Ebola Virus

 
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Midday Roundup: Illness ends writing, teaching career of J.I. Packer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | End of an era. Theologian J.I. Packer has had to cancel planned speaking and writing engagements after developing macular degeneration, an age-related…

Midday Roundup: Belgian police arrest two in New Year’s terror plot

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Thwarted. Belgian police have arrested two men suspected of plotting attacks against prominent sites in Brussels during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Police…

Midday Roundup: U.S. releases spy in alleged concession prize to Israel

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Released. Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard was released on parole today after 30 years in federal prison for passing U.S. secrets to Israel. Pollard asked to…

Health workers warn Ebola epidemic might spread through unsafe sex

By D. Joy Riley
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Ebola Virus | The Ebola epidemic is not necessarily over, according to The New England Journal of Medicine . Last week the prestigious journal reported a study of 100…

Midday Roundup: Palestinian rage rocks Israel with violent attacks

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Insecure. At least seven Israelis and two dozen Palestinians have died in two weeks of uninterrupted violence in Israel. On Tuesday, a series of attacks by…

WHO perfects conference calls, bungles epidemic response

By Wayne Stender
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Ebola Virus | The World Health Organization (WHO) bungled the response to last year’s Ebola outbreak, according to a new Associated Press report that identifies the key…

Vaccines & Viruses: Measles outbreak kills over 300 in Congo

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Measles mortality. An outbreak of measles is wreaking havoc in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least 315 people have died in Katanga, a copper and cobalt…

Ebola survivors still struggling to live

By Julie Borg
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Ebola Virus | The West African Ebola outbreak that began in 2014 has afflicted about 27,000 people so far and has claimed the lives of more than 11,000 of its victims. The…

Ebola makes a comeback in Liberia

By Onize Ohikere
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Ebola Virus | On May 9, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Liberia Ebola-free after 42 days without any new cases.  During the outbreak, the country recorded…

Vaccines and Viruses: South Korean MERS outbreak kills 33

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | MERS controls. South Korea reported its 33rd death this week in a contagious outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that began in May. The outbreak…

Vaccines & Viruses: Ebola makes a comeback

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Ebola is back. Cases of Ebola are ticking up again in Guinea and Sierra Leone, after the virus was eradicated from Liberia in May and seemed to be on the…

Vaccines & Viruses: Troubled trials for Ebola vaccine

By Daniel James Devine
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Vaccines & Viruses | Confounded results. After killing more than 4,700 people in Liberia, the Ebola virus has stopped spreading there, according to health officials who declared…

 
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