Tag: Ebola

Vladimir Putin claims Ebola virus vaccine has been developed by Russia

“We have good news,” Putin was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti news agency.   “We have registered a drug against Ebola, which after the corresponding tests has been shown to be highly effective, more effective than the drugs used worldwide up to now.”   To date no approved vaccine or treatment for Ebola exists […]

Bill Gates warns on future disease epidemic

While Ebola seems to be being kept under control currently, next time “we may not be so lucky” the Microsoft co-founder warned.   He said that there were plenty of technology tools that could be used to contain the spread of a virus.   And, he added, governments should learn from how nations prepare for […]

Ebola outbreak can be ended in 2015: UN’s Ban Ki-moon

He said that so far results in the international effort to tackle Ebola remained uneven, stressing that many more health workers were needed in the worst-hit countries in West Africa.   “Our end game is not near. We must get to zero cases. Ebola is not a disease where you can leave a few cases […]

Russian FM Says Kerry Told Him to ‘Ignore’ Obama’s Criticism

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Secretary of State John Kerry told him to “ignore” recent statements by President Obama, which placed Russia’s involvement in Ukraine on a par with global threats such as ISIS terrorism and Ebola. Comments by the president, made at a Democratic campaign fundraiser last month and in his […]

Obama’s Ebola plans: A new boondoggle?

The Obama Administration’s proposed $6.18 billion emergency package to combat the Ebola epidemic is drawing skepticism from conservative analysts who suggest the crisis is being used to jam a massive dose of spending through the lame-duck Congress before a Republican majority takes over both Senate and House next January.   Their concern comes amid a […]

MINA Breaking News

An eyebrow-raising admission at the end of a Forbes article written by pharmacologist David Kroll reveals that the media has agreed not to report on suspected Ebola cases in the United States. In a piece entitled Liberian Traveler At Duke Hospital Shows Preliminary Negative Result For Ebola, Kroll describes attending a press conference involving Department […]

Health officials unveil plan to test multiple Ebola drugs at once

The quest for an Ebola treatment is picking up speed. Federal officials have unveiled a plan to test multiple drugs at once, in an umbrella study with a single comparison group to give fast answers on what works.   “This is novel for us” and is an approach pioneered by cancer researchers, said Dr. Luciana […]

Number of People Under “Active Monitoring” for Ebola in NYC Triples, City Officials Say

The number of people under “active monitoring” for Ebola symptoms has increased from 117 on Monday to 357 people Wednesday, health officials said. The vast majority of those being monitored arrived in New York City within the past 21 days from the three Ebola-affected countries, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said in […]

Thousands break Ebola quarantine to find food

Thousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them, aid agencies said. Large swaths of the West African country have been sealed off to prevent the spread of Ebola, and within those areas many people have been ordered to stay in their […]

As Ebola declines in Liberia, health officials reassess response plans

The rate of new Ebola infections here has declined so sharply in recent weeks that even some of the busiest treatment facilities are now only half-full and officials are reassessing the scale of the response needed to quell the epidemic.   The turnaround has occurred without the provision of a single treatment bed by the […]