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Tag: Liberia

  • Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 13:19 UTC

    Two first patients treated for Ebola virus in US hospital have been released

    After thanking God for his recovery, Dr. Brantly said he was glad for the attention his sickness has attracted to the plight of the West Africa epidemic

    The two United States aid workers who were the first patients ever to be treated for the Ebola virus at a hospital in the US have been released, capping a transcontinental medical drama that stirred public debate about whether citizens with the virus or exposed to the virus should have been allowed to return.

  • Saturday, August 2nd 2014 - 07:48 UTC

    Growing concerns the Ebola outbreak could spread globally by travelers

    Thousands are believed to have been infected by the virus, which can go unnoticed for three weeks and kills up to 90% of victims.

    Concerns have been expressed about the possibility of the current Ebola outbreak spreading globally after an infected airline passenger introduced the deadly virus to Nigeria. All outbreaks since 1976, when Ebola was first identified, have been confined to rural and forested areas in Africa, with the previous highest death toll being 280.