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# ebola - Friday 10 October, 2014

'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.

British airports to introduce Ebola screening

Downing Street confirmed the move today in a bid to help stop the deadly virus from spreading,

Ebola: Government task force meets as Taoiseach says outbreak is of "gravest concern"

84 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in Spain after a nurse was admitted to hospital in Madrid.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Catch up as you wake up.

Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola

The woman had just returned from working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone.

# ebola - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Thomas Eric Duncan, first US Ebola patient, has died

A hospital in Dallas, Texas broke the news this afternoon.

Poll: Should animals at risk of the Ebola virus be killed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should animals at risk of the Ebola virus be killed?

Excalibur, the pet dog of an infected Spanish nurse, is due to be euthanised.

# ebola - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a father who murdered his sons, Ryanair planes in a ruckus, and new rules for home loans.

Ebola: Outrage as Spanish authorities plan to euthanise pet dog of infected nurse

A petition to stop it has tens of thousands of signatures already.

WHO says Ebola is "unavoidable" in Europe as three more isolated in Spain

A Spanish nurse tested positive for Ebola yesterday.

# ebola - Monday 6 October, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Ebola, HSE waiting lists, and The Wind.

Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola in first infection to take place outside Africa

The infection has now been confirmed by Spain’s Health Minister.

NBC cameraman with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

Pictured is Dr Mitchell Levy, father of the patient, Ashoka Mukpo.

# ebola - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Love/Hate, dolphins, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers

Plus: What’s the average age for people getting married now?

# ebola - Friday 3 October, 2014

Ireland pledges an extra €1 million to fighting Ebola outbreak

So far, more than 3,000 people have died after contracting the disease.

Ebola fears for 50 people who were in close contact with US patient High Risk This post contains videos

Ebola fears for 50 people who were in close contact with US patient

His family have also been ordered to stay inside their apartment.

NBC confirms one of its cameramen has caught Ebola

The 33-year-old American is to be flown back to the US for treatment.

The 9 at 9: Friday

You’ve made it to Friday. Good work. Here are the nine stories you need to know.

# ebola - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Five people are infected with Ebola every hour in Sierre Leone

New cases being recorded are doubling every few weeks.

# ebola - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Children being monitored after contact with US man with ebola

The man became infected in Liberia and travelled to Texas.

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'

The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.

'We should be worried about Ebola - but for Africa, not ourselves'

Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know.

# ebola - Friday 26 September, 2014

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year

The US President said international aid simply is not flowing into West Africa fast enough.

European doctors urge governments to "mobilise" in fight against Ebola

Irish medical personnel are among those who have signed the letter calling on western governments to join the fight.

# ebola - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Ebola education team killed amid fears of organ harvesting

The bodies were found in a septic tank of a primary school. 27 people have been arrested.

A worker from Irish aid agency Concern has died from a suspected case of Ebola in Liberia

The 42-year-old father of two passed away yesterday after showing symptoms of the virus.

# ebola - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks

Members of the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Health are set to meet with NGOs to discuss the issue tomorrow.

# ebola - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Eamon Dunphy, Trinity College, and Auschwitz: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people think the Irish economy will get better in the coming year?

# ebola - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Deadly Ebola outbreak now a "threat to world peace"

That’s according to the UN Security Council, which met today.

# ebola - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Obama says the Ebola crisis is 'spiralling out of control'

The American president ordered 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the growing health crisis.

# ebola - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about: Micheál Martin’s bid for Taoiseach, US bombing the Islamic State, and an arrest over a serious sexual assault .

Obama orders 3,000 US troops to West Africa to 'turn the tide' on Ebola

The current outbreak has killed 2,400 people so far.

# ebola - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Scientists unveil magnetic gadget that can strip toxins out of blood

The device, which has only been tested in rats so far, could be adapted one day for removing Ebola from blood, they said.

# ebola - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Column: The Ebola outbreak is much more than a medical emergency

Food scarcities, rocketing transport costs, closures to schools and clinics – an on-the-ground account of the situation in Liberia.

# ebola - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Phil Hogan being nominated as the EU’s Agriculture Commissioner, Junior Certificate results, and GSOC.

Killer virus Ebola threatening Liberia's existence

It comes after an assessment from the World Health Organization.

# ebola - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: 'The lockdown of Sierre Leone won't have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola'

All the Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone are currently full; they simply cannot take any more patients, writes Darren Hanniffy.

# ebola - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Four day 'lockdown' planned to halt spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

People won’t be allowed out of their homes during the period of the lockdown, and over 20,000 people are being hired to enforce it.