New Ebola Cases May Soon Reach 10,000 a Week, Health Officials Predict

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From: The New York Times

UNITED NATIONS — Schools have shut down, elections have been postponed, mining and logging companies have withdrawn, farmers have abandoned their fields. The Ebola virus ravaging West Africa has renewed the risk of political instability in a region barely recovering from civil war, United Nations officials said Tuesday, hours after the World Health Organization reported that new cases could reach 10,000 a week by December — 10 times the current rate. Continue reading

Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola in first reported transmission outside Africa

A military medical team transfers Manuel Garcia Viejo from Sierra Leone to Spain in September. A Spanish nurse who treated the priest has been diagnosed with Ebola, it was announced Monday.Female nurse was part of medical team that treated Spanish priest who died in hospital last month after being flown back from Sierra Leone.

MADRID—In the first known transmission of the current outbreak of Ebola outside West Africa, a Spanish nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital has tested positive for the virus, Spain’s health minister said Monday.

The female nurse was part of the medical team that treated a 69-year-old Spanish priest who died in hospital last month after being flown back from Sierra Leone, where he was posted, Health Minister Ana Mato said. The nurse is believed to have contracted the virus from that priest. Continue reading