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Ebola-Stricken Doctors In Nigeria Say Fluids Saved their Lives

Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria are crediting heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives.

The World Health Organization today declared Nigeria to be free of Ebola -- a rare victory against the disease that is ravaging West Africa

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WHO Predicts Expansion Of Ebola Cases

Over the next six weeks, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could sicken 20-thousand people.

Researchers with the World Health Organization and London's Imperial College say the virus could infect 20-thousand people by the beginning of November, unless intensive control measures are launched

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Sierra Leone Plans Nationwide Shutdown To Slow Ebola Virus

The Western African nation of Sierra Leone is taking drastic steps to try to slow the spread of the Ebola virus. Starting at midnight tonight, there will be a three-day nationwide shutdown. The nation's six million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding

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W.H.O. Says Junk Food Kills

I hate it when pronouncements are made that scare the bejeezus out of everyday folks. But it's my job to not only comment on the content but also share it with you, so you can decide for yourselves. According to the World Health Organization, global obesity and overweight rates have doubled since 1980 and "more people die from eating too much, and too poorly, than from a lack of food."

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WHO Says Ebola Virus May Be More Widespread Than Thought

The World Health Organization is expressing concern that ``an invisible caseload'' of Ebola patients is going undetected by government surveillance measures in West Africa.

In a situation assessment issued today, the WHO notes that treatment centers opened over the past two weeks in Liberia were immediately overwhelmed by patients that had not been identified previously

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Latest News On Ebola Virus

Missionaries who worked with Ebola patients in Liberia are going to be quarantined upon their return to North Carolina. The Charlotte-based Christian group SIM USA said none of the missionaries are showing signs of sickness

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Ethical Issues Over Use Of Experimental Ebola Drugs

The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease. But some health experts fear debate over limited doses will distract from tried-and-true measures to curb the growing outbreak _ things like more rapidly identifying and isolating the sick

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Ebola Outbreak Termed “Out Of Control”

The head of the World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is out of control.

WHO chief Margaret Chan warned today that the outbreak is moving faster than international efforts to control it

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