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Dublin: 18 °C Monday 22 September, 2014

#EBOLA

# ebola - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Eamon Dunphy, Trinity College, and Auschwitz: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of people think the Irish economy will get better in the coming year?

# ebola - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Deadly Ebola outbreak now a “threat to world peace”

That’s according to the UN Security Council, which met today.

# ebola - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Obama says the Ebola crisis is ‘spiralling out of control’

The American president ordered 3,000 US military personnel to West Africa to combat the growing health crisis.

# ebola - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everybody’s talking about: Micheál Martin’s bid for Taoiseach, US bombing the Islamic State, and an arrest over a serious sexual assault .

Obama orders 3,000 US troops to West Africa to ‘turn the tide’ on Ebola

The current outbreak has killed 2,400 people so far.

# ebola - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Scientists unveil magnetic gadget that can strip toxins out of blood

The device, which has only been tested in rats so far, could be adapted one day for removing Ebola from blood, they said.

# ebola - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Column: The Ebola outbreak is much more than a medical emergency

Food scarcities, rocketing transport costs, closures to schools and clinics – an on-the-ground account of the situation in Liberia.

# ebola - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Phil Hogan being nominated as the EU’s Agriculture Commissioner, Junior Certificate results, and GSOC.

Killer virus Ebola threatening Liberia’s existence

It comes after an assessment from the World Health Organization.

# ebola - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: ‘The lockdown of Sierre Leone won’t have a significant impact in dealing with Ebola’

All the Ebola treatment centres in Sierra Leone are currently full; they simply cannot take any more patients, writes Darren Hanniffy.

# ebola - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Four day ‘lockdown’ planned to halt spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

People won’t be allowed out of their homes during the period of the lockdown, and over 20,000 people are being hired to enforce it.

# ebola - Friday 5 September, 2014

Ebola outbreak could easily have been averted, says expert

There has been criticism of the World Health Organisation over the slow response to the Ebola outbreak.

# ebola - Thursday 4 September, 2014

The death toll from Ebola has jumped to more than 1,900

However, there are hopes that the global response to the crisis will soon have an impact.

# ebola - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

British Ebola victim discharged from hospital following experimental treatment

William Pooley had been treated at Britain’s isolation unit secure enough for Ebola patients.

# ebola - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking

Meanwhile, Morocco has vowed to keep up regularly scheduled flights to Ebola-hit nations in a “solidarity” move.

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?

There is no proven cure for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,400 people already.

# ebola - Friday 29 August, 2014

These scary-looking suits are pointless in fighting Ebola – Spanish doctors

Short version: “Let’s keep this simple…”

# ebola - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Column: What exactly is an ‘outbreak’?

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa raises some important questions about the treatment of infectious disease and the so-called developed world.

# ebola - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Schools told how to protect against Ebola

The HPSC says that the risk of the virus landing in Ireland is “very low”.

# ebola - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There has been a “very, very small” number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland

The HSE said it would not be providing information on other cases – but that there had been a “handful” of investigations apart from the Donegal death.

# ebola - Monday 25 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s fairly dull and gloomy out but here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Fears of new Ebola outbreak after two deaths in Congo

That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.

# ebola - Sunday 24 August, 2014

British Ebola victim being flown back to Britain

The healthcare worker is being flown home on a military plane.

# ebola - Friday 22 August, 2014

HSE rules out Ebola in death of Donegal man

“Infection control procedures, which had been put in place as a precautionary measure, will now be stepped down,” the HSE said today.

Two-year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone

New legislation passed as WHO outlines reasons it believes the current Ebola outbreak is being underestimated.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Before you launch into the last day of the week, here’s everything you need to know.

Test results expected in suspected Ebola case

The body of a man, who had recently travelled to part of Africa where Ebola has hit, was discovered yesterday morning.

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Experimental Ebola drugs shouldn’t just be given to well-off patients, say experts

Two US patients and a number of other doctors have been treated with experimental drug, Zmapp, which has never been used on humans before.

# ebola - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

US doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia to be released from hospital

Kent Brantly is one of two American Ebola patients controversially treated with an experimental drug.

# ebola - Sunday 17 August, 2014

“There are so many emergencies to respond to, there aren’t enough people”

World Humanitarian Day takes place on 19 August.

# ebola - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Woman in Scotland tests negative for Ebola virus

The woman fell ill at a deportation facility, but has tested negative for the disease.

# ebola - Friday 15 August, 2014

Suspected Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital

Ebola was suspected as one possibility for man suffering ‘flu-like’ symptoms but he has been cleared by medics.

Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital

A Dublin hospital had restricted access to the patient as they investigated Ebola as a possibility – they have now cleared him.

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

# ebola - Thursday 14 August, 2014

WHO says you’re unlikely to get Ebola on a plane

The number of people who have died has now hit 1,069.

Ebola lockdown takes economic toll in west Africa

Nearly 2,000 people have been infected by the Ebola outbreak.

# ebola - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room… Time Out This post contains videos

Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Why bats spread Ebola, remembering Robin Williams, and inside the Islamic State.

# ebola - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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