The deadly virus had long confined itself to the backwoods of Africa. Increasing deforestation has led to its frequent emergence as epidemics
Author: Vani Manocha
EBOLA IS back, and this time it has held the world hostage. With 2,200 people suffering from the haemorrhagic fever and more than 1,200 deaths in four West African countries, as of August 20, this is the biggest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded. The World Health Organization has declared the epidemic an "international emergency" and called for "extraordinary measures" to contain it.
Scare in Delhi: three persons in Dwarka area of south-west Delhi are under watch for possible symptoms
Author: Kundan Pandey
The World Health Organization (WHO) today declared the spread of Ebola in West Africa an international health emergency. The announcement came as news spread about three persons in New Delhi being kept under watch for possible Ebola symptoms.
While declaring health emergency, the world health agency has stressed on need for coordinated international response to stop and reverse the international spread of Ebola.
On Friday, it was disclosed that three persons in New Delhi are being kept under watch for possible Ebola symptoms
Author: Vani Manocha
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday declared the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, the deadliest till date, an international health emergency. Earlier, on Wednesday, the international health agency had announced that it would convene a panel of medical ethicists to explore the use of experimental treatment in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. So far, more than 930 people have died from the disease in West Africa this year.
The US holds patents on a strain of the Ebola virus and appears to have a cure for the deadly disease
Author: Latha Jishnu
AS THE deadly Ebola virus spreads in West Africa taking a lethal toll with its hemorrhagic fever, curious reports are emerging of the patents the US holds on a certain strain of the virus and the interest of its Department of Defence in developing a vaccine with a Canadian biotech firm. The details are sketchy but indicate an overwhelming American interest in Ebola.
The facts are thus: the US authorities administered an experimental serum, preserved in sub-zero temperature and flown under strict supervision to Africa, to two of its citizens who had contracted the virus in Liberia and were in critical condition, before flying them home.