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WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The effort to contain Ebola in Senegal is "a top priority emergency," the World Health Organization said Sunday, as the government continued tracing everyone who came in contact with a Guinean student who has tested positive for the deadly disease in the capital, Dakar.

Worst Ebola Outbreak Ever

by Dish Staff Julia Belluz puts the West African epidemic in stark perspective: The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed more people than all previous Ebola outbreaks combined. The latest World Health Organization data on this year’s Ebola outbreak in West Africa shows 3,069 probable and confirmed cases and 1,552 deaths. The […]

WHO issues roadmap to scale up international response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa

The World Health Organization has issued a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa. The aim is to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6-9 months, while rapidly managing the consequences of any further international spread.

First Ebola case reported in Senegal as virus spread picks up speed

This map from the World Health Organization shows the location of cases throughout the countries with the most intense Ebola transmission, differentiating the number of cases to date in each area, and the number occurring within theShow More Summary

WHO says this week has seen the most Ebola cases yet

The World Health Organization said Friday that the past week has seen 500 recorded cases of Ebola, more than any other week thus far. The increase in Ebola cases proves that the crisis is becoming worse, the WHO reports. Most of this week's cases recorded were in Liberia, but the past week also marked record case numbers in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Show More Summary

WHO: World’s Worst Ebola Outbreak Could Affect 20,000 People or More

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that the recent Ebola outbreak that started in March of this year is accelerating at an alarming rate and could affect more than 20,000 people before it is contained. More than 40 percent of the total number

WHO: More Ebola cases in past week than any other

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The past week has seen the highest increase of Ebola cases since the outbreak in West Africa began, the World Health Organization said Friday, offering more evidence that the crisis is worsening.

Skip the Buffet and Other Simple Rules for Healthier Travel

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 20% to 50% of travelers — about 10 million people — get traveler's diarrhea every year. No bull. (See also: How to Travel This Holiday Season Without Getting Sick) It may be impossible...Show More Summary

Sense of urgency heightens over Ebola crisis

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The Ebola outbreak sweeping through West Africa will get significantly worse before it subsides, infecting as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday, even as U.S. researchers announced plans to begin human safety trials next week in a race to develop an effective vaccine. Read full article >>

Ebola Outbreak Evolving "In Alarming Ways," WHO Warns 20,000 Could Be Infected

More than 20,000 people may be infected with the Ebola virus before the outbreak in West Africa is controlled, warns the World Health Organization. As we noted previously, they believe the costs to fight this epidemic will be $490 million...Show More Summary

Ebola virus could infect 20,000 before outbreak is over, World Health Organization says

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The worst Ebola outbreak in history is only getting worse. The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the outbreak that has ravaged West Africa could infect 20,000 people before it is over. With 1,552 deaths recorded so far, the virus is certain to claim more lives than all of the previous Ebola outbreaks combined. Read full article >>

Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History Death Toll Climbs Over 1,500; Continues Accelerating

At least 1,552 people have died in West Africa as the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to accelerate, the World Health Organization has said.

New Ebola numbers show disease has killed half of those it has infected

The latest numbers show that the Ebola virus has killed 1,552 out of 3,069 known patients, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Ebola Could Infect 20,000 People, World Health Organization Says

The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could eventually affect 20,000 people—seven times more than the current number of cases—before it runs its course, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. Months after the disease was first identified, reported cases are still sharply rising. Read more...

WHO Calls for Stronger Electronic Cigarette Regulation

4 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The World Health Organization also wants a ban of indoor use of the product until conclusive proof that exhaled vapor is not harmful.

UN: We Could See 20K Ebola Cases

Ebola cases in West Africa could multiply sixfold, affecting up to 20,000 as the virus "continues to accelerate," the World Health Organization said today, per Reuters. Some 1,552 people have now died out of the 3,069 cases reported—though the actual number of cases could be four...

UN: Ebola Cases Could Eventually Reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan to stop Ebola by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may…

WHO: Ebola could infect more than 20,000 people

The World Health Organization released a statement Thursday saying that the Ebola virus could infect as many as 20,000 people, which is more than six times the number of currently known cases. The WHO also said that in many areas affected by the Ebola outbreak, the case numbers may be as many as four times higher than are currently known. Show More Summary

Ebola Could Eventually Afflict Over 20,000, W.H.O. Says

4 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

The forecast came as the World Health Organization said the overall toll had risen by more than 100, to 1,552 out of 3,069 cases in four countries.

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