Liberia President Orders New Anti-Ebola Measures

A top Liberian doctor working at Liberia’s largest hospital died on Saturday, and two American aid workers have fallen ill, underscoring the dangers facing those charged with bringing the outbreak under control.

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after the first meeting of a new taskforce she created and is

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West Africa Ebola Epidemic “Out Of Control”

Deadly virus outbreak is worst on record, say health experts.

Immediate action is needed to contain the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, World Health Organization (WHO) officials warned Wednesday. At least 600 cases and 390 deaths in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea have been reported since the epidemic began in March. "There is an urgent need to intensify response efforts," Dr. Luis Sambo, WHO

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Saudi Death Toll From MERS Virus Rises To 186

The ministry said late Wednesday another 565 people had contracted the virus in Saudi Arabia.

Mideast Saudi MERS in Mecca

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's Health Ministry says 13 people have died over the last two weeks from the Middle Eastern respiratory virus. The ministry says 186 people in total have died from the virus since it was discovered in 2012. The ministry said late Wednesday another 565 people had contracted the virus in Saudi Arabia. The

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100,000 bats dead after heatwave in Australia

Tens of thousands of bats fell dead from the sky as temperatures soared over the weekend.

While satellites, computers and measuring stations are now used to forecast the weather, many farmers around the world used to rely on Mother Nature’s signs. Some still do. In Australia, for example, ants building nests on top of fence posts or turtles leaving rivers en masse were considered signs that the heavens were about to open. A bright

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