Germany unveils special jet to transport Ebola patients

Germany unveils special jet to transport Ebola patients

Berlin, Nov 28 (IANS) The German government unveiled Thursday at Berlin’s Tegel Airport a special medical evacuation plane, which is designed to transport patients infected with Ebola. The aircraft “Robert Koch” is equipped with special “isolation units”, which are connected to a separate exhaust system to prevent the spread of the virus, Xinhua reported. The […]

Ebola could infect more than a million, US warns

CDC headquarters in Atlanta

  Atlanta, Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) More than a million people could be infected with the Ebola virus by January unless greater efforts are made to contain the disease in West Africa, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention have said.In a press conference at CDC headquarters in Atlanta Tuesday, health authorities said that between 550,000 […]

UN chief welcomes US assistance to fight Ebola

UN chief welcomes US assistance to fight Ebola

United Nations, Sep 17 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the US support against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and called for “bold and courageous” international efforts to fight the epidemic. “The secretary-general warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the United States government to provide a range of measures to assist in the global response to Ebola […]

SC notice on plea to screen travellers from Ebola-affected areas

SC notice on plea to screen travellers from Ebola-affected areas

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that passengers coming on international flights from Ebola-affected countries in African be screened to ensure that they are free of deadly virus.A bench of Chief Justice R.M.Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman was […]

Number of Ebola cases may reach 20,000: WHO

Number of Ebola cases may reach 20,000: WHO

  Geneva, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The number of people infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa could reach 20,000, six times more than the current estimates, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned Thursday.This is one of the main conclusions the WHO presented Thursday in its assessment of the epidemic, in which suggestions and guidelines to […]

Human trials of Ebola vaccine to start next week

Human trials of Ebola vaccine to start next week

  Washinton, Aug 29 (IANS) The US government announced Thursday that it will start initial human trials of Ebola vaccine next week.The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement that the phase one clinical trial will determine if a vaccine, co-developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and GlaxoSmithKline […]

Ebola epidemic to get worse: health official

Ebola epidemic to get worse: health official

  London, Aug 28 (IANS) The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will get worse before it gets better, said a top public health official, the BBC reported Thursday.Tom Frieden, director of the US-based Centres for Disease Control, said the epidemic would need an “unprecedented” response to bring it under control.Health ministers from the Economic Community of […]