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Doctor with Ebola in Manhattan hospital after return from Guinea


NEW YORK - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York on Friday after testing positive for the deadly virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. | Video

Hikma Pharma says US FDA issues warning on Portugal plant

- Drugmaker Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc said the U.S. health regulator had raised issues related to investigations and environmental monitoring at its plant in Portugal.

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Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus.

U.S., Africa 23 Oct 2014

U.S. security agency ill-prepared to deal with pandemic: audit

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which protects sites ranging from land borders and airports to the White House, may not be able to maintain operations in a pandemic due to inadequate supplies of protective gear and drugs for its staff, according to a government report on Thursday.

23 Oct 2014

Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

LONDON/GENEVA - Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies against possible losses or claims arising from the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa.

Africa 23 Oct 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 hemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people.

23 Oct 2014

Johnson & Johnson's DePuy wins first trial over Pinnacle hips

NEW YORK/DALLAS - Johnson & Johnson was found not liable by a Texas jury on Thursday in the first case to go to trial over whether Pinnacle hip implants made by the company's DePuy Orthopedics unit were defective.

23 Oct 2014

EU names coordinator to step up response to Ebola

BRUSSELS - The European Union appointed a coordinator on Thursday to lead its drive to fight Ebola in West Africa following criticism that European efforts so far to contain the world's worst recorded outbreak of the disease have been inadequate.

23 Oct 2014

Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

LONDON - As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar.

China, Science, Africa 23 Oct 2014

WHO wary of screening arriving passengers for Ebola, but no ban

GENEVA - Screening passengers for Ebola on their arrival may have "a limited effect" in stopping the virus spreading but whether it adds anything to exit screening from affected countries is a decision for governments, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

23 Oct 2014