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Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses Promised by Early 2015

Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses Promised by Early 2015

  GENEVA, Switzerland, October 26, 2014 (ENS) – At a high-level emergency meeting convened by the World Health Organization on Thursday, pharmaceutical companies developing Ebola vaccines committed to accelerate production capacity...

 

Ebola Jumps Around the World

Ebola Jumps Around the World

NEW YORK, New York, October 24, 2014 (ENS) – The worst Ebola outbreak in history, which began in West Africa in March, is traveling around the world. On Thursday, a New York City emergency room doctor who worked with Ebola patients in...

 

Ebola Strikes United States

Ebola Strikes United States

  DALLAS, Texas, October 1, 2014 (ENS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first Ebola case in the United States in a person who returned to Texas by plane after visiting the West African country of...

 

Japanese Volcano Erupts, Kills Dozens, Rescue Halted

Japanese Volcano Erupts, Kills Dozens, Rescue Halted

  TOKYO, Japan, September 29, 2014 (ENS) – At least 31 people may have lost their lives as the sudden eruption of Mount Ontake in central Japan Saturday took climbers by surprise, trapping them near the summit. The volcano, Japan’s...

 

Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

Obama Sends 3,000 Soldiers to Battle Ebola; UN Seeks $1 Billion

  NEW YORK, New York, September 16, 2014 – The United Nations announced today that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared,...

 

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

Thousands Rescued From Deadly Flash Floods in India, Pakistan

  NEW DELHI, India, September 9, 2014 (ENS) – Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the the heaviest monsoon rains to fall for 50 years in the Himalayan region of Jammu & Kashmir. Thousands are still trapped on rooftops, and...

 

WHO: Halting Ebola Will Take Six Months, $600 Million

WHO: Halting Ebola Will Take Six Months, $600 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, September 5, 2014 (ENS) – The United Nations’ senior leadership on the Ebola virus disease say they can stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa within six to nine months, but only if a “massive”...

 

BP Found Guilty of ‘Gross Negligence’ and ‘Reckless’ Conduct

BP Found Guilty of ‘Gross Negligence’ and ‘Reckless’ Conduct

  NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, September 4, 2014 (ENS) – U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier today found British oil giant BP guilty of “gross negligence,” “willful misconduct” and recklessness for its role in the...

 

Icelandic Volcano Spews Fiery Lava, But No Ash

Icelandic Volcano Spews Fiery Lava, But No Ash

  REKJAVIK, Iceland, September 2, 2014 (ENS) – Air travel officials and scientists are keeping a close eye on Holuhraun, a lava field in the Icelandic Highlands, where a volcanic eruption Friday and a larger eruption Sunday has opened...

 

Testing of Ebola Vaccine on Humans Begins

Testing of Ebola Vaccine on Humans Begins

  BETHESDA, Maryland, August 29, 2014 (ENS) – Fast-tracked human testing of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin next week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID, part of the U.S. National...

 

WHO’s Ebola Response Plan Admits Virus Could Infect 20,000

WHO’s Ebola Response Plan Admits Virus Could Infect 20,000

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 28, 2014 (ENS) – The World Health Organization today issued an overarching plan to guide and coordinate the international response to the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa that...

 

Enticed by Marie’s Waves, California Surfer Dies

Enticed by Marie’s Waves, California Surfer Dies

  LOS ANGELES, California, August 28, 2014 (ENS) – High waves generated by Tropical Storm Marie hammering Southern California beaches turned fatal on Tuesday. An unconscious surfer rescued from the turbulent waters near Malibu Pier...

 

Greece Calls for Firefighting Help to Save Ancient City

Greece Calls for Firefighting Help to Save Ancient City

  ATHENS, Greece, August 26, 2014 (ENS) – Wildfires devouring forests in the central and southern parts of Greece are being extinguished with the help of the European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism. France responded to Greece’s...

 

Icelandic Volcano Shaken by Earthquakes, Airlines on Alert

Icelandic Volcano Shaken by Earthquakes, Airlines on Alert

  REYKJAVIK, Iceland, August 26, 2014 (ENS) – Icelandic officials and scientists are warning airlines and travelers of intense seismic activity at the Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland’s second highest mountain. Starting in early...

 

Major Earthquake Rattles San Francisco Bay Area

Major Earthquake Rattles San Francisco Bay Area

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 24, 2014 (ENS) – At 3:20 am Sunday, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the small city of American Canyon in California’s wine-growing Napa County, 35 miles northeast of San Francisco. The quake...

 

U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

U.S. Completes Destruction of Syrian Chemical Weapons At Sea

  THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – All 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas that were removed from the Syrian Arab Republic and loaded onto the U.S. Maritime Vessel Cape Ray in early July, have...

 

Ebola Crisis Worse Than Feared, Health Workers Harassed

Ebola Crisis Worse Than Feared, Health Workers Harassed

  GENEVA, Switzerland, August 18, 2014 (ENS) – The numbers of reported Ebola virus cases and deaths “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the crisis” health workers at Ebola outbreak sites in four West African countries...

 

Stray Dogs Spread Rabies Menace in Afghanistan

Stray Dogs Spread Rabies Menace in Afghanistan

  By Qaisar Khosti KHOST, Afghanistan, August 13, 2014 (ENS) – Sari, a resident of Motun in the Khost province of southeast Afghanistan, wept as he described how he could do nothing but wait for his son to die. Nearly a month ago,...

 

Canada Donates Experimental Vaccine to Fight Ebola

Canada Donates Experimental Vaccine to Fight Ebola

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, August 12, 2014 (ENS) – Canada will donate at least 800 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization, WHO, to fight the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa,...

 

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Arrives in Atlanta, 729 Die in Africa

Ebola-Stricken Doctor Arrives in Atlanta, 729 Die in Africa

  ATLANTA, Georgia, August 4, 2014 (ENS) – The Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is treating the first American infected with the deadly Ebola virus in a specially built isolation ward near the country’s main medical agency,...