Doctors that dealed with Ebola epidemic in Africa return to Cuba

A group of 150 Cuban doctors returned to Cuba today, after leaving the epidemic of Ebola more controlled, local media reported. “At 1:06 am (5:06 GMT) of Monday 150 health collaborators arrived to the country, 98 of them from Sierra Leone and 52 from Liberia, where they...

President of Sierra Leone announced quarantine order by Ebola

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma announced the end of all quarantine measures taken to combat the Ebola virus due to reversing of the epidemic in the country, which has the largest number of cases. “The restrictions on the movement of people will be...

Vatican grants 3 million euros to combat Ebola in Africa

The Vatican announced on Wednesday it will allocate EUR 3 million ($ 3,546,000) to combat Ebola in West Africa and urged the private and public agents to also increase funding aimed at combating this disease. The Holy See reported that “funds will be available to the...

Scotland registers its first case of Ebola coming from Sierra Leone

Scotland today confirmed its first case of Ebola in a health worker who arrived last Sunday to Glasgow coming from Sierra Leone. The patient, who came to the Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight after a stop in Casablanca (Morocco) and London, is isolated and under...

Sierra Leone confines its population to prevent spread of Ebola

Sierra Leone on Wednesday ordered the confinement of the population in the north for five days to prevent the spread of the epidemic of Ebola and where also several areas of the country already suffering restrictions on movement. “The five-day confinement affects the entire...

New outfit for physicians who treat Ebola patients will be safer

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University developed a new type of outfit for health workers struggling against Ebola. The new outfit will not only be more comfortable, but also less likely to accidentally infect users. The suit just got the funding from the US Agency for...

The spread of Ebola decreases in Sierra Leone, according to the WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday that the death toll from the Ebola epidemic affecting Central Africa increased to 6,915 people from 18.603 cases in December 14. The organization added that there are signs that show that the incidence in Sierra Leone...

Time magazine chose doctors who fight Ebola as “Person of the Year”

Doctors, nurses and others who fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa have been chosen as ‘Person of the Year 2014’ by the prestigious American magazine Time. “For risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving” lives, said the editor Nancy Gibbs to...