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Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Canada Bans Travelers From Ebola-Hit Countries

Canadian federal citizenship ministry on Friday announced that it is suspending visa applications from anyone, who has recently visited Ebola-hit countries. “Effective immediately, Canadian visa officers have temporarily paused the processing of visa applications from foreign nationals, who have been physically present in a country, designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having widespread […]

Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 22, 2014. U.S. Agency for International Development photo by Morgana Wingard
Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 22, 2014. U.S. Agency for International Development photo by Morgana Wingard


What West Africa Can Teach The US About Ebola – OpEd

By Kwei Quartey When the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital missed a crucial diagnosis of the Ebola virus and released Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan to go home, it unleashed a sequence of events that is still unfolding rapidly. As in the great AIDS panic, the introduction of the Ebola infection into the American populace has resulted […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Improved Mouse Model Will Accelerate Research On Potential Ebola Vaccines, Treatments

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and colleagues have developed the first genetic strain of mice that can be infected with Ebola and display symptoms similar to those that humans experience. This work, published in the current issue of Science, will significantly improve basic research on Ebola treatments and vaccines, which […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Court Orders Movement Restrictions On Maine Nurse Over Ebola Fears

A District Court judge in Maine has authorized an order restricting the movements of a nurse who recently returned to the area from West Africa over fears that she might spread the deadly Ebola virus. In response to a request filed earlier this week by state officials, District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere wrote that […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Bioterrorism, ISIS And Ebola Mania – OpEd

Does demagoguery have an inventive side? Only if you assume semi-literacy is virtuous, and that imagination lies in the name of the manipulative. The combination of both Ebola and terrorism are the evil twins of the same security dilemma. It is manufactured. It is a confection. And it is, at the end, worthless in what […]

Australia
Australia


Australia Slammed For Closing Borders To Ebola-Struck West African States

Australia is the first country to temporarily close its borders to people traveling from West African states battling against the Ebola epidemic. The move comes despite the fact the Ebola-free country has not sent aid workers to any afflicted regions. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told parliament on Monday, Australia has issued a blanket visa ban […]