Publication: H5N1

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Nigeria starts airport screening for Ebola

Via Airwise.com: Nigeria Starts Airport Screening For Ebola.Nigeria's civil aviation authority (NCAA) said on Thursday it had started temperature screening passengers arriving from places at risk from Ebola and had suspended pan-African airline Asky for ... [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 27 mins ago - 1 reports

Ebola in Sierra Leone: President's address to the nation

Via the presidential website: Address to the Nation on the Ebola Outbreak By His Excellency The President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma July 30, 2014. Excerpt:Today, I ask the entire nation to mourn with the families of our national heroes including Dr. Sheik ... [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

West Africa governments step up response to Ebola epidemic

Via the Wall Street Journal: West Africa Governments Step Up Response to Ebola Epidemic. Excerpt:LAGOS, Nigeria—Sierra Leone joined Liberia on Thursday in launching far-reaching measures to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus that has killed at least ... [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 5 reports

Ebola in Liberia: Legislator says "Go to health centers, not to bush"

Via the Daily Observer: Go to Health Centers, not to Bush. Excerpt:A lawmaker of the 53rd National Legislature, Ms. Mariamu B. Fofana, has called on communities across the country to help support the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia. Speaking ... [Published H5N1 - 12 hours ago]
Entities: Ebola, Liberia, Virus
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

CIDRAP: Ebola cases rise to 1,323; 2 African doctors die

Via CIDRAP, Lisa Schnirring has an excellent summary of a turbulent day: Ebola cases rise to 1,323; 2 African doctors die. Click through for the full, detailed report and many links. Excerpt:In West Africa's quickly evolving Ebola virus disease (EVD) ... [Published H5N1 - 12 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 3 reports

Ebola in West Africa: 1,323 cases, 729 deaths

Via WHO's Regional Office for Africa: Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update 29 July 2014. These numbers actually supersede the "new UN figures" mentioned in the post below. Excerpt, reformatted:New cases and deaths attributable to EVD continue to ... [Published H5N1 - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Ebola: What is the real risk to the UK?

Via The Guardian: Ebola: what is the real risk to the UK? Excerpt:If somebody with the virus in their body but not yet ill arrived at a UK airport, they would not be detected – who would know? But border control staff have been warned of the symptoms ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Ebola, United Kingdom, Risk
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 4 reports

Ebola in Liberia: Slight improvement in American cases

Samaritan's Purse is doing a good job of updating its website with the latest on this story: Slight Improvement for Doctor with Ebola. Excerpt:Dr. Kent Brantly, a doctor working for Samaritan’s Purse, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary with SIM, have shown ... [Published H5N1 - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

Ebola in Liberia: US ambassador says "We are not planning to evacuate our citizens"

Via the Daily Observer: ‘We Are not Planning to Evacuate Our Citizens’. Excerpt:United States Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Deborah Malac, has said that the US government does not intend to evacuate its citizens from the country as is being speculated ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 30 2014]
Entities: Citizen, Liberia, Ebola
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 4 reports

Ebola in Sierra Leone: Dr Khan to be buried in Port Loko

Via Politico SL News: Dr Khan to be buried in Port Loko.Dr Shek Umar Khan, the man leading Sierra Leone’s fight against the deadly Ebola disease, died yesterday, days after he had tested positive for the virus. He was aged 39. He was receiving treatment ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 9 reports

Ebola in West Africa: MSF update, July 28

Via MSF: Battling the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa. Excerpt:As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread, with 1,093 cases and 660 deaths now reported across west Africa, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is stepping up its response ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

Ebola in Liberia: Dr. Brantly "weak and quite ill" says colleague

Via MENAFM.com, an AFP report: US Ebola doctor 'weak and quite ill,' says colleague. Excerpt:An American doctor who has contracted the dangerous Ebola virus in Liberia is "weak and quite ill," a colleague of his told AFP on Tuesday. Kent Brantly, 33, ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 29 2014]
Entities: Ebola, Liberia, Infectious

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...He was put in isolation at the First Consultants Hospital in Obalende, one of the most crowded parts of the city, but died early on July 25.  "We have suspended Asky until they are able to show us what measures they have put inin place for passengers to ensure they do not bring Ebola" Adurogboye said...
... "The staff here are overwhelmed. This is a humanitarian crisis in Liberia," Nyenswah told Reuters by telephone. "People are being given care at their homes until we can move them to the new unit."  Nyenswah said the suspected patients were being treated by trained medical staff with full protective gear, but it would take at least 24-36 hours to...
...of contracting Ebola after they helped treat a visiting Liberian official who died of the disease last week in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.  "These are people who have had close contact with the victim" said Abdulsalami Nasidi, director of Nigeria's Center for Disease Control
...The man died.  "Though only one probable case has been detected so far in Nigeria, Ebola virusvirus infection in this country represents a significant development in the course of the outbreak" the WHO said...

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Ebola in Sierra Leone: President's address to t... [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
Nigeria starts airport screening for Ebola [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
Liberia to cremate Ebola corpses [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
Liberia: Justice ministry issues stringent meas... [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
Ebola as prequel to a longer story [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
Liberia: Two hospital administrators contract E... [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
Suspected Ebola cases sent home as Liberian iso... [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
West Africa governments step up response to Ebo... [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
Fatigue and fear hit staff on the Ebola front l... [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
A useful Ebola resource [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
Ebola in Liberia: Legislator says "Go to health... [Published H5N1 - 12 hours ago]
CIDRAP: Ebola cases rise to 1,323; 2 African do... [Published H5N1 - 12 hours ago]
Ebola in Sierra Leone: An editorial on Dr. Khan [Published H5N1 - 12 hours ago]
Ebola in Sierra Leone: Dr. Khan's funeral on Th... [Published H5N1 - 12 hours ago]
Ebola in Nigeria: Patrick Sawyer’s final hours ... [Published H5N1 - 13 hours ago]
India: Five more deaths in 24 hours take West B... [Published H5N1 - 13 hours ago]
India: 305 encephalitis deaths in Assam [Published H5N1 - 15 hours ago]
Gaza: Deadly shelling of another UN school draw... [Published H5N1 - 15 hours ago]
US: Peace Corps volunteers exposed to Ebola [Published H5N1 - 16 hours ago]
Ebola in West Africa: 1,323 cases, 729 deaths [Published H5N1 - 17 hours ago]
Ebola: Liberia shuts schools to tackle outbreak [Published H5N1 - 17 hours ago]
Ebola in Liberia: Slight improvement in America... [Published H5N1 - 19 hours ago]
US: Peace Corps removing volunteers in Liberia,... [Published H5N1 - 20 hours ago]
Ebola in Liberia: Sirleaf asks media to combat ... [Published H5N1 - 21 hours ago]
Liberia: Education ministry shut down as employ... [Published H5N1 - 21 hours ago]
Butler: Largest ever Ebola outbreak is not a gl... [Published H5N1 - 22 hours ago]
Ebola in the US—in 1992 [Published H5N1 - 22 hours ago]
US relief worker 'fighting through' Ebola virus... [Published H5N1 - Jul 30 2014]
Ebola: What is the real risk to the UK? [Published H5N1 - Jul 30 2014]
Ebola in Liberia: US ambassador says "We are no... [Published H5N1 - Jul 30 2014]
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Ebola in Sierra Leone: President's address to t... [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
Via the presidential website: Address to the Nation on the Ebola Outbreak By His Excellency The President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma July 30, 2014. Excerpt:Today, I ask the entire nation to mourn with the families of our national heroes including Dr. Sheik ...
Nigeria starts airport screening for Ebola [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
Via Airwise.com: Nigeria Starts Airport Screening For Ebola.Nigeria's civil aviation authority (NCAA) said on Thursday it had started temperature screening passengers arriving from places at risk from Ebola and had suspended pan-African airline Asky for ...
Liberia to cremate Ebola corpses [Published H5N1 - 1 hour ago]
Via The New Dawn: Burn Ebola bodies - Gov't order. Excerpt:The Liberian Government has ordered the Ministry of Health and relevant agencies to consider the cremation of all Ebola related dead bodies to avoid body tampering and contamination of water sources. The ...
Liberia: Justice ministry issues stringent meas... [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
Via allAfrica.com, a report in Heritage: Liberia: Justice Ministry Issues Stringent Measures to Curtail Ebola. Excerpt:The Ministry of Justice has issued several stringent measures to help curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country. Ebola ...
Ebola as prequel to a longer story [Published H5N1 - 2 hours ago]
The Tyee has published my article Ebola Outbreak: This Is Just the Prequel, based on a couple of my recent posts here. Excerpt:The other day, Victoria doctor Azaria Marthyman came home from a stint at a hospital in Liberia and put himself in voluntary ...
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