To Rise At 2,295 In West Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Tuesday that the persistent Ebola outbreak has now killed 2,296 people in West Africa.

WHO Says Ebola Spreads 'Exponentially' In Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) said thousands of new Ebola cases are expected in the coming weeks as the virus spreads rapidly in Liberia.

West Africa

Medical Care Given To Ebola-Stricken West Africa Not Enough --WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that West Africa still lacks proper medical, despite best efforts to stop the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola Treatment

How to Detect Ebola in 30 Minutes: Japanese Scientists Show You How

Japanese scientists have developed a method to detects the Ebola virus in a faster, cheaper way.

Ebola Quarantine

Fear Spreads Further as Ebola Moves Closer to West African Cities

After killing over 1,200 people in remote areas in the region, the dreaded Ebola virus is gradually moving into the continent's crowded cities as this year's outbreak in West Africa is considered the deadliest in history.

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