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    2. October 20, 2014

      Nigeria saw off Ebola but fraud and Boko Haram plague country

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    1. October 16, 2014

      Campaign to halt Ebola is barely off the ground in west Africa

      In a village near Port Loko, a “hot zone” of Ebola infection in Sierra Leone, the “isolation unit” at the local health...

    2. October 15, 2014

      US races to track 132 passengers on flight with Ebola patient

      The infection of a second US healthcare worker with Ebola triggered a race on Wednesday to track down 132 air passengers who...

    3. The A-List

      October 15, 2014

      An underfunded WHO is incapable of fighting Ebola

      Protective clothing at a WHO training centre in Liberia  © PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images Now that Ebola has reached the US...

    4. October 14, 2014

      Business loses out by neglecting dementia pound

      When drivers at Mainline Sevens, a Salford taxi company, received pick-up requests from an elderly customer in the early...

    5. October 14, 2014

      WHO predicts Ebola cases in west Africa will soar up to tenfold

      The Ebola epidemic in west Africa is set to reach a peak of between 5,000 and 10,000 cases a week by early December – up to...

    6. October 14, 2014

      You see a loophole, we Irish call it ‘opportunity’

      My friend the hill farmer went into anaphylactic shock last week when he heard that the double Irish could be banned. Part...

    7. October 13, 2014

      Ebola virus threatens state failure, World Health Organisation warns

      The Ebola outbreak is threatening “state failure” in west Africa, the World Health Organisation warned, as the US said it...

    8. October 13, 2014

      Nigeria’s hard-earned lesson for quashing Ebola

      When Liberian development consultant Patrick Sawyer collapsed in the arrivals hall of Lagos airport with the symptoms of...

    9. FT Data

      October 13, 2014

      Interactive: tracking the Ebola outbreak

      The current Ebola virus outbreak has claimed more than 4,000 lives in West Africa, as well as one in the US and a small...

    10. October 12, 2014

      US health worker tests positive for Ebola

      Oct 12 – A Texas health worker who provided care for the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US has tested positive for...

    11. October 10, 2014

      Ebola virus: ‘Our people are dying’

      Thomas Frieden, head of the US Centers for Disease Control and a 30-year veteran of public health work, can think of only...

    12. October 9, 2014

      Ebola thrives in absence of weapons to contain it

      At the beginning of 2014, Ebola was very much a neglected disease, feared for its high mortality rate but not generally...

    13. October 9, 2014

      Ebola outbreak points to need for behavioural change

      Mohamed Lamin Turay has seen the dangers of Ebola close up in Sierra Leone and it has only strengthened his resolve to help...

    14. October 9, 2014

      Environmental and educational efforts lead assault on trachoma

      Some diseases are devastating because of their symptoms, some because of their outcome. Blinding trachoma is both:...

    15. October 9, 2014

      War waged on scourge of the lesser known diseases

      It is one of Africa’s most feared diseases with symptoms including fever, swelling of internal organs and skin lesions. If...

    16. October 9, 2014

      Shoes, sanitation and culture are key in eradicating hookworm in Kenya

      Kapalo Wenslaus grew up in western Kenya where perfect conditions exist for hookworm to flourish. The weather is hot and...

    17. October 9, 2014

      Snake bite anti-venom remains crude and expensive

      On a farm at an undisclosed location in Utah, a British company milks venom from 500 carefully nurtured snakes every month....

    18. October 9, 2014

      Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is in a global fight against suffering

      The war on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is being fought by “boots on the ground” in the jungles of Africa and Asia....

    19. October 9, 2014

      African leaders plead for more help to fight Ebola

      The leaders of the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak pleaded on Thursday for the international community to...

    20. October 9, 2014

      Chinese company develops Ebola treatment

      One of China’s leading generic pharmaceutical companies has purchased the rights to commercialise an experimental drug...

    21. October 8, 2014

      Travel groups resigned to Ebola impact on investor confidence

      Airlines, hotels, tour operators and cruise businesses are resigned to a period of crisis management as investors retreat...

    22. October 7, 2014

      Experts reject fears Ebola could become airborne

      Virologists rejected suggestions on Tuesday that Ebola might mutate to become an airborne virus after a Spanish nurse became...

    23. October 6, 2014

      Tobacco lobby aims to derail WHO on tax increases

      A tobacco-industry funded lobby group will attempt to derail a World Health Organisation summit aimed at agreeing increased...

    24. October 5, 2014

      The fight against Ebola now needs a social front

      The Acholi people called it gemo – a bad spirit that arrived suddenly, like an ill wind – and they had strict protocols to...

    25. October 5, 2014

      Better governance is the only sustainable solution for Africa

      When I first started talking about the potential for investment and business opportunities in Africa some 20 years ago, I...

    26. The World

      October 1, 2014

      International alarm grows as Ebola virus spreads

      The news that a patient with the Ebola virus is receiving treatment in an American hospital is making headlines in the US....

    27. October 1, 2014

      First US Ebola case diagnosed in Texas

      American health officials said on Wednesday that an individual who had recently travelled to the US from west Africa was...

    28. September 26, 2014

      Battling cancer: Focus turns to defence as best form of attack

      It has been described as the beginning of the end of cancer. A new wave of drugs that harnesses the body’s immune system to...

    29. September 25, 2014

      Ebola is yet to be truly confronted

      All humanitarian crises become more costly and complex to manage the longer they are left unchecked. The Ebola epidemic...

    30. September 23, 2014

      A ravenous Ebola epidemic that the world could have stopped

      Daniel Drezner, a politics professor at Tufts University, once wrote about what would happen if zombies rose from the dead...

    31. September 23, 2014

      Ebola cases could hit 1.4m by January, say researchers

      The deadly Ebola virus could infect up to 1.4m people in west Africa by January, according to a new US projection that is...

    32. September 19, 2014

      Why the world is getting safer

      The bad news just doesn’t seem to let up. The other day my publisher friend Mariia emailed from Kharkiv in Ukraine. When I...

    33. September 17, 2014

      IMF and World Bank pledge $300m for Ebola campaign

      The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have pledged $300m in emergency aid for the three most affected countries...

    34. September 17, 2014

      Oxford volunteer given experimental vaccine against Ebola

      Britain’s trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola has begun in Oxford with the first healthy volunteer receiving the...

    35. September 12, 2014

      Castro and Gates unlikely allies in fight against Ebola

      Raúl Castro and Bill Gates may not be the most natural allies but the pair have emerged this week at the forefront of...

    36. September 5, 2014

      Sierra Leone plans national ‘lockdown’ to halt Ebola

      Sierra Leone is preparing a four-day nationwide “lockdown” in an effort to contain the Ebola epidemic that has killed more...

    37. September 5, 2014

      Critics fume over WHO call for curbs on ecigarette sales

      The debate over the safety of electronic cigarettes – and how they should be regulated – intensified on Friday as a panel of...

    38. September 3, 2014

      Volunteers sought for human trials of Ebola vaccine

      Researchers at Oxford university’s Jenner Institute are seeking sixty healthy people for the first human trials of an Ebola...

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