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31/10/2014
The lemur, Javan rhino and Santa Cruz kangaroo rat are all lonely animals, but they matter too, according to a new study. As endemic species, living in habitats restricted to a particular area, they are more important to biodiversity than ...   
31/10/2014
The Ebola epidemic has killed 4,951 people out of 13,567 infected in eight countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday, slightly revising downwards its figures for cases mainly due to "suspected cases in Guinea being ...   
31/10/2014
If you want the inside scoop about what's happening with the Ebola outbreak, then just hang out at the Mamba Point Hotel in Monrovia.It's packed with scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, international reporters ...   
31/10/2014
A judge in Maine ruled Friday that Kaci Hickox, the nurse who treated Ebola patients and defied a state-imposed quarantine, can come and go as she pleases, as long as she is monitored for symptoms and lets health officials know where she’s ...   
31/10/2014
"Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive the Ebola virus," BBC News reports. Researchers found around one in five mice remained unaffected by the infection. Researchers investigated how mice with a ...   
31/10/2014
A judge who had temporarily agreed to quarantine Kaci Hickox, a Maine nurse who had treated Ebola patients, ruled Friday that she did not have to have her movements restricted. The state of Maine had won a small, brief victory in its ...   
31/10/2014
The Amazon rainforest has degraded to the point where it is losing its ability to benignly regulate weather systems, according to a stark new warning from one of Brazil’s leading scientists. In a new report, Antonio Nobre, researcher in ...   
31/10/2014
There may be those who feel the apocalyptic plot of the new Hollywood film Interstellar seems a bit far-fetched, with humans forced to look for an alternative planet because this world can no longer feed them. But it has been given ...   
31/10/2014
New York officials announced on Thursday that they would offer employee protection and financial guarantees for health care workers joining the fight against the Ebola outbreak in three West African nations.The announcement was an effort ...   
30/10/2014
Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders urged caution on Wednesday over claims of a slowdown in infections in Ebola-hit Liberia, saying the apparent drop could be due to poor management of the sick. The warning follows an announcement ...   
30/10/2014
This week’s news on Ebola should make you breathe a sigh of relief--and seethe with anger. The news is the recovery of Amber Vinson, the nurse who got Ebola while treating Thomas Duncan at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She left ...   
30/10/2014
The fight against Ebola is taking place on two well-known fronts: on the ground in West Africa, where governments and aid groups are racing to build treatment centers; and inside the lab, where scientists are trying to create vaccines and ...   
30/10/2014
The World Health Organization says the number of reported Ebola cases has surpassed 13,700, a jump of more than 30% since the last numbers were released four days ago.Dr. Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general of the WHO, said the big ...   
30/10/2014
JUST two months ago the bodies of Ebola victims turned away from teeming treatment centres lay dead in the streets of Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Now, in those same facilities, many of the beds lie empty. Could the outbreak that has so ...   
30/10/2014
New York officials on Thursday announced a program to encourage healthcare professionals to work in Ebola-hit West Africa, an effort to deflect criticism that the state's mandatory quarantine could hamper the battle against the ...   
30/10/2014
When Ebola came to Dorcas's home on the outskirts of Freetown in Sierra Leone, the virus spared no one. Her mother brought it home from the clinic where she worked, caring for an Ebola patient who ultimately died. Her mother, in turn, gave the ...   
30/10/2014
A full-court press involving all public health tactics known to prevent Ebola transmission will be required to quell the current West African epidemic, a new study reports. Four practices in particular -- burying the Ebola-infected dead ...   
30/10/2014
Liberia, the country worst-hit by an Ebola epidemic, may be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, though the battle to contain the outbreak is far from won, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO Assistant Director ...   
30/10/2014
Mandatory quarantines ordered by some U.S. states for doctors and nurses returning from West Africa's Ebola outbreak are creating a "chilling effect" on aid work there, the humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders said on ...   
30/10/2014
The World Health Organization has warned that we must urgently scale up efforts to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa. WHO estimates that the rate of new cases will increase from 1,000 to 10,000 per week in the next two months. Though the ...   
30/10/2014
This has been an attention-grabbing week for Ebola in America. Starting with the diagnosis last Thursday of Dr. Craig Spencer, a physician who returned to New York City from West Africa, and continuing with the involuntary quarantine in New ...   
30/10/2014
In another sign panic over Ebola is peaking, an overwhelming majority of Americans believe travelers returning to the United States from West Africa should be quarantined until it is determined they are Ebola-free, a new CBS News poll ...   
30/10/2014
Two months ago, when clinician Tim Flanigan arrived in Monrovia to help Liberia combat its Ebola epidemic, it took ambulances a few days to respond to calls, dying people were turned away from designated treatment units, health care workers ran ...   
30/10/2014
Traditional funeral rites in West Africa that include kissing and touching a dead body are "superspreaders" of Ebola and must be halted, researchers said Thursday. If not, Liberia can expect 224 new cases per day by the beginning of ...   

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