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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

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# Outbreak
Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola
The woman had just returned from working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone.
# Outbreak
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.
# Outbreak
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.
# UN Security Council
Deadly Ebola outbreak now a "threat to world peace"
That’s according to the UN Security Council, which met today.
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.
# Outbreak
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.
Ebola outbreak could easily have been averted, says expert
There has been criticism of the World Health Organisation over the slow response to the Ebola outbreak.
# Outbreak
Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking
Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.
# Contain It
Schools told how to protect against Ebola
The HPSC says that the risk of the virus landing in Ireland is “very low”.
# Outbreak
There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland
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.
British Ebola victim being flown back to Britain
The healthcare worker is being flown home on a military plane.
# Outbreak
Woman in Scotland tests negative for Ebola virus
The woman fell ill at a deportation facility, but has tested negative for the disease.
# Stand down
Suspected Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital
Ebola was suspected as one possibility for man suffering ‘flu-like’ symptoms but he has been cleared by medics.
# Outbreak
Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital
A Dublin hospital had restricted access to the patient as they investigated Ebola as a possibility – they have now cleared him.
# underestimated
WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think
The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.
# Outbreak
WHO says you're unlikely to get Ebola on a plane
The number of people who have died has now hit 1,069.
# Outbreak
Priest dies from Ebola in Spain as death toll exceeds 1000
He had been treated with an experimental US serum after being evacuated from Liberia to Spain.
# Outbreak
Rwanda tests German student for Ebola
The results will be available in 48 hours, the country’s health ministry said.
# Outbreak
How would Ireland fare in the event of a global pandemic?
Not too bad, actually.
# Outbreak
US doctor with Ebola releases statement from isolation ward and says he is getting better
“When the result was positive, I remember a deep sense of peace that was beyond all understanding,” he said.
# Virus
Irish aid workers travel to Sierre Leone to help with Ebola outbreak
The GOAL support team will travel to areas worst affected by the outbreak.
# Outbreak
"He's in good spirits" - New York hospital waits for test results on possible Ebola victim
Almost 900 people have died across west Africa in the deadliest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded.
# Outbreak
Second case of ebola confirmed in Nigeria
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country.
# Africa
Ebola outbreak is "moving faster than our efforts to control it"
The World Health Organisation says consequences could be “catastrophic” if the disease continues to spread.
# Outbreak
World Health Organisation launches €75 million ebola plan
The outbreak has been called “an extraordinary challenge”.
# Outbreak
Sierra Leone declares "Stay At Home Day" in bid to curb ebola
An American doctor who contracted the disease is said to have made a slight recovery.
# Outbreak
Canadian doctor quarantined as ebola outbreak continues to spread
The death toll now stands at 672 in the deadliest outbreak of the disease ever.
# Outbreak
Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?
This video shows how the infection takes hold.
# Outbreak
American doctor who moved to Africa to help Ebola patients has contracted the disease
Dr Kent Brantly had been working to contain the outbreak, which has killed more than 660 people already.
# Outbreak
Advice for Irish travelers updated, as Ebola spreads to Nigeria
A Liberian national who traveled to Africa’s most populous nation has died in quarantine in Lagos.
# West Africa
Ireland commits a further €144K to fight worst Ebola outbreak in history
The outbreak started in Guinea in early 2014 and has spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
# Outbreak
Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE...
The recommendation applies to a number of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries.
# Liberia
DFA updates travel advice for Irish citizens, following Ebola outbreak
101 deaths have been recorded to date in Guinea, and 12 in neighbouring Liberia.
# Outbreak
Crowd attacks Ebola treatment centre
The violence took place in a town in Guinea where at least 14 people have died of the deadly disease.
# infected
Students told to check that they're vaccinated after measles outbreak
Two cases have been confirmed at NUI Galway in the first cases in the country so far this year.
# Epidemic
Aid agency worker dies as Ebola outbreak spreads
Meanwhile, Senegal has closed border crossings to Guinea “until further notice” in an attempt to contain the deadly virus.
# Outbreak
DFA updates travel advice, as Guinea Ebola epidemic spreads
An outbreak of the virus has killed dozens of people in the West African nation’s southern forests.
# Outbreak
Funerals are spreading deadly Ebola virus, warn doctors
The outbreak of the virus has already claimed 61 lives.
# Outbreak
Ebola has now spread into Liberia, say Irish aid workers
The deadly virus has already killed more than 60 people and infected many more.