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# outbreak - Friday 24 October, 2014

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola
# Doctors Without Borders
# Doctors Without Borders

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Oct 24th 2014, 6:53 AM 15,304 Views 46 Comments

Craig Spencer had recently returned from Africa.

# outbreak - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

There may be a cure for Ebola "within weeks"
# Serum
# Serum

There may be a cure for Ebola "within weeks"

Oct 22nd 2014, 8:32 AM 16,135 Views 47 Comments

The serum will use the blood of people who recovered from the disease.

# outbreak - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola
# All Clear
# All Clear

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola

Oct 21st 2014, 4:59 PM 11,787 Views 50 Comments

Teresa Romero was hospitalised in Madrid on 6 October after contracting the virus while caring for two Ebola patients.

'Ireland's crowded emergency departments are not ready for Ebola'
# Are You Ready?
# Are You Ready?

'Ireland's crowded emergency departments are not ready for Ebola'

Oct 21st 2014, 7:50 AM 6,241 Views 24 Comments

That is the opinion of emergency doctors.

# outbreak - Monday 20 October, 2014

Charlie Flanagan has been in Europe to discuss how to fight Ebola
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Charlie Flanagan has been in Europe to discuss how to fight Ebola

Oct 20th 2014, 6:41 PM 10,580 Views 40 Comments

EU ministers have callled for ‘united, coordinated, and increased efforts’ to fight the virus.

Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola may now be free of the virus
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola may now be free of the virus

Oct 20th 2014, 7:31 AM 8,020 Views 11 Comments

Teresa Romero was the first person outside of Africa to contract the virus.

# outbreak - Saturday 18 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 18th 2014, 9:15 AM 26,073 Views 13 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

Oct 18th 2014, 8:17 AM 9,916 Views 26 Comments

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

# outbreak - Thursday 16 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 16th 2014, 7:42 AM 6,965 Views 29 Comments

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

# outbreak - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 15th 2014, 11:08 PM 7,797 Views 18 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

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

Oct 15th 2014, 11:12 AM 7,155 Views 44 Comments

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

A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola
# Dallas
# Dallas

A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

Oct 15th 2014, 11:03 AM 7,141 Views 19 Comments

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

# outbreak - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 14th 2014, 8:15 AM 40,775 Views 60 Comments

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

# outbreak - Sunday 12 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 12th 2014, 8:40 PM 44,318 Views 112 Comments

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

# outbreak - Friday 10 October, 2014

Ireland is not bringing in airport checks for Ebola, says Department of Health
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ireland is not bringing in airport checks for Ebola, says Department of Health

Oct 10th 2014, 7:57 AM 7,089 Views 56 Comments

Ireland is fully prepared to deal with any possible Ebola case, the Chief Medical Officer said.

# outbreak - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola

Oct 9th 2014, 7:17 AM 9,003 Views 21 Comments

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

# outbreak - Friday 26 September, 2014

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year

Sep 26th 2014, 9:50 PM 8,469 Views 24 Comments

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
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

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

Sep 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 3,018 Views 8 Comments

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

# outbreak - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Number of Ebola cases could hit 20,000 within weeks

Sep 23rd 2014, 4:28 PM 7,669 Views 34 Comments

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

# outbreak - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Deadly Ebola outbreak now a "threat to world peace"
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Deadly Ebola outbreak now a "threat to world peace"

Sep 18th 2014, 10:50 PM 8,389 Views 26 Comments

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

# outbreak - Thursday 11 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 11th 2014, 1:10 PM 66 Views 6 Comments

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

# outbreak - Saturday 6 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 6th 2014, 12:50 PM 7,469 Views 10 Comments

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.

# outbreak - Friday 5 September, 2014

Ebola outbreak could easily have been averted, says expert
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Ebola outbreak could easily have been averted, says expert

Sep 5th 2014, 6:15 AM 8,858 Views 16 Comments

There has been criticism of the World Health Organisation over the slow response to the Ebola outbreak.

# outbreak - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Aug 30th 2014, 12:24 PM 5,566 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.

# outbreak - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Schools told how to protect against Ebola
# Contain It
# Contain It

Schools told how to protect against Ebola

Aug 27th 2014, 3:40 PM 10,315 Views 34 Comments

The HPSC says that the risk of the virus landing in Ireland is “very low”.

# outbreak - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland

Aug 26th 2014, 10:44 PM 22,863 Views 38 Comments

The HSE said it would not be providing information on other cases – but that there had been a “handful” of investigations apart from the Donegal death.

# outbreak - Sunday 24 August, 2014

British Ebola victim being flown back to Britain
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

British Ebola victim being flown back to Britain

Aug 24th 2014, 4:01 PM 10,750 Views 27 Comments

The healthcare worker is being flown home on a military plane.

# outbreak - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Woman in Scotland tests negative for Ebola virus
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Woman in Scotland tests negative for Ebola virus

Aug 16th 2014, 12:47 PM 8,457 Views 20 Comments

The woman fell ill at a deportation facility, but has tested negative for the disease.

# outbreak - Friday 15 August, 2014

Suspected Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital
# Stand Down
# Stand Down

Suspected Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital

Aug 15th 2014, 10:34 AM 46,094 Views 131 Comments

Ebola was suspected as one possibility for man suffering ‘flu-like’ symptoms but he has been cleared by medics.

Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital

Aug 15th 2014, 7:52 AM 181,793 Views 405 Comments

A Dublin hospital had restricted access to the patient as they investigated Ebola as a possibility – they have now cleared him.

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think
# Underestimated
# Underestimated

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

Aug 15th 2014, 7:26 AM 20,950 Views 26 Comments

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

# outbreak - Thursday 14 August, 2014

WHO says you're unlikely to get Ebola on a plane
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

WHO says you're unlikely to get Ebola on a plane

Aug 14th 2014, 5:57 PM 15,019 Views 25 Comments

The number of people who have died has now hit 1,069.

# outbreak - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Priest dies from Ebola in Spain as death toll exceeds 1000
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Priest dies from Ebola in Spain as death toll exceeds 1000

Aug 12th 2014, 10:33 AM 13,692 Views 31 Comments

He had been treated with an experimental US serum after being evacuated from Liberia to Spain.

# outbreak - Monday 11 August, 2014

Rwanda tests German student for Ebola
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Rwanda tests German student for Ebola

Aug 11th 2014, 7:40 AM 7,844 Views 17 Comments

The results will be available in 48 hours, the country’s health ministry said.

# outbreak - Saturday 9 August, 2014

How would Ireland fare in the event of a global pandemic?
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

How would Ireland fare in the event of a global pandemic?

Aug 9th 2014, 10:15 AM 22,580 Views 45 Comments

Not too bad, actually.

# outbreak - Friday 8 August, 2014

US doctor with Ebola releases statement from isolation ward and says he is getting better
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

US doctor with Ebola releases statement from isolation ward and says he is getting better

Aug 8th 2014, 10:21 PM 14,336 Views 37 Comments

“When the result was positive, I remember a deep sense of peace that was beyond all understanding,” he said.

Irish aid workers travel to Sierre Leone to help with Ebola outbreak
# Virus
# Virus

Irish aid workers travel to Sierre Leone to help with Ebola outbreak

Aug 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,820 Views 17 Comments

The GOAL support team will travel to areas worst affected by the outbreak.

# outbreak - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

"He's in good spirits" - New York hospital waits for test results on possible Ebola victim
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

"He's in good spirits" - New York hospital waits for test results on possible Ebola victim

Aug 5th 2014, 9:49 PM 13,690 Views 14 Comments

Almost 900 people have died across west Africa in the deadliest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded.

# outbreak - Monday 4 August, 2014

Second case of ebola confirmed in Nigeria
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Second case of ebola confirmed in Nigeria

Aug 4th 2014, 2:46 PM 10,918 Views 38 Comments

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country.

# outbreak - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Ebola outbreak is "moving faster than our efforts to control it"
# Africa
# Africa

Ebola outbreak is "moving faster than our efforts to control it"

Aug 2nd 2014, 8:18 AM 15,827 Views 66 Comments

The World Health Organisation says consequences could be “catastrophic” if the disease continues to spread.