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# ebola - Today’s News

Further Ebola trial runs to be carried out to ensure health services are ready HSE

Further Ebola trial runs to be carried out to ensure health services are ready

One carried out earlier this week was deemed to be successful.

Ireland is giving another €1m to help the global fight against Ebola

To date, Ireland has provided direct funding of almost €3 million to help fight the deadly virus.

From The Daily Edge Worst parents in the world make their son bawl by pretending he has Ebola Heartless

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…


Italian man who made ‘sick joke’ about Ebola on Dublin flight spared conviction

Businessman Roberto Binaschi will make a €2500 donation to charity.

Man who wrote Ebola on Aer Lingus coffee cup set for court appearance

The man is believed to have written “Attentione Ebola” on the cup.

# ebola - Yesterday’s News

Here’s what happened today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about Enda Kenny meeting with accused republicans, the new Rehab CEO and an Aer Lingus passenger arrested for an Ebola scare.

Passenger arrested for writing Ebola on an Aer Lingus coffee cup

Two female passengers and a male passenger were arrested at the scene.

“It’s not science-based” – Nurse who treated Ebola patients refuses to be quarantined

The state of Maine is considering a court order to detain Kaci Hickox.

# ebola - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission EBOLA This post contains images

The Mater Hospital held a practice run for a potential isolation unit admission

Britain held a similar simulation to assess how prepared services were for a possible Ebola outbreak.

# ebola - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

US says people returning from West Africa DON’T have to be quarantined because of the stigma

The Centre for Disease Control says some policies have been creating a stigma.

# ebola - Monday 27 October, 2014

Australia is not allowing anyone from Ebola-hit nations into the country

It comes as a teenager arriving from Guinea and put into isolation has tested negative for the disease.

Opinion: Welcome to the new normal – global instability

From the rise of extremist groups in the Middle East, to conflict on the fringes of Europe, it’s clear the world is entering a new age of international relations.

# ebola - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Teenager in isolation and being tested for Ebola in Australia

The 18-year-old travelled from Guinea.

Nurse in Ebola quarantine criticises how her case has been handled

Kaci Hickox says it is a frightening time.

# ebola - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Five questions that everyone has about Ebola

Where did it come from? And how can it be overcome?

Dallas nurse cured of Ebola receives hug from Obama

President Obama is trying to stem public fear about the disease, stating that people must be guided by science.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

Two-year-old girl dies of Ebola in Mali’s first case

The girl had recently returned to Mali from neighbouring Guinea.

# ebola - Friday 24 October, 2014

The chances of Ebola reaching Ireland? ‘Very low’

That’s according to the National Public Health Emergency Team.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge 7 people who briefly thought Doctor Who had Ebola Oops

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola

Craig Spencer had recently returned from Africa.

More than 90,000 Ebola deaths expected in Liberia by Christmas

The number of Ebola treatment centre beds and other measures needed to control the epidemic substantially exceeds the total pledged.

# ebola - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Yes, there are still people who don’t know what Ebola is Burn This World

‘When my son’s test for Ebola came back positive, it was a night of agony for me’

16-year-old Kollie James has become Médecins Sans Frontières’ 1,000th Ebola survivor.

# ebola - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

There may be a cure for Ebola “within weeks”

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

# ebola - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Visitors to the US from West Africa can only land at five airports

This will allow authorities to focus their health checks.

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola

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’

That is the opinion of emergency doctors.

Without exit screenings, 3 people with Ebola would fly out of West Africa every month

New research has also found that screening people leaving West Africa is far more efficient than screening those arriving at other countries.

# ebola - Monday 20 October, 2014

Woman tests negative for Ebola at Mater Hospital

She was taken to the National Isolation Unit.

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

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

From The Daily Edge Ebola-shaped plush toys exist, and they have completely sold out Cuddly Ebola

Ebola-shaped plush toys exist, and they have completely sold out

Ebola has become the T. Rex of microbes, apparently.

From The Daily Edge This woman’s homemade hazmat suit is going super viral Suits You

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

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

# ebola - Sunday 19 October, 2014

“We can’t give in to Ebola hysteria” – Obama

Cuba has offered to help in the fight against the disease.

# ebola - Saturday 18 October, 2014

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers

Plus: How much has Mark Zuckerberg donated to the fight against Ebola?

Ebola could be the ‘humanitarian disaster of our generation’

That’s according to Oxfam, which works in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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