Tag Archives: West Africa

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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NYC Physician Tests Positive For Ebola

A physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late today. The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea October 17 and developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue today. He is in isolation ...

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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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Freddie McGregor Heading To Africa Despite Ebola Warnings

Despite worldwide panic concerning the Ebola virus in west Africa, and Ebola warnings issued by Jamaica’s Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson, Freddie McGregor intends to honor a November 29 date in the east African country of Kenya. According to the veteran singer, pulling out due to paranoia would be unprofessional. “If you sign a contract, you must be man enough ...

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Blak Ryno Cancels Trip To Africa

Another Jamaican dancehall artiste is putting a halt on travel plans to Africa. Singjay Blak Ryno has cancelled an upcoming trip to Kenya following warnings by Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson. He was scheduled to perform in the capital city of Nairobi next week. “While I respect my fans in Kenya, I respect my health more,” Ryno said. “Right now, ...

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First Ebola Patient Diagnosed in USA Dies

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola inside the United States amid an outbreak that has killed thousands in Africa, died this morning at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the hospital said. File Photo: Thomas Eric Duncan He had been in critical condition after being diagnosed with the virus in mid-September. People who have ...

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Luciano Cancels African Tours in Fear of Ebola

Jamaican reggae singer Luciano has cancelled plans to travel to Africa for his upcoming tour, following warnings by Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson that entertainers should avoid travel to Ebola-affected countries of West Africa. It has been reported that the entertainer was led to change his plans due to his own research on the highly contagious and deadly Ebola disease. ...

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Ebola Vaccine Hopefully By Early 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting that a few promising vaccines against Ebola may be ready for use by early next year (2015). The deadly virus is now ravaging parts of West Africa, with recent data revealing that so far more than 6,574 people are infected with Ebola, and over 3,091 have died from the disease. However, WHO warns ...

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First Diagnosed Case of Ebola Confirmed in USA

A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today. Several other Americans were diagnosed in West Africa and then brought to the United States for treatment. The person who first tested positive for Ebola in the United States is a ...

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Nine Things To Know About The Ebola Virus

Hundreds of people are dead as the worst Ebola virus outbreak in history sweeps through West Africa. It began as a handful of cases in Guinea in March but quickly spread to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. Here are nine things to know about what the World Health Organization calls “one of the world’s most virulent diseases.” 1. Why does ...

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