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US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

5 hours 24 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up. Full Story
Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown

Sierra Leone: 130 Ebola cases found in lockdown

8 hours 20 mins ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health teams that went door-to-door in Sierra Leone found 130 confirmed cases of Ebola during a nationwide shutdown to slow the spread of the disease, an official said Tuesday, as authorities consider repeating the unprecedented exercise. Full Story
Ebola threat to EU is 'low' but readiness needed

Ebola threat to EU is 'low' but readiness needed

9 hours 24 mins ago
MILAN (AP) — EU health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is "low" but that they must improve coordination and prevention measures just in case. Full Story
Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

10 hours 18 mins ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's president said Tuesday that health workers found "many sick people and corpses" during a three-day lockdown of the country, which is battling an unprecedented Ebola outbreak. Full Story
US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

11 hours 38 mins ago
LONDON (AP) — New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone — unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up. Full Story

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Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak

Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak

14 hours 36 mins ago
LONDON (AP) — Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 — before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far. Full Story
WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

16 hours 11 mins ago
LONDON (AP) — New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up, according to an analysis published online Tuesday by the New England Journal of Medicine. Full Story
Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

Sierra Leone, Liberia brace for new Ebola cases

1 day ago
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the outbreak with a nationwide checkup and a large new clinic. Full Story