All posts tagged "ebola"

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    President Park awards medals to 24 S. Koreans over Ebola relief

    SEOUL, May 15 (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye expressed her gratitude on Friday to a group of South Korean healthcare workers for treating patients in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone as she conferred medals to them. Park shook hands...

    • Posted May 15, 2015
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  • A gate on an inter-Korean land route in Goseong, a South Korean town on the east coast near the border with North Korea. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea to reopen borders after lifting Ebola restrictions

    BEIJING (Yonhap) — North Korea, which has banned foreign tourists from visiting the isolated country since last October due to fears over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, will reopen its borders, a Beijing-based tour firm...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • A health care worker inside a USAID,  funded Ebola clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.  The World Health Organization says officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the virus’ spread. In an update published Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, the U.N. health agency said the three most affected countries _ Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia _ reported fewer than 100 cases in the past week, for the first time since June, 2014.(AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)
    Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa

    SEATTLE (AP) — An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear. A study...

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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  • (NEWSis)
    S. Korea’s first Ebola response team returns home

    SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) — The first batch of South Korean medical workers returned home Monday after treating patients in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone for about one month, officials at the foreign ministry said. The nine doctors and...

    • Posted January 26, 2015
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  • (Yonhap)
    S. Korean Ebola medic flown to Germany for anonymity after virus exposure

    BERLIN (AP) — A South Korean medic exposed to Ebola while working in West Africa has been flown to Germany for treatment because the patient’s anonymity would be better protected there, authorities in Berlin said Saturday. Doctors...

    • Posted January 6, 2015
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  • The foreign and health ministries said in a joint statement that the unidentified worker may have become infected as he was exposed to the contagious virus while collecting blood from an Ebola patient. (Yonhap)
    Korean health worker being monitored for Ebola

    By Yi Whan-woo A Korean health worker in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone will undergo 21 days of monitoring to determine if he has contracted the deadly virus, the government said Friday. The foreign and health ministries said in...

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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  • (Korea Times file)
    Top three searches of 2014 worldwide on Google: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola

    What happened to Robin Williams? Who won the World Cup, and what are the chances we’ll all catch Ebola? These are the three topics that dominated Google search worldwide this year, according to the tech giant’s list...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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