Tag Archives: Sierra Leone

First Caribbean National Tests Positive For Ebola

A Cuban doctor on the frontlines of the battle against Ebola in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first Caribbean national known to have contracted the deadly disease. Dr. Felix Baez, a specialist in internal medicine, is one of 165 Cuban medical professionals who have been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone since early October. The ...

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5,000 Dead From Ebola Across Eight Countries

More than 5,000 people have died from the Ebola virus, marking a macabre waypost that coincides with the disease’s return to Mali and a pickup in its spread in Sierra Leone, according to a status update released yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ebola has killed 5,160 out of 14,098 people infected across eight countries, according to the group’s ...

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Ebola Patient Dies in Germany Despite Treatment

A UN medical worker, infected with Ebola, died today at a hospital in Germany. Doctors at the hospital in Leipzig said the man, 56, originally from Sudan, died despite receiving experimental drugs to treat the virus. More than 4,400 people have died from the outbreak, mainly in West Africa. The rate of new cases at some of the “epicentre” areas ...

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No Cases Of The Ebola Virus Reported in Jamaica

Following a brief scare yesterday that someone in Jamaica had been diagnosed with Ebola, the Ministry of Health has come out strongly denying the claim and firmly stated that Jamaica has no case of the deadly disease that is now ravaging parts of Africa. “I want to categorically state that this time we have no suspected case of Ebola in ...

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World Bank Pledges US$200mil To Fight Ebola

The World Bank Group has pledged US$200 million in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone contain the spread of Ebola. The death toll from the West Africa Ebola epidemic now stands at 887. The Work Bank says the money will be used to help communities cope with the economic impact of the crisis, and improve public health ...

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