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Liberia's Ebola disposal teams preserve life after death
Liberia's Ebola disposal teams preserve life after death

Heavily pregnant when she died, Fatimah Jakemah is lifted unceremoniously by experts in biohazard suits and zipped into a body bag.

Liberia's Ebola disposal teams preserve life after death
Barack Obama. ©RIA Novosti
Obama warns stopping Ebola 'will not be easy'

Barack Obama told West Africans that Ebola could be beaten but cautioned that it would not be easy to stem the spread of the deadly disease.

Obama warns stopping Ebola 'will not be easy'
Travel restrictions could worsen Ebola crisis: experts
Travel restrictions could worsen Ebola crisis: experts

Travel restrictions could worsen West Africa's Ebola epidemic, limiting medical and food supplies and keeping out much-needed doctors.

Travel restrictions could worsen Ebola crisis: experts
Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights
Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights

The three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left isolated as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.

Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights
Nigeria delays start of school year over Ebola virus
Nigeria delays start of school year over Ebola virus

Nigeria said that resumption of classes in all public and private schools will be delayed by a month to put in place "preventive measures".

Nigeria delays start of school year over Ebola virus
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Astana ready to fight serious infectious outbreaks, including Ebola

The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa put doctors and epidemiologists all over the world on alert, in Kazakhstanб too.

Astana ready to fight serious infectious outbreaks, including Ebola
Air France staff refuse to fly to Ebola-hit nations
Air France staff refuse to fly to Ebola-hit nations

Some Air France flight crews are refusing to board planes bound for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria over fears of the Ebola outbreak.

Air France staff refuse to fly to Ebola-hit nations
Infected Ebola patients flee after attack on Liberia clinic
Infected Ebola patients flee after attack on Liberia clinic

Seventeen Ebola patients in Liberia who fled from a guarantine centre after it was attacked by club-wielding youths were missing.

Infected Ebola patients flee after attack on Liberia clinic
Evidence that Ebola outbreak 'vastly' underestimated: WHO
Evidence that Ebola outbreak 'vastly' underestimated: WHO

The World Health Organisation said the magnitude of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been "vastly" underestimated .

Evidence that Ebola outbreak 'vastly' underestimated: WHO
Chikungunya test vaccine shows promise: makers
Chikungunya test vaccine shows promise: makers

A candidate vaccine against the joint disease chikungunya showed promise by provoking an immune response in human trials.

Chikungunya test vaccine shows promise: makers
Rwanda tests possible Ebola case: health ministry
Rwanda tests possible Ebola case: health ministry

Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, checking for the deadly tropical disease.

Rwanda tests possible Ebola case: health ministry
WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency
WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency

Nigeria became the latest country to declare a national emergency over the deadly Ebola virus.

WHO declares Ebola epidemic a global emergency
Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa
Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa

States of emergency were in effect across overwhelmed west African nations Friday with the death toll from the Ebola epidemic nearing 1,000.

Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa
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Peace Corps withdraws from W. Africa over Ebola fears

The US Peace Corps announced it was pulling hundreds of volunteers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone due to growing concerns over the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa.

Peace Corps withdraws from W. Africa over Ebola fears
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Kazakhstanis recommended to postpone Hajjs to Saudi Arabia

Kazakhstanis are highly recommended to postpone Hajjs to Saudi Arabia amid a deadly virus outbreak.

Kazakhstanis recommended to postpone Hajjs to Saudi Arabia
Medical laboratory. © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Meningitis hits another city in Kazakhstan

78 more people have been registered with meningitis in Kazakhstan.

Meningitis hits another city in Kazakhstan
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Chief doctor denies Astana meningitis outbreak

Chief sanitary doctor of Kazakhstan's capital Zhandarbek Bekshin has denied that there is a meningitis outbreak in Astana.

Chief doctor denies Astana meningitis outbreak
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Suspected meningitis knocks down 160 in Astana

Suspected meningitis forced more than a hundred people into hospital beds in Astana.

Suspected meningitis knocks down 160 in Astana
Two Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims
Two Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims

Alarm soared in west Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Two Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims
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HIV scare after Australian health worker diagnosed with virus

Australian authorities were urging 399 people in eastern Victoria state to have an HIV test after a health care worker was diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS.

HIV scare after Australian health worker diagnosed with virus