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EU Declares 75 Million to Fight Ebola in West Africa

The European Commissionn Monday declared  that the European Union (EU) has pledged 61 million euros ($75 million) as fresh support to combat the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa. EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced the aid during his visit to Guinea from Friday to Sunday, Xinhua reported. Of the total assistance of 61 million euros, ...

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Targeting Hot Zones in Africa May Prevent HIV Spread by 40%, Shows UCLA Model

Though Ebola in Africa has attracted much of the world’s attention recently, a severe HIV epidemic rages on in sub-Saharan Africa and more than 34 million people are infected with HIV; in sub-Saharan Africa alone, 3 million new infections occur annually. Researchers at UCLA have devised a plan they say would be much more effective in reducing HIV transmission. Not ...

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Ebola: WHO Achieves Goal, Treats 70 Per Cent Patients in Africa

A senior official from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday that WHO has achieved its goal of isolating and treating 70 percent of Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry, where transmission of the viral epidemic has been reduced significantly. It has also succeeded in ensuring that 70 percent of Ebola victims are buried safely, WHO ...

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Ebola Virus Can be Present in Sperm for 82 Days, Says WHO

Clarifying the wary authorities in India and other countries who have mounted screening of patients returning from West africa, The World Health Organization said human sperm can carry the Ebola virus for over 82 days, and those who have recovered from the disease should wear condomes for at least three months. Underscoring the potential to transmit the virus sexually for ...

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Indian Quarantined at Delhi Airport Tested Negative for Ebola

The Indian man, who had travelled to Liberia and got infected with Ebola but cured, continues to be symptom free and his tests for the killer virus have been found negative, an official statement said Saturday. “The 26-year-old male, Indian, who had undergone Ebola treatment in Liberia, is presently quarantined at Airport Health Organization Quarantine Centre, New Delhi,” the statement ...

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40 Killed in Plague Outbreak in Madagascar as Ebola Taunts the Other Side of Africa

At least 40 people were killed in an outbreak of plague in Madagascar island as the Ebola is taunting the other side of Africa. The disease may spread rapidly as fleas on the island have been found with high levels of resistance to a leading insecticide, BBC reported citing a World Health Organisation (WHO) warning. Humans usually develop the bubonic ...

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