Nigeria Rushes To Get Isolation Tents For Ebola | Boston Herald

Posted by Susan on 06:20 AM, 10-Oct-14

Signs posted across the city warn people not to urinate in public. Kenneth Akihomi, a 47-year-old worker installing fiber-optic cable, said he was carefully washing his hands to avoid infection. But he said most people were relying on faith to stay healthy. "They're not panicking. They are godly people," he said. "They believe they can pray, and maybe very soon there will be cure." The revelation of more infections also came amid a public-sector doctors' strike in Nigeria that began in early July. So far, health workers monitoring the latest Ebola patients are still on the job. Nigeria is the fourth West African country to be hit by the Ebola outbreak since it first emerged in March in the remote tropical forests of Guinea.
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U.s. To Increase Production Of Experimental Ebola Drug | Tampa Bay Times

Posted by Susan on 07:26 AM, 08-Oct-14

federal officials are planning to sharply increase production of ZMapp, which is viewed by many experts as the most promising experimental drug for treating people stricken by Ebola in West Africa. Related News/Archive Experimental Ebola serum shows hope 2 Months Ago The Department of Health and Human Services is in advanced discussions to enlist Caliber Biotherapeutics, a Texas company that... [Read More]

Howard University Patient Does Not Have Ebola, Says Dc Dept. Of Health - Washington Times

Posted by Susan on 02:49 AM, 07-Oct-14

of Health ** FILE ** (Associated Press) more > By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Saturday, October 4, 2014 A patient admitted to Howard University Hospital in Washington for Ebola-like symptoms does not have the disease, the DC Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Saturday. The patient has been admitted to... [Read More]

Mobile Tech On The Africa Health Frontier - Arthur Allen -

Posted by Susan on 07:27 PM, 05-Oct-14

is funneling money into mobile health programs. | AP Photo Close By ARTHUR ALLEN | 8/4/14 10:53 AM EDT Updated: 8/4/14 12:36 PM EDT Billions have been spent to bring AIDS medicines to patients in Africa, but a technology with just as much lifesaving potential can be had for pennies: the text message. As African leaders gather for a summit... [Read More]