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Dublin: 13 °C Thursday 23 October, 2014


# ebola - Today’s News

‘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 - Yesterday’s News

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.

From The Daily Edge This ‘Ebola’ Halloween costume is the worst Halloween costume Not Ok
From The Daily Edge Everyone’s sharing this sarcastic tweet about a Bono headline Burns Unit

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.

This is the man America is trusting to stem the spread of Ebola

Ron Klain is Barack Obama’s “Ebola czar”.

# ebola - Friday 17 October, 2014

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

Cruise ship heading home with Ebola scare passenger in isolation

The woman is said to have no symptoms and to be at low risk to the guests and crew.

Ebola survivors ‘shunned’ as lepers, they tell Sierra Leone meeting

Thirty five Ebola survivors told how they the disease had prevented them returning to their old lives.

Column: What is life like in a city hit by Ebola? An Irish voice from Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a very friendly, sociable place but that is changing. People are avoiding church and the mosque, and shops have chlorine buckets outside for people to wash their hands before they enter.

$100,000 … That’s all the UN has in its dedicated Ebola trust fund

The cash, which came from Colombia, is a tiny fraction of the $1 billion that the UN has estimated it needs to fight the epidemic.

This is what will happen if a person in Ireland gets Ebola

Plans are in place for a number of different scenarios.

# ebola - Thursday 16 October, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Air France plane grounded at Madrid airport due to suspected Ebola case

A passenger travelling from Lagos in Nigeria is reported to have a fever and shivers

Ireland might see ‘a few cases’ of Ebola. So, how will it cope?

It won’t be a Hollywood apocalypse, politicians heard today.


Nurse with Ebola given permission to fly but officials now looking for 132 passengers

The officials now admit she should not have been allowed to take the flight.

Is Ireland prepared to deal with Ebola? Doctors aren’t convinced

“Obviously everyone in this country hopes that the Ebola virus is a problem that we never have to deal with”.

# ebola - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola

President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.

World Health Organisation warns the rate of Ebola could reach 10,000 a week

Ninety-five Liberian health workers have died so far in the epidemic.

A second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

The worker also treated a man who died from the virus.

Here are the countries where Ebola is most likely to show up next

Researchers calculated which countries are most at risk for imported cases of Ebola.

# ebola - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg is donating €20 million to stop Ebola from ‘becoming like HIV’

Facebook’s CEO said that the virus must be brought under control soon, before it becomes a “long-term global health crisis”.

US Ebola patient takes to Twitter to thank people for the “good vibes”

Meanwhile, a second US patient, Nina Pham, said she was “blessed”.

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Someone bought and is trying to sell it off for €118,500

The owners of the domain name say they’ve received “many inquiries” about it over the years, but have yet to sell it.

Dog of Texas nurse with Ebola won’t be put down

There was uproar when it was suggested that the dog of a Spanish Ebola patient be put down.


A UN employee has died from Ebola in Germany

The patient died during the night.

Ebola: Is it contagious and how does it spread? Here are the facts

With the Ebola virus breaking borders, people have been urged not to panic and read up on the facts.

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport

It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.

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