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# ebola - Saturday 18 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Everyone's sharing this sarcastic tweet about a Bono headline Burns Unit

Everyone's sharing this sarcastic tweet about a Bono headline

Because it’s great.

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.

This is the man America is trusting to stem the spread of Ebola

Ron Klain is Barack Obama’s “Ebola czar”.

# ebola - Friday 17 October, 2014

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

Ebola survivors 'shunned' as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting

Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

$100,000 ... That's all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.

This is what will happen if a person in Ireland gets Ebola

Plans are in place for a number of different scenarios.

# ebola - Thursday 16 October, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Air France plane grounded at Madrid airport due to suspected Ebola case

A passenger travelling from Lagos in Nigeria is reported to have a fever and shivers

Ireland might see 'a few cases' of Ebola. So, how will it cope?

It won’t be a Hollywood apocalypse, politicians heard today.

Nurse with Ebola given permission to fly but officials now looking for 132 passengers

The officials now admit she should not have been allowed to take the flight.

Is Ireland prepared to deal with Ebola? Doctors aren't convinced

“Obviously everyone in this country hopes that the Ebola virus is a problem that we never have to deal with”.

# ebola - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola

President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.

World Health Organisation warns the rate of Ebola could reach 10,000 a week

Ninety-five Liberian health workers have died so far in the epidemic.

A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

The worker also treated a man who died from the virus.

Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next

Researchers calculated which countries are most at risk for imported cases of Ebola.

# ebola - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg is donating €20 million to stop Ebola from 'becoming like HIV'

Facebook’s CEO said that the virus must be brought under control soon, before it becomes a “long-term global health crisis”.

US Ebola patient takes to Twitter to thank people for the "good vibes"

Meanwhile, a second US patient, Nina Pham, said she was “blessed”.

Someone bought ebola.com and is trying to sell it off for €118,500

The owners of the domain name say they’ve received “many inquiries” about it over the years, but have yet to sell it.

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won't be put down

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.

A UN employee has died from Ebola in Germany

The patient died during the night.

Ebola: Is it contagious and how does it spread? Here are the facts

With the Ebola virus breaking borders, people have been urged not to panic and read up on the facts.

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport

It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.

# ebola - Monday 13 October, 2014

Irish health expert: 'All our hospitals have to be ready for Ebola'

The Director of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre said we’ve moved into an emergency plan.

Liberian doctors strike to demand "danger money" for treating Ebola patients

The World Health Organisation has said Ebola ‘threatens the very survival of societies and governments in already very poor countries’.

From The42 AC Milan 'categorically deny' reports that Michael Essien has Ebola Business As Usual

AC Milan 'categorically deny' reports that Michael Essien has Ebola

“I’m well & will be training as usual tomorrow,” Essien said last night.

Poll: Are you worried about Ebola spreading to Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about Ebola spreading to Ireland?

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has confidence in Ireland’s plans.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Catch up as you wake up.

# ebola - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the Ebola patient in the US, water charges and the remote control for the Sean O’Casey Bridge that went missing…

'Breach of protocol' blamed for Ebola infection of Texas healthcare worker

The health worker was in the lower pool of those at risk and was wearing a protective gown, gloves and a mask.

JFK airport has started screening passengers for Ebola

The New York airport is the first of five American airports to start the screening.

# ebola - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Wetherspoon's, Facebook, and the Luas: The week in numbers

Plus: How many cars have been bought in Ireland so far this year?

Three more people isolated in Spain over Ebola concerns

This brings the number currently being monitored for Ebola symptoms to 16.

Britain is holding a very real practice for an Ebola outbreak

It features actors, a fake COBRA meeting and a Navy gunship.

'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

# ebola - Friday 10 October, 2014

Nurses demand details of HSE's Ebola plan

Nurses want to know what contingency plans and alert systems are in place.

'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

# ebola - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about “expensive cameras”, Sinn Féin, and an increasing number of Ebola scares.