Posts Tagged ‘Ebola’

Doctor admits misleading medics over Pauline Cafferkey temperature

A doctor has admitted misleading other medics by concealing Pauline Cafferkey’s raised temperature before she became seriously ill with Ebola. Hannah ...

World still “grossly underprepared” for infectious disease outbreaks

The world remains “grossly underprepared” for outbreaks of infectious disease, which are likely to become more frequent in the coming decades. Inter...

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey admitted to hospital

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has been admitted to hospital for the third time since contracting Ebola in 2014. Health officials said she had been un...

Ebola response: Panel of global experts calls for critical reforms to prevent future pandemics

An independent group of 20 experts from around the globe has issued a hard-hitting analysis of the Ebola response to the 2014-15 outbreak in West Africa. ...

I question the wisdom of our fight against Ebola

I have to question the wisdom of the ‘brave’ nurses, GPs, psychiatrists and emergency medicine consultants who have travelled to Sierra Leone to ‘fig...

Surgeon brought to US for Ebola treatment dies

A surgeon from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola at a Nebraska hospital died on Monday, according to the hospital. Dr Martin Salia, a perma...

What stops doctors volunteering to fight Ebola?

The following letter appeared in the BMJ: The outbreak of Ebola virus disease has caused unprecedented demands on health systems in west Africa, which we...

Ebola crisis: fresh UK deployment to Sierra Leone

About 100 soldiers from the Royal Army Medical Corps are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of the UK's efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak. Internatio...

Mobilise all possible resources to control Ebola

Leading health experts have urged EU member states to “mobilise all possible resources” to assist West Africans in controlling the Ebola epidemic. The...

Ebola-hit nations in Africa may ‘face collapse’

The Ebola outbreak threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa, a think tank has warned. "The wor...

Ebola: global health systems fund needed

The Ebola crisis in west Africa could have been averted if governments and health agencies had acted on the recommendations of a 2011 World Health Organisa...