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Potential Ebola patient in New York had contact with few NEW YORK: The doctor being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital had direct contact with very few people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday."Our understanding is that very few people were in direct contact with him," the mayor said of the patient at Bellevue Hospital, identified as Dr. Craig Spencer of Harlem.Copyright Reuters, 2014


Mali becomes sixth West African nation hit by Ebola BAMAKO: Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people.Mali's Health Minister Ousmane Kone told state television that the patient in the western town of Kayes was a two-year-old girl who had recently arrived from neighbouring Guinea, where the outbreak began."The condition of the girl, according to our services, is ...

Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight ABUJA/FREETOWN: Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.With financial pledges flowing in from around the world but trained doctors and nurses scarce in the three worst effected countries -- Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the African Union appealed last week to member states to urgently fill the gap.African nations' response to ...

NY doctor being tested for Ebola has not been working at hospital NEW YORK: The doctor being tested in New York for Ebola has not been back to his hospital job or seen patients since returning from West Africa, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said on Thursday.Dr. Craig Spencer was described as a "committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first" in a statement released by the hospital in upper Manhattan.Spencer, 33, who was in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders, was being tested ...

German consumer confidence stops falling: survey FRANKFURT: Consumer confidence in Germany has stopped falling, as households appear to be no longer fazed by concerns about the economic fallout from geopolitical crises, a new poll found on Friday. Following the recent declines, "consumer sentiment rose again somewhat in October and the downward trend has come to an end," market research company GfK said in a statement."Consumers appear to be less unnerved by the ongoing geopolitical tensions and the ensuing economic slowdown. Both ...

New Japan minister hit by S&M bar scandal TOKYO: Japan was stung Thursday by its third political scandal in a week after the country's new industry minister -- whose predecessor resigned in disgrace over misspending -- admitted that his underlings had spent office cash at a sex bar.The new revelations could deal another serious blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose administration is already facing a public backlash over its bid to turn Japan's shuttered nuclear reactors back on while his plan to ...

Cypriot president pulls out of EU summit over health scare BRUSSELS: Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades pulled out of a European Union summit on Thursday after he was taken to a Brussels hospital with a nose bleed, the government said. After tests showed he was suffering from high blood pressure, doctors sent the president back to his Brussels hotel and advised him to rest for 48 hours, a Cypriot government statement said. Anastasiades contacted European Council President Herman Van Rompuy to let him know he would ...


 



 
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