Nov 2 (Reuters) – For the past five weeks U.S. Navy
Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Espinosa has been testing blood
samples for the deadly Ebola virus at a mobile laboratory
Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have been gripped by
the worst outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever on record.
The laboratory in Bong County, about 200 km (120 miles) east of
the capital Monrovia, has cut testing time to five hours from
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States has asked for targeted U.N. sanctions to be imposed on Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of Yemen and obstructing the political process.
Washington submitted a formal request on Friday for the United Nations Security Council Yemen sanctions committee to subject the men to a global travel ban and asset freeze. The committee is due to discuss the request on Tuesday, diplomats said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Just a few days after Solomon, 14, and Joe, 11, stood in t-shirts and pyjama pants waving as U.S. envoy Samantha Power visited an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, their recovery was complete — they tested negative for the hemorrhagic fever.
“Solomon and Joe went home,” said U.S. nurse Bridget Mulrooney on Saturday, who works with the unit run by International Medical Corps in Bong County, about 200 km (120 miles) east of Liberia’s capital Monrovia.
BRUSSELS, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Some countries are yet to
shoulder their share of the Ebola response burden and some
restrictions on aid workers returning home from West African
nations hit hardest by the disease could deter thousands from
helping, Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations,
said on Thursday.
Power, after visiting Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia,
where she and her delegation had no direct contact with Ebola
patients, told the German Marshall Fund in Brussels: